A silly, cute type book. Written in a sort of chick-lit style with a protagonist who is a children's librarian and half-superhero, and about to enter a role full time as a Protector. That is, if she doesn't fail her test or decline the job - both of which means she will become mortal and suffer a memory wipe. Losing her memory will mean forgeting her superhero relatives (her dad and big brother). Her powers are x-ray vision, super strength and super sensitivity (chocolate makes her practically explode), but her ability to move objects is almost non-existent. Meanwhile she has met a man she is interested in, but he is mortal and she is afraid of entering a relationship with him, and her cousin (who is being tested the same time as she is), is doing all he can to make her fail her superhero test. Several characters with interconnecting threads as the evildoers scheme and maneuver while the good-guys are mostly blissfully unaware and bumble along.
First book in a 4 book series regarding modern day superheros. They were all fun to read and best read in order. I hate reading a book and finding out that there were other books regarding the characters that were done prior: The order is: Aphrodite's Kiss, Aphrodite's Passion, Aphrodite's Secret and Aphrodite's Flame.
First book in the series about the Greek Gods and their descendants in the modern world. Entertaining and quirky, with a well thought-out world. A nice, fast read.
Zoe Smith's life has always been a bit odd, but now things are really getting out of hand. Shes about to turn 25, her super powers are not exactly under control and she has to decide whether to join the Council of Protectors or be turned into a mortal.
Also, she has met a handsome private investigator who she really wants to get to know better, but, since she is currently being tested by the Council, this isnt the best time.
This is a truly interesting premise with a good romance and a bit of humor.
I love all of Julie Kenners superheroes books. This was the first in the series and an excellent introduction.(OK Cat's Fancy is slightly related.)
Enjoyed the book very much. Looking forward to reading the rest in this series.
This book was a little too fluffy for my tastes.
I thought it was cute, a nice afternoon read. I would definetely read a story centered around one one the side characters.
Loved this series...if you like a story filled with humor and/or you have a love of superheroes...this is a great series. This is book one...each book in the series introduces you to characters you will meet in later books. Plus in this book it is a woman superhero!!! Totally cool story!
A lightweight fun read, humorous and something different.
First book that i'd read by her. immediately went out and bought the other 3 in the series. Very cute.
kind of silly, but a quick read
Funny, cute, a good light read.
What a great premise for a book. I did very much enjoy it.
Cute and funny read..nice romance with some really quirky characters..wont disappoint but all of Julie Kenner's books are a good read!
julie kenner's aphrodite's set is good. enjoy. vj
Aphrodites Kiss by Julie Kenner
Superhero Central Book 1
Zoe Smith, the quiet librarian at the school is more than she seems to be, much more. She is a half-ling. Its her twenty-fifth birthday soon and she is hoping to become a Protector, then her special skills will be used to protect the mortals. When a hunky mortal crosses her path, she struggles against the attraction. There hasnt been one case where the Protector and mortal have had a successful relationship, her own parents included.
George Bailey Taylor went from being a cop to a private investigator. They praised him as a hero, but wanted to put him behind the desk after he was shot. He wasnt the type of man to be stuck at a desk job. When he meets Zoe, he sees her as the perfect woman. Quiet and in need of someone like him to protect her. Taylor has no clue that woman could bench press his car if she chose to do so.
A story full of unique characters, like Zoes half-brother Hale and his pet ferret, Elmer. Deena and Hoop and good old cousin, Mordi. The author really brings Elmer to life, poor little guy can only be understood by Hale, a real problem when he has something important to say and no one else can understand him.
A previous book, The Cats Fancy, is where Hoop and Deena meet. Things happened in that book and are referred to in Aphrodites Kiss, so you may want to start with it. There are six books in this series: Book 2: Aphrodites Passion, Book 3: Aphrodites Secret, Book 4: Aphrodites Flame, Book 5 & 6 are Anthologies: These Books Were Made For Stomping & A Mothers Way.