Author: Angie Fox
Publication: St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1 edition (August 28, 2012)
Description: The latest from New York Times bestselling author, Angie Fox:
IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE GODS...
No one patches up the incoming wounded like Dr. Petra Robichaud. Recruited by the gods for her uncanny medical skills, she's the best M*A*S*H surgeon in the army. Along with a nosy guard sphinx, a vegetarian werewolf, and other paranormal paramedics, she bandages soldiers who are built like Greek gods (literally). But when one sexy immortal ends up on her operating table--half dead and totally to-die-for--Petra's afraid she'll lose her patient and her heart...
NOTHING IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN LOVE
Commander Galen of Delphi is one gorgeous but stubborn demi-god. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, Dr. Petra has to slip it back in--unwittingly revealing her ability to see ghosts. Now that Galen knows her secret, he's convinced she's part of an ancient prophecy. If the oracles are right, Petra could lead Galen's army to peace. And if he seduces her on the way to hell and back? Heaven knows--all's fair in love and war...
My Thoughts: When Dr. Petra Robichaud is drafted into the army of the gods, she knows it is a life sentence. The gods have been fighting this war for centuries. She is working in a MASH unit near the front and trying to keep it a secret that she can see souls. There is a prophecy that one who can see souls will be able to end the war. Neither side wants that to happen and is willing to kill anyone who has that gift.
One day Commander Galen of Delphi ends up on her table. He dies but Petra is able to grab his soul and return it to his body. Galen sees her as the hope to finally ending the war but Petra is afraid. Galen works his way into her life and they fall in love. Along the way, he convinces her to try to end the war no matter what it might cost either of them personally.
This story reminded me a lot of the old television show MASH as it was filled with quirky characters - including a vegetarian werewolf and a sphinx who had a real mind for trivia - and the constant pranking that the doctors on the TV show used to fight the boredom and the stress of war. These pranks included things like putting Kraken in the showers and other supernatural stuff. I enjoyed the sort of running joke about Petra not taking the time to read the manual.
I liked the story. I thought the world building was well-done. I liked Petra's voice. She is determined to do the best for her patients and has plenty of attitude. I also liked that she was realistically afraid of being the center of a prophecy and afraid of doing the wrong thing. Galen was a great hero too. He was handsome, smart, kind, loyal and loved Petra.
Fans of paranormal romance and fans of mythology will enjoy this story.
Both armies liked to poison their weapons. They usually used the blood of Medusa, or spittle from Cerberus, the three-headed dog of the underworld. I'd even seen them use Britney Spears perfume. We actually preferred that last one. It smelled nice and wouldn't kill any mortals on staff.I got this eARC from St. Martins via NetGalley for review. You can buy your copy here.