Review: Bastet by Laura Greenwood

Posted April 17, 2024 by Lola in Fantasy, Mythology, Review, Romance / 6 Comments

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BastetBastet (Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld #7)
by Laura Greenwood

My Rating: 3 stars

Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Mythology
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: m/f

Bastet knows better than to fall for her ex, and yet she can’t seem to help herself.

The last person Bastet expects to connect with while at a speed dating event is her ancient ex, but as soon as they cross paths, it seems inevitable that she’ll fall for his charms all over again.
But she isn’t the only one who wants Ptah, and when he fails to turn up for their date, she knows something is desperately wrong.

Can she save him before it’s too late?

Bastet is book seven in the Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld shared world, filled with shifting gods, a second chance romance, and more.

My Review

After enjoying Laura Greenwood’s Jinx Paranormal Dating Agency series I wanted to check out this series too as it seems to have a similar vibe and actually has some overlap with her Jinx series. I picked up Bastet when it was discounted and started it shortly after that. Bastet follows the point of view of Goddess Bastet and second chance romance with god Ptah.

I liked this book. It indeed has a similar vibe to the Jinx series with gods and goddesses who date and the paranormal and mythological vibe to the books. I liked reading about Bastet and Ptah and enjoyed seeing a bit of their powers and them shifting. I liked how Bastet ran a cat sanctuary. I liked the second chance romance, but would’ve liked to see them address a bit more why it didn’t work and why it would now. It just seemed a bit too easy, but I appreciated how low on drama it was. I just wanted to read more about these two together as I liked them.

There is a bit of danger later in the book, while the danger got resolved relatively easy I still thought it added something to the story. I liked how it got them to realize the depth of their feelings as well as how Bastet immediately realizes something is wrong and goes to save Ptah. My favorite part was their first date and them realizing how much they still cared about the other. I also liked how Bastet reconnected with an old friend and how the plot seems to set things up for Laura Greenwood’s next book in this series Seth.

To summarize: Bastet is a nice read and was my introduction to this series. I liked the second chance romance between Bastet and Ptah and seeing how they connected again. I would’ve liked to read a bit more about them and see them date more as well as more about how this second chance would be different. I appreciated how low on drama it was and I especially liked their first date scene. There is a bit of danger and things are set up for the second book by Laura Greenwood in this series Seth. I hope to read that one soon.

3 Stars


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6 responses to “Review: Bastet by Laura Greenwood

    • I also love second chance romances. This one did feel a bit easy as it mostly was their work that had gotten lighter and thus they had more time to date, but they were great together and I still enjoyed reading about them.

    • There are other Laura Greenwood books I would recommend over this one, but I did enjoy this one enough to continue the series. She has a lot of great series and often runs discounts for first books, so maybe you can pick one up for cheap one day.

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