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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
an entertaining hot contemporary quest thriller
Patricia, Nico and Andreas travel across the world seeking a means to free the cursed pair. At every stop, the trio dives into bed for heated trysts. There band grows when a human archaeologist, an Egyptian god and a Greek deity join their adventures while Hera has sent a horde to prevent them from succeeding. None of the band understands that the only potential answer to free at least Nico was not going on tour, but could be found much easier if the mortal and the immortal stopped to listen to their hearts.
Using the Norse mythology concept of Gods interfering and intruding on human lives, but in a modern day context, Allyson James provides a wonderful erotic romantic urban fantasy. From the moment they meet until the final climax (figuratively and literally), Nico, Patricia and Andreas will have fans believing in cursed demigods with wings, shift-shapers, and an irate Hera ready to punish those who defy her will; all that and various sexual interludes from female-male partnering to ménage a trois to mano a mano. This is the beginning of what looks like will be a strong saga. Sub-genre fans will relish MORTAL TEMPTATIONS because it is an entertaining hot contemporary quest thriller.
posted by harstan on November 21, 2008Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Mortal Temptations by Allyson James
Patricia has always been psychic and able to 'read' auras, so she's always up for a littl...
Patricia has always been psychic and able to 'read' auras, so she's always up for a little something unusual. However, finding a man with a broken wing in her antique store may be just a bit more than a little unusual. But boy howdy, he sure is hot!
Nico is the son of a god and cursed by Hera to be a slave to female desire (and why can't I ever find these guys?) but never know real love. He's attracted to Patricia and a little surprised, it's not often a mortal takes his wings in stride. But when Patricia becomes involved in trying to help them break their curse, Nico and his partner in the curse Andreas (who turns into a snow leopard by the way), soon realize that now Patricia has been brought to the notice of the gods...and this has never been a winning situation for mortals!
There is a LOT of hot sex in this book...oral, anal, vaginal; with toys and without; light bondage; sex with one, two, and three; and in just about every position I could think of! There's mono, hetero, and homo sex to boot! The only part left out was girl/girl and I think that's only because this is marketed towards hetero women. Is that enough sex for you?
It wasn't the sex that was the problem in this book. For me at least, it was the lack of any real relationship building...feeling-wise. I get the lure of the curse, but still don't buy a fairly goody-two-shoes suddenly turned pseudo sex kitten/dominatrix. And with all the push/pull between the three main characters, I just didn't 'feel' the love. But hey, maybe it's just me.
posted by jjmachshev on January 3, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 16, 2009
What a waste!
I could not get into it. Even with nothing else new to read, I could not get into this book. It had a promising start but then got stale early on and I lost interest after the first or 2nd chapter. It is definitely being sent on asap.
Don't bother with it. There was such great promise before it turned into a insert part P into slot V.
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Posted May 14, 2011
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