- Paperback: 242 pages
- Published: October 12, 2012
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1479156671
- ISBN-13: 978-1479156672
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Flames: 3 (nothing over the top)
- Stars: 4/5
He wasn't looking for love. He only wanted to prove he was worthy of being a king's son. Adventurer Theseus had dreamed of meeting his father, King Aegeus. As Theseus journeys to Athens, he meets his match in strength along the way. But is it the will of a beautiful young princess that puts this strong young man finally at his mercy? Or will he be able to conquer the princess's heart?
She had settled for a life of unhappiness and believed a man who would love her for herself was only in her dreams. Princess Ari has followed her father's dictates all her life. On her way to meet her bridegroom, she is attacked. Saved by a handsome adventurer, Theseus, she tempts fate and follows him on his journey to Athens. Being with Theseus opens up a whole new world of opportunity for her. But will she allow her heart or loyal duty choose her life for her?
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I've never really read anything that included mythology. But I loved how Greta included so many different myths and legends surrounding her characters. It was a fun read. There were several moments when I was like "Oh, no, what's next for these two?" LOL. I feel like she threw everything at them. Well, maybe not the kitchen sink but I am sure we would've gotten to that.
Greta does a good character arc, and the reader is able to see the characters develop and change with the story. I really enjoyed watching Ari come into herself and learn more about what she could do. She had elements of the Amazons, but also some of the more domestic females in the world. Perhaps Greta will spin another tale featuring these two and more happenings with the Amazons. It would definitely be worth checking out.
I recommend this book to those that enjoy mythology based books, and lovers of romance. It's a quick read and enjoyable.
Victoria Pinder (aka Greta Buckle) grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, then became a lawyer. After realizing she hates clients, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is fun, but writing is a passion. She wrote one hundred and one fan fiction stories online before deciding to transition into writing her own stories. Never ask her to republish her fan stories from age eleven- horribly written stories of princesses. Victoria dreams of writing professionally, where her barista can make her coffee and a walk on the beach, can motivate her tales. Theseus story came to her when she was a freshman in high school as her English teacher, the nun, told her how life was hard and tragedy teaches lessons. Victoria’s love of writing has kept her centered and focused. How is she crazy? The voices in her head are characters in novels and she’s not insane.
I hosted her a couple of weeks ago, check out the post, CLICK HERE.