Suddenly Beautiful is so much fun! It has a touch of paranormal flair but at its heart it’s just your everyday love story. Nikki loves her boss, has for years, but he’s content to leave her in the assistant category of his life. Then one drunken night he’s overpowered by his desire for her and crosses the line (granted he’s a demigod, son of Aphrodite, and he was drunk on Ambrosia, the elixir of the gods, that lowered his guard and released his secret wants.) But Tor doesn’t have time for a personal life, especially with a demigoddess like Nikki, who doesn’t even know that she’s the daughter of Ares, so he just wants everything to go back the way it was. Except now that his feelings for Nikki are out there, he can’t ignore them.
This was such a fast read – it took me just a few hours and I loved every minute of it. Nikki is sassy, fun and quite a hoot once her demigoddess status is revealed. She had a bad relationship with her mortal mother and has no idea who her father is. She handles it well when she finds out that he’s actually a god – having a deadbeat dad is bad enough, but finding out he’s the god of war can’t be easy.
Tor is all macho male, with his own parental issues. Unlike Nikki, he actually does know who his goddess mother is and is one of the few demigods who was actually raised by his god parent. But that leaves him with his own troubles. All he wants now is to lead a normal(ish) life and dating someone who can turn him to stone or give him a goat tail isn’t exactly part of that plan. It is entertaining to see him struggle against his growing feelings but once Nikki is out of the business box he put her in and in his personal life, he’s a goner. His dealing with his mom is a delight and I got a kick out watching his feathers get ruffled.
Suddenly Beautiful is the perfect choice for a funny, sweet, sexy beach read with just that touch of fantasy thrown in to keep your imagination hopping. Kick back with a frosty beverage and allow Brux to sweep you into her entertaining world of gods, goddesses and their irreverent off-spring.