Selena’s Men: Ravens of War by Elle Boon

Max and Malcolm King had been part of an Elite group of twelve men created by Zeus, called the Ravens of War. When they were no longer needed they were sent to Earth in hopes they’d find happiness. After hundreds of years, they‘d given up hope of finding their Fated, until they met Selena Ramos.

But the Gods aren’t done with them. Zeus needs them to find his lost daughter and time is running out for all of them. As the three lovers are consumed with passion, they find themselves thrust in a fight for their lives.

Cronus the dethroned King of the Gods has found the missing Goddess and plans to use her as the ultimate weapon for revenge. He’ll use her to regain the throne on Mount Olympus, killing his son Zeus at the same time. Max and Malcolm are willing to do anything, even share Selena, but they will die before they give her up.

My Thoughts:

Selena’s Men: Ravens of War was a smartly written sexy menage romance story that contained a bit of everything — myth and legend, gods and goddesses, good vs. evil, sexy twins, and a band of equally sexy immortal warriors. Elle Boon spins a tale that puts a creative spin on the tale of the Greek gods and the Titans. But, the story is less about the gods and the “human” who is the focal point of the story, Selena Ramos.

Selena was a smart and sassy business owner who was supported by her clairvoyant bestie, Tamara Mejia. After the death of her parents, the Mejia’s grafted Selena into their family since she was all alone in the world. As adults, Selena and Tamara had a successful chain of “Coyote Ugly” type restaurants called Redneck Paradise. Looking to expand into Kansas City brings Selena into direct contact with the King brothers — Malcolm and Max. The Kings are part of a twelve member immortal team of warriors created by Zeus in the battle against his father Cronus. After they seemingly vanquish Cronus and his band of followers, the warriors are dropped onto earth to find Zeus’ abducted daughter. A side bonus was that they would also find their Fated among the humans. After giving up hope that they would ever find their Fated, Malcolm and Max begin to share dreams of a silver-haired beauty who smells of honey and strawberries. The dreams between the triad grow steamier and steamier but always leave the men wanting because they wake up before satiation occurs. Little do they know those dreams are shared by one Selena Ramos. Fate brings the three together when Selena contacts a property developer about helping her to find available space in the Kansas City area. That developer turns out to be none other than Malcolm King. The auditory attraction between Selena and Malcolm is instant and visceral. In very short order, Selena shares a similar reaction when she speaks to Max for the first time. Sparks fly and fly and fly when the trio meets in person. But fate is a cruel mistress sometimes, too. Just as the men accept the reality that they have their Fated, evil forces conspire to rip her away from them.

I enjoyed this story because it contained more than a sexy tale about three people sharing hot times between the sheets. Oh sure…make no mistake that there was plenty of one-on-one and three-on-three action between them, but the story built upon the brilliant attraction between them. Now, for those of you who hate stories with insta-love, Selena’s Men does contain a bit of that. *Groan*…I know…I know! But, give this book a shot because Boon balances it well within the story. It doesn’t happen right at the beginning or at the end. Acknowledgements of love are made at a very dramatic point in the story and it’s not done in a syrupy manner. It’s a recognition of feelings that have been present and growing all along. And, you have to understand that these are not normal men so…there :).

I also enjoyed the banter between the characters in this story. Max was a nut but he definitely was a great balance to Malcolm’s more serious mien. I also liked that Zeus and Hera were completely likeable in this story. Their relationship was not the contentious relationship you often read about the couple. They were loving and committed to one another in the story and it added a level of sweetness to the story. Especially since Zeus was Mr. Stay Puft Marshmallow. *smile*

I look forward to seeing what the author has in store for Tamera and Rafe and Jaklyn and Greyson. Their stories should be fun to read as well.

Ratings Detail:

Rating for male protagonists: 4★ Rating for female protagonist: 4★ Rating for secondary characters: 4★ Plot Viability: 4★ General Storyline: 4★ Story Ending: 4★ Ease of Reading: 4★ Cliffhanger: No

Continue the Series: Yes

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