3.5 stars This man, or whatever he was, radiated hazard He should come equipped with a set of blinking lights or flares He was bad Very, very, bad. I m a sucker for a good PNR Add in a feisty heroine and a sexy hero, and I m one happy girl So why didn t I love this book It had all the right ingredients for a 5 star read for me Humor, great writing, rich world building, action, it had it all Maybe it s a case of me being too picky, maybe not But for whatever reason, this came out to be just an OK read for me.I think my problem was with the romance I just didn t feel the love between Emma and Guy They bickered so much when they were together, I think the only time they got along somewhat was talking to each other in their minds There was so much back and forth from both sides that I started to get irritated.Guy would go from caring to rude to seductive to plain mean I couldn t catch up Emma was a great heroine she was feisty, quirky, and funny I knew I d like her from the first chapter Guy had his moments At times I liked him, most times I wanted to smack him.The pace of the story was pretty good, up until the end The ending felt a bit rushed to me The epilogue did sum up a few things, but it just didn t feel like it was enough.While I enjoyed this book, it will not be going on my favorites list I really liked the writing style and humor in the story, so I plan to read the next books in the series Particularly with the way this book ended, I m very curious to see what happens.There is no cliffhanger with the couple, but there is an event that leaves you hanging, wondering what happens nextARC courtesy of publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Forreviews visit Accidentally in Love with A Godis the first book in Mimi Jean Pamfiloff s Accidentally Yours series It s a light read with a fun mix of fantasy and paranormal romance, infused with gods, goddesses, curses, plans for world domination and, most importantly, hot, sexy men Cover Twenty two year old Emma Keane has a secret friend He s powerful, mysterious, and devastatingly handsome In her dreams, anyway.In real life, he s an enigma Maybe just a teensie jealous Definitely overbearing He s also a voice only she can hear.So who or what is he He won t say But if she wants to be free, to be normal, Emma will have to trek to the jungles once ruled by the Mayans and find the forgotten ruin holding the answers.However, the ruthless deity she s about to unknowingly unleash on the modern world might not be so easily extracted from her life Bottom line, he s got enemies, and now, so does she This is such an entertaining story It s got a great plot, a hot, hunky hero, a sassy heroine, lots of humor and some steam, and there s a great supporting cast All those things are a must for me to enjoy a story, but most importantly and especially so with a series introduction is that the story easy to follow That might not be a big deal to everyone, but given the complexity of the world Ms Pamfiloff has created, it could have been disastrous, but she pulled it off with flying colors I did have a problem with the H h pairing As I said, they re great, but only as long as they re apart When together They were constantly at odds Arguing, bickering, snarking at one another, and that took away from the good times The bottom line Accidentally in Love with A Godis a fun, fast paced story, perfect for a day at the beach or anytime you want something easy to read 3.5 stars My thanks to Grand Central Publishing and Netgally for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Twenty Two Year Old Emma Keane Has A Secret Friend He S Powerful, Mysterious, And Devastatingly Handsome In Her Dreams, AnywayIn Real Life, He S An Enigma Maybe Just A Teensie Jealous Definitely Overbearing He S Also A Voice Only She Can HearSo Who Or What Is He He Won T Say But If She Wants To Be Free, To Be Normal, Emma Will Have To Trek To The Jungles Once Ruled By The Mayans And Find The Forgotten Ruin Holding The AnswersHowever, The Ruthless Deity She S About To Unknowingly Unleash On The Modern World, Might Not Be So Easily Extracted From Her Life Bottom Line, He S Got Enemies, And Now, So Does She The main girl, Emma whine, whine, whine, be judgmental, whine, whine, be self absorbed The main guy, Guy I m being secretive for your own good I am sure it is the intention of the author to make Emma whine during her distressing circumstances as Emma was described as whiny in the words of the book What I am not sure is if I am supposed to react to all of this positively Was I supposed to find Emma whining as realistic because a person in her situation would complain about it Was I supposed to find her strong for standing up to Guy and complaining about things, whether she was right or wrong Was I supposed to find their constant bickering with the back and forth of Emma s whining and accusations and Guy s refusing to tell her things for her own good funny or amusing To be fair, I do understand that she is in a terrible situation, with people chasing after her and wanting to kill her, and being frustrated at Guy for not telling her anything However, I also understand Guy s choice not to tell her because every time he tries to tell her something, she blows it out of proportion by outright disbelieving or making wrong assumptions, and then, of course she whines I honestly had a hard time liking her as a character I don t need her to be perfect and I am OK with flaws or the initial misunderstandings, but I just could not connect.And Guy frustrates the heck out of me with his secrecy lies Considering how their relationship has a seriously terrible lack of communication because of his secrecy and her presumptions, I do not really like their romance either I adore love hate bantering, but their banter is infused with resentment mainly from Emma and a lack of understanding on both parts In addition, this lack of miscommunication is there for most of the book If it didn t take them so long, I might have enjoyed thisHeck, I actually enjoyed their bickering at the very first chapter, when I was hopeful to see how their relationship would develop Unfortunately, it takes them a long time to get there.However, around 65%, it does start to get better Better communication,developments I like that Emma finds her own strength in a way She is muchassertive in her words and actions near the end of the book And when the secrecy is all cleared from Guy s side, I was so relieved.I am going to give this 2 stars I do not feel attached to any of these characters, but I am still curious about how might my perception and opinion in the future if I read about the other characters Things that you might want to know WARNING Spoilers below Is there a happy satisfying ending view spoiler Yep Also a bit of a cliffhanger on the plot side However, the