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Love it? Bad boys in ‘Mortal Temptations’ January 27, 2009

Posted by Diana McCabe in Reviews/summaries.
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I’m not one to judge a book by its cover — but sometimes I’m tempted. These ovmortal_ersized paperbacks seem to be filled with a lot more sex than complicated paranormal plot. I read one of Lora Leigh’s oversized books, “Tempting the Beast, and had the same experience. So I guess when I picked up “Mortal Temptations,” by Allyson James (who has a great following on amazon.com), I should’ve known the nookie was gonna get kookie. Her premise starts out intriguing and then takes a Laurell K. Hamilton bent:

Winged hunk winds up in woman’s antiques store. She (Patricia) is a psychic, which never really has anything to do with anything in this story. The dude with the pretty black wings — Nico — is really a deity being punished by the goddess Hera. He and his buddy — Andreas (a snow leopard) — are cursed to be sex slaves to women — to be used and dumped over and over again. This apparently has caused them great pain over the years. (sob)

heraPatricia and another woman — Rebecca — help the demi-gods track down an artifact that might have an inscription that breaks the curse — so everyone can live happily ever after. Unfortunately, unless you’re into threesomes (there’s a little bit of this in the beginning of the book), the whole funky plot about Hera (READ MORE ABOUT HER HERE) and bad boys, goes thunk for me. It’s the dudes! they are so clueless about the inscription and how to break the curse that I thought maybe they deserved it.

However, these books and authors have a lot of fans so let me know what you think. Write a review in comments!

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