Saturday, November 7, 2015

Review: Pandora (Goddesses & Geeks Book 1) by Jennifer Griffith

Pandora (Goddesses & Geeks Book 1) by Jennifer Griffith
Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published August 5th 2015 by Jennifer Griffith
Source: I received a copy from eBooks for Review in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars


Blake Wells seems to have it made: the wealthy bachelor life, Kennedy-esque good looks, rising political star. The tabloids love him. But one barracuda date after another drains his hopes for finding a girl who’s sincere.

So when his Chief of Staff insists he take a beach vacation, Blake doesn’t go expecting to meet Cressida, the perfect girl. Shazam! She’s seriously a goddess. And even though she protests that she’s bad luck, he’s a goner.

But when a string of crazy (albeit hilarious) coincidences threatens to sink his career, Blake must choose whether to save his campaign or save the love of his life.

If he wants to get this goddess, he’ll have to break her curse.

PANDORA is the first installment in the Goddesses & Geeks series by best-selling contemporary romantic comedy author Jennifer Griffith.

My Review:

I love what Ms. Griffith says at the end of the book. Something to the effect of writing escapism, cotton candy books. That's a great description of what this book is!

Blake is a wealthy politician, who is also a bachelor. He seems like a great guy, dedicated to his role in society, but not a guy ready to settle down. He works long, hard hours and when he's encouraged to take a vacation, he does. And a lovely, foreign girl almost immediately catches his eye.

I couldn't help but laugh at the way Blake falls all over himself when it comes to Cressida. She is pure perfection, with a streak of human, but she isn't the kind of girl a woman loves to hate. As perfect as she is, she's very down-to-earth and there's something about her that encourages protection and friendship. It's hard to not want to help her.

I love that there's a lot of mythology woven into the story, as well as mystery, adventure, and intrigue. The romance is sizzling clean and so much fun. There are a lot of crazy things that occur (both good and bad) and at times, so much happens in so little time, it feels a bit rushed, but overall, this story is highly entertaining and almost a sugar rush. I can't wait to see what other stories will be a part of this series.

Content: mild, non-graphic violence (when the bad curses happen); no language or religious elements, aside from the mythology; mild-moderate romance (steamy clean kissing and vague thoughts of more, but not without marriage). Clean!

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About the Author: 

unnamedFDRE9K6N Jennifer Griffith studied French, German, Japanese, and a wee bit of Spanish in her school days. Her grandmother was Norwegian, and Jennifer grew up with lots of Scandinavian traditions floating around, including fabulous cardamom laced cookies called Krumkaker, made on a fancy waffle iron. However, she’d never dream of trying to teach someone any of those languages. And she might botch the cookies. Instead, she writes novels in English, drives her five kids a million places, and laughs with her husband.


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