Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review: Touch of the Gods: The Wager By D.X. Luc

 When love and war makes a little wager, what could possibly go wrong?

I am Hephaestus. God of inventions, blacksmiths, and volcanoes. Sounds like I'm awesome right? Well, I'm not. In fact, I'm the loser of Olympus and a new bachelor to boot. Living the single life had been great until a decade past and if my divorce from the Goddess of Love wasn't bad enough, I was still being rejected by the other women of my home.

Because of an incessant need to make me a pawn in his game, my brother, Ares convinces Eros to make a little bet. A wager that puts my lack of love life to the test. Sent to Earth, I'm skeptical, when suddenly I lose myself in the sensual scent and beauty of the full bodied Vanessa. She is my everything, my perfection.

Sadly, from a single caress upon her silky flesh, I send our lives into a downward spiral of hell. The Touch of the Gods curse. To save her, I must believe that I am not the nobody I was raised to think. And to save me, she will have to decide if I'm worth giving up everything for.

My Review:
Hephaestus isn't your usual male lead pick when writing a Greek Pantheon centered romance.  I think that is what attracted me to this book in the first place.  You always see Ares, Zeus, Poseidon, or Hades.  The first few chapters introduce you to the life Heph lives on a regular basis.  It isn't pretty, but it starts a connection.  He is divorced, with absolutely no luck in the department of love, and the brunt of many jokes made by the Gods.  He's kind of like the social outcast and me being the big softie I am fell for him.  He really is a sweet and considerate God, just not showy or callous and petty like most of the other ones.  Especially his brother Ares.  Throughout the book you get the since that Ares is jealous of Heph and believe me by the end of the book?  You will really hate him and his wife.
So as you are exploring the bane of Heph's life, a wager is made.  A wager between Ares and Eros, concerning Heph's love life.  As much as you'll hate Ares, you will love and adore Eros.  He has this mischievousness and humor that just get to you and plays a crucial part in Heph's struggle with his wager.  He truly wants to see Heph happy and it comes through in the story. Another amazing aspect is that you get to see the character development throughout the story.  Vanessa and Heph suffer from a lot of the same confidence problems.

This was a very well written and page turning book.  I enjoyed every second of it, and fell in love with Hephaestus myself.  The characters were relatable and the new spin the author put on the Greek Pantheon was hilarious.   Excellent Read!  I can't wait for the next installment!!


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