Review: War’s Passion (Sons of War #1) by Lia Davis

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Sons of War #1
Lia Davis
Paranormal Romance - Mythology - Dragons
Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
February 27th 2014


After losing her parents in a brutal attack from a monster straight out of her nightmares, Gwendolyn Preston tries to pick up the shattered pieces of her life. Along with her best friend, she moves to a small fishing village on the coast of Maine to find a new life away from the nightmares that haunt her. Just when she believes her life could go back to normal, the deliciously dark and handsome Markus Sullivan disrupts her hopes to grieve in peace. 

Markus drew the short straw when it came to being the liaison between his father, Ares—God of War—and his brothers. When he discovers that the earth bound demi-gods, known as the descendants, have banded together to start another rebellion against the gods, it becomes his number one priority to stop them.

That is until he meets Gwen, the granddaughter of Aphrodite, and the next target of the descendants. Together, their path is rife with passion and danger. It might take more than the son of War to win this battle…Gwen herself. 



~ 3.5 War’s Passion Stars ~

War’s Passion is book one in the Sons of War series by Lia Davis.

This is my first time reading Lia Davis and I have to say I enjoyed War’s Passion enough to go out and pick up book two Ashes of War. The author delivers an interesting spin on mythology, Demi-gods & goddesses, the Fates, and much more. I enjoyed the world building and concept created to weave an intricate tail.

We are given lots of information, but in a way that you don’t feel bogged done with to much at once. The story moves along quickly. The romance is an insta-attraction, once the leads meet. Markus knows right away once laying eyes on Gwendolyn what she is to him. Gwendolyn doesn’t understand yet why she is drawn to him, the same type of creature that caused her parents deaths.

Markus I enjoyed. He’s got the whole Alpha Male Leader vibe going for him, plus he’s a sexy dragon. I’m a sucker for dragons. I have to say I wasn’t very impressed with Gwen. She is running away and always scared. She’s wimpy, but does get herself together by the end.

Gwen and Markus relationship felt forced. The believability wasn’t their for me. Even with the soul mate thing happening. I think this had to do with Gwen. She was lacking as a heroine for me, but also her dragon issues where over the top; with her going into a panic attack whenever she sees a dragon. So, for her to get over it and fall in love within 2 days with Markus, just wasn’t believable.

I loved the secondary characters. All the brothers and of course the two lady’s, one that is Gwen’s sister and Ash who is a spy for the gods. The way the author weaves them into the story and also set’s up two more potential mate hook ups, if they can figure everything out, was very much enjoyed. These secondary characters are what made me decide to continue and pick up the next book. I really want to see what happens with them.

War’s Passion delivers lots of action, adventure, intriguing characters, and sexy dragon brothers. This was a good read and a nice start to the series.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “Review: War’s Passion (Sons of War #1) by Lia Davis

  1. That sucks that Gwen was such a weak and cliche character. Hopefully that was just her and the other characters coming up will be a bit stronger. I feel like the romance would be the main priority in this story and having it not work would have left me disappointed. I do love dragons though. So I will keep an eye out for the next book’s review to see if the series gets better. 🙂
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    • I’m always a sucker for dragon books. Ya, I wasn’t overly impressed with Gwen, but I loved the secondary characters and I knew the other books would be about them. Thanks for checking out my review and the others will be featured soon.