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Out of Olympus Series by Tina Folsom

Are mortals capable of securing the hearts of four philanderer gods? This is the 21st-century tale of the Greek Gods Triton, Dionysus, Eros & Hermes.

Series Title: Out of Olympus
Author: Tina Folsom
Genres: Fantasy > Paranormal > Mythology
Read Format: Kindle Edition
Total Pages: 889
Reading Date: 26th July 2020 ~ 08th August 2020

The Reading Order – How to Read Out of Olympus Series by Tina Folsom

  • 1 A Touch of Greek
  • 2 A Scent of Greek
  • 3 A Taste of Greek
  • 4 A Hush of Greek

A Touch of Greek

Selfish and gorgeous Greek God Triton is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus’ mistress and can only gain reentry if he finds a woman who loves him for his kindness and selflessness, not his beauty.

When the mortal Sophia – recovering from an eye operation and virtually blind – needs a home healthcare worker, he takes on the role, hoping she will be his ticket home.

While defending Sophia from an unknown adversary, Triton’s protective instinct emerges. At the same time, rival Gods do everything to doom him to failure. And even if Triton can win Sophia’s love, will he throw it away to return home, or will he lose his own heart to the only woman who truly sees him?

My thoughts…

I loved Greek mythology, and this one stood out when I was looking for something to read during my holiday in Greece. A Touch of Greek was another series which was written in the first person’s POV – I much prefer it if it’s in the third person, tho.

Nevertheless, I was hooked from the very first chapter, and one thing I loved was the POV was alternating between the two main characters. The story was more like an adult book and contained lots of steamy acts and thoughts, which were a bit inappropriate to be read in public. Other than that, it has excellent dramas, heartache and romance between the Greek god and the mortal.

A Scent of Greek

When the god of wine and ecstasy, Dionysus, callously dumps his latest conquest, the mortal Ariadne, the goddess Hera has had enough. She robs Dionysus of his memory to teach him a lesson in humility.

Ariadne is deeply hurt after Dionysus dismisses their night of passion as “just sex” and doesn’t want to see her anymore. When she finds him bloodied and beaten and suffering from amnesia, she quickly forms a plan to get back at him.

As she pretends to be his fiancée, Ariadne makes Dionysus believe he loves her. But the longer the charade continues, the more difficult it becomes to really see who teaches whom a lesson.

And what if Dionysus gains his memory back? Will there be hell to pay for her deception, or can a mortal woman truly win a god’s love?

My thoughts…

Hi, Dio, I understand that you’ve lost your memory, but surely you knew that once engaged you’ll have an engagement ring on your finger? I was surprised you didn’t even register that as suspicious. I guess you weren’t accustomed to human tradition, despite mingling with all the women in the mortal world for so long.

I enjoyed reading the plot in this book, didn’t expect that Dio would regain his memory that soon, and also that Zeus would help him and make Hera the bad goddess. I’ll definitely continue reading the book in the series, but I’ll skip the steamy scenes. It’s too details 😁.

A Taste of Greek

Messenger god Hermes’ sandals have been stolen by a mortal, thus robbing all gods of their gift of teleportation.

Zeus is furious, but Hermes has more to worry about than his father’s anger. Retrieving the sandals becomes a race against time as others are after the precious artefacts, too.

Hermes knows the identity of the thief: the lovely Greek studies professor, Penelope. Now, not only does he have to get to his sandals first, but he has to do so before Penelope steals something else: his heart.

My thoughts…

I loved the heroine in this book. The emotion she portrayed was real and believable, and I could connect to her better in the story. However, Hermas’s feelings towards her were so sudden, and I felt that there was no strong connection between the two.

The storyline was fantastic as usual. I enjoyed reading the book and am also glad that I got to find out more about what happened to the characters from the previous books as well.

A Hush of Greek

After a devastating heartbreak, Eros, the god of love, is disillusioned with love and refuses to shoot his arrows. As a result, people on earth aren’t falling in love anymore.

When Zeus gets wind of it, he’s furious and seeks help from Eros’s best friends and fellow gods Triton, Dionysus, and Hermes.

They are tasked with making Eros believe in love again. And what better way than to make him fall in love with the enticing human florist Psyche, who’s just as cynical about love as Eros?

My thoughts…

The last book in the Out of Olympus series! I wished each one of the books were longer and also more books in the series. I wanted to read the other characters such as the god of all gods Zeus, his wife Hera, Hades, Persephone, Ares and Aphrodite or even Orion.

Greek mythology has always been my favourite genre, and I especially love it when it’s mixed with the modern world. I’ve read many other series with the same style, such as from the author P.C. Cast, but while her books were lengthy, the books in this series were short, hence fast-paced. For those who love paranormal romance that has steamy scenes on it, this series is for you!

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