Genre: Historical, Erotic
LGBTQ+ Category: Gay
Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild
About The Book
You’ve never heard the story of Perseus and Medusa told quite like this before!
At just nineteen, the handsome and naive Perseus is given a devastating choice: venture out into the world for the first time to slay the monster Medusa, or watch his mother be forcibly married to his homeland’s tyrannical king. Raised on a small island nation where most everyone goes naked and the main activity is fishing, Perseus is ill-prepared for a quest that includes any sort of danger.
Fortunately, he has the gods on his side. After a sexy romp with the Greek god Hermes, he’s given both instructions and an invaluable gift: winged sandals that allow him to fly.
When he teams up with a Corinthian prince who wins his heart, Perseus embarks on one of the great adventures of the ages. Will Perseus be able to save his mother, slay the monster, and live happily ever after with his prince?
Perseus and his mother live on the Island of Seriphos, after having survived been thrown into the sea by his grandfather and left to drown in a chest. The two of them were taken in by Dictys and his wife and made part of the family, and they were the only grandparents Perseus knew.
He fished and swam and enjoyed life, and like everyone else on the island, he wore no clothes. In his naked state, laying on the beach one day, he meets a young man named Bellerophon, the prince of Corinth. Before long, Perseus convinces Bellerophon to take off his clothes and they swim together enjoy the day until Bellerophon’s tutor interrupts them. They manage to get in one kiss, a kiss that would be long remembered by both.
Perseus was seventeen when he met Bellerophon, and now two years later, he still thinks about him. He’s never had sex (other than by his own hand) until a nymph named Neropeos finds him on the beach and gives him what he always dreamed about. Although she isn’t Bellerophon, he has no complaints.
While they are together, he hears his mother scream and runs home to find one of the king’s men dragging her away. The king has decided that his mom will be his bride. Perseus makes the mistake of punching the king’s man, a punishable crime.
To save his mom (and his life), he is given a task – to bring the king the head of Medusa. An impossible mission for a young man who has never left the island and is totally unfamiliar with the outside world.
Hermes comes to his aid, giving him sandals with wings and information on how to find her. Along the way, Perseus finds himself encountering one danger after another until fate gives him the greatest gift of all, Bellerophon.
The Prince is on a quest to kill the Chimera, and once the two are reunited, their feelings for each other begin to grow.
Two men sent out on deadly quests find each other, and together they must learn how to survive. There are surprises, secrets and lots and lots of explicit sex – every meeting becomes a sexual encounter, and there are many such meetings. It was a fun read – I finished it in one sitting. If MM sex, gods and goddesses are your thing, this book is perfect for you.
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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