Wild Card - Review

Wild Card
by Jamie Wyman
It was bad enough that gods gambled with human souls, but Catherine Sharp’s soul just had to be won by the Greek goddess of Discord, Eris. As if working a dead-end tech support job didn’t suck the life out of her as it was. Now, Cat finds herself performing random tasks for the goddess in her free time.

But when Coyote, the Native American trickster himself, claims to have won her own soul in Mayhem’s weekly poker game, Cat wants in on the action. With five sneaky gods upping the ante, Cat needs to find a way to collect the winning chips that could save her soul.
Marius, a handsome yet irritating satyr with his own debt to Eris, might finally come in handy for something. If they play their cards right and work together, Cat and Marius may just get their freedom back. If they don’t kill each other—or fall in love—first.

My Review
Cat just wants her soul back from Eris the goddess of Discord. Between working her tech support job and doing jobs for Eris she has no life. Now she finds just when she may be free her soul is on a gambling table with five gods. If she can get the chips they carry she may get free.  However with Gods and Goddesses you never know what they will throw at you. So with the help of Marius a satyr indebted to Eris she has to find the chips before time runs out. They don't get along and each has a secret but they have to learn to work together. They might just find more than their souls before it is over.

Cat is good at her job and at surviving. She has made mistakes in the past but now is trying to get over them and get her life back. She doesn't trust easy and she is more special than even she knows. She doesn't give up and keeps fighting. Marius is the sexy satyr who has a secret he does his best so no one finds out about. He at times can be a jerk and is very flirty. I really liked both of them.

This is a very entertaining book as you get to see several different mythological creatures and see what they have at their beck and call.You see just how little they care about human and how they just pass souls around when the cards are down. Cat does her best to get her soul back and has to fight with Marius help different creatures to get the chips she needs. I loved all the action and the way Marius and she have to work together even when they have never got along. They have a big spark between them you want to see grow. The author does a great job in creating this book as you never know what will happen next or what Cat will do. I was very surprised at the ending and thought it might turn out different. If you love reading about Gods and Goddesses, a book with action and sexual tension try this one.

4 out of 5 Stars


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