Monday, May 6, 2013
Tall, Dark, and Divine (Bagging a Greek God #1) by Jenna Bennett - Ashley's Pre-Reading
*I received this book as an eARC from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.*
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Title: Tall, Dark, and Divine
Author: Jenna Bennett
Year Published: 2013 (First published July 20, 2012)
Synopsis: Being the Greek god of love doesn't mean you believe—or want—anything to do with that sappy emotion. Sure, Eros runs his matchmaking business, Made in Heaven, but finding his own love has never been part of the equation. When he spots the sweet baker who works across the street, he vows to match her with someone else before she stirs his sullen heart.
Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right. What she needs is Mr. Right Here, Right Now, and this so-called “Greek God” she’s heard is on the rebound sounds like the perfect kind of distraction. But picking up the bitter workaholic is easier said than done… especially when he seems unreasonably determined to match her with someone else.
Can a woman looking for love—and the matchmaking god who wants her to find it with someone who isn’t him—have a shot at a happy ending? May the best god—or mortal—win.
Why?: I'm not usually a huge fan of straight romance novels. There's nothing incredibly special about them, and definitely none of the fun magic, fantasy, and adventure associated with most of the books I read. However, this one mentions Greek gods living in New York, and I really can't pass that up! I love when classical mythology is mixed with modern day, and so I decided to get over my hangup about romance novels and give this one a shot when I was given the opportunity.
Expectations: I'm really not expecting much from this book. Romance, Greek gods, and Greek gods falling in love with mortals (because come on, we all knew that was going to happen before we even read the description... it's just what they do). I'm sure this will be a fairly easy read.
Judging a book by its cover: I'm just going to throw this out there - that guys looks like he's staring right at me every time I look at this cover, and it's frankly pretty creepy. I probably would not pick this book up off of a shelf, since it looks like your typical romance novel. I would probably not even be anywhere near this section in the bookstore or library to even stumble across this cover, but that's besides the point. I'm sure there are people who would be like "OOOH, THAT MAN IS TALL, DARK, AND DIVINE" and totally pick this up though.