(Olympic Cove, Book 3
by Nicola Cameron
Genres: Menage Romance/Fantasy
Poseidon, God of the Sea, has spent millennia alone due to a single terrible act. His consort Amphitrite has sworn never to forgive him, and he’s forced to live with the knowledge that he drove an innocent girl to her doom.
But when one of the Olympic Cove cottages gets an occupant with an all-too-familiar soul, Poseidon discovers that the Fates have given him a second chance. Now he must try to right the wrongs of the past and win back both his beloved consort and the mate he betrayed.
4 of 5 stars
I'm a bit of a history geek with an interest in mythology and am always on the lookout for books that combine my nature interests with a well written story line. I've loved this series so far and eagerly await each of Cameron's installments. The story line continues to develop from book to book as the cast of characters grows to include both old characters and new.
Deep Water focuses on Poseidon and it's the first time Cameron has tackled one of the major gods. It's always a bit tricky fictionalizing a character whose story is so well known outside of the series setting, but I thought that she did an okay job of transferring what's known into the realm of her imagination. I really liked Griffin, and his personality is just what the doctor ordered to help loosen up Poseidon's old school way of thinking.
For some reason, don't ask me why, I thought this was a trilogy, so when I got to the end and it's a clear lead on to the next book a part of me said 'noooooo' good needs to triumph over evil while the other part of me said 'yessssss' there's going to be more! Just get ready for the pseudo-cliffhanger, as Cameron always wraps up her character's stories while carrying on the overall plot. The character chemistry is what keeps drawing me back to this series. Throwing Amphitrite into middle of what has been a strictly male on male series up to this point was an unexpected but necessary twist that worked for me in the long run, because chicks can be badass too and Amphitrite isn't about to sit at home and wait while her men are out fighting to save the world!
Nicola Cameron has had a healthy interest in sex since puberty, but it wasn’t until 2012 that she decided to write about it. Turns out that the skills picked up during her SF writing career transfer rather nicely to erotic romance and erotica — who knew?