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The Demigod's Legacy (Masters of Maria Book 1) by [Trent, Holley]
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From USA TODAY bestselling author Holley Trent comes a new spark-laden shifter series!

Six hundred years after losing his wife and son to his cousin’s deadly scheme, the demigod cougar shifter known as Tito Perez still refuses to take a mate. He couldn’t protect his family in pre-colonial Tenochtitlan where Aztec gods freely roamed, and he won’t risk endangering another in modern New Mexico.

Too bad he doesn’t know he already has one from a tender affair with a sweet bar waitress he abandoned.

After waiting five years for Tito to return to his senses, December Farmer tracks her daughter’s absentee father to the small town of Maria, New Mexico, to make him step up, but he’s not the only one in for a shock. The town is overrun with supernatural beings and, apparently, her daughter, Cruz, is one of them.

December isn’t sure she can stomach being the mate of an immortal shapeshifter, but the stakes are higher for Tito. His cousin intends, yet again, to take away the only things Tito holds dear, and this time, Tito may have no choice but to cast his precious humanity aside and become the unflinching warrior he’s never wanted to be.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1789 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance (23 January 2017)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MZE4L7F
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting read 10 February 2017
By Romantic Renay - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I found this book very intriguing with a lot of exciting characters, I'm talking cougars, demons, angels and yes gods. They were very believable  and interesting characters. Fans will enjoy action, humor, and the passion.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a fun supernatural read. 7 February 2017
By Jeannie Zelos - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
The Demigod's Legacy, Masters of Maria - Book 1,  Holley Trent

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  romance, paranormal and fantasy

I didn’t realise this was a spin off series, and of course I’d not read the Desert Guards. Didn’t matter though, there’s enough info given for me to follow the story, but I do want to read the other books at some point, they sound fun.
I’ve read a few of Holley’s contemporary romance reads a while back, but none of her very very many paranormals....she has an easy to follow writing style, with some sharp humour which keeps the feeling of light-heartedness in the story.
Its a kind of easy, relaxing read rather than deep dark drama. I like both, very much depends on my mood which I want to read.

So this book – a fun read, made me smile at some of the things that happened. I loved the main characters of Dee, Cruz and Tito, and they all felt very real. Cruz especially – five going on fifteen. she was a real sweetie kid.
I really felt for poor Dee, dumped like that, Tito promising he’ll be back and then she’s stuck, pregnant and alone, with only her sister for support. That must have made the early days very tough, especially as she’s no way of contacting Tito, other than trying many times to send a message via his cousin.
She never hears back but now she’s found out where he is and has driven her and Cruz to see him. I’d have been pretty riled at him too.

I started off really disliking Tito, hated what he’d done, and his reaction when he first sees Dee isn’t great, nor did he take the news he’s a father very well. If I’d been Dee I think I’d have got in the car and gone...but somehow his family and friends sort of bamboozle Dee into staying, and his Godess mother tells him to pull himself together basically.
Of course once I knew his past I understood why he’d left Dee, and really felt for him, he was just trying to do the right thing even though it hurt him.
He’s still allowing that to impact the current situation though, and Dee just isn’t sure whether he really wants her now, or just wants his daughter,Cruz, and her by default as Cruz’ mother, as he can't really explain what he is without sounding crazy...

Of course the tale gets more tangled with endless Foley friends and cousins in every corner it seems, and poor Dee was as confused as i was, especially before she knew the truth about them.
They were trying to make excuses for Tito’s behaviour, and persuade her to stay without being able to explain so much of what was going on.

Where I struggled was the ending, it got to a point where I felt it was kind of rushed, overly complicated at times and at other it was just Problem, wham – problem gone, far too quick and simplistic. I needed something between the two, to be able to see what was going to happen, how it was resolved and how they kept humans from finding out what they’d done.
It seemed to me a magical clean sweep was done very quickly every time there was a fight and/or a death, but it wouldn’t really have been as simple as that surely? There would have been times when other eyes were around, when they didn’t clean up quick enough? 

I wasn’t really sure why her parents and other relatives were involved, that wasn’t really needed IMO and the way that plotline played out was certainly unreal and felt unnecessary.  
I couldn’t see they could have covered things up so slickly, that everyone would have been so accepting of what had been happening and the consequences. I’d rather things there were left as we first knew them.
Though I'd really enjoyed the novel til the end section, those issues were what made it a four star not a five. Again had I read Desert Guards maybe I’d have followed it better – who knows?

One thing I did like was the historic references, Aztec names etc – I kept looking them up each time I came across one and learned a little more interesting facts about ancient Aztec culture and Gods. That was fun and gave an edge of reality to the story.

Stars: four, a fun supernatural read.

ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better 9 June 2017
By Lydia Perversius - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
What do you do when that one-night-stand which made you a single mother turns out to be more than you expected?

December Farmer hasn't forgotten Tito Perez. He is after all the father of her daughter. But when five years go by and he's nowhere to be found, December takes it upon herself to find him and make him report for duty as a father. Still, going to Maria, New Mexico, was surely an experience the headstrong woman wasn't exactly ready for....

I must say, I expected a bit more from this book. Given the fact that the whole plot was not something I've encountered before, I had my hopes up. I mean, Aztec demigods and cougar shifters - what't not to like and get you excited?! Right?

Unfortunately, the main characters ruined some of the fun for me. Tito was constantly in a teenage state of mind, where he endlessly tried figuring out what to do with his life and how to man up and accept the facts surrounding him. Given the fact he's a freaking demigod who has lived CENTURIES made the whole ordeal even wrose! I'm sorry, dude, but how much more time do you need?!

