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Reading Under the Willow Tree

Environmental Science student, book reader, big dreamer, Sailing/Kayak/Surf instructor, Film buff, Adventurer, Girl.

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After reading the blurb for The Goddess I was pretty excited, I thought that a woman was going to get trapped in a cave with a hot Prince and that there would be some mystical and magical stuff going on around them. The cave thing happened…for a couple of pages and the rest was just not what I was expecting. There is nothing wrong with that but the blurb hinted that this book would be about a certain thing and it wasn’t.

The Goddess is not a bad book, it was perfectly entertaining but apart from the Prince thing it was just like a lot of the other contemporary romances I have read recently. Two people meet, have sex get pregnant. It is the same old, same old. What didn’t help this book was that at parts (especially towards the end) it all got a little too far-fetched. This was set in the modern day but the people in Aegean act like it’s the 1700’s. They riot when there monarchs chose a woman they dislike, they all are obsessed with this goddess statue and they are just generally over the top, I couldn’t really understand it.

Alongside the main modern day romance there is a separate story set in the past. It was a nice idea but it didn’t really work for me. The historical sections (which are from a story Helene has found hidden in parts around the island) were in big bulks and I think I would have preferred it to be spread out a bit more.

The characters were ok there but they lacked personality. Helene was a bit to overbearing for my taste and Darius was dull and moody. I didn’t hate them but didn’t like them that much either. The romance was also ok but I didn’t feel the chemistry between them, even in the love scenes they felt detached and I just couldn’t quite get behind them.

The Goddess is an entertaining contemporary romance but it just didn’t quite do it for me.

The publisher provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review