Review: Tall Dark and Divine by Jenna Bennett

September 23, 2012 Review 1 ★★

Tall, Dark, and Divine

Tall Dark and Divine

by Jenna Bennett

Genre:  Paranormal Romance |
Excerpt: No | Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Publisher

  • File Size: 287 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Covet) (July 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • ASIN: B008NKMLEW

Rating

Okay – A few good points, but with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want.

Sexual Content

Multiple graphic sex scenes

Description

Eros, the Greek god of love, swore off the useless emotion after his ex ran off with some Viking godling. He’s lost all interest in his matchmaking business, Made in Heaven, until he spots the sweet baker who works across the street. Before she stirs his sullen heart, he’ll match her and get back to his ambrosia-laced wine in no time.

Lonely baker Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right. What she needs is Mr. Right Here, Right Now, and this so-called “Greek God” she’s heard is on the rebound sounds exactly like the perfect kind of distraction. But picking up the bitter, workaholic is easier said than done…especially when he seems unreasonably determined to match her with someone else.

Can a woman looking for love—and the matchmaking god who wants her to find it with someone else—have a shot at a happy ending? May the best god—or mortal—win.

Review

TALL DARK AND DIVINE seemed like it would be a fun story about Greek gods living in the modern world with witty dialogue and some amusing romantic hijinks. Aside from the at times witty dialogue and quirky characters this story just fell flat for me. The characters–whose names were cleverly modernized–came off as one dimensional and very shallow. They all acted like teenagers who pretty much only talked about sex and relationships throughout the whole book. There was really nothing motivating me to care too much about who was going to end up with who.

The relationship between Annie and Eros was kind of cute to start with, but I was put off by their first sex scene which kind of borders on date rape for me. Granted, Greek mythology is filled with gods taking advantage of mortals but in this modern context I was put off. The sex scenes and other methods of persuasion the gods used to mess with relationships didn’t come off so much as cute and silly but kind of weird and manipulative.

TALL DARK AND DIVINE could have been a fun romp but I was left dissatisfied and bored with all of the vapid relationship talk and lack of real character development.

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