Very Much Alive by Dana Marie Bell

Very Much Alive by Dana Marie Bell
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (222 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, M/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Voyeurism
Rating: Best Book
Review by Lilac

Her destiny rests in their hands…

True Destiny, Book 1

Kiran Tate and Logan Saeter have been on the run from Oliver Grimm for so long they’ve forgotten what it’s like to be free. Ending Grimm’s power games won’t be easy, but this time they have an ace in the hole. PI Jordan Grey, Guardian Investigation’s resident hot shot—and Grimm’s step-granddaughter.

Jordan Grey has her doubts when Logan and Kir show up in her office with a tall tale of how her step-grandfather has framed them for murder. And to top it all off, they’re claiming that they’re really the ancient Norse gods Loki and Baldur, and that Grimm is Odin!

When the two lovers see the sexy detective for the first time, stopping Grimm suddenly takes a back seat to seducing her into their arms. But Grimm never rests, and when his anger spills over onto Jordan, it sets them all on a collision course with a destiny that will rock their world…

Warning: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, some violence, and hot male/male/female action. In fact, it could be considered a religious experience.

In this highly entertaining story, the author provides us with both unique characters and a fascinating plot based on Norse mythology.

Logan Saeter and Kiran Tate, on the run from Oliver Grimm, decide to hire PI Jordan Grey to help them prove that they are the Norse gods Loki and Baldur and that Oliver is actually Odin, an evil god who has framed the pair and is determined to destroy them. The problem is that Jordan is Grimm’s step-granddaughter and she is reluctant to believe the pair’s highly unlikely tale of being gods…until they prove it to her. Jordan agrees to help Logan and Kir, but by doing so puts herself in danger as Grimm is not one to mess with and is determined to get rid of Logan and Kir along with anyone that stands in his way. As the threesome spends more time together and work to figure out a way to prove Logan and Kir’s innocence, they quickly discover a love and bond that they never expected.

With this fascinating and unique story, the author has provided us with quite a wonderful bunch of characters, both main and secondary, that really enhanced the story and added to my enjoyment. I was especially taken with the main threesome of the story, Kir, Logan, and Jordan. Having been faithful lovers for so long, Kir and Logan are both shocked and surprised by the attraction and love they feel for Jordan upon meeting and getting to know her. They are quite a fascinating pair with their various godly abilities, such as controlling the weather and instant healing, and I found myself liking them both a great deal. I enjoyed each new revelation about the men and what they were capable of doing.

I felt that Jordan was a perfect match for them with her quick wit and great personality. The three were great together and I really enjoyed their interactions and found myself smiling on more than one occasion at their banter. She fit in so well with them it was as if they had known her for years rather than days. I really enjoyed their camaraderie and easy relationship as well as the passion that simmers between them all. The love scenes are quite touching and erotic as they get to know each other intimately.

In addition to the main characters, there is quite a fascinating cast of supporting characters including the antagonist Grimm as well as other Norse gods and Jordan’s family members who we meet as the story progresses. Each character has an important role in the story and I enjoyed meeting and getting to know each of them and look forward to seeing more of them in future books.

As for the plot, I felt it was quite unique and unlike anything I had read previously. You don’t see too many romances involving the Norse gods (or at least I haven’t). I couldn’t wait to see how things would unfold as Logan, Kir, and Jordan took on Grimm and I was quite surprised by the outcome. The plot seemed to flow effortlessly and the pacing of the story was great. I became lost in the story and read it in one sitting and couldn’t believe it when I reached the end.

I can hardly wait to read the next book so I can see what happens with all of the characters in the story. I applaud Ms. Bell for a job well-done as this unique and fascinating book is definitely a keeper for me. In fact, I already want to re-read it!


  1. I agree wholeheartedly. this was one of my favorite reads this year and I can truthfully say I am impatiently awaiting book 2.

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