About The Goddess
205 pages | May 12, 2013 | Idol Series #1
"Robyn Grady creates compelling stories with believable characters you'll love!" -- New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery
After college graduation, Helene Masters is excited to land a job in a picturesque Aegean kingdom. Tasked with sprucing up the Prince's villa, she inadvertently finds herself trapped on the island with the sexiest man alive. Of course she has to fall for a man who is destined to only marry royalty.
Darius Vasily, Prince of Teirenias, can't figure out what pretty, but accident-prone, Helene is doing at his private estate. After dousing him in paint, she disappears inside the secret cave holding the royal family treasure--a fertility statue, but a cave-in traps them both. Now Darius has to figure out how to save them before he kills her for getting them into this mess in the first place--or gives into their amazing chemistry.
My 2 cents
My Rating: 4 stars
The story started out rather predictable. Hot, stud of a man meets hot, cute naive girl that his below his station. Hot guy can't get cute girl out of his head, and eventually he must have her!
But the story turned into so much more than that. The first half of the story was a beautiful romance between this couple on a secluded island in the Mediterranean. The romance was perfect, and the setting was beautiful. The sex scenes were hot, and things were actually pretty believable.
The second half of the story is where I got hooked and had to stay up late finishing the story! I don't want to give away any spoilers, but things happen out of the couples control, and pretty soon, Helene finds herself staying with Darius at his palace! At the same time, she finds some old papers that tell a story of another princess 100 years ago, and the tragedy that befell her. What I loved about this story was the old fashioned kingdom concept with a little bit of a historical aspect. At the same time, the story still felt current and modern.
I loved Helene best of the entire cast of characters. Darius was a hunk, but also kind of stupid at times. Helene was very intellligent, and very good with people. I actually felt like she was born for royalty as Darius seemed to be stumbling around with decision making a bit.
The ending of the story was beautiful and all I had hoped for. This is a great romantic story about two people trying to balance love with old fashioned ideals!