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- Print Length: 389 pages
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- Publication Date: June 25, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B010G5KPUI
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Abby stumbles into an ex-lover, a dead demi-god and the realization that a crucial relic has been stolen right out from underneath Zeus’ nose. Eris, the Goddess of Chaos and Discord, is behind the theft and murder and the faltering powers Abby is trying to keep secret. With Zeus breathing down her neck, she’ll need to keep her wits about her as she races against the clock and Zeus’ imposed two-week time period.
Of course, this is easier said than done. Not only is she struggling with a budding attraction to a sexy lawman and feelings for long-time friend, Hermes, she’s also trying to keep everyone out of the path of a vengeful goddess while saving the Earth and Olympus from the reign of a tyrant. What’s a goddess to do when the fate of the world rests upon her fashionable shoulders?
I was really impressed how much I enjoyed Out of Practice Aphrodite. So much so that I gave it five stars which is hard to earn from me so that speaks volumes about how much I liked it. I'm also looking to add this author who is totally new to me to my print collection because I liked it so much.
I especially loved all the trouble Abby constantly finds herself in. She's a Murphy's Law of romance. I loved her.
I was delighted to gain a heroine who was flawed, who had issues, and drama galore as well as enough nemesis out to make her life a living hell.
Out of Practice Aphrodite is full of comedy and laughs and totally adorable with plenty of debacles to keep you entertained from beginning to end. I totally loved this book and I can't wait for future installments. I'm so excited.
I'm thrilled I have new author and a new series to fall in love with! Check it out if you haven't had the chance, I know you'll enjoy it as well.
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The main characters are Aphrodite (Abby), her friend Artemis (Artie), and Hermes, along with a shapeshifter being named Keto who hangs with Aphrodite. I am not familiar with Keto being in the Greek pantheon, but I really only learned the basics in college.
All of the main characters are very well developed, with excellent back stories on almost all of them. Of course the history, backgrounds, and past dealings of the gods are a major part of the story, so excellent character development should be a must anyway. Even many of the other gods who are less prominent in this story are well described. I would say that if you knew nothing of Greek mythology going in, you would learn something about it (at least informally) reading this book.
Zeus sends Abby on some kind of mission to get two people to fall in love as penance for some mistakes Abby made which may have revealed all the gods' existence to mortals, which we are never supposed to know, I guess. With help of Artie and Keto, and some by Hermes, Abby manages to run afoul of human law enforcement and get herself into some rather ticklish situations with those on Mt.Olympus.She also rediscovers how political and underhanded life among the gods can be, affirming why she prefers to live among the mortals on earth.
The action is fast-paced, humorous, and surprisingly light, especially when several situations involve the injury and possible permanent death of supposedly immortal beings. Abby's dealings with the mortal, Marshall, get a little convoluted and drawn out, but that does not greatly diminish the story. The banter written into the book is part of the enjoyment. Sometimes the gods get sayings wrong, or get called out for being big talk, but a softie in action.
This is the first book of a series, but this story does get totally resolved. No cliff-hangers here. Overall, a solid four stars for an imaginative book.
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True to mythos it draws from, without being hobbled.
Fun read. Recommended.