Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For The Love of a God

Title:  For The Love of a God
Author: Rosanna Leo
Publisher:  Liquid Silver Books
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-59578-930-3
Genre:  {M/F}  Mythology, Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph 

Maia Douglas practically grew up in the walls of a museum and that is where her passion began.  When it comes to Greece, Maia knows her stuff.   It’s no wonder she takes her job there so seriously.  Restoring the statues during the day doesn’t leave Maia with much of a social life, but it does bring her some erotic fantasies at night.  Unfortunately there isn’t a live version of the object of her desires, Eryx, the Greek god of love.  When Maia meets the new director of the museum, she thinks her eyes are playing tricks on her.  

Working to make sure the mortals continued doing justice to Greece and its treasures is Eryx’s therapy.  Only one thing gives him more pleasure and that is the one thing he must avoid.  After assuming the human identity Eric Lord, museum director, he’s strangely attracted to his quirky employee, Maia.  She challenges Eric, in more ways than one, and gives him hope of a relationship again.  However, Eric knows that any woman who becomes the object of his affection is also in danger of dying and he can’t let that happen to Maia. 

Maia and Eric fall into each other’s arms and then trouble shows up.  The only way Eric can keep Maia safe is to tell her the truth and pray she believes him.  Even with the help of the other gods, tragedy strikes for the couple.  Eric sacrifices himself for Maia and things change forever.  But when one door closes, a window opens and they get the happiness they deserve. 

For The Love of a God is a nicely woven tale of myth and reality that left me dying for more.  I loved seeing how Eryx was placed in the modern time and how he reacted as an average man, Eric.  Getting a glimpse of the guilt he carried softened my heart toward him even more.  If the god of love doesn’t deserve happiness, then nobody does.  Maia marches to the beat of her own drum and she does it well.  Her knowledge and quirkiness make her an endearing character that readers will easily relate to.  I found myself constantly smiling from her outfits and things she would just blurt out.  This story woke up my love of Greek mythology and led me to an author that I hadn’t read before, but will definitely read again.

1 comment:

Rosanna Leo said...

Dear Amethyst Nymph! Thank-you so much for such a lovely review on my debut novel! I can't express how happy your words have made me. What a wonderful treat!
Rosanna Leo
Many thanks!