Review – Eros, My Love by April Bostic

POSTED ON June 5, 2013 BY Austine IN Book Review

Review – Eros, My Love by April Bostic

Eros, My Love

by April Bostic
Published on February 15, 2013 by Cobblestone Press
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 20
Format: eBook
Source: Author

Gabrielle Foster never thought she would fall in love with a mythological character. After reading the pages of a mysterious blog, she finds herself enamored yet sympathetic toward a young man claiming to be the Greek god Eros. The journal paints him as a tragic and lonely god with a selfless heart that yearns for companionship. But the anonymous blogger is a clinically insane woman, so Eros couldn't really exist...could he? While working the night shift at a local city diner, a secret admirer reveals his true identity and Gabrielle realizes he may be the key to her own heartache.

This book was provided by the Author for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Eros, My Love is a short work, coming in at only 26 pages so this review will reflect the shortness of the piece. I enjoyed Bostic’s writing. It flowed well and was no different than reading a novel. I’m really not a fan of short stories or novellas simply because I enjoy becoming attached to the characters and the story. With Eros, My Love, I didn’t get that chance.

As an avid reader of Greek myths, I liked that aspect of the story. It’s a quick look into the story of Eros, the god of love. The concept of a god falling in love with a mortal is common both in Greek mythology and literature, and this was no different than those. The romance was nice and there was just enough back-story on Gabby that you can get a feel for her. She’s faced with a tough decision, one that could change her entire world.

I enjoyed reading Eros, My Love, but it was too short for me to really get a feel for the characters as I would with a lengthier piece. I think this story would do well as a longer work simply because the reader would have more of a chance to be pulled into the story. Twenty six pages is quite a short time to do that. Overall, it wasn’t a bad read and contains familiar and new concepts, but was too short for my taste.

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