And then, our dear December. God, the annoyance! Following Tito's example faithfully, December started acting like a teenage, angsty, tsundere girl for a good part of the book. Here we have a single mother who has supposedly raised a brilliant daughter all on her own, and suddenly, the minute she sets her eyes on the "scumbag" who left her to fend for herself and a baby, she loses all signs of maturity and enters a state of angst and denial. No, I don't want you in my life, Tito, there's too much baggage here - oh, but how dare you try to cast me out to protect me?

The only reason why I enjoyed somewhat this book was the twist with the angels - like, really, I'm getting ready to read Tamatsu's story, and there better be some more, his friend was a sadist who made my loins tremble! Oh, and Lola with Cruz. Honestly, if Tito's mother and daughter were the protagonists, I think this would have been more exciting - plus, they would have done the bad guys in much faster than the main leads, and with less casualties on the good guys' side.

Still, all is not lost on this series. Like I said, there's Tamatsu coming up, and we loooove a fallen badass angel, always a good bonus! Not only that, but the cougar shifters were really interesting, so I'm thinking of adding their books to my list and get to know them sometime...

***I was given an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***
4.0 out of 5 stars I really liked this story a lot 24 May 2017
By Angel Hatfield - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
December/Dec and Tito met six years ago. She was working at a bar when they met. Tito took Dec’s number but he never called. Then December finds out she is pregnant by Tito and only has her sister for support. Dec had no way way to get a hold of Tito other than trying to send messages through Tito’s cousin. Dec named Tito and her child Cruz.. Then she finds out where Tito is and decided to go and take Cruz to meet the father she had never met. Then Tito’s friend and family talk Dec into staying around. Then it comes out Tito was only trying to do the right thing. Then Dec doesn’t know if Tito really want her or just Cruz. Dee gets very confused. Dee had known Tito was a truck driver for years. Dee was able to trace Tito to Maria , Az. Tito is a demigod cougar shifter who never told Dee who or what he was and Dec was his mate. Six hundred years earlier he had lost his wife and son to a plague caused by his shifter cousin Necalli. Tito never wanted to lose someone he cared about again. Lola is a goddess and Tito’s mother and she let’s him know there is a child in Dee’s car. Tito realizes Lola knew about Dec and Cruz all along. Tito is stunned, angry, and afraid. Necalli and his people have escaped from Hell and are threatening Dee and Cruz. Tito has stayed away from Dee so he wouldn’t pull her into his complicated life. Dee puts Tito in his place when she needs to and Dee knew nothing about immortals or paranormal things and Dee was skeptical, angry, and confused and scared.
I really liked this story a lot. I found this exciting and intriguing. I laughed at times and choked up at times. This was a quick great read. I thought Cruz was such a sweet little girl and I think she added to the story. I didn’t like Tito at first Tito left Dee and then didn’t call and keep his word but then later we found out why. But stiil Dec went through the pregnancy almost alone. I also didn’t like Tito’s reaction to the news he was a father but then again he already lost one child. At times I got a little confused by this story but not enough to stop reading or take away from the enjoyment I got from this story. I did feel the end was rushed. All and all I liked this story a lot and I recommend.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic spin off set in a fabulous universe 23 January 2017
By miki - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I voluntary reviewed this book.

Wonderful! While i was a little afraid that since it's a spin off series and i haven't read the main one completely i would be lost it wasn't the case at all!!!. This story can work as stand alone perfectly even if you never read any Desert Guards books , now of course it's better if you have read that series first but if it's your first attempt at this universe you will just want to discover more. Yes they are some spoilers if you start with The Demigod's Legacy but nothing you can't live with.

Tito is a sweet demigod....he isn't an alpha, he is kind of avoiding responsibilities. He isn't a coward simply too sweet and kind for the gods and goddesses scheming. Because he suffered a lot in the past he prefers suffering again and making sure his mate his safe because far from him than offering her the choice....thankfully in this universe women have a mind of their own and can take initiatives

It's one of the thing i love in this universe...the women (human or female cougar alike) are equal to their mate... they aren't little thing needed protection or crying for nothing. No they have their own role, different from their counterpart yes but essential, depending on their affinities, powers or sensitivities . They also have a choice. They can accept a mate that come with responsibilities or give up on such a strong love it's their choice it can't be imposed on them. Even we learned with Glenda ( who we do see in this book) they don't need to change i always found it unfair that so often it's the woman who must change to this universe no. Sometimes it can happen if she chooses that but it's no way an obligation...a cougar can love a human without troubles.

December is a good example of that fiery spirit....she had to leave home too soon , we do learn why so i won't spoil that, so she is independent and used to work to get what she want. Working as a waitress she met the Foye boys without knowing their nature and via one of them she met Tito so handsome that she was immediately attracted to thing leading to another they got together before say male got afraid and left without any explanation. Not only it's not fair or proper but without his knowing he didn't leave her alone as she gave birth to his daughter Cruz.
As a mother , December is determined to give the better to her daughter and if it means chasing down her father to make sure he acts properly she would do it without shame. And she succeeds which wasn't an easy feat as he didn't give her a lot of information to start with.
Discovering the nature of her daughter and her father....learning they are in danger...that's a lot to cope with but she will do it in her own way and if it means making sure her mate remember what is right and what he wrong she won't hesitate to put her foot down.
It was really funny to see her put Tito in his place firmly but also standing at his side. She is ready to fight for what is important for her no matter if the enemy is supernatural and she is only human.

Really it was a great story and i want more of that universe...i'm especially curious about the fallen angels Tarik and his friend so i hope their book will be next. If you want a good series with cougar shifter, divinities and other paranormal creatures. Action, passion and touch of humour this is a series to try for sure!

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