cover image Midnight Ruin

Midnight Ruin

Katee Robert. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $16.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-1-72826-279-6

Robert delivers another sizzling mythological retelling in the sixth installment to her blockbuster Dark Olympus series (after Cruel Seduction). After bad boy Orpheus loves and leaves Eurydice, she initiates a rebound relationship with her longtime best friend, Charon, during a time of all-out danger in the dystopian city of Olympus. When Orpheus comes crawling back, deeply remorseful and professing his love, Eurydice is conflicted. Charon, who will do anything to make her happy, urges her to explore her lingering feelings and get some closure. Both dating the same woman, the men initially barely tolerate each other, but as they spend more time together, unexpected feelings develop. Soon all three members of the throuple are hoping for a happily ever after. The kinky ménage will get readers’ pulses pounding while the tense political situation in Olympus keeps the stakes high. Though this works as a standalone, series readers will find particular enjoyment in cameos from favorite characters and a deeper understanding of the ongoing Olympian unrest. This series shows no signs of flagging. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary. (Jan.)