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Review: Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong

★★★★★ @KelleyArmstrong #CursedLuck #MustRead

Not sure why I didn't read this earlier. I saw the second book in this series come out so I needed to read the first one. The book pulled me in immediately and I read through this in 1 sitting. Once again, I didn't read the blurb, I only know I like Ms. Armstrong books. There were several things that happened in this book that I didn't expect and I loved it.


For those who don't know, I love Greek Mythology. I also enjoy Greek Tragedies. This contains both and I enjoyed the angst and adventure. The book kicks off with Kennedy Bennett being pressed by an insistent client. She is in the business of selling antiques, not removing curses. When someone comes to her for curse removal, she is suspicious because it is supposed to be on the down low. A potential big project from the pushy client turns into something a bit more nefarious and an uneasy alliance is created.


Aiden Connolly needs Kennedy but uses subterfuge to gain her assistance. I'm not sure why people think lying and misdirection will sway a person to work with them. That initial trust is immediately crushed. Still, Aiden and Kennedy put aside their conflict to help each other accomplish their goal.


What I didn't expect is a re-interpretation of Greek Gods or a change to the story about Aphrodite. I kind of like it. It is fresh for me and I enjoy how the gods walk amongst the humans and still wreak havoc. Ms. Armstrong creates a magical world with a strong plot and wonderful characters. The ending is nicely done and creates a hook to pull me into the next book. I cannot wait to start the 2nd book. This paranormal romance is highly recommended to readers who enjoy Greek mythos and a strong female lead who is viewed as an underdog.