Review: Ares’ Temptation by Aubrie Dionne


Ares' Temptation by Aubrie Dionne // VBC ReviewAresTemptation
Aubrie Dionne
Published: March 24, 2015 (Entangled Publishing)
Purchase: Amazon
Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for and honest review

Reviewed by: Jannelle

Rating (out of 5): 3 stars

While attending the wedding of her good friends, Greek Gods Syrinx and Pan, Kaye stumbles into God of War, Ares. Of course Ares isn’t attending the wedding to wish his long-time acquaintances a happy life together; Ares is actually searching for the hybrid goddess and witch, Hecate, who is seeking revenge on Ares after he murdered her brother.

Like any other story with a classical Greek mythological background, Ares Temptation is intricate in that there are many components to it. Once you think you have the story figured out, out pops some new god, goddess or plot twist to keep you intrigued enough to push forward. Honestly, this was the best part of the story for me. The plot was steady moving and the surprises along the way made for a light and fun read. You don’t even have to be familiar with Greek mythologies to enjoy the story.

Part of Hecate’s revenge is to transfer all of Ares’ powers onto the next person he touches, while collecting all of their weaknesses… and he can’t let this person know what is happening in order to freely receive his powers back. Sound complicated? Well, that’s seriously just the beginning.

Needless to say, this starts Ares and Kaye on a journey of discovering each other and it’s a truly sweet love story. Throughout their time together, you realize how little time Ares has spent on the human realm in the thousands of years he has lived and to be honest, I couldn’t understand that. While it made sense to me that he had plenty of battles to fight that kept him away, his lack of desire to be immersed into the current culture made his speech sound a bit ancient and felt wooden. This created a barrier between both characters, hindering their ability to communicate on a common ground and I think it damaged the story a bit.

I was also hoping for more in the romance department between Kaye and Ares. They both seemed pretty passionate about each other and the few alone—time scenes they shared together were intense—I wish there had been more! But between all the drama they had to live through in such a short period of time, I can understand the lack of development in that department.

Overall, AresTemptation was a light and quick read. If youre into Greek myths with a modern twist, this is the book for you.

Sexual content: kissing, scenes of a sensual nature

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