Lucy was once the beloved Goddess of the Moon, and could have any man she wanted. But these days, the goddesses of the Etruscan pantheon are all but forgotten. The only rituals she enjoys now are the local hockey games, where one ferociously handsome player inflames her divine blood. Brandon Stevenson is one hundred percent focused on the game, until he looks up and sees a celestial beauty sitting in the third row.
How to Worship a Goddess (HTWAG) is the second installment in the Forgotten Goddesses Series by Stephanie Julian. (See Book #1 Review.) While the first book in the series blew me away, HTWAG left me a little disappointed and I blame Kresley Cole (KC) for this. LOL
Lucy, the Goddess of the Moon is the Forgotten Goddess in this book. She’s a strong alpha female, so it struck me a bit odd she fell for a regular, plain old human male *sad julie*
Brandon is a hockey player who’s caught Lucy’s eye and they immediately share a connection. Brandon is an aging sports star, and he’s aware he doesn’t have a lot of time before his career is over. So, he takes a leap of faith and decides to tell Lucy how he feels about her.
What he finds is that Lucy belongs to a whole new different world. Lucy owns a bar that’s full of werewolves who still worship her, though Brandon has no clue as to her true power. He’s too busy thinking about ripping off her clothes. ;)
By the time things are revealed to him, I really wasn’t too fond of how long it took him to assimilate. I guess I’m too into the paranormal world at this point and it wouldn’t shock me.
But back to why KC is to blame for why this book wasn’t for me. It turns out after a demon sent by Charun comes after Lucy’s powers that Brandon realizes he’s not 100% human, but actually part Berserker. This immediately brought me flashbacks to Dreams of a Dark Warrior. This was one of my least favorite books in KC’s Immortal After Dark series, and I now cringe every time I hear/read the word Berserker.
Add to my cringing that I didn’t really like how the dynamic was switched – at least for me – in this book from the previous book. Lucy always seemed to be the alpha in the lead, while Brandon just seemed to be behind her, trying his best to keep up with her and her world.
In the end, it took Lucy’s whole werewolf clan to come together to try to protect her against one demon because it was I guess too much for Brandon to handle, so this also didn’t score any points for Brandon with me.
There were some good parts, though, as Cal and Tessa from book 1 make an appearance. Just loved it!
So even though this book was a bit “off ” for me, I’m still going to continue this series as I’m hoping another repeat of book 1 goes down in the next book.
How to Worship a Goddess features:
- paranormal romance
- erotic themes
- oral sex