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Review: Shoulda Swiped Left – K.L. Hiers

Shoulda Swiped Left - K.L. Hiers

Genre: Paranormal, Comedy, Romance

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild

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About The Book

Joseph Abrams can’t believe he’s found his perfect match through online dating. Zale Petropoulos is hot, charming, and just the right amount of mysterious.

They meet for their first date and the sparks fly all the way through dinner and right through dessert.

But Zale has a confession to make and finally reveals his secret…

He’s god of the Underworld.

And Joseph is his new prince-consort.

The Review

Joseph Abrams is ready to cancel his online dating service, since he’s experienced an awful lot of misses and no pluses – until Zale Petropoulos. Zale is handsome, and after their first conversation, Joseph has no doubt that he’s the one.

Their first date is for coffee, followed by Zale giving Joseph a very expensive watch, then an fancy dinner, all ending up in bed. After an amazing evening, Joseph is ready to leave when Zale tells him he can’t, because they are now married. It turns out that Joseph is now the prince-consort of the God of the Underworld. Joseph is torn, feeling both hate and lust for Zale.

Every year, Zale must find a new spouse, who has have to find his vessel which disappears on the autumn equinox and must be restored by spring. Then Joseph will be free to leave, along with a great deal of money. Zale remains formless until Joseph can find his missing pieces, so even though Joseph lusts after him, the God has no body for him to physically enjoy.

Zale is a still god, though, so Joseph is enjoying the perks. If he wants something, it appears out of thin air, and if he needs something, it is immediately brought to him. So although he’s still angry with Zale – who Joseph now knows is called Hades – he misses what could have been because he thought he had finally found someone he wanted to have a future with.

The search is on for Zale’s missing parts. Joseph manages to find the one piece that everyone in the past had trouble finding – his heart. Though it have been much better if he hadn’t dropped it on the floor. While Joseph is completing his mission, he starts to question whether he really wants to leave once all of Zale’s parts have been found.

This was a very interesting novella, a fun trip through the Underworld, but I wouldn’t want to live there!

Five stars.

The Reviewer

I am an avid reader the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to seven grandchildren. Since retiring I have been doing more reading while volunteering as a CASA worker. CASA is an organization that works with the family court system to ensure that children are in the best living situation. There are way too many children that get overlooked in the foster care system and I visit homes and make visits to the parents. I was born and raised in New York and my husband of 50 years and I live in Upstate New York.

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