I’ve always been a tremendous fan of novels about Greek gods and their personal quirks. Sweet Hell absolutely delivers with a bang. To say I loved the novel does not give it the credit it deserves. Absolutely fabulous is more on par. The characters in this novel are so charming, I actually laughed out loud at their antics. The storyline is wonderful, and it caught me from the very first line and I was unable to stop reading until I was done. I will say that this is not a book for younger readers, as the heat level is sizzling. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that this delightful book will enchant readers for many years to come.
Dionysus is bored. He’s immortal, and as a god, he’s had eons to entertain himself with his various girlfriends. He is almost desperate for a change, so he’s off to Toronto, on the advice of his cousin, Eryx. On a whim, he stops in a local bakery, owned by the Marino brothers, for a cup of coffee. What he doesn’t expect is the gorgeous creature behind the counter, Josie Marino, sister to the two owners. At first, he’s put off by her gruff attitude and her flour bedecked appearance. However, the more he gets to know her, the more he starts to realize, something is wrong. The unthinkable is happening. He’s falling for her! Now he just has to convince her, and convince her of the fact that, he is, in fact, a god. Until a ghost from his past arrives and threatens Josie’s life. Now Dionysus and Josie are off on an epic quest to right an ancient wrong, if they can. If they fail, Dionysus will lose Josie forever. Can they do it? Or will this all be an exercise in futility?
Dionysus, Greek god of wine and theater, is the world’s original playboy. But lately, he has been restless, moody, and he knows something is wrong. His carefree and bacchanalian lifestyle is starting to feel like one long string of meaningless sexual escapades. Even worse, he is suddenly aroused by the idea of marriage. To top it all off, Josie Marino, the mouthy, disheveled, and eternally annoying woman who serves him coffee at the local bakery, sets him on fire.
Josie, a Toronto baker of Italian heritage, is not looking for love or lust. Especially not with Dionysus Iros, the most aggravating, demanding customer she'd ever had to serve. With his rippling muscles and sexy, knowing eyes, he's obviously trouble with a capital T. Unfortunately, he's also the star of her every X-rated dream. She’s known players like Dionysus before, and one of them almost got the better of her. Josie determines she will not fall for his considerable physical charms, come hell or high water.
But Dionysus turns strangely protective when a sinister character arrives at Josie’s bakery, and they can no longer deny their unwanted feelings for one another. They are forced to embark on a bizarre, sexually-charged journey to hell itself, which threatens to either change them for the better, or destroy them. 140 pages