Violet is the most beautiful woman in the world. However, as she lives in Los Angeles and is not an actress/model/waitress, this fact has largely gone unnoticed. Unnoticed by humans, that is. Unbeknownst to her, Violet’s life has been manipulated by lustful gods and vengeful goddesses to such an extent that she has been disbarred as a psychologist and now works as an assistant at Olympic Studios, where the studio bosses don’t merely think they’re gods…they actually are gods.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
I’m not entirely sure how to put this into words, but here goes. The premise of this book was good. I liked the whole idea of gods and goddesses mixing with mortals on Earth. But, and this is a big but, there is so much nonessential rambling and point of view changes that it was difficult to follow. Heaven forbid you have to put it down because no matter where in the 72 chapters you bookmarked it, it’ll take you a few chapters to remember what previously happened.
As for the characters, I’m going to go out on a limb and say the main characters are Eros and Violet, since his name is in the book title and hers is in the description; however, the spotlight is shared between him, Violet, Hermes, Jesus, and a few others, so it’s hard to tell. I think part of the reason is that it goes too in-depth with insignificant characters that have their own hidden infatuations and agendas, which draws attention away from the main characters and their story. Yes, it’s nice to know what everyone is thinking/doing, but in reality it’s not necessary.
The story itself was a little disappointing because as far as I could tell there were no major defining moments or heightened peaks. There was only a monotonous ramble from one scene to the next, making it seem more like a TV show than a book. It kind of reminded me of one of those movies you rent because you’ve seen everything else, and then find yourself watching it even after you realize it isn’t going anywhere, only to try and prove yourself wrong, but in the end only proves you right.
My Favorite Character: I think I’m going to have to go with Hermes. He has his own desires, but he puts his feelings on ice because he would never betray Eros. If I had to pick who gets the girl, it would be him!
My Favorite Quote: “Kind of like trying to train an adorable yet slightly retarded puppy.” ~ Violet
Overall, I give this 3 stars!
You can find Margin of Eros by Clare Hawthorne on Amazon.