Horny

     Author: Anne Tenino

     Publisher: Riptide Publishing

     Rating:  4 stars

     Buy Links: Riptide  and Amazon 

     Type: Standalone Short

     Purchased By Reviewer

 

Blurb:  Ryan Caulfield is a devout avoider of risk, so it comes as a surprise when he agrees to help a group of supernatural law enforcers catch Zeus (the god voted Least Likely to Keep It in His Pants). But how could he say no? He’s nothing if not law-abiding, even if it’s a legal code from another plane of existence. Besides, it all seems harmless enough . . . at least until the half-naked and all-hot immortal with wings and horns shows up.

In his century as an investigator for the Olympic pantheon, Leander of the eroté has solved a lot of cases and slept with a lot of humans. But on this investigation, it looks like he won’t be doing either. His assigned task is bogus, and the most alluring mortal he’s ever met is determined to avoid hooking up.

But the pull Leander feels toward Ryan the bartender won’t let him turn his attention away for long. Soon, he finds himself interested in much more than his usual dalliances with mortals. Now if only he can convince Ryan he’s worth the risk.

 

Review:  This was fun little story. I’m pretty impressed the author pulled off a unique complete short story with gods that didn’t come off cheesy. It was a very sweet romance that had me laughing out loud and kept me intrigued with the little doses of mythology. I was smitten with the MCs and anticipating the moment they’d finally give in. When they finally do it was meaningful sex! What’s not to like?

Ryan’s world is flipped upside down when a group of demi gods and warriors walk into his bar one night claiming they’re hunting Zeus for crimes against humans. Zeus has gotten into a bit of trouble over the years for using his powers to persuade humans into doing whatever he wants. His punishment is impotence. Zeus being the evil clever man he is finds a way around that in the form of a drug found on Earth that helps a man get it up and he’s using Ryan’s bar to sell it to other gods who have been punished the same way. Ryan and the team join together to stop Zeus from dealing to his pervy “do what they want” friends and bring him in.

Ryan feels a connection to Leander from the start. Again, this could have been very cliché but it totally worked for me. The author builds the tension through the MCs resisting the attraction. The story alternates between Ryan and Leander’s POVs so you do get to know what they’re both thinking. Leander is surprised he’s attracted to a human this strongly. Ryan no longer does casual sex. Five years abstinence goes out the window when Leander sets his sites on Ryan.

This story was such a great read. There was tons of humor from the MCs and the secondary characters. The love story was super romantic without being too sickly sweet. Adorable I’d say if the sexual tension and sex wasn’t so hot. I was very happy with this story. I’d love more from this world. Gany needs to find his man!

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