REVIEW ➞ Blood of Zeus by Meredith Wild and Angel Payne


An ancient grudge. A forbidden love.

The only thing worse than being a demon is being a Valari. As an undergraduate at Los Angeles’s Alameda University, Kara Valari can sometimes succeed at forgetting she’s both. Lost between the pages of the classics and tucked into the shadows of lecture halls, she can dodge the paparazzi’s lenses as well as her family’s publicized dramas—not to mention their private expectations. She has one more year to feed her true passions. Then she’ll be expected to fulfill a much darker destiny.

Cursed with inexplicable strength and god-like stature, literature professor Maximus Kane knows all about darkness. Every day he’s reminded of the missteps of his childhood and the devastating consequences they’ve had on those dearest to him. To atone, Maximus spends his nights alone and his days submerged in the quiet life of academia. His existence has become a study in control, and he’s become a master at it—until Kara Valari walks into his toughest course.

Viscerally, Kara’s everything he craves. Logically, she’s everything he rejects. She’s a starlet of privilege. She’s also a student. And after one touch, he can’t deny that she’s awakened something in him that may never go dormant. Nothing about her makes sense, but everything about her feels right. Especially in the deepest strands of his DNA, which are still shadows of mystery to him—a mystery Kara seems determined to uncover.

She’s Hollywood royalty. She’s forbidden fruit. And he’s pretty sure she could be the answer to everything.

Everything this is, everything we are…I need it, Maximus. I need you.


THIS BOOK. From the moment it was announced it was one of most anticipated reads and it was captivating, mysterious, addicting, steamy. There is so much to this story, there are secrets, twists and turns. It is EVERYTHING.

Maximus is a professor. Kara is his student. They are drawn to each other. There is a whole new level to their connection, but neither of them really knows why. Kara isn’t like most people; she is a demon and Hollywood royalty. Maximus grew up in a completely different life than Kara and there is so much he doesn’t know about his past, but he can feel he is different from most people.

I LOVED the chemistry between Maximus and Kara. It is just as captivating and addicting as the story itself. You can feel the deeper connection between them. It truly is magical and perfect. You can just feel their connection, their bond and the heat between them. It oozes off the pages.

Blood of Zeus is captivating, and I cannot wait for more of this series and more of Maximus and Kara! If you’ve never read paranormal or fantasy romance before this is a FANTASTIC introduction to those tropes and if you think you aren’t a fan those tropes you can still enjoy this book and will love this story.

Blood of Zeus is a MUST READ and one of my TOP READS of 2020.


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