Friday 28 September 2012

My review of Any Love But Mine

Any Love But Mine by Debbie Davies
Release Date: March 3, 2012
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Any Love But MineLook 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. 

And 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?

Any Love But Mine is a Greek myth retelling with an interesting twist. The book is exciting with lots of fun characters to enjoy. 

Acacia is a girl who was created to make humans fall in love with their soul mates by matching their auras. But when she meets Josh, she notices he does not have an aura. Could he be a god? Or could he be a trick of the gods? And why is Acadia so drawn to him?

I thought that Any Love But Mine had a really good plot that could have been explored a bit more. One thing I did not like about the book was the insta-love. The first time Acadia sets her eyes on Josh she is immediately attracted. A week later; I LOVE YOU! Yeah, it was annoying. Looking past the romance side, I did enjoy the overall plot and exciting twist at the end.

I did not get along with Acacia, the main character. I found it hard to connect with her. She does whatever she wants, ignoring all threats and warnings. She puts everyone in harm's way and is absolutely oblivious to what's going on around her. 

Any Love But Mine was interesting and I am glad that I gave it ago. If you do decide to purchase an eBook, I would like to warn you about the lack of punctuation. The book ends with a cliffhanger so make sure you look out for the sequel!
- A review copy was provided by the author.


  1. This is another one that I haven't heard of until now. I am not a huge fan of the cover but the premise is somewhat intriguing. BUT, I just don't know if I would even try with this one. Insta-love itself drives me crazy, but I can handle it if the rest of the book is awesome. That doesn't seem to be the case here. And loving the main character is a huge must so if she is just unlovable, then there is a good possibility I won't enjoy this one. Oh well, I have plenty more to choose from. Boy, do I.

  2. I haven't heard of this book but I might read it. Thanks for the review!

  3. Thank you for a most interesting review. I was instantly drawn to the captivating cover of this book, that looks quite magical. I like the sound of merging Greek Mythology with a romance, therefore i have added it to my list of to-read books.

  4. Sounds great but too bad it only got 2.5 from you. Interesting review though! Thanks for sharing! :D