cover image Dark Restraint

Dark Restraint

Katee Robert. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $16.99 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-72826-282-6

Taking on the myth of Ariadne and the Minotaur, bestseller Robert’s scintillating seventh Dark Olympus romance (after Midnight Ruin) whisks readers along on a fast-paced thrill ride through the dystopian city of Olympus. Ariadne Vitalis has long lusted after her criminal father’s fixer, whom she knows as Asterion while the rest of the world only knows him as the Minotaur. But after she loses her virginity to Asterion, gets pregnant, and betrays her father, Ariadne is on the run. Fleeing from the city’s outskirts to the center of Olympus, she forms an uneasy alliance with some of her father’s sworn enemies and decides to have an abortion before starting a new life, free from her father’s grasp. But her father, enraged, insists that Asterion find and kill his wayward daughter. Asterion accepts the assignment, but his real motive is to be with Ariadne again. He sets out to protect her and her brother, Icarus, while eliminating their enemies. This has all the elements Robert’s fans crave: twisty plotting, moral ambiguity, larger-than-life characters, and some deliciously filthy sex scenes. This series just keeps getting better. (Aug.)