Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert | Book Review

I think I am starting to get a better understanding and handle on Spicy books as they are called on booktok. It seems like one of the most hyped authors among this genre is Katee Robert. So, I was real eager to pick upĀ Wicked Beauty as I continue to grow my knowledge in this genre. Also — the premise appealed to me — a modern day, sexy incarnation of Olympus. Sign me right up. I didn’t realize that this was third in the series — however– that was not an issue.

Wicked Beauty is about Helen, Patroclus, and Achilles. The three are competing to be the next Ares.

Wicked Beauty is about Helen, Patroclus, and Achilles. The three are competing to be the next Ares. There are the 13 who are in charge essentially of Olympus and the various functions. Ares is in charge of warfare and it turns out that the previous Ares, Helen’s uncle, has died. To become the new Ares, there is a 3 part competition. What makes matters worse is that Helen’s brother, Perseus, promises the winner of the competition that Helen will be their wife if they win. Helen doesn’t want to be a prize, so she enters herself. There she forms an alliance with Achilles and Patroclus. The alliance also has some side benefits… namely… a menage a trois…

As I said, you do not need any context going in as far as reading to previous books to understand what is going on. I found it was easy to drop right into the story and the setting. It also was easy to figure out the other characters too. I did read the summary for the previous books just because I was curious. Also, I enjoyed this book. I will be going backwards and reading the other two books in this series. It turns out, if you are newer to reading Spice, well, Katee Robert is great to start with. There’s a lot more plot, the storyline was actually interesting. Plus the spicy bits did not feel overwhelming or like it would scare me off from checking out more.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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