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A Touch of Greek: Out of Olympus, Book 1 | [Tina Folsom]

A Touch of Greek: Out of Olympus, Book 1

The selfish and gorgeous Greek God Triton is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus' mistress and can only gain reentry if he finds a woman who loves him for his kindness and selflessness, not his beauty. When the mortal Sophia - recovering from an eye operation and virtually blind - needs a home healthcare worker, he takes on the role, hoping she will be his ticket home.
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The selfish and gorgeous Greek God Triton is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus' mistress and can only gain reentry if he finds a woman who loves him for his kindness and selflessness, not his beauty. When the mortal Sophia - recovering from an eye operation and virtually blind - needs a home healthcare worker, he takes on the role, hoping she will be his ticket home.

While defending Sophia from an unknown adversary, Triton's protective instinct emerges. At the same time, rival Gods do everything to doom him to failure. And even if Triton can win Sophia's love, will he throw it away to return home, or will he lose his own heart to the only woman who truly sees him?

©2010 Tina Folsom (P)2013 Tina Folsom

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    Melanie Indianapolis, In 09-10-13
    Melanie Indianapolis, In 09-10-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.

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    "A Good Story to Pass the Time"

    Triton, a bad boy Greek God, is punished by Zeus for sleeping with Zeus’ mistress. His punishment, he is exiled to Earth to find a mortal woman that will love him for him and not his good looks that make all the girls go OWWWW!!!! Sophie is a mortal that is trying to open a B&B in the midst of financial problems, a seedy contractor, and a deceiving cousin, oh, did I mention she has recently had a horrible accident that has render her mostly blind. Triton sees this as the perfect opportunity to woo Sophia because she is blind and she won’t be able to judge him based on his looks.

    I decided to listen to this book because I adore Tina’s Scanguard Vampires series. Although the storyline is predictable, its redeeming quality is the interaction between Triton, Dionysus, Hermes and Eros. Tina has the ability to write a story that delivers humor and witty comebacks that causes the reader/listener to smile or laugh while they are listening to the story. The fours gods were hilarious and offer a nice shake up throughout the story. I also thought Sophia’s best friend was funny as well. As always, Tina writes some steamy, hot romance scenes. Seriously be careful, they might melt your headphones.

    Eric did a great job with the narration. Unlike some male narration, they have a tendency to make the female voices shrill and too high. Eric did a nice balance with the female voice, making them feminine without high shrill. His narration for Triton curled my toes, yumm!!

    Worth a credit, sure. The story is enjoyable and the characters are quite likable if not just a bit predictable.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 08-05-14
    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 08-05-14 Member Since 2011

    I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!

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    "Not bad but..."
    What disappointed you about A Touch of Greek?

    The graphic, foul language detracted from the story. It is pornographic literature. I avoid books of this nature. There should be a rating somewhere about the language. The entire book was told by the end of chapter one.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Folsom again?

    I do not know if her other books are verbal pornography. That will stop me from future purchases.


    What does Eric G. Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Eric G. Dove performance is what had me listen to the entire book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Touch of Greek?

    I would have cut a good portion of the pornographic language. The book synopsis didn't hint at this.


    Any additional comments?

    This book needs to be placed with labeled so the pornographic language will not be a shock to unsuspecting listeners.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 01-27-14
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 01-27-14 Member Since 2010

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Falling in love with a mortal"
    What did you love best about A Touch of Greek?

    Titus learn to love Sophia and learns how to be in service to another losing his arrogance in the process. I find the characters comforting and refreshing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Touch of Greek?

    Titus leaves Sophia thinking he is under a love spell and doesn't want to hurt her when he forgets her when the spell wears off, but once he realizes that he truly loves her, he can't stay away.


    Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he did a great job with the voices and was easy to listen too.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I loved the story in book form and couldn't wait to hear the audiobook version. It didn't disappoint. It made my walking routine go by in a flash.


    Any additional comments?

    The Greek series is quirky, fun and sexy. You will like every moment with the gods. Folsom has a way to bring her characters to life and makes you want to know them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 09-11-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2010

    bookworm

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    "T'WAS A JOY TO LISTEN TO THIS PARANORMAL ROMANCE"

    Naughty naughty Triton, a bad boy Greek God and a supreme playboy (well he's so handsome the ladies just throw themselves at him) but he seduces one too many women and the fall from grace thankfully gives us, the listeners, a very entertaining and enjoyable listen.

