Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ares' Temptation by Aubrie Dionne

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...

My Review: 3 1/2 Stars!
I am a sucker for Greek mythology and I couldn't wait to dive into this one. Kaye is the only mortal at her best friends wedding. She is clumsy, accident prone and dateless but things are starting to look up at the reception when she realizes that she is seated next to the yummy God of War, Ares.

Ares is too preoccupied with finding the witch that cursed him. He is a bit of an arrogant jerk to Kaye when they first meet. A mishap at the reception ends up activating his curse and all of his powers go into Kaye while all of her weaknesses go into him. The only way for Ares to reverse the curse is to make Kaye fall in love with him. Annnnnd this is where the hilarity starts. Watching Ares deal with being an uncoordinated clutz had me in laughing so hard I was in tears. Serious reality and ego check for him and I loved it! While he is floundering trying to adjust his arrogant attitude, Kaye is growing in strength and confidence.

This story was a quick, fun read but unfortunately the ending fell a bit flat for me. There wasn't enough romance in it for my taste, I don't need my PNR books to have sex in them but I just felt like it was missing something. It had the potential buildup but after the big battle at the end it just seemed to end, kind of like the finale of The Soprano's where it just fades to black. That being said, I still loved the rest of it, I just wished the ending was maybe a little longer.

*I received a copy from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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