Review: Of Gods and Monsters: Hades by Wulf Francu Godgluck

This is not a story about a hero, or some bad boy-badass-antihero.
This is a love story between two monstrous villains and one valiant kid, held together by their entwined heartstrings.
It won't be pretty.
It won't be pleasant.
There's no fluffy good feelings about it.
It will rip out your heart and never give it back.

Breno Hades el Oscuro took no bullshit from anyone. He ruled the crime world of the United States. When the King fell, what was left in the ashes was not the small boy that grew up without his father, not the same kid that chose a life of crime at seventeen, nor was it the King who had killed and clawed through a river of blood to stand at the top.

The King was dragged from his throne of bones into a deep dark pit, leaving only the raw flesh of a savage monster to crawl out of Hell.
One that knew love, but didn't want it again.

Kemono Orochi was destined to inherit the legacy of his father, known as The Dragon's Tongue. It was an inheritance he never wanted it, never desiring the power that came with the title of Dragon. Kemono ended it all by tearing off the Dragon's head, watching the serpent's remains be consumed in hellfire. Now tormented by the scars of his past inflicted by his father, he is struggling to come to terms with the Akuma he has become.

One that wants to devour everyone in his path to protect the only one that matters to him.

The only person that had ever made his icy heart beat.

His heart. His love. His beautiful pride.

Rex Hunter dreams of becoming a principal ballerino...all fierce, like a Phoenix. But this Phoenix has lost his wings and fallen prey, straight into the clutched claws and callus hands of two vicious beasts. Each bore the blackest of hearts, each desiring to keep him safe, cherished and loved unconditionally. Or was Rex just destined to be the goo that would stick two shattered souls together and prevent them from forever falling to pieces?

There will be blood, gore and nasty shit.

There will be watersports, crude, angry, sometimes sensual and other times just downright dirty and dysfunctional sex.


There will always be LOVE...

Because even villains understand the tortured scars love leaves in its wake.

 Hades is brutal and raw and intense. It's everything I love about biker stories. Big, badass biker was brought to his knees by falling in love. What better type of person to fall in love with you than someone as intense as Hades? Ha! Just kidding. But it definitely worked for Rex.

Hades was busted out of prison and went to his condo only to find it was occupied by a cute red head, Rex. Rex is the kid of one of his fallen brothers, so Hades certainly wasn't going to kick the boy out. They just had to cohab until they could figure something out. Or start fucking. Whichever came first. 

Spoiler alert: The fucking came first.

Hades was still in love and hurting over his first love, Beo. He didn't think there was anyone else out there to love him for the way he was, both the mental and physical ugliness he felt he had. So, Rex being interested in him was a bit of a shock for Hades, but he was going to hold onto him for all it was worth, while it lasted.
"Even if it is for this short intense moment, this rare breath of life."
Aww! He really was just a big marshmallow. A scary, overbearing, slightly insane marshmallow... but a little fluffy on the inside, nonetheless. 

Hades and his little Rex had some Daddy kink and it was hottttt. Their sex was just as intense as Hades was. Hades wanted to pleasure his boy and he made sure to do just that. Hades didn't care about stereotypes, he didn't care that he was gay and he didn't care what anyone else thought. He was going to do what felt good. 
"'You feel good inside Daddy, little lion,' Hades whispered and bit Rex's lip. 'Now fuck Daddy's hole.'"

For reals, this is the kind of dirty talk they had all the time. If that's dirty and wrong, I don't want to be right. Because damn

I will say the dialogue is something to get used to. There's a lot of "baby butter" and "fuckpecker" and "pussy hole". It was over the top and redundant, but I was expecting that after reading the first book. If you liked book 1, then you'll be fine with Hades.

I would have liked to get to know Rex more. I felt disconnected from his character. As much as I loved Hades, I don't feel like I know Rex at all. I'm not sure what motivated him to want to be in a Daddy-type of relationship with Hades. I felt his attraction and their connection, but I wanted more from his character.

It was good. I can't wait for book 3, especially since we're left on a cliffhanger. But especially, especially because I'm seeing the name Komainu being thrown around. 

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. I want this but I haven't read book 1, can it be read as a stand alone?