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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Aphrodite Calling by Jennifer Lynne

Aphrodite Calling by Jennifer Lynne
Gods of Love Book 2
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (33 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Voyeurism, Transgender
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Peppermint

Sometimes it takes the power of the gods to reveal the woman within...

A modern-day transsexual woman and an ancient god of desire is an unusual pairing, but the power of Aphrodite works in the most mysterious ways.

Gina Deveraux is forced to confront her painful past when she attends a high school reunion. Born with male genitalia, she spent her childhood and teen years living as a boy, and has only now returned in an effort to put the past behind her, so she can begin to live her 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 interest has waned. When he decides to accept one last call he finds a woman who is unique. A woman who encapsulates the whole human experience in her body, and her soul.

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

Self discovery can be difficult at best, especially when you discover you are not who you thought you had to be.

I cannot pretend to imagine what Gina went through growing up knowing she was not the same person on the outside as on the inside. Gina’s history is what attracted me to this story to begin with. She had a lot to cope with in life and I was just happy that this story shed some light on what some may go through.

Himeros on the other hand has enough self confidence to fill a country. As a sex god I would think he is sitting on top of the world, but instead he’s longing for more. I could understand why he felt this way since while he may have a physical connection, he never achieves the emotional connection truly needed in life whether it be a mortal or immortal existence. One thing I absolutely adored about Himeros’ personality is that he’s able to accept Gina immediately including the woman trapped inside of all of the doubt and fear.

Absolutely anyone who enjoys a story of self discovery and larger than life personalities would love this story. Yes, it is an erotic novel with plenty of sex, but it is so much more than that. I was amazed at how much I truly enjoyed the story from start to finish. I know of many people who would enjoy reading this story, and I plan on recommending it to each and every one of them.

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