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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Love the Day by Betty Hanawa

Love the Day by Betty Hanawa
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short (74 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Vervain

Once upon a time, Lucy Moon was a handmaiden to the virgin goddess Artemis. Now she wanders the earth, determined to remain celibate rather than subjecting any more men to the death curse attached to her immortality.

Lucy Moon has not always been known by that name. In times gone by, she was Lycida, handmaiden to Artemis, but when she lost her virginity the goddess cast her out of Mount Olympus to live the life of an immortal on earth, cursed. It didn’t take Lucy long to figure out what her curse was so now she’s bound and determined to live a fairly solitary existence.

Benedict Jones is enthralled with Lucy from the moment he hears her sensual laugh. She’s over-weight compared to what is currently popular, but she reminds him of a Rueben’s painting. Her voice alone does crazy things with his libido. When an opportunity presents itself, he’s delighted have a chance to get to know Lucy better.

While short stories typically move quickly, the pace of this story was perfect. I enjoyed getting to know the characters of Lucy and Benedict and found myself reading page after page, anxious to see how it all came together. It was nice to read a book that celebrated a beautiful woman, regardless of her size, showing that love truly is in the eye of the beholder. The ending was unexpected, but very moving. I would gladly read the story again and again.

A timeless tale of love and devotion, Love the Day will make you laugh, make you cry, and most of all it will draw you in, making you want to read it over and over again.