Thursday, June 12, 2014

PAN'S CONQUEST by Aubrie Dionne: Book Review

Pan's Conquest 

Author: Aubrie Dionne
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Goodreads Blurb:

Syrinx pulled a fast one on Pan to escape his raging lust. The God of Chastity wasn't about to break her vows and succumb to his temptations. Transported to the twenty-first century, she runs a florist shop—fulfilling her fake, mortal life. Until the breathtaking Parker Thomas hires her to decorate his grand estate for a gala. Five hundred roses? Easy enough. Except Parker makes her feel things she can't ignore...

As the God of Fertility, Pan is used to maidens flocking in droves to his pastures. So when Syrinx denies him, he's determined to win the one that got away. He poses as a mortal to get close to her, but he doesn't count on falling hard for his conquest—hard enough to make a life and stay.

But Syrinx is falling in love with a man that doesn't exist. Can Pan hide his identity forever, or will the truth tear them apart?


My star rating: 4/5

The concept of this book grabbed me from the start.  Pitting the god of fertility against the god of chastity, in modern times no could that NOT be interesting?  Alas, I was not disappointed.  Syrinx was exactly how I might have expected her to be: judgmental, but just hypocritical enough to make you like her.  Pan was a sexy ball of loveable. 

The pacing was even and easy to follow, though plot relied atypically heavily on secondary characters to move along.  Syrinx's evolution as a character was credited to her sister (whom I would love to have seen more of), while Pan's was due to his butler. 

There aren't any steamy love scenes, but I enjoy a sweet romances just as much as panty droppers so that didn't bother me.  The problem was it just didn't have much of any tension.  Aside from just being in the habit of wanting a happily ever after, I really didn't have a reason to root for these two to get together. Okay, so they both enjoy the forest and come from Mt Olympus.  Super.  SHOW me the draw they have to one another.  I just didn't feel it.

That being said, it is a good, light romance that doesn't pull too much at your mood.  Perfect for a lazy summer read. 

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