What a Goddess Wants

Expect pages and pages of erotic love scenes in this newest book by author Stephanie Julian, but also expect a unique and intriguing fantasy plot that manages to carry the story through to a very satisfying ending. Sun Goddess Tess is fated to die if a nasty Underworld God has his way. So, she desperately seeks out help from a most unlikely source: a dark, dangerous, and oh-so-cynical, immortal warrior named Caligo. With him, she is stronger --because sexual energy boosts her powers. Caligo is a legendary lover in his own right, but he's a little more than leery about ever-- again -- getting involved with selfish, spoiled Goddesses. But when the two meet, the sexual energy between them flies off the charts.

The explosive passion between Caligo and Tess dramatically heat up the pages, but there's also suspense, romance, danger, misunderstandings, all entwined within a magical, mystical world the author has created. Ms. Julian's world building is unique and rich, and her characters are intriguing. I didn't get a feel of "sympathy" or even "liking" at first for Tess, as she came off being very spoiled and selfish. But her character growth through the story improved and by the end I was happily anticipating the HEA for her and Caligo.

All in all, a good read, and for those fans of erotic romance/fantasy -- a must read. This story delivers.

Book Blurb for What a Goddess Wants

It's OK no one remembers Etruscan Sun goddess Tessa. But when a demon threatens her life, she must turn to mythology's darkest warrior for protection...

Caligo of the Cimmerians has never met a woman as warm, sunny and inviting as Tessa. Their sizzling mutual attraction quickly sweeps the two of them into a love story that's worthy of the gods...

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2011 3.75