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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Review: A Touch of Greek by Tina Folsom (Mythological #Romance #ReadingChallenge)







A Touch of Greek (Out of Olympus, #1)A Touch of Greek 
(Out of Olympus #1)
by Tina Folsom
ebook
Published September 30th 2010 by Tina Folsom
ISBN 0011829745
A Touch of Greek is a steamy Romantic Comedy.
Recipe for a good romance: hunky Greek Gods, mischief galore, a pinch of humor, stir with lots of fun characters!
Selfish and gorgeous Greek God Triton is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus’ mistress and can only gain reentry if he finds a woman who loves him for his kindness and selflessness, not his beauty. When the mortal Sophia – recovering from an eye operation and virtually blind – needs a home health care worker, he takes on the role, hoping she will be his ticket home.
While defending Sophia from an unknown adversary, Triton’s protective instinct emerges. At the same time rival Gods do everything to doom him to failure. And even if Triton can win Sophia’s love, will he throw it away to return home, or will he lose his own heart to the only woman who truly sees him?
A Touch of Greek is the first book in the humorous and steamy paranormal romance series Out of Olympus following the romantic adventures of four Gods: Triton, Dionysus, Eros, and Hermes.
Full length novel: approx. 80,000 words / 375 pages on the Nook 

Crystal’s Thoughts:
Greek God, Triton, is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus’ mistress. Tired of Triton’s vain and selfish ways, Zeus punishes him by sending Triton to America to find a woman that will fall in love with him, not for his flawless good looks but for his kindliness and selflessness. Should be easy for a God, right? 

Triton’s plan is to seduce a beautiful mortal and show his kindness by buying her a few drinks and pleasing her in bed. However, when Triton arrives in Charleston, South Carolina, the town Zeus has left him in without his godly powers or mortal necessities, the first woman Triton picks up on wants nothing to do with him and actually refers to Triton as a himbo. Determined to prove that he is more than just a pretty face and can be relied upon, Triton masquerades as a home healthcare worker when he learns that Sophia, the mortal that shot him down, had an accident and is now virtually blind. The job ends up being more than Triton bargained for when the B&B Sophia is desperately trying to open suffers one set back after another. As Triton helps Sophia reach her dream he finds himself attracted to her strength and determination, and surprisingly yearns for her love. But Zeus has added a twist to Triton’s punishment, unbeknownst to him, and there are others determined to see both Triton and Sophia fail. 

The Out of Olympus series follows four Gods; Triton, Dionysus, Eros, and Hermes. A Touch of Greek, the first book in the series, follows Triton. A sexy God who is the son of Poseidon, Triton takes his godly duties seriously but when it comes to anything else he is a bit frivolous, until he seduces the wrong woman and is forced to grow up. I enjoyed seeing Triton’s growth throughout the story, he started out only thinking of himself but as he spent more time with Sophia he began thinking more of her needs instead. Their relationship had an instant spark but grew gradually into a tangible connection. Sweet, funny and downright sexy the story kept me engaged start to finish.  Sophia had a lot of strength and I liked how she stuck to her guns throughout the book. Triton’s friends; Dionysus, Eros, and Hermes, where interesting characters that added dimension to the tale and I can’t wait to read more about them. Even though this was a good size novel I wish Triton and Sophia’s story could have went on for a little bit longer, I was still craving more from them by the end. 
I love Greek Mythology to begin with but Tina Folsom has added some definite charm to the mythos with these sexy characters, and even if you are unfamiliar with Greek Mythology the author provides a smooth story that readers will find easy to follow along with and become captivated by. 

Another great read by this author and one I always look forward to picking up a book from! 


Rating: 4 Wine Glasses

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4 comments:

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

I LOVE Tina Folsom! Thank for sharing a great review. I haven't read this yet but I plan to.

Crystal @ RBtWBC said...

It's on NetGalley right now, Megan!

Lexi said...

Fun review, I love Greek mythology but haven't checked out anything by Folsom yet. Can't wait to see how else is out gunning for Triton.

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds cool :D And I do love Greek mythology. And as long as everyone gets a hea in the end I am good