- Release Date
- June 2012
- Book 2 of Gods of Love
Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance
Sometimes it takes the power of the gods to reveal the woman within…
This story introduces Himeros – god of sexual desire, in his own hour of need, and Gina – a post-surgery, male-to-female transsexual woman struggling for acceptance and understanding in a world that doesn't allow anything outside the mainstream.
This is an unusual pairing, but the power of Aphrodite works in the most mysterious ways.
Thirty-two year old Gina is forced to confront her fears when she attends a high school reunion. Born with male genitalia, she spent her childhood and teen years living as a boy, and she has only now returned in an effort to put the past behind her so she can begin to live life without the continuing fear of loneliness and rejection.
Himeros is one of the erotes, an aspect of Eros, and as such it is his duty to answer the call of sexual desire whenever a human needs him. But he has been living among humans too long and his energy has waned. When he decides to accept one last call he finds a woman who is unique. A woman who answers his own call and offers everything he desires. A woman who understands the whole human experience, from every perspective. Has he finally found the one with whom even a god of desire could find fulfilment?
Forever, after all, is a long time to be alone.
Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jul 19, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
232 people found the following review helpful
APHRODITE CALLING is an erotic romance that was as emotional as it was sensual. With its sweet but sinfully titillating nature, I was begging for more.
Here's the scoop: Gina is a post-op transexual who is facing down her past by going to her high school reunion with the people who tortured her during her high school years. Himeros is a god of sexual desire who hasn't been fulfilled with his job in years. But when Himeros hears the call from Gina asking for help finding her womanhood, he answers it, not knowing it will change his existence and Gina's as well.
I thought that APHRODITE CALLING was such a romantic story. I loved Gina and respected her strength, especially considering all that she had been through. I also appreciated the way Himeros saw the woman and not the transexual. Gina had so many issues in even seeing herself that way.
The thing that was unique for me was the wan feeling that Himeros was feeling. You would think that a god of sexual desire would have it made, but he was lonely. And as he saw Gina for the woman she was, she saw him equally as the man with vulnerabilities that he was. I think that it was that emotional connection that really resonated with me and drew me into the story.
My only complaint is that it was too short! I wanted more. I wanted more back story for Gina, more development of Himeros and Gina's relationship. I really felt like we were just breaking the surface when it ended. I enjoyed every minute of it though.
APHRODITE CALLING is the second in the Gods of Love series, but can be read as a standalone with no problem. I have read both of the stories in the series so far, and think that Jennifer Lynne has a very interesting and fresh take on mythology that's not only great reading but extremely delicious!
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