Author: Kerry Adrienne
Genre: Historical Romance (Ancient Greece)
Length: Novella (86 Pages)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (October 11th, 2013)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Kallistos, a shy playwright, has been chosen to compete at the Great Dionysia festival in Athens. His plays are strong, but he faces Sophocles, the man who has won almost every contest. Kallistos, the beautiful one, has eschewed intimacy—yet the dark Alexios pierces his armor with philosophies he’s never considered, and he falls hard.
Alexios, a shepherd, aspires to be an actor in Athens. His trip plunges him into a plot of deceit and lies when Sophocles hires him to sabotage his competition. Sophocles promises money and a part on stage—but challenges Alexios’ beliefs and honor.
Product Link: http://www.ellorascave.com/beautiful-one.html
Review: Well I am not really sure what to say about this story other than it was really funny. Although I suppose it has its serious side. It did capture my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.
Kallistos was a very shy playwright who just wanted his play to win. When he met Alexios he found himself slowly falling in love, the only problem was Alexios’s betrayal. Alexios is a Shepard who just wants to act. By agreeing to deceive he finds himself in a bit of a mix, because Alexios has his belief’s and honor plus he is sexy as hell and falling in love with Kallistos. Kallistos is honorable, innocent in certain things, and very loveable. They have some very hot kisses going between them.
This story has some pretty cool twist and turns. There is a lot of betrayal, excitement but not a lot of danger to this story. It was told in a way that confused but also fascinated me. It was a pretty good book.