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After reading the first two books in this series and enjoying them, I was of course more than pleased when visiting my local library and finding the newest one just sitting there waiting for me to borrow it!
The book in question is - "Goddess of light - P.C.Cast".
Interior designer Pamela Gray is currently exactly where she wants to be, she runs her own business "the red slipper", which is currently one of the best known up and coming interior design companies, though only due to the fact she had managed to persuade her first customer to introduce taste instead of tat to their home!
Problem is that Pamela has no love life, with her ex finally now leaving her alone and not stalking her like he had been doing for the 6 moths previous, she now has no trust in men and prefers her own company and work to get her through the day.
After being hired by a well known fantasy author E.D Faust to renovate his home, she is invited to Las Vegas to get a feel of the design he wants, ie "Ceasers palace", and while she is all about the customer getting their own way, she can't possibly allow him to destroy his beautiful Italian style villa and replace it with a tacky show home, can she?
At the same time in another dimension twins Artemis and Apollo, two of Zeus's children, have (along with some of the other more frivolant gods and goddesses) been told they must spend some time in the mortal world, to give them an insight into the modern world, with the people they are supposed to be ruling and helping, with the "Kingdom of Las Vegas" being the place of destination.
Due to a show that goes disastrously wrong (The semi deity Bachas is jealous as he feels his small kingdom is being invaded by gods and goddesses, so wreaks revenge on them!), Apollo finds himself face to face with Pamela, trying to seduce her enough (due to a binding of herself to Artemis, through a ritual messed with by Bachas) to release her from his sister and make her happy, but Apollo the god of love has never met anyone like Pamela before......
Ok, so this is a different take on a love story, but a romance book none the less.
I have to say the start of this book left a little to be desire, feeling slow and sluggish and me actually giving up once before returning to it, but after a couple of chapters it did become a little better, with me actually loving the ending, which (without any plot spoiling here was incredibly sad, but fantastic at the same time!).
I loved how the gods of the old realm were trusted upon the mortal modern world, with them viewing Las Vegas as I would probably do, with wonder and at times revulsion, though this was ore due to the fact that they could walk around in their immortal realms clothes, through Ceaser's palace and just be considered as members of staff!
The reading is easy going in this book, and is simply described as the perfect love story for modern women who sometimes just want to be treated like a goddess, which of course they very often do!
I have never really been that knowledgeable in the Gods, but did like the idea that I was getting a small insight into these characters, with plenty of information too, but always at a slight disadvantage, with that being stuck in our world, and us modern women teaching then new tricks!
This is of course a modern love story with a twist, this being the case there is of course plenty of sex, not hardcore I want to point out, but more than enough to deem this unsuitable for younger readers, but the ideal book for Mum to whittle away a few precious moments between school runs and dinners, this is absorbing enough to while away some time, but not of course challenging at all, and certainly not a book a bloke would want to read!
The characters are all fun to read about with the main character of Pamela being particularly poignant, being really badly treated by an ex who didn't want her hand in marriage alone, but wanted to consume her, this was really well written about, with her longing for something better being tangible to the reader.
This book is available from www.amazon.co.uk for around the £5.00 mark, and is part of an ongoing series "goddess summoning books", all of which are readable in there own right without having to follow in order, though there are some reoccurring characters in the latter books.
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This was a nice enough book to help pass the time, though not by far the best I have read in the series.
Thanks for reading x