Honoring the Goddess

Madison Blake
Honoring the Goddess
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Ellora's Cave Publishing
Release Date
August 2010
Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ, Ménage or more

Lissana is horrified to realize she's still hot for Tragan years after she'd sworn him off, hating him for the way he dumped her sister. Not only that, he's also taken her childhood nemesis Dalin as his mate. But she can't control the way her body reacts to both men, nor can she discount the ecstasy she discovered in their arms one sex-filled night. Try as she might, she can't avoid them, for the Goddess has grouped them together for the ritual that is supposed to bring her back to her people.

Tragan and Dalin themselves set out to beat down Lissana's defenses because she completes their mating, the tribe's opinions be damned. Not only do they need her in their lives, but their pairing may be the key to honoring the Goddess and saving their land.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene of orgasmic, orgiastic bliss.

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jan 17, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
284 people found the following review helpful
HONORING THE GODDESS is an engaging excursion into the world of erotic fantasy romance.

Lissana tries to avoid two men in her village at all costs: Tragan, the man she's been in love with for the last three years who also happens to be the man that broke her sister's heart, and Dalin, the man who tortured her all during her childhood and is now Tragan's mate. So, she hardly knows what to do when she's put together with both of them to perform the sacred dance that the village needs to perform in order to save their dying land.

But when dancing leads to a night of sex, Tragan and Dalin decide that one night is not enough. They will do whatever they have to do to be with Lissana and make her want to be with them as well, including dealing with the censure of their fellow tribesman who are against the triad. However, as their love grows, they may find that their union may be the key to restoring the land, as well as finding lasting happiness.

This was a great fantasy romance. The author did a wonderful job of creating this world where shamans and seers rule the tribes and people are going to temples to worship goddesses. The story was engrossing and was very easy to get into. This is a short book, but I felt the story line was well-developed. The characters in the story were three-dimensional and well-illustrated. Lissana, the heroine in the story, was a great character. She's torn between her duty and her desire. But, by being true to herself, she finds that her duty and desire actually can work together to help save her land. The two men, Tragan and Dalin, had differing personalities but complimented each other. It was easy to see how they worked well as a couple prior to being in the threesome.

The best thing for me was the sensuality of the book. Right from the beginning, I was drawn into this world of eroticism that was steamy and carnal and had me reaching for a cold glass of water a few times. Even with all the sex that was featured in the book, it had a plot, and the sex moved along with the story. I felt like although the sex was a central theme, it was also essential to the story.

So overall, this was a wonderful menage romance with plentiful erotic scenes, an engrossing plot, great characters and outstanding world-building. I would recommend this book to those who like menage romances that also have M/M sex as well. This is my first Madison Blake novel, but it definitely won't be my last.
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