"An engaging metaphysical romantic suspense"
Protector Hale looks at mortals with disdain except for
his half-sister Zoe, who he rationalizes has some real
blood flowing in her veins to overcome her tainted side.
Hale is assigned to obtain Aphrodite's Girdle, a magical
artifact that has been missing for years has suddenly
surfaced. If Hieronymous the outcast former Protector
gains the belt, he might control the world.
Mortal Tracy Tannin wears the belt though she has no
idea what she is wearing. All she knows is that she, a
plain Jane, now has males chasing after her. Hale knows he
must not use his powers to acquire the belt, so he plans to
seduce her into giving it to him. However, to his chagrin
he finds himself wanting Tracy and not just for a one-night
stand even if he rationalizes that the Girdle is doing this
The sequel to APHRODITE'S KISS, APHRODITE'S PASSION, is
an engaging metaphysical romantic suspense. Readers will
gain immense pleasure from the amusing plot. The lead
characters are a delight as both share love and denial.
Hale refuses to accept he could ever love a creature so
beneath him like his mortal beloved and Tracy cannot
believe that she could capture the heart of this God-like
hunk without donning the belt. The story line is amusing
though the intrigue elements seem more of a diversion. The
return of the cast from the previous novel adds to the fun
and hopefully leads to a certain cousin starring in Julie
Kenner's next Aphrodite's tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 7, 2002