Review: Ciro (Shivers) by Remmy Duchene

October 27, 2014 Review 0

Review: Ciro (Shivers) by Remmy Duchene

Hades has no fury than Hera’s wrath...

Ciro is the son of Zeus and the goddess of the Storm Winds. He must stop his crazy, cursed brothers from destroying Earth, but most importantly from destroying the man he loves.

Ciro Pyktis was born with a target on his back, thanks to his father Zeus’ infidelity. Tired of her husband’s man-whoring ways, Hera cursed his latest offspring born outside their marriage to become Shivers. Somehow, Ciro was born a good Shiver, but a few of his brothers are hellbent on destroying him and the humans.

Finally, Ciro finds the man of his dreams and he should be happy, but now, not only does he have to protect all of Earth and Olympus from his brothers, he must also keep Carter Olabasu safe from the evil Ciro knows is coming.

Carter Olabasu has everything—his brother finally accepts his homosexuality, Carter has a thriving architecture business and the freedom to do what he wants when he wants. But he’s lonely. A chance meeting at a nightclub brings him into Ciro’s path. Almost instantly, he’s obsessed by a need that he’s never felt before—one for Ciro. However, when the world starts falling apart around him, Carter will have to face the fact that his new man isn’t who Carter thinks he is, and there are things that go bump in the night humans can never, ever find out about.

Title: Ciro
Author: Remmy Duchene
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: October 31, 2014
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Male Male Romance, Mythology
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Stars: two-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

Family is important to Carter. Having his brother Kofi accept his homosexuality is equally important. Carter would rather not date and put his brother’s feelings about same sex relationships before himself. This had made dating a very difficult task for Carter. Even upon initially meeting Ciro Carter is more concerned with Kofi than the man who is obviously interested in him. Kofi’s self-centeredness and Carter’s lack of backbone with this issue made it difficult for me to even want him to get a happily ever after.

As a product of Mt Olympus Ciro has known from a very young age, through the fates and oracles that there are certain things that will happen for him during his life. He always expected a demigod as a lifemate. It had been predicted after all. His half-sister Aphrodite has seen something completely different and from the moment Ciro sees Carter in a bar he knows that the oracle was very wrong. Now Ciro has to figure out how to protect the very human Carter from the threats of the evil Shivers that would see harm come to Ciro by any means necessary.

Going into this I saw the combination as a win, male male romance with a new and interesting spin on Greek mythology. I just needed to know the hows and whys of things that were never explained. At the beginning of a new series I’m okay with some questions carrying over into the next book. There were far too many things that were told that I was just supposed to take as fact without any explanation. It left me feeling like I only got half a story. In the end I have to admit that I never exactly figured out what a Shiver is other than a curse among many other things.

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