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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2010
This sci-fi romance gives readers a heroine you'll never find in a holy book-despite her multifarious mystical powers, the titular goddess is anything but otherworldly. With human flaws and a childish innocence, it's no wonder she falls for a human, and no wonder I'm falling for Maria Hammarblad's novels. Like her debut novel Kidnapped, Touch of the Goddess is breezy and quick-paced. Hammarblad's prose in this romance, however, is cleaner and cleverer than her previous books (making light-hearted banter look effortless). The jury, once again, approves.

Reading time: 2 weeks (maybe less if you're on vacation this month)

Recommendation: As far as the stereotypical romance goes, Hammarblad's writing is almost chaste. Touch of the Goddess is neither hard SF nor hard-core Harlequin: it's a cute, sweet story appropriate for any casual reader who needs a couple hundred-page-long break.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2011
I am not a sci-fi fan, nor am I an admirer of romance, but I am now a Maria Hammarblad fanatic. I just finished an incredible journey in Maria's book "Touch of the Goddess". This book is exploding with adventure and charisma.

You anxiously find yourself on one exciting escapade after another, with the omnipotent Maria Callaway, and her dutiful, yet superior mortal Stephan Forks. You half expect to be exhausted by the continuous adrenaline rush, but instead find yourself eager for more. Hammarblad uniquely combines the unexpected with a space voyage unlike any other. A bit of deceit came into play, with a twist that almost had me disappointed, by a popular genre of our time. However, Maria's exceptional writing style and imagination had me more than delighted that I continued reading.

The energy that emanates from these pages is powerful and spins your mind on several different courses. One minute you feel the discovery of ancient ruins as if watching an Egyptian discovery and the next minute you are free to roam through the idea's of mythology. So many different possibilities masterfully combined, yet smoothly transitioned for an electrifying epic tale.

Hammarblad has found the perfect balance of thrill, romance and nail biting adventure. Her characters are original, alluring and certainly leave a lasting impression. This book was not only refreshing but one that I will not soon forget. I can't wait to read Maria Hammarblad's Part 2 in the Goddess`s Saga "Wrath of the Goddess" and strongly recommend this book with ease. Regardless of your normal taste in reading material this story was ingeniously designed to offer a little something for everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I read the whole series of these books. The first one was good, but each one of the trilogy got better and better. I loved the characters and that kept me going from books to book.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2012
I'm glad I bought this book for my kindle, and it didn't cost me much. This was one of the worst books I've read. I didn't bother finishing it. I read Kidnapped by Maria Hammarblad which I found much better. Touch of the Goddess was slow and jumped around way too much. I won't be buying anymore of the Goddess series.
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on January 1, 2014
Maria is a goddess, an alien being with extraordinary powers - I can't really see why she falls in love with Stephan, a drunk with sex on the brain, but OK, she does.
However, the writing is puerile and the story seems like the author's own daydreams about being a superhero. I couldn't force myself beyond 32%
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on December 8, 2013
It was a good read and interesting plot. Just to much love problems and sexual stuff-got annoying, but the story line was interesting.
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on May 28, 2015
Liked this book. Got it as a free download on my Kindle. Will look for more books by this author
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