    As Triton embarks on his 'mission' we encounter mythology, some memorable likeable and charismatic characters which includes his friends Dionysus, Eros and Hermes, a meddlesome half brother, secrets, murder attempts, a greedy cousin and a few twists that Triton's blindsided by.

    This was a fairly lighthearted fun story about the instant attraction and sexual chemistry between Triton and Sophia which awards us a tender, steamy, sexy, touching romance as they both have to learn to trust each other - but unfortunately, outsiders cause havoc in their budding relationship with some disastrous consequences. Humorous dialogue finishes off the merits of this well written, well narrated romantic paranormal mythological journey of self-discovery, sacrifice and love as Triton and Sophia finally succumb to their inevitable destinies.

    Worth a credit? It's left me panting for more, so that's a definite YES and I can't wait for book 2 A Scent of Greek which is Dionysus' love story.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Susan F. Fry Houston, TX 08-09-14
    Susan F. Fry Houston, TX 08-09-14 Member Since 2012

    Techno woman

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    "Parts are too corny"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I love fantasy. But, I just could not connect with this one to believe it. There were way too many holes in the plot. The hero was just too annoying to take seriously. But, I did listen to the whole book and the story was entertaining though
    not captivating.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    carrie Clarkston, WA, United States 06-19-14
    carrie Clarkston, WA, United States 06-19-14 Member Since 2012

    A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin

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    "I got so bored I skipped parts."

    Really this book fell under the 1 star (did not like it) category, but I reserve my 1 star ratings for books I can't finish, so it eeked up. Let me start this review while saying this book is not horrible, but it is most definitely not for me. Don't get me wrong, I like Paranormal Fantasy, but this is far from representative of what I like about the genre.

    In 3 words: stereotypical, predictable, anti-climactic.

    Triton is a philandering, sex-maddened sea god. Sophia is a gorgeous woman who of course doesn't trust good looking men because they always cheat on her. He's just been kicked off of Olympus for his philandering, she's just inherited a house she can't afford and a pissed off cousin out to get her.

    Triton needs a woman to fall in love with him for something other than his looks. He of course falls madly in love with Sophia, who secretly thinks she's mad because she once saw his father Poseidon in his half-fish get-up. I love mythology, and am an avid Greek mythology fan, but this book doesn't do the gods justice. It captures their shallowness but none of the intrigue, the greatness of the heroes, or the adventure of those myths.

    It's every poorly executed romance ever. Boy goes from philandering to suddenly only one girl is for him. She rebukes him, then is suddenly thrust into his company 24/7 and of course falls madly in love. He's madly in love, but thinks he's got in under control. Back and forth as to whether she'll give in to him. He does weird creepy stuff, to hit on her and we're supposed to find it sexy. The word pussy and cock is used a lot. And I mean a lot. I'm not a prude, but it's just annoying. I personally think the word pussy is a particularly horrible term for the female genitalia, it got old quickly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tweety 05-26-14
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    "A fun excape with meddling gods and romance"
    Would you listen to A Touch of Greek again? Why?

    Yes. Because it is is a short but sweat and entertaining story and the reading was well done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Triton was my favorite character. Because I always enjoy seeing a bad boy get schooled into recognizing his bad deeds and making amends for them. And it's even better when finding love is the prompting force.


    Which character – as performed by Eric G. Dove – was your favorite?

    Triton, of course. But I also thought he did a good job, as usual, on the other characters as well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes you just want to read something short and sweet with a little bit of romance and comedy thrown in to escape from the boorishness and stress of your real life. For me, “A Touch of Greek” was just that. I always love reading good books with gods in them and if it’s got some romance and funny parts too then even better. Sure the premise wasn’t exactly original but I thought it was well paced and entertaining. The characters were believable and drew me in to either root for them or wish for their quick downfall. It was so entertaining that I finished it in one day of almost nonstop listening. The reading by Eric G. Dove was also well done. I’m happy to add this to my collections of romance books involving meddling gods and look forward to others from Tina Folsom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 09-21-13
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 09-21-13 Member Since 2009

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    Any additional comments?

    This was a very Sexy and Entertaining story that was very well narrated by Eric Dove.

    The selfish and gorgeous Greek God Triton is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus' mistress and can only gain reentry if he finds a woman who loves him for his kindness and selflessness, not his beauty. When the mortal Sophia - recovering from an eye operation and virtually blind - needs a home healthcare worker, he takes on the role, hoping she will be his ticket home.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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