Monday, June 2, 2014

Pan's Conquest by Aubrie Dionne

I participated in the Pan's Conquest Blog Tour a while back and I finally got to finish reading the book. It's a fun and interesting take on Roman mythology in the modern world. Here's the cover and the Goodreads blurb:
Syrinx pulled a fast one on Pan to escape his raging lust. The God of Chastity wasn't about to break her vows and succumb to his temptations. Transported to the twenty-first century, she runs a florist shop—fulfilling her fake, mortal life. Until the breathtaking Parker Thomas hires her to decorate his grand estate for a gala. Five hundred roses? Easy enough. Except Parker makes her feel things she can't ignore...

As the God of Fertility, Pan is used to maidens flocking in droves to his pastures. So when Syrinx denies him, he's determined to win the one that got away. He poses as a mortal to get close to her, but he doesn't count on falling hard for his conquest—hard enough to make a life and stay.

But Syrinx is falling in love with a man that doesn't exist. Can Pan hide his identity forever, or will the truth tear them apart?
This book was an interesting look at what love really is and how two ancient gods trying to live in the modern world see the rest of us.  I loved Syrinx's character because she is so down to Earth and genuine.  She befriends her assistant at her floral shop and they feed off of each other.  It's a sweet and amazing friendship.  I loved seeing Pan as more than just the God of Fertility.  His love for Syrinx has fundamentally changed him and I loved that because that is how I see real love.  It changes us all for the better.  My only real complaint is that the story felt rushed.  I felt like there should have been more.  I wanted to see how Pan ended up in the modern world looking for Syrinx.  I wanted to see how he had changed over time.  I really just wanted more.

You can click here to add Pan's Conquest to your Goodreads.  You can find author Aubrie Dionne on her website, on Goodreads and on Twitter.  I give Pan's Conquest 3 Fairies for a good book that I enjoyed but I was left wanting more.

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