"You won't be able to stop yourself from laughing out loud at this one!"
Nerdy Dorreth Chamberlain, commonly called Pea, is not
having a good day. Not only is her dog—who thinks she's a
cat—stuck in a tree, the fireman who comes to rescue Chloe
is none other than the man she's had a major crush on,
Griffin DeAngelo. The worst part is that he doesn't even
recognize her, but he immediately remembers her beautiful
married neighbor. After Chloe is back on the ground where
she belongs, Pea continues with her day and goes to her
dance class. After that, she decides to treat herself by
going to Lola's. Unknown to Pea, at somewhat loose ends,
the Goddess of Love herself, Venus, is also at Lola's
along with the Goddess of Spring, Persephone. And
unbeknownst to Venus, her husband in name only, Vulcan, is
watching her. Not surprisingly, Hera, Vulcan's mother, is
watching him watch Venus. So when Pea runs into the
ladies' room after belching very loudly into the waitress'
face and invokes Venus' help in attaining happiness and
ecstasy, Hera uses her magic to ensure Venus will be bound
to Pea until she attains her goal. So when Venus and
Persephone are ready to go back to Olympus, Persephone can
leave with no problems, but Venus is unable to go with her
and is stuck in Tulsa.
So it's a pretty wet Venus who shows up at Pea's door and
Pea, being the kind-hearted person she is, takes Venus in
and the two of them proceed to have a chat, never
realizing Vulcan is watching them. Vulcan is immediately
drawn to Pea, sensing a kindred soul in her. Neither one
of them has ever fit in. Due to his limp, Vulcan has never
felt as if he belonged with all the other perfect Gods and
Goddesses on Olympus. Well, Venus has decided to bring out
Pea's inner Goddess and takes Pea in hand on a shopping
trip. They go all out shopping and Pea has her hair done,
gets new clothes and shoes and she looks totally
different. Venus has also determined to help Pea get
Will Pea find her inner Goddess? Will Vulcan ever fit in?
Will Pea get the man of her dreams? And who is that man?
Will Venus realize in all the centuries she's found love
for other people, she's never been in love herself?
GODDESS OF LOVE is one of the funniest romances I have
read! P.C. Cast has done it again, added another one to my
keeper shelf with GODDESS OF LOVE. From the dog that gets
stuck in trees because she thinks she's a cat, to Pea
dropping a huge black dildo at the feet of the man she's
had a major crush on, this story kept me laughing out
loud. I have to admit, the "gift" from Venus ending up at
Griffin's feet was my favorite scene. Underneath all the
laughter, this is the story of four people who have never
opened themselves to love. All four of them live lonely
lives and in this story, we get to be with them as they
fall in love. If you enjoy P.C. Cast's stories as much as
I do, don't miss this one!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted May 16, 2007
When it comes to romance, even the experts don't know it all...
With "humor and verve," (Publishers Weekly) Cast tells the story of
the mythical Venus who comes to life to help a nerdy woman find her
Pea Chamberlain needs a makeover-shoes, hair, clothes, make-up-if she
wants to attract an źbersexy fireman. And who could better coax Pea
out of her pod than the Goddess of Love, whom she invokes in a moment
Venus works her magic on Pea, but who will help her when she falls for
that same sexy fireman? Could Venus need a love makeover for herself?
Check out the five-alarm heat when the Goddess of Love unexpectedly
loses her heart.