Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: Tall, Dark and Divine by Jenna Bennett

Tall, Dark and Divine
Jenna Bennett
April 23, 2013
Entangled Publishing: Covet
291 pages


Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right, and has gone out looking for Mr. Tonight instead. A conversation overheard in the bathroom of Dionysus’s Bar about a jilted and lonely "Greek god" in need of a quick pick-me-up sounds like just what she’s looking for.
But picking up the god of love for a one-night stand is easier said than done--especially when he's sworn off mortals forever.

Eros has been down and out since his ex-wife left him, and falling for another mortal woman is the last thing he needs. Which means a maddening desire for the woman across the street is not in the cards. Thus begins his quest to find a match made in heaven for Annie. It's the perfect plan ... if only Eros can bear to let the girl of his dreams go.
Can a woman looking for love, and a matchmaking god who wants her to find it—with someone else—have a shot at a happy ending, or will Eros's golden arrows miss their mark, for once?

I really loved the romance of this book - is a sweet love story for two sweet characters. Annie thinks she knows who her perfect man is, and Eros, the God of Love, and his misguided intentions, are determined to get him for her. The interaction and chemistry between Annie and Eros was great, but unfortunately the rest of the book became distracting. With the possible exception of Dion, the secondary "god/goddess" characters are so one-dimensional and boring, I found myself skimming over any scene that didn't involve Annie and "Ross" (whose nickname was as much of an annoying distraction as those other characters). And Annie's initial love interest, Harry, seemed almost like a cartoon character than a real person. Since the romance really took center stage (as it should), the book was redeemed by it in the end.

Tall, Dark, & Divine: 3.5/5
Cover: 3/5 (I think I prefer the cover from the previous edition)

Note: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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