Review: Crocuta Crocuta (Bound Gods #5) by Adrienne Wilder

July 1, 2017 Review 0

Review: Crocuta Crocuta (Bound Gods #5) by Adrienne Wilder

For a god, what could be closer to heaven than living in a safe haven like Sanctuary, with an endless supply of ambrosia, delivered by the beautiful bodies of the Doxies in Alton’s harem?

But unlike the majority of the gods in Sanctuary who are less than human, Cerberus isn’t exotic or fantastical. His appearance, his…habits…have become the horror stories whispered on the lips of Doxies.

And while Cerberus might be immortal, his pride is not indestructible. Seeing the love of a Doxie for a monster like the Chimera, shatters it.

A chance encounter with an undocumented Doxie named Owen begins to transform Cerberus’s life. At least until Alton removes Owen from Cerberus’s care, banning the god from training the boy—to protect him from Cerberus’s animal nature.

In reality, Alton's motives are far more frightening. And the truth could kill Cerberus and Owen both.

Title: Crocuta Crocuta
Author: Adrienne Wilder
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The First Three Rules, Rule Four and Five, The Final Rule, Complementary Colors
Series: Bound Gods #5
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Chimera, Chained, Betrayed, Reborn
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: June 2, 2017
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M Erotica, Male Male Romance
Pages: 296
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Stars: five-stars
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When I first saw the cover for Crocuta Crocuta my initial impression was yikes! I was not a fan. However, I am a big fan of Adrienne Wilder’s Bound Gods series and there is no way I was passing up a book over a cover. I hadn’t even read the blurb yet, I had no clue what it was going to be about. All I knew was I had to have it. Now that I finished, I have to say I was wrong. The cover is PERFECT!

We met Cerberus in previous books and honestly didn’t think much of him. I was more interested in Zen, Alton, Pan. Little did I know how much more interesting he would be. A god created by his mother human and hyena father, we learn his history. His appearance makes him stand out like an ugly sore thumb especially to the Doxies. He may be scary to look at but deep inside he’s a sensitive soul. The only way he gets to satisfy his needs with Doxies that don’t want him is if Zen is involved. Instead of facing that rejection he has taken to paying for sex. Let’s just face it, his story will tear your heart out.

And while your heart is bleeding meet Owen. Sold at 13, working as a prostitute, now at 26, he’s a junkie about to lose everything. When Cerberus see Owen, he knows what he is. An undocumented Doxie. Cerberus buys him, takes him to a clinic to help him clean up, tells him he will help him when he gets out. When Owen asks him why all Cerberus will say is because he has to, then he goes back to his hotel, alone. Days later Owen shows up at his hotel, where Cerberus tells him the truth of what he is, what Owen is, and what he wants from him.

As much as I enjoyed the previous books, this one is the one that had my heart racing…with emotion. Watching both Cerberus and Owen struggle, to find someone that will accept them despite all that they have against them. It’s quite the journey they take from brothel to cave and finally to Sanctuary. So many interesting characters, meeting new Doxies, getting reacquainted with the gods. Alton, the things you do, bad boy! From beginning to end, Crocuta Crocuta held me in its grasp, ran my emotions ragged and even though the ending was a bit abrupt, I still felt it was perfect.

As much as you can read Crocuta Crocuta as a standalone, I think to get the full effect of the gods, Doxies and everything in-between you really need to start with book one. How else would you understand the storyline about god sons and how much of a genius and a jerk Alton is? Now we also have the mystery of what happened to Cerberus’ home. Let’s not forget Marud. Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of him. Yup, plenty of things here to keep me wanting more which is easy. The hard part is being patient for the next book.

 

 

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