Title: Aphrodite's Choice
Author: Christy English
Publish Date: May 20, 2016
Source: HF Virtual Book Tours
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, still walks the modern world. No longer thronged by worshipers, Aphrodite heals the bodies and souls of the men she touches, one man, one night, at a time. But not everyone thinks of her as a long-dead myth. Someone is stalking her. The men who have hunted her kind as witches for centuries have passed their hatred on to their sons. "
My Two Cents:
"Aphrodite's Choice" explores what would happen if gods and goddesses still walk the earth. It's the modern day in Boston and gorgeous Aphrodite, goddess of love, still lives and her powers of healing through love are still in tact. Unfortunately, she is not free to go wherever she wants as she is being chased by a group of men who want nothing more than for her to be dead. This book is a cat and mouse game thrown in with some romance that will make you swoon. I really enjoyed this romp and am so glad that this is only the beginning of a brand new series that had me asking "what's next?"
It's not hard to see why the gods and goddesses of the ancient world are still so interesting today to so many. Their legends live on and make for the perfect drama on which to build a fiction on. I really liked that we got to see Aphrodite throughout the ages and not just in ancient or modern times only. We can see how much her life has changed and how much everything in the world has changed around her.
The characters in the book are great. Addy is such a great character. I loved the detail that the author wove in to bridge the gap between her being a goddess and making her feel like a real, tangible person. Ares, the god of war, who goes by Ari now also makes an appearance. The love between Ari and Addy is one for the ages and I loved reading about it!
The writing of the book is great! English has a knack for creating great dialogue and the love scenes are hot, hot, hot in this book. This is a wholly imaginative book and I am so anxious to see where the rest of the series goes. I wouldn't mind revisiting these same characters in the next books but it would be great to see what English does with a new set of god/ goddess characters as well! This was a fun read!