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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Warrior Lover by Marianne LaCroix

Warrior Lover by Marianne LaCroix
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Action/Adventure, Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (61 pgs)
Other: M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

June 6, 1944 - Belle is part of the French Resistance, fighting for freedom from the Nazis that have taken control of her country. She feels most comfortable with a rifle in hand, and earns the respect of the Allied Forces, always sure of her actions. That is until Lieutenant Colonel A. Riese appears on the French shores for the long awaited invasion.

Ares wants to take part in this war, and he wants to win. When he encounters Belle, he can't resist this mortal woman with the face of a goddess and the heart of a warrior. Will the mighty Ares, Greek god of War, be defeated by love?

Who says the love of your life has to be from your world? Who says he has to be mortal? When you read Warrior Lover, you’ll lose your heart to this God of War.

The Gods and Goddesses on Mt. Olympus lead their lives with little concern for the mortals on Earth as long as they themselves are taken care of. When Ares spends time in France during the Second World War, he finds that his greatest heart’s desire isn’t the battle—but Belle.

I liked Belle as a heroine. She’s one tough woman, yet soft and feminine at the same time. She doesn’t take crap from anyone. The reader can identify with her need to protect her people, the Resistance. You want to see her succeed in the war, and with Ares. She deserves a man who will love and cherish her.

I liked Ares struggle to find balance. He wants to be in the thick of war, but he also wants to be with Belle. As a God, he can make her do as he pleases, but as a lover, he must be cognizant of her needs. I wish other men understood his struggle. Although I wasn’t fond of him at first, I liked how Ares grows as a character and a man through the story.

The interplay between the world of the Gods and 1940’s earth is different and a bit hard to keep straight at first, but it’s worth the read. If you like a story with a fantastic twist and characters that stay with you long past the last page, then you need to read Warrior Lover. I give this story 4 cherries.

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