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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Goddess’ Girdle Goddess Revealed Book 3 by Marisa Chenery

The Goddess’ Girdle Goddess Revealed Book 3 by Marisa Chenery
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (51 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

When Cayden picks up the girdle he finds in the basement of the Royal Ontario Museum, his head is filled with images of a beautiful woman. She becomes all he can think about, and he’s convinced he’s losing his mind—until she appears in his apartment, pushes him to the floor and has wild, hot sex with him.

Shesmetet is an Egyptian goddess who lives in the immortal realm, but as soon as she sees Cayden, she knows that he’s her mate, the one who will make her complete. But for them to be together, Shesmetet will have to learn to live in the mortal realm…and Cayden will have to give up his life as he knows it.

Graphic designer Cayden Granger gets more than lunch with a friend when he meets up with his friend Neil. Both work at the Royal Ontario Museum, and so spend lots of time together. Neil is an Egyptologist, and Cayden is always trying to bring Neil out of his geek zone. But this time, it is Cayden who gets snared by ancient artifacts.

As he waits for Neil, his gaze falls on a beaded “girdle” and a woman’s image flashes into his mind: the most beautiful and alluring woman he has ever seen. Haunted by the vision, he returns to the museum to once again touch the girdle, to see if it was a fluke. Nothing happens then, imagine his shock when he returns home later to be greeted by the woman, who pushes him to the floor and has screaming hot sex with him. She is Shesmetet, an ancient Egyptian goddess, and Cayden is her mate.

Can she give up the immortal realm to be with Cayden? Will Cayden be able to accept the changes she offers to be with her for eternity? Can a goddess and a mortal make the relationship work?

This was a fun read. I love the character development in this story. When Shesmetet has to experience the modern mortal world, she is by turns confused, alarmed and frightened. Cayden’s car makes her extremely nervous at first, but the strength she shows in deciding she will face whatever she has to in order to stay by Cayden’s side. She is spirited and determined, and everything that Cayden wants in a woman.

Cayden goes through several stages in the journey to acceptance. At first there is disbelief-he thinks he is losing his mind. Then delight at the passion, and finally determination to do what it takes to keep his love. Of course the sex is delicious, and frequent, and I loved the learning process that Shesmetet experiences in the modern world.

This is a fun short read and lots of laughs are included, at no extra cost to the reader.

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