Saturday, May 09, 2009

Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dark Hunter #1
Published: 2002
Pages: 337
My Rating: 4.5 stars

"Blessed by Aphrodite's divine touch, he [Julian of Macedon] grew into such a man that no woman could deny him her body. For when it came to the Art of Love, he knew no equal - his stamina far beyond that of any mere mortal man. His desires hot and wild, he could never be tamed. "

Even a chocolate lover can have too much of a good thing. This was a highly sensual, sweet read, best taken in small tasty morsels, not devoured in one mouthful. Be warned, if gutsed you risk implosion!! Well now that I mention it, death by orgasm doesn't sound all that bad ;-)

In spite of earning status as Athena's greatest general, Julian has led a tragic life. Abandoned by his mother Aphrodite, & cursed by his half brother Priapus, Julian's essence is held captive in an ancient tome, cursed to spend all eternity pleasing women. When he is summoned by a woman chanting his name 3 times during a full moon he must spend the next month satisfying her every desire, only to disappear back into the book at the next full moon.

"Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing. Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn’t. And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior’s day..." Julian of Macedon.

Grace Alexander is a tender-hearted sex therapist, mourning the deaths of her parents. When her best friend Serena decides Grace needs a little help in the romance department, Julian is summoned & actually appears, much to their amazement. To Julian's amazement, this is unlike any other summoning but you'll have to read this one yourself to find out why.

I totally adored the main characters, Grace & Julian & the secondary characters were not overlooked, Aphrodite, Eros, Priapus & Psyche were well developed & an intrical part of the story. The scenes involving Eros tickled my funny bone & any cheesy, kitsch moments managed to amuse rather than annoy. Tears welled as both Grace & Julian share the story of the loss of their loved ones, their unselfish love made my little heart do flip flops.

A breathtaking blend of romance & mythology, I was completely enthralled with my visit to the Ancient Greek Pantheon. All there is left to say is "Julian of Macedon, Julian of Macedon, Julian of Macedon."

Sherrilyn Kenyon is an international phenomenon and one of the founding authors of the current paranormal craze. Writing as Kinley MacGregor and Sherrilyn Kenyon, if you'd like to read more about this wonderful author, visit her amazing website.

1 comment:

  1. Haha such a cute review. I loved this book and even though she has a lot of books in this series I think you'll really enjoy getting to know the Dark Hunters and their world. I hope you continue with it and I can't wait to see what you think =D


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