Look but don't touch has never been more true...
The gods forbade her to love, but love is a powerful force. Acacia has been created purely for Eros' pleasure but discovers within moments of being summoned into his presence that he has no interest in her whatsoever. Rejected, she is banished to Earth to serve as Eros' minion with the task of promoting the blissful state of love among all those around her, a state she must never indulge in with a human being herself on pain of immediate destruction. And then comes Josh, someone whose power of attraction over Acacia is so intense she will find it utterly impossible to resist him. But is he human? Is he a god? Or is he a trick of the gods? And what would happen should they kiss?
Man I love Greek mythology. There is always a way to turn the stories into something new and interesting, and that's what Debbie did. Any Love but Mine was amazing! I loved everything about it, and the story is so interesting that you get wrapped up in it. I don't even know how to but into words how excited I am for the rest of these books. All the characters were interesting in their own ways, even if they were only there briefly. And the way she wrote it makes you feel apart of the book.
The story is basically about the Erosians, goddesses of love each created for Eros to replace Psyche but he never wants them. Acacia is the recent creation and is sent off with the other two, Allana and Amora, to Earth to make matches for humans. Acacia, begin the most youthful of the three, is sent to high school to create matches, connecting human auras to their true-love, but is deemed the weirdo of the school because she is a loner. But eh she's suppose to be so get over it. Then she see's Josh, a hottie who happens to have no aura! That freaks her out of course, but also draws her into the tangled web that is true-love.
Now, let me get to the characters! Eros was a total mean, vindictive douche bag! Which actually worked well for me, because usually the Greek gods are shown as these overly charming, charismatic people. Each god had their own evil sides about them, and it was great! Though there were times I wished I could just jump in the story and beat the crap out of Eros. Amora was created to be as beautiful as Helen of Troy and is besties with Aphrodite of course. But don't let the good looks fool you; she is a cold-hearted beep and she doesn't care about anyone but herself. She hates Acacia with a passion and no one knows why. Very typically beep move. Allana is the most motherly of the three, and takes care of Acacia, teaching her what she needs to know and keeping her in line. But she too has things in the past that come up to haunt her. Acacia is the rebellious teen basically, but in goddess form. She thinks that if she has to give love to everyone she should have it too. When she meets Josh her world is whipped into a world wind of chaos, but it doesn't matter because its all for true-love. Sigh.
Of course, Debbie couldn't go through a book without adding in a love triangle. Josh is Acacia's true-love, but when everything hits the fan she finds her only ally in Luca, the vampire-ish head of Hades' army. -_____- Personally, I prefer Joshua, but for some strange reason everyone is head over heels for Luca! He sucks, but I'm just jaded so make your own opinion. Though remember Josh = Acacia true love!!!!!!!
This is definitely a read for all Greek mythology fans! Any Love but Mine contains intrigue, mystery, and chaos, and is sort of like a Greek soap opera with violence.
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