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Review: Legend of Love (The Muse Chronicles #2) by Lisa Kessler



Book Blurb

The Prophecy - “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

Callie O'Connor's life has never been the same since the Muse of Epic Poetry came alive inside of her. Now she's on the other side of the country, working as civilian psychologist for the Navy, and leading her Muse sisters in their quest to reopen the Theater of the Muses.

But nothing could have prepared her for Hunter Armstrong. He's a Navy Seal, driven, confident, and dangerous. And he plans to do more than just protect her.

The gods couldn't have picked a better Guardian. But as Hunter soon discovers, Callie has some skeletons of her own in the closet, and loving her could lead to his destruction.

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Hunter is home from active duty as a navy seal.  After his last mission and his missing team member, his commanding officers what him to be in top form.  He has been ordered to seek medical help and get a psych evaluation.
Calli O’Conner is the doctor he is sent to.  He is immediately attracted to her.  However he doesn’t want to be there.  He hopes she will sign off on his paper work.  She refuses.
Calli has her own issues.  The muse of epic poetry shares her body.  Her group of “sisters” that also house muses are here working to reopen the muse theater. The Order of Titans, however, had other plans.  Their ultimate goal is to stop the muses by taking down their leader, Calli.  Hunter discovers he has the birthmark and a new ability.  He is freaked out at first until he learns what is really going on.  He steps into the role of guardian wholeheartedly.  Both Calli and Hunter grow closer but they need to fight their own demons.  Things get dangerous as the Order of Titans step up their game and make things personal.
This is the first book I’ve read in this series.  I instantly liked the characters.  Hunter, the navy seal, was believable with his behavior and personality.  Calli was a bit of a tough nut to crack.  The author kept her guarded for a while.  She definitely needed to loosen up. 

The storyline was origin.  I’ve never read anything like it.  Muses that share women’s bodies with guardians appointed to each muse.  I like reading something new and this story provided that.  The characters were likeable and fun to be included with as you read the story.  It was a fast paced and suspenseful story.  There was kidnapping, murder, attempted murder, lies and surfing.  The setting with access to the beach also added to the overall likeability of the story for me.  Several elements were on point and the author created a great story as part of an interesting series.  I am excited to read more.  I give this story between Calli and Hunter a 4 out of 5.  




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