*RC provided via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
Author: Lisa KesslerLisa Kessler
Release Date: July 24th, 2016
Genres: Mythological-Contemporary Romance
Series: The Muse Chronicles
Followed by: Legend of Love, #2

The Prophecy – “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

Melanie Jacoby teaches English at Crystal City High School. She’s also the reborn Muse of Tragic Poetry, but she isn’t prepared for the tragedy of finding her roommate dead at the bottom of the stairs.

Nate Malone is the detective assigned to the case, but as the evidence points to an accidental fall, the visions begin. He sees a killer in a gold Kronos mask.

Mel is the next target.

The Order of the Titans are eager to bring about the return of the Golden Age of Man, and they’re prepared to kill the Muses to complete their mission. But Nate’s desire to protect Mel is almost as strong as his hunger for her.

And tragedy isn’t part of his plan.

Lure of Obsession is my first book by Lisa Kessler and, upon researching, I may or may not have hit yet another paranormal jackpot with her work. Yaaay! So excited to check out more 😀

Drawn in by the mythological-inspired blurb, I started reading this one with gusto and anticipation, honestly expecting it to be a bit more, well… mythological-inspired. While the whole series is seemingly based on the concept of the Muses’ inspiration to humanity, there was relatively little mythology thrown in there. Only the basic stuff, really.
Personally, I’d like to have a bit more insight on the Muses “previous lives” and maybe some latent memories of the original ones. Maybe not pertinent to this particular story Lisa Kessler tells, but interesting (to me) nonetheless.
Plus, it would be really cool if Dionysus would be somehow introduced, since he’s the god of theather. Or really, some more godly characters in general. Not exactly Percy-Jackson-style, because that’s not what the author aims for. Kessler’s sights seem to be set on romances with a dash of adventure, and in that she succeeds.
I really liked the sweetness of Mel and Nate’s story and am intrigued by the conflicts ensued by the Order of Chronos. Looking forward to the next installment.