The selfish and gorgeous Greek God Triton is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus' mistress and can only gain reentry if he finds a woman who loves him for his kindness and selflessness, not his beauty. When the mortal Sophia - recovering from an eye operation and virtually blind - needs a home healthcare worker, he takes on the role, hoping she will be his ticket home.
While defending Sophia from an unknown adversary, Triton's protective instinct emerges. At the same time, rival Gods do everything to doom him to failure. And even if Triton can win Sophia's love, will he throw it away to return home, or will he lose his own heart to the only woman who truly sees him?
©2010 Tina Folsom (P)2013 Tina Folsom
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"A Good Story to Pass the Time"
Triton, a bad boy Greek God, is punished by Zeus for sleeping with Zeus’ mistress. His punishment, he is exiled to Earth to find a mortal woman that will love him for him and not his good looks that make all the girls go OWWWW!!!! Sophie is a mortal that is trying to open a B&B in the midst of financial problems, a seedy contractor, and a deceiving cousin, oh, did I mention she has recently had a horrible accident that has render her mostly blind. Triton sees this as the perfect opportunity to woo Sophia because she is blind and she won’t be able to judge him based on his looks.
I decided to listen to this book because I adore Tina’s Scanguard Vampires series. Although the storyline is predictable, its redeeming quality is the interaction between Triton, Dionysus, Hermes and Eros. Tina has the ability to write a story that delivers humor and witty comebacks that causes the reader/listener to smile or laugh while they are listening to the story. The fours gods were hilarious and offer a nice shake up throughout the story. I also thought Sophia’s best friend was funny as well. As always, Tina writes some steamy, hot romance scenes. Seriously be careful, they might melt your headphones.
Eric did a great job with the narration. Unlike some male narration, they have a tendency to make the female voices shrill and too high. Eric did a nice balance with the female voice, making them feminine without high shrill. His narration for Triton curled my toes, yumm!!
Worth a credit, sure. The story is enjoyable and the characters are quite likable if not just a bit predictable.
"Falling in love with a mortal"
Titus learn to love Sophia and learns how to be in service to another losing his arrogance in the process. I find the characters comforting and refreshing.
Titus leaves Sophia thinking he is under a love spell and doesn't want to hurt her when he forgets her when the spell wears off, but once he realizes that he truly loves her, he can't stay away.
No, but he did a great job with the voices and was easy to listen too.
Yes, I loved the story in book form and couldn't wait to hear the audiobook version. It didn't disappoint. It made my walking routine go by in a flash.
The Greek series is quirky, fun and sexy. You will like every moment with the gods. Folsom has a way to bring her characters to life and makes you want to know them.
"Not bad but..."
The graphic, foul language detracted from the story. It is pornographic literature. I avoid books of this nature. There should be a rating somewhere about the language. The entire book was told by the end of chapter one.
I do not know if her other books are verbal pornography. That will stop me from future purchases.
Eric G. Dove performance is what had me listen to the entire book.
I would have cut a good portion of the pornographic language. The book synopsis didn't hint at this.
This book needs to be placed with labeled so the pornographic language will not be a shock to unsuspecting listeners.
"T'WAS A JOY TO LISTEN TO THIS PARANORMAL ROMANCE"
Naughty naughty Triton, a bad boy Greek God and a supreme playboy (well he's so handsome the ladies just throw themselves at him) but he seduces one too many women and the fall from grace thankfully gives us, the listeners, a very entertaining and enjoyable listen.
As Triton embarks on his 'mission' we encounter mythology, some memorable likeable and charismatic characters which includes his friends Dionysus, Eros and Hermes, a meddlesome half brother, secrets, murder attempts, a greedy cousin and a few twists that Triton's blindsided by.
This was a fairly lighthearted fun story about the instant attraction and sexual chemistry between Triton and Sophia which awards us a tender, steamy, sexy, touching romance as they both have to learn to trust each other - but unfortunately, outsiders cause havoc in their budding relationship with some disastrous consequences. Humorous dialogue finishes off the merits of this well written, well narrated romantic paranormal mythological journey of self-discovery, sacrifice and love as Triton and Sophia finally succumb to their inevitable destinies.
Worth a credit? It's left me panting for more, so that's a definite YES and I can't wait for book 2 A Scent of Greek which is Dionysus' love story.
"Tina Folsom does it again"
This is a fun love story involving mythology. Ms. Folsom sure knows how to spin a story for the reader. The story is nicely paced and contains a little of everything, like love, comedy and suspense. The narrator has done a wonderful job narrating the story. I could close my eyes and envision the story playing out. I love this series.
"Did Not Finish"
So far I have listed this book as a DNF. It had what I thought could be a good plot.. It sounded intriguing.. but I got about halfway and the heroine was just annoying and the hero was too over confident.. I didn't feel any chemistry between them and the story tended to blather on about things that I could really care less about. - why she chose what kind of wall paper.. or tile.. etc. I have this in audiobook.. so maybe one day I might pick it up again and listen some more.. but...who knows.
The Narrator... His voice was fine, he didn't have many "voices" so it all kinda sounded the same.
"Need new narrator!"
I love to read and have read and loved all of Tina's books. I was very skeptical but found I liked to be able to listen & do other things at the same time. However, this narrator did not make it easy. When he just narrates he is good. His character voices are just AWFUL, especially women. Even worse is his fake southern accent which is atrocious.
No, but in my opinion there's nothing better than smelling a books pages.
The Greek Mythology!!
Sophia of course! Always love a strong heroine.
When Triton finally realizes how much Sophia means to him.
This was my first audio book and I realized that I have been missing out. Loved Tina Folsom's Scanguards, and all things vampire lol, but also loved Greek mythology. I stumbled across Folsom's books being discussed and thought I'd check them out. I haven't looked back since lol. I've heard a lot of people complain about some of the narrators and them making it sound horrible, but this one didn't detract from the book. If anything it made it better ;) Take a nice, warm bath and start listening to this book you will feel like you are actually on a beach in Greece.
I'm a huge fan of the Scanguards series so I went ahead and gave this book a try. I did enjoy this book it is a nice piece of romantic fluff, although I like the other series better. I am also a fan of stories with the Greek mythology included, my favorite being Sherrilyn Kenyon for romance and Percy Jackson for kids. The story line wouldn't have been my first pick, but since it was Tina Folsom I gave it a try. With that in mind I wasn't a huge fan of Triton, he does improve immensely which is why I continued on with the story. Overall a 3.5 rating. I will probably read the remaining books eventually, but I might wait for a sale. Narrator is good, he has a nice sexy voice.
"Parts are too corny"
I love fantasy. But, I just could not connect with this one to believe it. There were way too many holes in the plot. The hero was just too annoying to take seriously. But, I did listen to the whole book and the story was entertaining though
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