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Posted January 30, 2013
This book is about the Greek god Eryx. After the goddess Nemesis
This book is about the Greek god Eryx. After the goddess Nemesis was turned down by him, she decided that she loved him and he would pay for turning her down. After many loses in love, Eryx decides to be celibate and help mortals conserve the Greek god/goddess history, until he meets Maia. This is a story of building love, learning the true meaning of love and sacrifice, and how to believe in the things you can't touch.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I really enjoyed this story. The characters were well developed. I wanted to read more.
**Possible Spoiler** My only criticism of the book -- and it's more a personal preference than a criticism -- is that in some parts I kept expecting something to come later in the story to explain certain facts. For example, what happened to Maia's mom, why was Maia dreaming of Chloe, and maybe a bit more about the time when Eryx was with Nemesis and what Maia was dealing with (one minute she's catatonic the next she's back at work - it just seemed too fast)?
Posted November 15, 2012
What a clever read that integrates a modern museum curator with
What a clever read that integrates a modern museum curator with a not-so-modern incarnation of a Greek god. The mix of myth and modern day is always an interesting one, full of potential missteps and pitfalls, and loaded with all of the carnal pleasures the gods are prone to sampling.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
In this book, the heroine Maia is faced with her fantasies come to life, as the god of Love, Eryx, she has crushed on for years appears as the new director of her division at the Toronto museum in the form of Eric.
In regards to Maia, while I appreciate and even enjoy a female character who is brainy and sure of herself in professional situations, and less so in the personal side of their life: I do wish that she didn’t feel as if she regressed through the story rather than progressed. When provided with the answers that explain ‘her’ statue winking at her, she seems to retreat away from believing in the impossible, and becomes far more withdrawn and scientific in her dealings with Eric.
This does not diminish her overall development as a character, in fact all of the characters are well defined and developed with their own personality quirks and snark levels that add to the humor. And, it wouldn’t be a story about the god of Love and all things sensual and sexual without some heat woven into the mix. And this has that, well defined, beautifully detailed and guaranteed to raise your temperature.
This is one author I will most certainly read again, and hope that she has plans for other pairings with the rest of the gods on Olympus.
I received an eBook copy from author for purpose of review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.