Monday, May 18, 2015

Book #Review: Accidentally In Love With a ..God?? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff | Bewitching Bibliophile

Book Title: Accidentally In Love With A..God??
Author:  Mimi Jean Pamfiloff |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher:  Forever Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy
Series/Standalone: Book 1
Format: ebook, Mass Market
Cost: $5.99
Pages: 294
How I got it: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: Feb 17, 2012
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Trapped for decades, a powerful god seeks freedom . . . and revenge. But the only thing that can save him is the passion of a woman's touch . . . Emma Keane is your average city girl trying to get a date. There's just one thing holding her back: the disembodied male voice speaking to her through her mind. Sound kind of crazy? Maybe. But crazy turns downright deadly when the voice persuades her to travel to the wilds of the Mayan jungle. There she will free his body-his incredibly hot, muscled, naked body. Humans are so frail, so undisciplined, so susceptible to love. And when this ancient being connects with Emma, the feelings she sparks drive him utterly mad. Protective, keep-her-close, never-let-her-go kind of mad. Which might not be such a bad thing because from the moment the beautiful, passionate Emma unshackles his body, they are hunted at every turn. Now he'll have to do everything in his power to keep her safe. But will it be enough?
This started off great, and then the female character got on my nerves because as the male character says, she is whiny.  Then again, he isn't much better, the only saving grace so far has been the story surrounding them. I did love that they were witty, spunky and that Emma when necessary could be relied on to do some funny as heck things, or say something outlandish.  I loved seeing Guy attempt to adapt to the modern world, especially to cell phones.

Guy's trapped in a well because he was an arrogant man who thought eh couldn't be harmed and his enemy managed to one up him.  He did a small ceremony that allowed him to follow a descendant and eventually when she passed on the spell jumped to another of her descendants, who he has talked to since she was a child.  Emma the descendant who is the only one who can hear Guy is being driven crazy by the hot voice i her head.  Guy ruins her every attempt at a 'normal' life and she wants to be done with him so she agrees to lie to her family and go off into a world where no one knows where she is to rescue a man she's never met, in a country she's unfamiliar with. Yeah nothing should go wrong at all.

This fantasy was at first really good, and I enjoyed it and laughed because well this was a new concept, I don't think anyone has ever thought of the gods in this fashion and that makes it pretty awesome actually.  Ok let's talk about what I loved, the characters were witty, and fun to read, when they weren't contradicting themselves. I loved that the story focused more on the mystery and gave the time for the story to unfold instead of it becoming a side piece to the romance.  I loved the world we are introduced to and the mythology she was building.

Let's talk about what didn't work for me. If I hear the name Tommasio one more time, I'm going to chuck my kindle across the effing room, seriously for a dude that's not the love interest he sure had a ton of screen time.  Also I really didn't feel it for the couple, they didn't seem to really be into each other, they spent 90 % of the book snarking at each other and calling each other hurtful names then BAM they are together. I'll admit it took a while for them to go there but nah I didn't feel like they really went together.  Separately they were hilarious people and they had some seriously witty and fun conversations and inner monologues but when they got together they fought over who was more Alpha in the relationship, the God or the puny human??

Guy (which isn't his real name) had a few moments where I thought she should have left him where she found him, especially because he kept calling her little girl. Yeah no, does nothing for me at all. i get that he's like 70000 years old but umm nope.  Then he would feel strongly for her then sometimes he would talk about her being whiny, which let's be really the girl whined a whole lot. I get why they both were the way they were, but each time they got the other's reason they would turn around and mess it up again, like didn't we just talk about this two seconds ago.  Also why the evasive maneuvers, every time Guy was supposed to share something he would clam up then not understand why Emma wanted to drop kick him across the room.  Then her crazy move to get revenge?? Really what are you doing?? How does that constitute revenge?? She stopped listening to the priest because she heard half a sentence and didn't move passed it. Yeah she got annoying fast. ESPECIALLY after she pulled the same move not once but TWICE, how many times are you going to do stupid stuff before you learn?? Right in the middle of a battle you decide to make stupid decisions, are you serious?? Especially when other people's lives depend on your decisions?? I'm too done with your idiot self.  Emma's head was way too far up her own butt way too many times for her to remain a likeable character, everything revolved around her according to her and she didn't see how it really didn't.

Emma would have moments of epiphany and understand Guy and why he did what he had to do to save her and her family and then she would turn around and throw it back in his face and not get it.  She was beyond naive and annoying with her back and forth whenever they got anywhere near each other.  She only ever believed him when others would tell her how amazing and wonderful he was and what he had done for humanity, then and only then would she think of someone else besides herself.  I'm not sure how stupid you have to be to not understand that your parents survival is more important than a small moment of comfort, the fact that she kept harping over the same shyt got on my nerves quickly.

Beyond those moments, I actually enjoyed the story, not so much the romance, but the glimpses of other characters, especially Cimil was wonderful. The story was great for laying the groundwork for the world and introducing us, but let's see how the others work out.  Yes I have the other book Accidentally In Love with A ..Vampire, I bought it before I finished this one.  I'm hoping that the kinks will be worked out before too long.

The romance of this one was tamer than most paranormal romances now a days, but I can't say I didn't like the couple coming together. I normally do like mine a little raunchier, but when they finally got there, it worked with the characters they had been written as, so yeah, it worked for them.

But about that ending though?? Never would have seen that coming.  Yeah even for a first book that was just so cruel to end on a cliffhanger like that. Cruel Mimi, just Cruel!!!

I'm going to read the second book (well because I already own it) and because it sounds good, maybe because it's already had the world created it will move faster.

This was a funny story with a few hinks thrown in but if you ignore those hinks this was actually really good.  It may not be burn rubber to get it, but I know if you're looking for some quirky paranormal romance that isn't too serious then I would recommend this.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ~ It's Okay, check it out when you have a chance.
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