Review: Any Love but Mine by Debbie Davies




Title: Any Love but Mine
Author: Debbie Davies
Author Info: Website / Twitter / Goodreads / Facebook
Pub Date: March 3 2012
Publisher: Night Publishing
Format: Kindle
Pages: 290
Purchase:  Amazon

Look but don't touch has never been more true...

The gods forbade her to love, but love is a powerful force. Acacia has been created purely for Eros' pleasure but discovers within moments of being summoned into his presence that he has no interest in her whatsoever. Rejected, she is banished to Earth to serve as Eros' minion with the task of promoting the blissful state of love among all those around her, a state she must never indulge in with a human being herself on pain of immediate destruction. A

nd then comes Josh, someone whose power of attraction over Acacia is so intense she will find it utterly impossible to resist him. But is he human? Is he a god? Or is he a trick of the gods? And what would happen should they kiss?


I got to then end of this book and frantically tried to click to the next page. What that’s the end! Talk about a cliffhanger.
I’ve always loved mythology and this book really ties into it.  It takes the story of Eros(Cupid) and Psyche and gives it a little twist. From that twist Acacia our main character is born. Acacia is an Erosian and so her job, along with her “sisters” (Amora & Allana) is to make matches between couples so they can find love. Eros is bitter from some unfortunate events and therefore has forbade any of the Erosians to fall in love themselves. They are supposed to be as miserable as he is.
Acacia our main character is very likable. She does her job and tries to stay out of the lime light, even though if she wanted she could probably have all the attention. She is a goddess of course. Instead she gets the label of weird and loner. She’s become tired with her short life already (8 months since her creation) and wants more than to just match people up. She knows the rules though and she is not allowed to fall in love herself which causes her a great deal of loneliness. Even though at times Acacia can seem timid, she also has a I have nothing to lose attitude. I like how she is not afraid to stand up to Eros and fight for herself or for her loved ones.
So the love story was sweet, I liked how things developed between Josh and Acacia. They had some twist and turns that I was expecting and some that I was not expecting. I was kind of surprised by the love triangle that appeared. I did not expect Luca and at first I was like wait a minute here but couldn’t help but be intrigued by how the plot was developing. I was sucked in and couldn’t stop reading.
Of course there has to be the characters you hate like Amora, I was kind of hoping she would change her tune, and the characters you love like Allana. The plot had a good pace, the ending sneaked up on me way to fast I wanted to keep going. It was the perfect cliffhanger. It’s one of those books that you don’t want to write too much about because you don’t want to give anything away.
If you like mythology and romance this is a great book for you. I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
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I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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