Aphrodite Calling

Jen Katemi
Aphrodite Calling
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Publisher
Flourish Books
Release Date
June 2012
ISBN
9781476344034
Series
Book 2 of Gods of Love
Genre
Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance

SUMMARY
Sometimes it takes the power of the gods to reveal the woman within…

A god of desire on the edge of burnout meets a mortal with a unique and secret past. In the arms of transsexual woman Gina, has Himeros finally discovered the one with whom even an immortal could find fulfilment?

Gina is forced to confront her fears when she attends a high school reunion. Born into a male body, she spent her childhood and teen years living as a boy, and is desperate to begin her new 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 mortals too long and his energy has waned.

His decision to accept one last call leads to a woman who is unique. A woman who understands the whole human experience, from every perspective. A woman who sees through his otherworldly exterior to the true soul within.

Has Himeros finally found the one with whom even a god of desire could find love? Forever, after all, is such a long time to be alone.

Read Aphrodite Calling if you enjoy sexy Greek gods, a feisty and very unique heroine, lots of steamy romance (M/F love scenes), and a guaranteed happy ending.

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jul 19, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
255 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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