couple s story seems quite complete hide spoiler This book was hilarious, with good world building But the main characters were really frustrating. The world of this novel is fascinating It kept me going through almost two thirds of the book with poor characterization and a flat story.I kind of wanted to like Emma She s sweet, but with a hard edge that makes her unafraid to push back on some awful behavior by Guy or anybody else, for that matter Unfortunately, she s also either prone to wild mood swings or subject to an author s taste for needless drama I lean towards the latter that has her continually signing up forabuse.And Guy is just an idiot Also a jerk A jerkiot He lies, breaks his promises, discounts Emma needlessly, and is rather brutal Since Pamfiloff hides all his history with Emma in a vaguely referred to past, it s hard to see how she can stand being near him Oh, right, he s a hunka burnin man candy Gah By the third time he broke his promise to tell Emma everything she wanted to know, I was just done with him The book didn t survive much longer as I couldn t stand to watch anyneedless drama Emma Keane is 22 years old and just wants to be a normal, single woman She wants to go out on normal dates, flirt, have fun But that s a little hard to do when you have had a voice in your head your entire life, a very sexy voice at that But he s always there, intruding, bossing her around, being protective of her She wonders if she is crazy Especially when the voice whom she has named Guy, convinces her that she must travel to Mexico deep into the jungle to free him from captivity where he has been for the past 70 years But she is willing to do anything to rid herself of his presence Little did she know of the adventure that waits for her Guy or Votan which is his real name, is a God The God of Death and War to be exact He is 70,000 years old and has been trapped for so long His connection to Emma is the only thing that has kept him sane And, she is the only one that can free him Once she does, can he let her go Or is their connection deeper than that I wasn t sure just what to expect with this book It is the first book in the Accidentally Yours series by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff What I got was a fun, sexy book full of great one liners and plenty of snarkiness Emma is a feisty young woman that is thrown into a world she had no idea existed And on top of that, she finds out that she herself is not completely human She is a demigoddess Half human, half God And she shows time and time again courage and strength She finds her power and surprises even Guy with her gutsiness She thinks that if she can break the bond between she and Guy, she will be free of him and can live a normal life But can she really Or is the bond deeper than she could ever imagine Guy is, well, he is an immortal God That about sums it up He is arrogant, pushy, over protective, and 6 9 of beauty and brawn He tries to convince himself that Emma would be safer without him, but can he really let her go We go on the adventure as Emma travels to free Guy, learns about herself and of Guy s world I loved seeing her transform into a self assured woman And I loved seeing Guy soften At times I got annoyed at the indecision they both struggled with towards each other But I really did enjoy the book I am confused because in reading the synopsis of the future books in the series, it seems they are not related, but this book ended on a cliff hanger, so I ll have to keep reading to find out Note This book does contain mature content so is for appropriate readers only. I m sorry but I can t stand either of the main characters and I don t really care what happens to them I gave up at 42%Emma has done nothing but moan and complain about everything since the very first page Admittedly Guy would irritate the heck out of anyone but that doesn t mean I want to listen to her whining on for page after page Guy talks to Emma like crap even though she is going out of her way to rescue him He constantly belittles her and keeps secrets that put her in danger for no apparent reason I was over the moon when she kneed him in the nuts because he totally deserved it I also can t understand why every single man Emma comes across seems to have the hots for her, she has kissed 3 different men in the last couple of chapters and I ve reached the point where I m just not interested any .There have been some amusing one liners in the story but I m not appreciating them as much as I should because of my feelings towards the characters It s obviously a case of this not being the right book for me I seem to be one of the very few people who haven t enjoyed it though so don t let me put you off trying it if it appeals to you. I m being generous with my stars because this book made me laugh Anytime a book can accomplish this, I give an extra star for a tip Got to remember to tip them extra for doing math So, we have Emma, who by all accounts seems to be schizophrenic She has a voice in her head that talks back to her Get this girl a giant dose of Thorazine See There s a bright side to everything But, alas, Emma is not crazy, she has just been talking to a god all of her life He s trapped in a jar I hate when that happens I wonder if this scorpion is the voice in my headSo, he convinces Emma to travel to a jungle in Mexico to release him from his jar And, guess what Jar guy is super hot Lucky Emma NO Not Jar Jar Jar GUY is hot Stupid Jar Jar ruins everythingAaannnd, a bunch of creepy guys want to kill Emma So, Jar Guy is trying to protect her But, she s basically an idiot It s hard to protect idiots They are just so damned determined to die I guess it s just Darwinism at work Hey, I think these guys are my neighbors So, Emma whines, complains, and makes terrible decisions while Jar Guy acts fickle They are kind of perfect for each other And, even though I didn t really like either one of them that much, the book was funny and entertaining eh, nothing s perfect.. A great introduction to a new paranormal romance I really don t do these because I think I m terrible at them, so forgive me beforehand This is my very first book review.What I really noticed first about this book were the pre hispanic mythological deities on the cover Well doh I m at least 1 4 hispanic But I really loved the book in general It s well written and developed It s funny and the characters are lovable it s even kind of geeky with some Star Trek references which suits me perfectly My my stomach hurt and I made a few heads turn with all the laugh out loud moments I had while reading Emma s internal dialogues and even the ones which weren t totally by herself too.
- 288 pages
- Accidentally in Love with...a God?
- Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
- 11 January 2018 Mimi Jean Pamfiloff