Ares' Temptation by Aubrie Dionne
Published by Entangled Publishing on March 24th 2015
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The God of War is about to discover love...
At the wedding of two Greek gods, Kaye Underhill is the only mortal in a sea of scantily clad nymphs and fickle satyrs. And worse - she's dateless. The only bright side is the hot, muscled hunkiness of the God of War, who's seated next to her. But there's no way Kaye could ever grab a god's attention... Is there?Ares is in big trouble. A vengeful witch curses him, and the first person he touches will steal his strengths, while he receives their weaknesses. When Kaye trips, Ares catches her and poof! His powers disappear, and Kaye suddenly has the strength and coordination of a Greek god. To break the curse and regain his powers, Ares must get Kaye to fall in love with him.But for the god who makes war, making love presents a whole new set of problems...
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This book had the interesting premise of Greek Gods co-existing in today’s modern world. While not “descending” to Earth periodically, there are some mythological figures that are prone to living and working among humans. Others, as is the case of Ares the God of War, try to keep their interaction with mortals to the bare minimum.
Cursed by a witch, his godly powers are given to a mortal woman, Kaye, and the only way to regain them is to make her fall in love with him and profess her love. You would think a tall, super-fit, hot blonde warrior wouldn’t have a problem there. Well think again, this guy is ONLY a warrior, and he’s a complete pompous ass. But to make it more interesting (to the witch at least who might still be laughing her ass off at Ares bouts of stupidity) not only is he powerless, but Kaye’s personal traits were passed on to him when she got his powers. So, he is hot and all, but is now also a klutz.
Poor Kaye doesn’t understand why all of a sudden she is all sporty and coordinated, has such appetite or is feeling so bloodthirsty. You can imagine that several comical scenarios are played while they both try to acclimate to their new situations.
While fun and kind of sweet to read, to me it fell a little flat. I would have liked a little more development of the characters in general. The story, while interesting when it came to the plot, was a little too predictable. Still, I enjoyed reading Ares’ Temptation and wouldn’t mind other works from Ms. Dionne.
I must warn you, though, that Ares’ Temptation is a super clean romance. While there are feelings that soar, heartbeats that stutter and passions that overflow, other than a hot kiss nothing really happens.
Oh, and there’s no epilogue. Why people insist on doing this to me, I don’t know. Doesn’t everyone know my stand on epilogues by now?
Sparkles’ Rating: 3 Stars
Visual aid: It didn’t hurt I kept seeing this every time I pictured Ares
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