Title: Sun God Seeks. . .Surrogate?
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Accidentally Yours (Book #3)
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Format: Paperback, 400 Pages
ISBN-10: 1455546976 (Hachette/Forever)
ISBN-13: 978-1455546978 (Hachette/Forever)
Reviewed by: Steph
A Deal from Heaven
Living in New York City, Penelope Trudeau has seen a lot of weird stuff-but nothing like the insane redhead who accosts her with a wild proposition. Penelope will get a million dollars if she has a baby with the strange woman’s brother. With her mother dying from a mysterious disease, Penelope can use the money. Yet the terrified waitress is adamant that her womb and eggs are not for sale . . . until she meets her intended mate. He’s impressively built, gorgeous, and red-hot, literally. He’s a freaking immortal Sun God.
For thousands of years, Kinich (Nick to his friends) didn’t believe in fraternizing with humans, so procreating with them is definitely a no-no. But after one sizzling encounter with the beautiful, passionate Penelope, Nick begins to think he was wrong . . . until he realizes meeting Penelope was just another one of his crazy sister’s schemes at manipulation. But now that he has Penelope in his life, he can’t let her go. Especially because doing so means throwing her into the hands of his dangerous enemies.
Quick & Dirty: Penelope needs money, but is she desperate enough to accept money in return for having a stranger’s baby? Penelope’s about to find out she’s bitten off much more than she can chew with this particular fella in this surprisingly entertaining read.
Opening Sentence: Wondering which screw in her head had come loose this time, twenty-four-year-old Emma Keane strapped a parachute to her back in preparation for another fun-filled jungle mission.
Penelope is desperate. Her mother is very sick, and Penelope needs to somehow come up with the money needed to treat her. But when a seemingly crazy woman approaches her about having a baby with the woman’s brother, Penelope isn’t sure that’s something she could do, no matter how much money the woman is offering. Despite her feelings on the subject, Penelope agrees to at least meet with the woman’s brother. When Penelope first meets Kinich, she is instantly attracted to him, and it seems the feeling is mutual. There’s just one small problem. Kinich is completely unaware of his sister’s plan. Oh, and he’s also the Sun God and has sworn to protect humanity at all costs. Penelope’s world is about to get a whole lot bigger. The main question is, will the Sun God hang around to introduce her to this world, or will he hold on to his belief that the gods should not mate with humans?
I’ll be honest. I’ve been moving this book further and further down my to-review stack because the title and cover just turned me off. I really need to take the mantra “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” to heart because this book was so much fun to read. It’s full of humor that had me snorting with laughter constantly. Penelope’s inner voice is hilarious, and I especially loved when she would imagine her eggs saying things in regards to Kinich in their eagerness to procreate with him. I constantly had a smile on my face while reading, and that’s always a good thing.
Something else I really appreciated about this book is that Kinich’s personality didn’t change just because he was attracted to Penelope. When we first see him, he is adamantly defending his “Gods shouldn’t mate with humans” stance, and he clings that stance throughout the book even as his feelings for Penelope grow stronger. I really hate it when a hard to like hero’s personality makes a sudden shift, so I really liked that Kinich remained the same guy throughout the book.
Another item in the plus column is that the side characters are great. I went into this not knowing a thing about the previous books so meeting all of these people for the first time was a treat. They practically leap off the page, and I definitely want to see more of all the various gods and goddesses.
Really, the only negative thing I can say is that I think Penelope fell in love too quickly. When she first realizes her feelings, I immediately thought “It’s too soon,” and it kind of took me out of the book for a moment because it was so jarring. After that first initial moment though, I was able to look past it and continue to enjoy the book.
All in all, this book was a delightful surprise. I couldn’t be happier that I finally picked it up and started reading. I’m going to have to go back to read the first two books, and I’ll definitely be picking up book four as well!
That night, I tossed and turned for hours, obsessing over the beautiful man.
Something about him. . . mesmerized me.
His full, sensual lips perhaps? I imagined they could do things I’d only read about and kiss in ways I’d only dreamed of. And his size. Did men of such enormity occur naturally? Or were they grown on farms where they were fed raw buffalo and worked out from sunup to sundown?
Outside. Nude. Sweating.
I kicked off the blankets. Boy, it’s hot in here.
Why couldn’t I purge him from my brain? Maybe I didn’t want to. What I really wanted was to see him again. In my bed. In the shower. Ironing naked in my living room. Folding my undies – the pretty ones I reserved for special occasions, of course.
I sighed deeply and rolled over for the fiftieth time.
I hadn’t had a case of lust this bad since Jimmy Roberts in the fourth grade. He had the coolest BMX bike – Ninja Turtles motif with flag, bell, the works. Jimmy also resembled the blond guy from Saved by the Bell. I followed him around at recess, offered him my cherry Capri Sun every lunch, and had his name written twenty times inside my Care Bears notebook. Oh yeah, I’d had it bad.
But this . . . this thing with Cimil’s brother was far worse. I could practically feel my eggs shaving their legs and painting their toenails – hooker red – in preparation to meet him.
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FTC Advisory: Hachette/Forever provided me with a copy of Sun God Seeks…Surrogate?. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.