Eros, My Loveby April Bostic
Published on February 15, 2013 by Cobblestone Press
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
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.
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.