Book: Reluctant Gods by A.J. Aaron
|5 stars based on the 3 most helpful Amazon reviews|
A.J. Aaronabout this book: An Amazon reviewer wrote:
Ever since viewing the film “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and reading the book, I have been in search for time traveling romance novels. I happened upon this free eBook by A.J. Aaron and after examining several reviews did not know what to expect. I have to say I was surprised to find myself reading “Reluctant Gods” in one day. I’m usually a slow reader, but this one caught my attention. Here’s why:
The first chapter immediately grabbed my attention because it begins with engineer Sevilin Decarain entering Ninee Aysel’s mansion to see what he expects to be his 106-year-old great grandmother. Instead, she looks around forty. It’s a shock to him, and she explains that she could have looked younger but didn’t want to surprise him too much. Aysel then cuts him in on a little secret by showing him a painting of what could have been his identical twin, so similar is the face. His name is also Sevilin, and this is due to the fact that Aysel needed a marker to be certain that the young man she watched from youth to adulthood was indeed the right man to learn the secrets of the gods. For you see Sevilin is a very old spirit indeed.
In fact, his spirit is destined to reunite with the spirit of his old love. This spirit can be found in Leyna DiAmore, a woman who has become bored with life. In her first chapter, chapter two, we learn she has slept with 27 men, and none have meant a thing to her. It’s obvious she is missing something or someone. The author paints a very vivid picture of her dim view on life, especially in the way she threatens to send her lover’s wife a naughty videotape just to create chaos. She remarks how disappointed she is the lover was tossed from his house several months ago because destroying his life would have been fun.
When Aysel dies, Sevilin inherits the title the “Designated One” and billions of dollars. He also learns he has little time to meet and save his soul mate before she dies. The two are truly an odd couple as far as personalities go, and it is interesting to see their relationship develop and flourish.
The story is filled with romance, action and suspense and everything I enjoy in a book. There is time travel, archangels, and so much more to keep you reading away the hours. The author does an extremely good job of plotting the tale, keeping it suspenseful throughout, and developing unique characters you won’t find in other books. I will be reading more A.J. Aaron titles.
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