Publisher: Night Publishing
Publish Date: March 3, 2012
Origins: From Author for Review
Order From: Amazon
Synopsis: Look but don't touch has never been more true...
The gods forbade her to love, but love is a powerful force. Acacia has been created purely for Eros' pleasure but discovers within moments of being summoned into his presence that he has no interest in her whatsoever. Rejected, she is banished to Earth to serve as Eros' minion with the task of promoting the blissful state of love among all those around her, a state she must never indulge in with a human being herself on pain of immediate destruction. And then comes Josh, someone whose power of attraction over Acacia is so intense she will find it utterly impossible to resist him. But is he human? Is he a god? Or is he a trick of the gods? And what would happen should they kiss?
Review: The Erosians were created to appease Eros after he lost his true love, Psyche, to another. However, he doesn't want any of them. They all live on Earth, making love matches for humans, yet they are never allowed to have love for themselves. Even though Eros does not want them, no one else can have them. Acacia is the youngest of the Erosians and has been thrown into this world with no idea of the power plays and politics which brought her into being after the other Erosians. Then she meets Josh, who she is instantly drawn to, but obviously can't tell him the truth of who she is or the fact that he'll be killed if she loves him. Acacia's worst nightmares come true and she gets sent away, until...
I love Greek mythology and this story is a romance with some interesting twists. I loved the idea of gods on earth making love matches for humans and I do know the feeling of being instantly drawn to someone. While I know Acacia was purposely left in the dark about a lot of things, I felt as if she didn't really try to find out much until it was too late. I also found it odd how Acacia was able to fall into someone else's arms so easily after Josh, unless she was manipulated (which was hinted at). I want to see where the next book takes Acacia and the rest of the cast of complex characters! I hope we learn more of the Erosians' history...