Title: Son of Thunder
Rune is the grandson of Thor, and just as strong. Exiled to the realm of Earth for nearly killing his brother–it was a little misunderstanding– he has to find a way to redeem himself so he can get back to Asgard. And when he lands—literally—in the bed of a fiery redhead with an FBI badge, he realizes that she may be the key to going home. But helping Liv hunt a killer has one big consequence—chemistry. He can’t keep his hands off her, and there’s no way they can ever be together.
Six years ago, FBI Special Agent Liv Winter’s best friend was murdered. Since then, she’s taken a two-week vacation around the anniversary of the death to try and solve the case. She’s used every available resource. Yet, her friend’s killer is still on the loose. She refuses to give up—willing to do almost anything to bring the person to justice.
Apparently, almost anything includes trusting a god. And while she might need Rune’s help with her case, there’s no way she’ll ever trust him with her heart.
Author: Libby Bishop
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ghosts of Kingston Cottage
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Author
Published: July 25th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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Man oh man. When this book came up on our review list, at least three of us wanted it. Guess who got it??? I mean, if you’re a Marvel lover and especially if you were totally in love with Thor (come on, who wasn’t), then why wouldn’t this sound awesome? My thoughts exactly. And so the hype was thrown down. Although I enjoyed this, I think the hype might have gotten the best of me a little bit. Dang it.
The grandson of Thor, Rune, has been exiled to Earth because, well, he nearly beat his brother to death for killing his best friend. In order to return to Asgard, he has to earn his right back. But Odin isn’t being completely forthcoming in “how” he’s supposed to do that. Excepting his punishment, Rune literally landed not only on Earth, but in a cabin with Liv Winters.
Liv Winters is an FBI agent who lost her best friend six years ago in an extremely brutal murder. She takes 2 weeks off work a year, to concentrate on the case that has gone unsolved, working in the cabin they were supposed to meet years ago. It’s there that Rune lands on her. After a tense “stand off”, the two come to an arrangement to work together in solving the case. Liv has her reservations about agreeing, but lets get real. Rune admits that the murderer is a godkin, who humans can’t really catch on their own. Rune is hotter than hot and is offering to stay and help her. And Rune is hotter than hot (oh, I said that already?). Wouldn’t you choose the help too?
I’ll be honest in stating that you won’t need to wait very long for the chemistry to pay off between these two. And even though their relationship and future is discussed, it’s not the focal point, finding the godkin is. Rune uses his powers to help hunt the godkin while Liv pretty much uses herself as bait. This is about the time I started to question where this was going. But in the end, it all works out. We find out that Liv really IS a badass and worthy of the attention Rune gives her. It feels like this was set up to “potentially” turn itself into a spin off or additional installments, so we’ll see where it goes from here. Overall a good read that allows you to revisit the Asgardian world of gods and power.