Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Touch of Greek by Tina Folsom

Title:  A Touch of Greek
Author: Tina Folsom
My Rating: A

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Out of Olympus #1
Main Characters: Triton and Sophia
Release Date: December 2010
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Tina Folsom
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: hot

I received a copy of this book from the author and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
Romantic Comedy about Greek Gods

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 healthcare 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 paranormal romance series Out of Olympus following the romantic adventures of four Gods: Triton, Dionysus, Eros, and Hermes.

My Review:
I tend to stay away from the Greek mythological books because I don't know enough about the mythology to keep up with who's who and how each character falls within the politics. This book was written so well, I didn't have any issues keeping the characters straight. And OMG, just let me say....this book was written really well. Immediately, I was transported and mesmerized by this story! Immediately! Such a good book!

Sophia has been burned by one too many pretty men, so when she meets Triton, she doesn't want to have anything to do with him, although she is deeply drawn to him. At the end of the night, she rejects him in a huge way. A month later, he is still haunted by her and finds out that she's been in an accident which has left her blind. He sees this as his chance with her and takes it. He sees her as his ticket back to Olympus...he just needs her to fall in love with him.

Sophia is under a lot of pressure. Her aunt has died and left her a rambling mansion which Sophia wants to turn into a B&B, but her cousin, Michael, thinks he should have inherited the house instead of her. He's doing everything he can  to get it from her and when she's blinded by a fall down her staircase, he sees this as his chance.

Did I mention that I really like this book? Triton is most definitely a complete jerk when the book starts, but he has a great character arc through the story as he finds his humanity and starts to realize what's really important. I liked his relationship with his three friends and am excited that they all get their own stories. I've already bought and downloaded Dionysus' and can't wait to read it.

Sophia has so much going on in her life. I loved the Prologue and the fact that she's always been able to see the mythical creatures. The scene in the prologue with Triton's father Poseiden... it added a lot to the story. She is really strong, but is suddenly vulnerable because of her blindness and questioning her judgement. Can you imagine trying to read people without being able to read their body language? She trusts Triton because he's her home healthcare worker, but when she finds out he's deceived her, she questions everything and who can blame her?

The only question I had when the book was over was... What happened to Sophia's friend? She went out of town and then never showed back up in the book. I thought that was a little bit odd.

I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed this book. There wasn't a single moment when I was reading that something happened that took me out of the story. From page one, I was immersed and just wanting to read more. So good! Now off to read Dionysus' book, A Scent of Greek.

1 comment:

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

I have so gotta read this series! Thanks for the great review!