Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tall, Dark and Divine by Jenna Bennett ~ Review

Source: Received an eBook from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Being the Greek god of love doesn’t mean you believe—or want—anything to do with that sappy emotion. Sure, Eros runs his matchmaking business, Made in Heaven, but finding his own love has never been part of the equation. When he spots the sweet baker who works across the street, he vows to match her with someone else before she stirs his sullen heart.

Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right. What she needs is Mr. Right Here, Right Now, and this so-called “Greek God” she’s heard is on the rebound sounds like the perfect kind of distraction. But picking up the bitter workaholic is easier said than done… especially when he seems unreasonably determined to match her with someone else.

Can a woman looking for love—and the matchmaking god who wants her to find it with someone who isn’t him—have a shot at a happy ending? May the best god—or mortal—win.

My Thoughts:

3 1/2 stars - I could stare at that cover all day

So here's the deal, I love Greek Mythology stories.  And I'm especially drawn to Eros.  I've read different versions of his story so many times and I never seem to tire of them.  This one was super cute and I really enjoyed it.

Yeah, there as insta-love but how can you not have that when Eros is involved?  And since this isn't realistic fiction, I was okay with it.  I'm much more forgiving of that when it comes to mythology.

Oh course, it was Eros that made the book for me.  Is there any one out there that's surprised that Val likes the boy best in the book?  Shouldn't be.  He's so cute.  Well his actions are.  He, of course, is smokin' hot just like that cover demonstrates.  Blue eyes and dark hair are my VERY FAVORITE combination.  He does not disappoint.  Oh, he has his Greek God of Love ways and when he...um... yeah that...you don't forget too soon.  But what I really loved about him was his denial.  He's still pining over Psyche, who left him for some braided dude.  Her lose, seriously.  Anyway, he's been centuries not over her.  His God friends drag him out and he meets Annie.  The thing is, he falls fast but he doesn't know it - which I find hysterical, God of Love and all.  No, seriously, I think he did know but he still wanted what was best for Annie and being married to an immortal wouldn't be best.  So he does his best to fix her up with an accountant.  Yep, an accountant.  Loved watching him try and pull that off.

Annie is sweet and I liked her fine.  She's twenty-eight and wants a relationship and she's hoping that's with Eros, Ross.  His kisses excite her like no one else and I'm talking rip his closes off kinda excited.  The problem is the mixed signals he sends.  She doesn't mope though.  She's gonna move on and find a relationship.  I liked that about her.  I, also, liked her reaction to....well I can't tell you that part but I liked that about her.

Together, they are too cute.  I finished it in about a day.  It's an easy and fast read.  Just what I needed, a little Greek Gods with some Eros kinda loving.

If you like your romance on the mythological side, then you will want to pick this one up for sure.

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  1. This sounds great! I tend to let insta-love slide a little when it's not realistic fiction too. I mean, when you have fantasy and things that don't really exist, why not insta-love right? Great review. Both Eros and Annie sound like fantastic characters.

  2. This does sound good! I'll keep it in mind when I'm itching for a good Greek mythology story. Fab review, Pal!

  3. I love Greek Mythology and this cover. :) <3

  4. I love the cover. I also love twists on Greek mythology, so this sounds like a fun summer read.

  5. This does sound cute. And I too, typically like the guy better. What does that say about us? ;)

  6. After reading the Percy Jackson series and being amazed at how much a middle-grade series could catch my attention, I am very much looking forward to reading something about Greek mythology a lot closer to my age range. :)

  7. Great review! This sounds really good with a nice mythology twist :)