Monday, October 21, 2013

Review: Accidentally In Love With...A God? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Title: Accidentally In Love With...A God?
Series: Accidentally Yours
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Read copy: eBook
Published: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 1455546925
ISBN-13: 9781455546923

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?

My rating:

***copy provided by publisher through NetGalley***

She's been hearing his voice in her head for her entire life. But recently he's become a real pain, preventing her from getting a life (read: love life). She really needs to get this guy out of her head.

And he has a solution—travel to Mexico and free him.

Mexico, Mayan ruins, ancient gods, ancient god-feuds, an ancient god with a hunky voice (and later on a hunky body). Seems like my sort of book, right?

Unfortunately, wrong.

I just couldn't get into the story, but I refused to let it become yet another DNF, so I persevered, hoping it might get better, it might pull me in. Nope. Didn't happen.

  • The constant changes in narrative modes (jumping between first-person POV of the heroine and third-person POV of the hero) annoyed the crap out of me from the get-go. Chose one and stick to it, please.
  • The changes in voice, maybe slight, in different narrative modes also bugged me.
  • I just couldn't grasp the concept of a seventy-thousand(or something)-year old god using modern language.
  • All the 'screaming' done in this book (even the male characters screamed!) got on my nerves.
  • I just didn't 'get' the whole lets-destroy-the-world scenario. Maybe my attention was already shot by that point and I simply didn't care, I don't know.
  • I. Loathed. The. Heroine. I know, I know, feeling something about the protagonists is better than not feeling anything. But this went beyond normal obtuse, somewhat TSTL Romancelandia heroine. She was a whiny, bratty, bitchy, selfish, idiotic, jumping-to-conclusions, self-centered bitch, and I simply couldn't understand the fascination a GOD (!) could have for her. I just couldn't see it.
  • I didn't really feel the hero either. Yeah, he was there, I was told he was the hero, he received much 'screen-time', but I just didn't get the 'hero' vibe. He was supposed to be a god, for eff's sake, but he acted like any other guy out there with all the chest-thumping, keeping the chick at arms length, yadda, yadda, yadda. He wasn't even badass, and I've come to expect major badassery from a god (or a romance hero). This one was just meh. Average Joe, even.
  • There was just so much crammed into the story—romance, suspense, world-building, gods and goddesses, the links/bonds between the deities and humans, the destroying of the world etc. There was too much of everything and it ended up clashing instead of 'working together' to form a coherent story.

It just didn't work. Not even the humor, sorry. Didn't even crack a smile. I guess I was just too busy rolling my eyes.


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