My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ of 5!
This is the first book I read by Vivienne Savage, but it definitely won’t be the last!
📚 As a Reverse Harem fan I was intrigued
📚 As a fan of anything related to the Greek mythology I had my doubts
📚 As a reader I fell in love
Esme seems like your average college student who just got out of a relationship with her douche ex-boyfriend, Daniel, she lives with her BFF Marie, all in all her life is very ordinary. Or it was, right until prince Charming of the college asks her out on a date. Like that’s not enough she’s also being pursued by a ravishing motorcycle bad-boy, and a well renowned artist. After Esme is attacked by a hell hound she learns the truth about the three men. Meet:
Hephaestus aka Alex
Ares aka Beau
Hermes aka Luke
These three gods seem to believe that Esme is the reincarnation of the mortal Aphrodite. Back in the days Aphrodite apparently became fed up with the men and their squabbles, so she decided to give up her divinity and become mortal to get away from it all. The three gods have learned their lesson and this time around, they’re prefer to share instead of living any longer without her in their lives.
One woman. Three Greek gods. Dive into a captivating, action-packed reverse harem romance about an ordinary girl becoming extraordinary.
Even as I’m reading my own summary of the book I don’t feel like I’m doing it justice! But I find it really hard to make an interesting summary, without giving too much away, because as they say: the devil is in the detail, which is definitely the case here. I didn’t really have any high expectations of Divine Ambrosia because I find that as much as I love Reverse Harem books, they don’t often mix well with my love for mythology. On top of that, I did think that the cover was a bit “meh” but it seems that 2018 is the year I need to shake my book-cover judging tendencies. Yes, I know how the quote goes “never judge a book by its cover” but that’s easier said than done.
I absolutely love this well paced and sexy venture into the old myths of the Greek gods. With Vivienne’s skilful merge of old and new, she’s created such a brilliant, fun, sexy and sweet story. On top of that I found Vivienne’s take on things to be amazingly unique, and I really like what she has created. Not just the plot but also the characters – all of them. Often, I find that authors can end up forgetting about the secondary characters, but I always feel that they’re too important to just put to one side. There’s a reason they’re included in the story and for the most part, I think that Vivienne managed to keep hers interesting and relevant. Of the secondary characters I think my personal favourites was Aphrodite and Ares’ divine kids, Deimos and Phobos – for the gods of fear and panic, they definitely stood out and I’m impressed with how Vivienne portrayed them.
Personally, I think that what I enjoyed the most was Esme. Sure, she’s the goddess of love but Vivienne gave a her so many extra layers than the conceited and superficial love Aphrodite is known for. With all those extra layers Esme’s love seems so pure and sincere, which makes this an even better read!
I can’t recommend this book enough, not only reverse harem fans but also for mythology romance fans, who don’t mind some sexy times.
Have you read the book? Thinking about reading it? Please comment and let me know.