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cover61761-mediumAt the wedding of two Greek gods, Kaye Underhill is the only mortal in a sea of scantily clad nymphs and fickle satyrs. And worse — she’s dateless. The only bright side is the hot, muscled hunkiness of the God of War, who’s seated next to her. But there’s no way Kaye could ever grab a god’s attention… Is there?

Ares is in big trouble. A vengeful witch curses him, and the first person he touches will steal his strengths, while he receives their weaknesses. When Kaye trips, Ares catches her and poof! His powers disappear, and Kaye suddenly has the strength and coordination of a Greek god. To break the curse and regain his powers, Ares must get Kaye to fall in love with him.

But for the god who makes war, making love presents a whole new set of problems…

Ares’ Temptation is a lot of fun – I really enjoyed the idea of gods in our world, especially one who is without his powers.  My only complaint is that it didn’t seem like enough time was spent having Ares learn from his time being powerless.  He does and we see it to a certain degree but I think maybe there was a chance to delve a little deeper into that. 

Buuuut, what I got I enjoyed.  I liked seeing his interactions with Kaye.  She’s funny and spunky and a good foil for him.  He’s sexy and hunky and a little lost which is also fun.  It isn’t a huge fish out of water story, just some touches, mostly because Ares is too proud to show it too much.  And the time he spent with Kaye’s family does teach him a thing or two about patience and forgiveness.   There is also a bit of a  battle at the end, adding just that touch of danger and suspense to the story and showing off Ares’ new attitude.

I love these reimaging stories – taking well known (and sometimes even lesser known) fictional characters and giving them something new.  Dionne does a good job here and I’m thinking that it might be fun to see what she can do with Ares’ brothers and sisters.