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Publisher: Avon / HarperCollins
Release Date: December 2003
ISBN: 0-06-054927-0
Format Reviewed: paperback
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Genre:   Romance / Comedy / paranormal
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Carisa Weeaks
Reviewer Notes:  E- Explicit language, Sexual content

A Greek God at the Ladies’ Club
By Jenna McKnight

    Darius, the god of gems, has been searching for the perfect statue to inhabit for thousands of years. After getting stuck as a statue and being ultimately destroyed, he’s desperate to get back the playboy lifestyle that he enjoyed so much. Along with the help of his brother, Hermes, the messenger of the gods, Darius finds the one person on earth that could give him his body back. The problem is…she’s got other plans that don’t involve him turning the statue she’s created into his new body – not to mention that the statue is missing a certain body part that he needs in order to be “complete”.

    Alexandra de Marco, who prefers to be called Alex, is in the middle of her biggest, most important work of art that will help her keep the orphanage where she and her sister Claudia grew up open and give her the publicity she needs to start making money doing what she loves the most. The statue that she’s finishing up is a replica of one that was unearthed and pieced back together by a team of archeologists in Europe. The only problem is that the members of the ladies club want something added that is missing from the original that she’s been studying. Who knew that when she got the statue done in time for the Annual Ladies’ Club Auction, her luck would take a turn for the worse…or does it?

    This is a hysterical story about an artist who is trying to help the people she loves, a group of hoity-toity women with big checkbooks and busy husbands, and a god who just wants everything back that he once had. No one in the story really knows what’s going on most of the time, which makes the adventure of chasing a god and trying to find a missing statue even more chaotic and strange than it already sounds. There are mentions of certain parts of the male anatomy and some sex scenes, but the comedy is like combining the absurdity of Hercules: the Legendary Journeys and the feisty wackiness of Will & Grace. I highly recommend this book for any woman who wants a bit of romance and a whole lot of laughter to go along with it.