*goes away, come back*
Okay, had to get a cold shower in there before I could discuss anything. Because this book is steamy.
I didn't read any of the reviews and I barely glanced at the blurb before picking this up. I liked the cover and it was free. No-brainer.
Thing is, had I read what it was like I probably wouldn't have gotten it. I don't usually read hot romance. Books that refer to a certain part of male anatomy as a "man rod" or "pulsing shaft"are not my thing. (Hey, I was brought up Catholic, you know. Better to pretend that particular part of the body doesn't exist. Ahem.) And this novel, minus the sex scenes would have been half as long.
However, I have to say, I really enjoyed this book. It was a romp (and not only that kind!). Yes, there was a lot of sex. But there was also some kick-ass creative use of the Greek gods. Hart used the Greek mythology as a starting point to build up backstory for all of these characters, and then she ran with it. Hart's take on Aphrodite, Apollo, Persephone and others borders on genius. And the basis of the plot? Nothing like a friendly competition between gods to create some fantastic tension and fun.
Hart managed to make me -- someone who doesn't like sexy romance -- read with gusto to the end. If you like romance but are looking for something unusual, you'll devour this.
(Part of the COYER challenge with Fantasy is More Fun and Because Reading is Better than Real Life.)