Published by Entangled Publishing on March 24, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Sexual Content: kissing
Reviewed by: Kristina
At the wedding of two Greek gods, Kaye Underhill is the only mortal in a sea of scantily clad nymphs and fickle satyrs. And worse — she’s dateless. The only bright side is the hot, muscled hunkiness of the God of War, who’s seated next to her. But there’s no way Kaye could ever grab a god’s attention... Is there?
Ares is in big trouble. A vengeful witch curses him, and the first person he touches will steal his strengths, while he receives their weaknesses. When Kaye trips, Ares catches her and poof! His powers disappear, and Kaye suddenly has the strength and coordination of a Greek god. To break the curse and regain his powers, Ares must get Kaye to fall in love with him.
But for the god who makes war, making love presents a whole new set of problems...
The premise of a human becoming embroiled in the mythological world of the Greek gods is a pretty interesting one. I haven't really read too many Greek god stories so I jumped at the opportunity to read ARES' TEMPTATION and the plot sounded fun. I liked how Ares' was tricked into associating with humans for the first time in well, ever apparently. This led to many hilarious moments with Ares trying to adjust to being human. Watching him try to speak like a modern man was also really funny especially considering the fact that Kaye gave him a romance novel to learn how to talk.
Ares came off like jerk much of the time but he is the god of war and a god so arrogance I guess is par for the course. Kaye was sweet though I am very tired of the 'clumsy heroine falling all over herself' trope. Kaye's sweetness and goodness is all I can pretty much say about her. I couldn't really connect with her and didn't really buy into the whole romance with Ares. They just seemed so different even with the curse that took Ares' powers away for a bit that was supposed to make Ares' less of a jerk.
I think why ARES' TEMPTATION fell flat for me was that it didn't have really have enough romance in it. It had the getting to know you and meeting the family with some intense kissing but they didn't feel like a couple at the end of the story. The story is a quick read and has some funny moments with an interesting concept that fell a little flat for me.