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The Love Delusion by Nicola Mostyn

LOVE IS . . . A MYTH?

That’s the belief of Frida McKenzie, devoted member of The Love Delusion movement, determined to cure humans of our ridiculous obsession with love.

But there’s something she’s forgotten…

When Frida finds a mysterious picture of herself with a man she barely knows, the certainties she has about her world begin to unravel.

What are the sinister roots of the cult that seems to have gripped humanity? Why can’t she remember anything about her life before – including the strange(ly attractive) man in that picture? And just when exactly did she take up fantasy role play?

As a battle approaches that’s been millennia in the making, it’s beginning to look like there’s only one question that really matters: if love conquers all, what happens when it’s gone?

My Review:

Wow – talk about different! This is a fantastic mix of romance, suspense and Greek mythology all skilfully interwoven into an enthralling page turner.

Frida and Dan used to be lovers who were fighting to protect humanity. However, betrayal, capture and a drink make them forget everything about what they have been involved in – including each other! When they meet again, they’re on opposite sides with Frida being a devotee and leader in the Love Delusion movement and Dan is against it. They have a lively debate that both find interesting but both think this is the first time they’ve met . . . until Frida discovers a photo of them both together that neither of them can remember being taken. That’s the restart of their attempts to discover just why they’ve forgotten and them rejoining the battle for love and humanity, one in which gods and creatures from mythology are leading – with some supporting and others opposing there’s a battle ahead but just what is the ultimate goal of those attempting to convince everyone that love is just a myth?

This is an action packed fantasy which transports the reader into the dilemmas faced by Frida and Dan. The struggles they face deciding just who they can trust whilst endeavouring to remember what happened before is brought to life as the story unfolds. It is the second book in a series but I haven’t read the first and still enjoyed this. It is a very different and surprising story with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat right to the end so I recommend it to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense entwined with mythology in a fun, fast paced read.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Purchase Links:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Delusion-Nicola-Mostyn/dp/0349415714

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Delusion-Nicola-Mostyn/dp/0349415714

https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-love-delusion/nicola-mostyn/9780349415710

https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/The-Love-Delusion-by-Nicola-Mostyn-author/9780349415710

Author Bio –

Nicola was born and lives in Manchester. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature and has spent more time immersed in the works of Philip Larkin than is strictly healthy. Her inspirations are Stephen King, Tina Fey and Joss Whedon and as such she’s a big fan of the funny – both ha ha and peculiar. Her debut, The Gods of Love, was shortlisted for The Writers’ Guild Best first novel. The Love Delusion is the companion novel. As well as writing novels, she works as a creativity coach and has written a non-fiction book for aspiring writers, Seven Creative Gremlins. For more about Nicola visit www.nicolamostyn.com

Social Media Links –

Twitter – @nicolamostyn

Facebook  – https://www.facebook.com/nicolamostynauthor/

Insta: @NicolaMostyn

http://nicolamostyn.com

https://linktr.ee/nicolamostyn

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