Monday, June 10, 2013

Review: The Goddess by Robyn Grady

Title: The Goddess (Idol Series #1)
Author: Robyn Grady
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781622661152
Genre: Romance
First Published: May 2013
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Warning: This review contains spoilers!

After college graduation, Helene Masters is excited to land a job in a picturesque Aegean kingdom. Tasked with sprucing up the Prince's villa, she inadvertently finds herself trapped on the island with the sexiest man alive. Of course she has to fall for a man who is destined to only marry royalty.

Darius Vasily, Prince of Teirenias, can't figure out what pretty, but accident-prone, Helene is doing at his private estate. After dousing him in paint, she disappears inside the secret cave holding the royal family treasure—a fertility statue, but a cave-in traps them both. Now Darius has to figure out how to save them before he kills her for getting them into this mess in the first place—or gives into their amazing chemistry.

I'm always in for a nice contemporary romance. Especially one that takes place on a beautiful island. Add a sexy prince to the picture, and I'm happy. Except, the story wasn't as satisfying as I had hoped. 

First of all, for a big part of the book, the relationship between Helene and Darius is all too easy. They never fight and Helene is fine with everything. Even marrying Darius because she's pregnant. Now I don't know about all you ladies out there, but if a guy would ask me to marry him just because I was pregnant, I would punch him in the face. Marriage should be because of love, not necessity. I was annoyed with Helene because she accepted this all so easily. Luckily, she came around after awhile and decided she didn't want to marry just because of the baby. 

Maybe it's because of what I mentioned above, but I didn't really feel the chemistry between Helene and Darius. They liked each other but to me it felt like that was pretty much it. And as I have mentioned quite a few times, I love bad boys, so Darius was too good for me. Everything he did went according to the rules. 

Now, what I thought was cool, was the end of the book. The epilogue was really unexpected and I liked it very much! The Goddess is a light and okay story but I can't give it more than 3 stars.

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