Review: Snake in the Grass

Posted October 2, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review , , , / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Snake in the GrassSnake in the Grass by Staci Hart
Series: Good Gods
Published by Promise Socks Publishing on July 28, 2013
Genres: Adult, Mythology
Pages: 278
Format: eARC
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Also by this author: Deer in Headlights, With A Twist (Bad Habits Book 1)

*18+*

It’s Round Two of high stakes Love Connection on Olympus, and this time, everything has changed. For Aphrodite, at least.

Ares is on deck, and Aphrodite is nervous. As much as she loves to hook up with him, she doesn’t trust him as far as she could throw him, which isn’t very far. He’s a big dude. They haven’t been together in a very long time, but she can’t resist him. She never could. Even when every part of her screamed that he was a liar.

Ares has a plan to keep Aphrodite, for good this time. He wants to win the game, but he’ll hold back to get what he wants. He’s sitting on a chance that he’s been waiting thousands of years for, and he’ll do what he has to do to convince her to stay forever.

The only thing that could stop him is the secret that he’s been keeping from her for eons. If she finds out, it will destroy everything.

Kat and Dillon have been through a lot, and everything has been to protect their younger siblings. They have sacrificed everything to make sure their brother and sister are safe. The players are tough and loyal. Fierce and determined. But they become each other’s weakness, even though they fight it, and even though it means danger for Kat and her sister.

If Aphrodite can get the players over their egos and issues long enough to see that they’re meant for each other, the competition will be a piece of cake. One that she’ll eat a la mode, right in front of Ares, if she beats him.

Staci Hart has a magnificent way of showing love in all of its forms.  She also has a unique way of bringing difficult issues, such as abuse, to light.  Snake in the Grass is a rollercoaster of emotions. 

Kat is a tough character.  She’s never felt the need to be coddled.  This could be because she’s an older child, but she has always shown a level of leadership.  Kat is rough around the edges, and finds it hard to let others in.  I liked seeing her grow throughout the book.  She accepts that she has faults and wants to improve herself.  Dillon is another hardcore character.  He’s a fighter, and thinks that is the only way he can deal with his anger issues.  He fears becoming a monster, and doesn’t think he is worthy of a relationship.  Ares and Aphrodite also have a lot to learn about themselves.  Dita knows that Ares is bad for her, but she can’t resist him.  Through the events of the competition she learns a lot about the past.  Dita just wants answers to questions that have plagued her for eons. 

I love how the scenes go back and forth between multiple perspectives.  We are able to see what’s going on with each character.  There are moments that you are clenching your teeth because you just can’t believe what the characters are doing to each other, and themselves.  Then we have the times where we are trying to hold our tears in because of the injustices done.  Dita’s quest for the truth is the most heartbreaking.  She knows deep down that something isn’t right, but doesn’t really want to believe it. 

Snake in the Grass is a book that will have you going through all the feels.  Make sure to have tissues handy because the ending is brutal.  I could not stop crying!

About Staci Hart

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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