Book Reviews of Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning, Bk 5)

Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning, Bk 5)
Goddess of Love - Goddess Summoning, Bk 5
Author: P. C. Cast
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ISBN-13: 9780425215289
ISBN-10: 0425215288
Publication Date: 6/5/2007
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 63 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning, Bk 5) on + 96 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book had a lot of humor which had me laughing out loud... literally. It was a good book for anyone who felt like they don't belong (which is anyone human or goddess). It is a problem we all share and this book does a good job of solving that problem for our main characters. Oh, and I don't think this is quite a spoiler... but it is in the book. Coconut oil IS good for the hair as well as the skin. It is one of the few oils that can be absorbed into the hair shaft. Just a little trivia from the book that was accurate. :-)
reviewed Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning, Bk 5) on + 643 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Let me start by saying that I love this series. All 4 books I read so far are on my keeper pile...... Except this one.

...I will not give any spoilers here...

I really liked the sauciness in the heroines in WARRIOR RISING because it portrayed the human characters very well, even if the sauciness sometimes got on my nerves, it was well executed and I kept the book. Having say that, would like to make comparison to the characters here. Persephone did not act like Persephone from GODDESS OF SPRING we already know. Along with VENUS and PEA the main character and a high-school director, they acted like they were 17 or just got high. The 'sauciness' was badly executed and made the characters appear immature.

PEA (we never find out how she got the nick name) has dancers flawless body, the perfect perfect job, prefect car, perfect home and of course goes everywhere in sweatpants and can't figure out how to dress her self even though her home is designed with prefect ...... (are you hating the perfect word yet? I know I do)......attention to detail, and feels awkward because she has not figured out there are cosmetic products to tame any wild hair with frizz... And has a crush on a guy who doesn't even remember her name.

Said guy is absolutely perfect in every way, he has a sculpted face, tall muscular body, bad boy style, is a metal working artist and is a fireman. Of course he also has four flawlessly beautiful, and successful sisters (one is publisher) who too have the chattiness and brattiness of 14year olds.

Venus goes from 'know it all about love - Goddess of love' to being advised by Pea who two days before couldn't even define love. However she is the best character in this weak story, funny, spunky and creates some awkward moments to laugh at, with her openness to discuss her field 'the art of sensual and erotic love'.

Her husband, Vulcan, the God of fire, started very strong and intriguing, but turned into a "pin-up". A character the author pins up to fill a hole. The only things we learn about him is his obsession about his imperfection... A Limp...his control of fire, his awkwardness, shines and contemplated suicide. And that his marriage is a sham...

The story though well executed was a disappointment. By page 15! I predicted (accurately) where the story will go and what will be the twist at the end. This I think was for me bigger problem then the immature but perfect in every way characters. It is like reading Angels and Daemons with someone telling you at the beginning how the book ends..... Totally dissatisfying.

I rated the book with 3 stars but I think had I not read other books in this series, and known that P.C. Cast can write amazing stories, I might have been less generous.
reviewed Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning, Bk 5) on + 643 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Let me start by saying that I love this series. All 4 books I read so far are on my keeper pile...... Except this one.

...I will not give any spoilers here...

I really liked the sauciness in the heroines in WARRIOR RISING because it portrayed the human characters very well, even if the sauciness sometimes got on my nerves, it was well executed and I kept the book. Having say that, would like to make comparison to the characters here. Persephone did not act like Persephone from GODDESS OF SPRING we already know. Along with VENUS and PEA the main character and a high-school director, they acted like they were 17 or just got high. The 'sauciness' was badly executed and made the characters appear immature.

PEA (we never find out how she got the nick name) has dancers flawless body, the perfect perfect job, prefect car, perfect home and of course goes everywhere in sweatpants and can't figure out how to dress her self even though her home is designed with prefect ...... (are you hating the perfect word yet? I know I do)......attention to detail, and feels awkward because she has not figured out there are cosmetic products to tame any wild hair with frizz... And has a crush on a guy who doesn't even remember her name.

Said guy is absolutely perfect in every way, he has a sculpted face, tall muscular body, bad boy style, is a metal working artist and is a fireman. Of course he also has four flawlessly beautiful, and successful sisters (one is publisher) who too have the chattiness and brattiness of 14year olds.

Venus goes from 'know it all about love - Goddess of love' to being advised by Pea who two days before couldn't even define love. However she is the best character in this weak story, funny, spunky and creates some awkward moments to laugh at, with her openness to discuss her field 'the art of sensual and erotic love'.

Her husband, Vulcan, the God of fire, started very strong and intriguing, but turned into a "pin-up". A character the author pins up to fill a hole. The only things we learn about him is his obsession about his imperfection... A Limp...his control of fire, his awkwardness, shines and contemplated suicide. And that his marriage is a sham...

The story though well executed was a disappointment. By page 15! I predicted (accurately) where the story will go and what will be the twist at the end. This I think was for me bigger problem then the immature but perfect in every way characters. It is like reading Angels and Daemons with someone telling you at the beginning how the book ends..... Totally dissatisfying.

I rated the book with 3 stars but I think had I not read other books in this series, and known that P.C. Cast can write amazing stories, I might have been less generous.
reviewed Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning, Bk 5) on + 24 more book reviews
Another hit in the Goddess series. I laughed out loud so often. There were more intimate scenes in this one than others, but everything is well written. A definite page turner
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Sexy,charming, and fun....The fantasy romance of the year!

My Goddess, does Pea Chamberlain ever need a makeover! Her shoes, hair, clothes, makeup are all disasters, especially if she wants to attract uber-sexy fireman Griffin DeAngelo at the firemen's masked ball. And who better to coax Pea out of her pod than the Goddess of Love, who she invokes when she gets her hands on a book of enchantments.

Sure enough, Venus works her magic on Pea, which is what she has been doing for eons--helping others find love. But who will help the Goddess of Love when she finds herself falling head over heels for the same sexy fireman she is trying to land for Pea? Coud it be that Venus needs a love makeover herself? Check out the fireworks when the Goddess of Love unexpectedly loses her heart... (Pea wins the Goddess of Love's lover God partner Vulcan) *he is much better than the fireman!