Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books who lives and breathes paranormal romance. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Night Owl Romance and Two Lips Recommended Reads. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair. Visit Rosanna’s website www.rosannaleo.blogspot.com
Sweet Hellby Rosanna Leo
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Dionysus, Greek god of wine and theater, is the world’s original playboy. But lately, he has been restless, moody, and he knows something is wrong. His carefree and bacchanalian lifestyle is starting to feel like one long string of meaningless sexual escapades. Even worse, he is suddenly aroused by the idea of marriage. To top it all off, Josie Marino, the mouthy, disheveled, and eternally annoying woman who serves him coffee at the local bakery, sets him on fire.
Josie, a Toronto baker of Italian heritage, is not looking for love or lust. Especially not with Dionysus Iros, the most aggravating, demanding customer she'd ever had to serve. With his rippling muscles and sexy, knowing eyes, he's obviously trouble with a capital T. Unfortunately, he's also the star of her every X-rated dream. She’s known players like Dionysus before, and one of them almost got the better of her. Josie determines she will not fall for his considerable physical charms, come hell or high water.
But Dionysus turns strangely protective when a sinister character arrives at Josie’s bakery, and they can no longer deny their unwanted feelings for one another. They are forced to embark on a bizarre, sexually-charged journey to hell itself, which threatens to either change them for the better, or destroy them.
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My, oh my! If I'd known Greek gods frequented Toronto bakery shops, I would have given up a college education and American Flag for pastries and a Canadian passport long ago. It made my day to see Dionysus, a god known for his excess and multitude of orgies, brought down my a tiny Italian baker with an attitude. His total confusion over his "affliction" since meeting Josie was too much. She thinks he's too full of himself. He thinks she's got a personal hygiene problem! These two are perfect for each other. Even with the sinus infection from hell I could not put this down. This was my first read by this author but it sure won't be my last.
Sweet, sexy, funny read about the God Dionysis who falls for a girl named Josie who runs her brothers' bakery.
Book exchanged for an honest review:Dionysus, Greek God of Wine, is finding that he's in a slump. He decides to visit his cousin Eryx in Toronto but when he gets there a delicious smell wafts towards him. He enters an Italian bakery called Marino Brothers Bakery and blown away by vision strolling behind the counter. He becomes tongue tied something that hasn't happened before. Josie Marino works in her family but is underappreciated by her brothers. She's known guys like Dionysus Iros before but can't trust them as far as her famous canoli. Over time Dionysus begins to grow on her with his small praises. When Josie is unexpectedly locked in freezer Dionysus comes to her rescue. Mystery man claims that Dionysus is Greek God and wants him to find his wife. Will Josie believe the truth? Will Dionysus find the man's wife? Will Josie realize her feelings? Will Josie's dream be out of reach? Your answers await you in Sweet Hell. This is second book in Greek God Series. Once again Ms. Leo isn't afraid to show the softer side of her alpha males. I love that Josie is guarded in her feelings towards Dionysus. I love that Dionysus is willing to admit that he's life isn't as perfect as he thought it was. Together, they are unstoppable pair with exacting passions. I will continue to read this author's work. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Puts Me In Sweet Hell, I loved it! Oh Sweet Hell, I’m in love…. With Dionysus. The son of Zeus, the God of fertility and wine, a patron of the arts… and one fiiiiine man. When this story starts he is a playboy, and a cocky one at that. Then one step into one bakery and his life forever more has changed. See, at this bakery is Josie Marino, coffee and baker extraordinaire. And even though she is typically not his type, he is very soon finding himself enthralled with her – and she with him. Now if we can get them both to realize it, eh? “He looked up at her. His bleep soared, doing a rowdy dance of happiness.” Now that’s a greeting I can really get on board with! She’s got him tongue tied and twisted, something that doesn’t happen to gods too often! Rosanna Leo has managed to write a romance that is funny and interesting, dramatic and tender. Her sense of humor comes through in spades, and I was in complete joy. How could you not be with lines like: “By the great hairy balls of Zeus! What the bleep was going on?” Best.Line.Ever. I really must find a way to use this line in every day conversation. Even funnier since Dionysus is the son of Zeus ;) Dionysus and Josie were both terrific characters, easily likeable and easy to care for. Dionysus comes to the bakery for months, coaching Josie on the perfect cup of coffee, never making a move on her. But meanwhile they are falling for each other. I loved it! At times he was positively an bleep to Josie, pretty much the equivalent of a school yard boy picking on a girl cause in reality he liked her. But then Dionysus’ past catches up with him, and he must make a dangerous trip. But Josie isn’t about to let him out of her sight just yet. Josie and Dionysus’ adventure of tribulations is vastly unlike any other. Infused with Rosanna’s great sense of humor, their journey covers everything; fear, hate, love, sadness, joy, laughter, arousal, comfort, and even more. This isn’t just another love story. There is great heart. And seriously, a first kiss that has got me thinking I might start a first kiss rating on my site. Dionysus and Josie would get a 5!
** I RECEIVED THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A HONEST REVIEW ** ok, so i admit it, i'm a rosanna leo hunk junkie ;) she takes 2 of my favorite things, mythology and naughty books, and wraps it up in 1 wonderful package. love the book, and rosanna paints such amazing pictures with her words. i truly can't wait for the next book to come. love.love.love it!
Closely following the premise of For the Love of a God, Rosanna Leo has created another winner in Toronto with this story that features Dionysis and the smart-mouthed bakery clerk, Josie. Toronto is certainly a place to consider relocating to if on any given day one of the exquisitely detailed, humorous and witty characters are prone to walking the streets. And, a queue from the real world – when a playboy is tiring of his debauched life after thousands of years, he throws himself into a relationship as completely as he dives into a bottle of wine. Of course, no path is smooth and bump free, and the sarcasm and snark that permeate the conversations will have you laughing out loud at the wittily turned phrases. Featuring a woman who is not model-beautiful and vapid, but carrying a core strength and sense of what she wants, the pairing of a rather spoiled and self-centered beautiful god is loaded with comic potential, and the author has not failed to miss this opportunity. And yet, the attraction between the two, and the steam created when they actually do act on that attraction will have you contemplating apartment listings in the Yonge or Bayfront areas. I received an eBook copy from author for purpose of honest review via the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Josie is a mouthy woman working in a bakery owned by her brothers. It’s the last place she wants to be. Josie wants to open a winery, or at least get some credit from her brothers. Then in walks a man who looks like a Greek god and is named for one too-Dionysus, only what Josie doesn’t know is, he IS a Greek god! And for some reason, he knows just how to irritate Josie. Dionysus came to Toronto to figure out what has gotten into him. He has been restless and moody and he can’t figure out why. He figures he will visit his cousin, Eryx, who gave up his immortality for the love of a mortal woman. Instead he runs into Josie and something changes inside of him, no matter how much he denies it. I tend to read a lot of the same genre of books, and this was a great break from my normal reading habits. Kind of smutty, but with romance and adventure thrown in too. I loved Dionysus, he is everything a Greek god should be. And I really related to Josie and her snarky, mouthy ways. Rosanna Leo has done a great job with this story!