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Tall, Dark, and Divine

Tall, Dark, and Divine - Jenna Bennett 4.5 stars

I knew this would be a good book, I just didn't expect it to be as funny as it was.

Eros was dumped by the love of his life. The thing is, the love of his life wasn't necessarily the "love of his life". Why? He hurt himself with one of his arrows and the first woman he laid eyes on was his ex, who ended up ditching him for a Viking of all men!

Eros hasn't gotten over her and no other woman will do. In his attempt at being a matchmaker he wants to match Annie with an accountant. But he seems to be a minute too late every time he's going to make the match. One night he runs out of wine and gives in by accepting his employees' invitation to the bar of the God of Debauchery (I loved that god). The one thing Eros doesn't count on is for Annie to be there.

Annie is tired of looking for the right man and decides she just needs a man for a "right now" fix. She's pleasantly surprised when she finds out Eros works across the street from her as she's never seen him before. She thinks he could be her "right now" fix, except Eros is still trying to match her with the accountant who also happens to be at the bar. The only problem is the accountant's sight is set on one of the goddesses and Annie is just, well she's just Annie.

It takes some wine, a few cosmos and two broken hearts for Eros and Annie to end up in bed. And then, even after that Eros still wants to match her with the other guy.

The whole matchmaking business with Eros was short of hilarious. Poor Annie ended up on a date at a dog park eating hot dogs with lots of onions and a diet soda.

Then Annie thinks Eros and his friends are a group of lunatics, thinking themselves gods. That was way too funny.

Overall, I really enjoyed this romance. It was way too funny, and I am looking forward to reading more of this type of work by Jenna Bennett.


Eros, the Greek god of love, swore off the useless emotion after his ex ran off with some Viking godling. He's lost all interest in his matchmaking business, Made in Heaven, until he spots the sweet baker who works across the street. Before she stirs his sullen heart, he'll match her and get back to his ambrosia-laced wine in no time.

Lonely baker Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right. What she needs is Mr. Right Here, Right Now, and this so-called “Greek God” she’s heard is on the rebound sounds exactly like the perfect kind of distraction. But picking up the bitter, workaholic is easier said than done…especially when he seems unreasonably determined to match her with someone else.

Can a woman looking for love—and the matchmaking god who wants her to find it with someone else—have a shot at a happy ending? May the best god—or mortal—win.