Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: Tall, Dark and Divine


Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right, and has gone out looking for Mr. Tonight instead. A conversation overheard in the bathroom of Dionysus’s Bar about a jilted and lonely "Greek god" in need of a quick pick-me-up sounds like just what she’s looking for.


But picking up the god of love for a one-night stand is easier said than done--especially when he's sworn off mortals forever.


Eros has been down and out since his ex-wife left him, and falling for another mortal woman is the last thing he needs. Which means a maddening desire for the woman across the street is not in the cards. Thus begins his quest to find a match made in heaven for Annie. It's the perfect plan ... if only Eros can bear to let the girl of his dreams go.


Can a woman looking for love, and a matchmaking god who wants her to find it—with someone else—have a shot at a happy ending, or will Eros's golden arrows miss their mark, for once?


4 STARS

I just love books that are based on mythology! It was always one of my favorite subjects in school and I still get excited to read books or watch tv or movies that have anything to do with mythology. This particular book focuses on Eros but we are also introduced to a myriad of other gods and goddesses both minor and not so minor. Even the great Zeus makes an appearance. This comedy of errors and love gone awry was delicious.

Ms. Bennett’s take on the gods, goddesses and how they would be living in today’s society was fun and interesting to read. Of course I fell in love with Annie but she sure had horrible taste in men. That douche that she was interested in was such a dog! I enjoyed seeing him being put through the hoops and being made to squirm. The twists and turns and mad cap zany antics made this story a breath of fresh air to read. It kept my interest and I kept head slapping myself at some of the idiocy of the characters. I spent a good portion of the book, lounging in bed and occasionally muttering to myself: “idiot!” “So stupid!” “What a douche!” Yep, it was one of those books where my kids were giving me weird looks and wondering if Mom had FINALLY gone round the bend.

So if you are looking for a lighthearted, fun, romantic, comedy to pass your time, this is the book for you. I really look forward to reading more books if this will be a series. Would love to see Dionysus get what’s coming to him *winks*

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