Shadow and Ice (Gods of War #1) by Gena Showalter
Synopsis: Gena Showalter, the New York Times bestselling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld, introduces a brand-new scorching new paranormal romance series…GODS OF WAR.
Knox of Iviland, the most ruthless warrior in All War history, has spent his life fighting others to the death, winning new realms for his king. Now the stakes are higher than ever. If he prevails in the battle for Earth, his slave bands will be removed. Victory is his sole focus…until he meets her.
On an arctic getaway with her foster sister, street tough but vulnerable Vale London is shocked to stumble upon a cave filled with ancient gods waging epic combat. When she is inadvertently drawn into their war, she is forced to team up with an unlikely ally—the sexy god who makes her burn with desire.
Though Vale is his enemy, Knox is consumed with lust and a fierce need to protect her. But only one combatant can triumph, and he will have to choose: live for freedom, or die for love.
Review: This one was hard to get into. It is the first in a new series for Showalter, so I am hoping as the series progresses it gets better. The characters are good and the plot concept interesting, so I’m not sure why I had a difficult time wanting to pick it up and read. I will read more to see how this new series unfolds. I enjoy Gena Showalter’s way of telling stories so I am hopeful I will grow to like the series more. Knox and Vale are good together and I enjoyed watching the hardened and cold Knox fall for the human turned combatant, Vale. Vale’s personality was strong and she had spunk, I enjoyed watching her win Knox and come to terms with her new normal. I am hopeful the series gets better and I will definitely pick up book 2 to read, but thus far, not as good as her Lords of the Underworld or the Original Heartbreakers series.