ISBN : 0758219229
Publisher : Aphrodisia/Kensington Books
This erotic time travel (and sort of paranormal novel) is the first novel by Celia May Hart – an author for Aphrodisia Kensington. This book is mainly set in 1807 in Regency England. Abby Dean flies her small plane to the hotel that she has recently been hired to manage, but when she attempts to land, the runway disappears and she makes an emergency landing in a field. She meets Myles Hardy when she knocks on the door of what is supposed to be the hotel. At this point, she discovers that she has gone back in time, she realizes that she will have to depend on Myles to help her in this unfamiliar century! Myles finds that idea of her coming from the future far fetched, but is intrigued by the selection of sex toys in her luggage. For some reason, Abby has the blueprints of the mansion/hotel and offers to work with Myles to discover a statue he is seeking that has supposedly been hidden somewhere in the mansion.
The cover of this book is what attracted me to read it! Nothing like a mostly naked, well-buffed man to convince me that this book was worth reading. Like many of the Aphrodisia books, this one has a warning on the back about how sexually explicit it was. There certainly was alot of sex in this book! It isn’t for the faint of heart! Abby and Myles have sex almost immediately and continue having sex at the drop of a hat throughout the book. It was particularly steamy once the Greek Gods came alive and started getting busy with everyone! This book is what I would classify as a Romantica – a cross between a romance novel and an erotic novel. As a romance novel it was a bit thin in the story line. As an erotic novel, it was extremely steamy. It had paranormal aspects as the statue that Abby and Myles are looking for comes alive along with the associated Greek Gods and their bacchantes. Group sex abounds once the various gods and their hangers-on come alive and join the group of interesting people now living at the mansion. This book gets a super-hot rating from me for the erotic aspect but only average for the romance aspect. It did, however, get 5 stars from Romance Times and was a nominee in Romance Times 2007 Reviewer’s Choice Award in the Erotic Romance Category.
Romance Times says: “This scorching roller-coaster of a read is an erotic page-turner. It has romance, intrigue, licentious nobility, a Greek god come to life and an unexpected ending. Feisty Abby and sensual Myles are the perfect couple to surmount the obstacles in their way. This may have been the first book I’ve read by Hart, but it certainly won’t be the last!”