Monday, February 27, 2017

Blog Tour: Get Over It by Lisa Oliver ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Title: Get Over It
Series: Book 1 of The Gods Made Me Do It
Author: Lisa Oliver
Publisher: Lisa Oliver
Length: 166 Pages

Spin off series from the Cloverleah Pack. Can be read as a standalone, but readers of the Cloverleah Pack series will recognize some of the secondary characters).

Madison Worthington has worked hard to get to where he is. Thrown out of his pack at a young age, he finds his home in the San Antonio pack, eventually talking himself into a job as Damien's PA. He doesn't get the respect he'd hoped for, but he holds his head high as he works behind the scenes keeping Damien's club and pack running smoothly. At night he dreams of a mate who will hold him in strong arms and love him just the way he is. Unfortunately, the Fates appear to have other plans.

Sebastian D'Eath, son of Thanatos the Angel of Death, has always known that the Fates would throw a mate in his path. He just didn't realize he had to dive into flood waters to stop the man from drowning. But no matter how cute his mate might look as a drowned rat, Sebastian has his arguments ready. He doesn't want a mate; won't take a mate and no one can make him. However, he soon finds out the Fates have other plans for him, too.

Angry words lead to Madison being captured by a wolf with a sick mind. Salvation comes from an unlikely quarter, but Madison returns to the pack with a change of heart. He has some scores to settle and Sebastian is first in the firing line. Hellhounds, dinners and a red convertible - will Sebastian ever get the man he claimed he didn't want?

Madison Worthington ran his hand over the lapel of his new suit and eyed his reflection critically. The cut was perfect, the dark gray material held a faint sheen under his mirror lights as it emphasized his tight butt and slender waist. Madison patted the trim ends of his golden blond hair where they fell artfully over his face. He kept it short for neatness purposes but he purposefully gave the men in his life something to hold onto on top. He leaned forward and peered at his reflected skin. Eyeliner was expertly applied to bring out a pop in his bright blue eyes. He just needed a spot of lip gloss and he’d be ready to go.  

“You’re going to knock ‘em dead tonight,” he said with a smile at his reflection, pushing back familiar negative thoughts about never finding the one meant for him. If only Damien…. Madison stamped the floor with his elegantly booted foot, shutting down that line of thinking. His days with Damien were well over and his Alpha was happy with Scott. Mate, I need to find my mate, he thought, but he shoved that idea away as well. I have a good life, he told himself firmly, I have all I need.  


4 Stars! 
I love fated mates and Shifter books and I love Lisa Oliver. I like the idea of adding the Gods and/or children of the Gods to the mix, so of course, I was excited to have the opportunity to review Get Over It. I'm hoping that there will be many great books to come in this series because I'm sure they'll be a lot of fun. 

Madison is a great character. I loved that he did not take the way he was treated lightly. He cussed Sebastian out more than once and it made me happy because I truly believe authors don't give us that enough in these situations. Sebastian needed his booty handed to him on a platter and Madison did that. He shows his strength by not being the meek, bubble-headed twink Sebastian mistakenly thought/assumed he was. 

Sebastian, on the other hand, is a class A Jerk. I'm sorry but get over it, dude, Alexander has been dead for 2000 years. I'm pretty sure it's time to move on, especially with the fact that Alexander was not his mate and was mated to another. It doesn't help that Sebastian is rude and hurtful, insolent and a tad immature. Good looks will only get you so far. 

While I'm glad they got together and things worked out, I am a bit disappointed that I never quite shook off the feeling that Sebastian only mated with Madison because he couldn't sleep with anyone else. I'm not a fan of settling, especially when mating should be all about two or, in some cases, three people loving each other. 

The writing was good, fun and entertaining and like all of Lisa Oliver's books, it makes you anxious to read the next book. I'd recommend it to MM Shifter fans and fans of Lisa Oliver. While you can read this as a standalone I believe wholeheartedly that you'll feel more connected to the story having read the Cloverleah Pack series. 

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***

Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams.  Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips. 
When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate.  Lisa will do anything for chocolate.