It’s no secret that I love Jenna Bennett’s writing. I adored her New York Times bestselling DIY mystery series for Berkley (written as Jennie Bentley), and the real estate mystery series was good fun, too. So when I heard she was writing a paranormal romance, I just had to read it.
Tall Dark, and Divine is just as fun and flirty as Bennett’s mysteries, with great dialogue and characters you’d love to meet in real life.
I’m a big fan of Greek mythology, so pair that with a light romance, and great writing and I’m hooked!
“Eros, the Greek god of love, swore off the useless emotion after his ex ran off with some Viking godling. He’s lost all interest in his matchmaking business, Made in Heaven, until he spots the sweet baker who works across the street. Before she stirs his sullen heart, he’ll match her and get back to his ambrosia-laced wine in no time.
Lonely baker Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right. What she needs is Mr. Right Here, Right Now, and this so-called “Greek God” she’s heard is on the rebound sounds exactly like the perfect kind of distraction. But picking up the bitter, workaholic is easier said than done…especially when he seems unreasonably determined to match her with someone else.
Can a woman looking for love—and the matchmaking god who wants her to find it with someone else—have a shot at a happy ending? May the best god—or mortal—win.”
Eros is to die for, and my favorite character of Bennett’s to date. Annie is relate-able with her insecurities, and few extra pounds, and totally loveable. The characters in this novel jump off the page and into your heart.
I’m not big on reading romance, so when I was asked to read this, I hesitated, I mean really, how good could a mystery writer be at writing romance. Well, Bennett knocked my socks off. I’m hoping she makes this into a series, as I’d love to see a story revolving around Dion.
Greek gods and modern romance, bring it on. I’m ready for more.