Immortally Yours by Angie Fox
St. Martins (Aug. 28, 2012)
Mass Market: $7.99; ebook: $7.99
Favorite Lines: “I didn’t have the emotion to move or to cry or to beat my fists and scream at the injustice of it all. Demand that they mourn for the soldier who gave his immortal life and soul so that they could carry on alive and whole.” (p. 289)
IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE GODS…
No one patches up the incoming wounded like Dr. Petra Robichaud. Recruited by the gods for her uncanny medical skills, she’s the best M*A*S*H surgeon in the army. Along with a nosy guard sphinx, vegetarian werewolf, and other paranormal paramedics, she bandages soldiers who are built like Greek gods (literally). But when one sexy immortal ends up on her operating table—half dead and totally to-die-for—Petra’s afraid she’ll lose her patient and her heart…
NOTHING IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN LOVE
Commander Galen of Delphi is one gorgeous but stubborn demi-god. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, Dr. Petra has to slip it back in—unwittingly revealing her ability to see ghosts. Now that Galen knows her secret, he’s convinced she’s part of an ancient prophecy. If the oracles are right, Petra could lead Galen’s army to peace. And if he seduces her on the way to hell and back? Heaven knows—all’s fair in love and war…
Old gods, new gods, demi-gods, vampires, werewolves and half-fairies–Immortally Yours has it all in a light-hearted romance set in limbo during a supernatural war. Combatants are recruited from the world and forcibly enlisted in the military until the war ends…or they die. It doesn’t matter if they have families or jobs, when the gods call the characters go. All of this and more in the first book of Angie Fox’s MASH series.
The prophesy: “A healer whose hands can touch the dead will receive a bronze dagger.” It’s the first step to ending the war between the gods. Prophesies come in threes, so when the first part comes to fruition the heroine refuses to step up out of fear that she’ll attract the god’s attention.
Heroine: Petra Robichaud is a doctor hiding a secret. She can “connect with recently deceased patients.” This means she can help people cross over or put them back into their body. If what she can do became known to the gods she would be killed to prevent the prophesy from being fulfilled. Petra bunks with a vegetarian werewolf and a emo vampire and as the “new” doctor on staff (yeah, she’s been there 7 years but is still a newbie) gets the most boring of cases. She lives on denial which sort of got old real quick. She didn’t want to die, so she pretended what she saw wasn’t really there. This includes the romance with Galen.
Hero: Commander Galen of Delphi is a demi-god weary of war so when he finds the prophesied one he is determined to save lives by protecting her. He is faithful, determined and very attracted to Dr. Petra. He’s a warrior with skills that not only allow him to come out victorious in battle but overcome Petra’s rejection time and time again. He’s steadfast and a hero to root for.
Overall: Immortally Yours is a silly romance. There’s little to take seriously which makes it a fun story. However, there’s something missing. When I turned the last page, I felt nothing. I didn’t feel satisfied or angry. The story just ended and I was like, “okay”. Don’t get me wrong. I liked the secondary characters, the pranks and the hero. The main objective of Immortally Yours is wrapped up so it’ll be interesting to see where the characters go when I read book two, Immortally Embraced.