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A Touch of Greek (Out of Olympus #1)

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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tina Folsom presents: A Touch of Greek (Out of Olympus #1)

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 vir
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Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published September 30th 2010
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Michi
Jan 08, 2012 Michi rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: fans of crude erotica
Synopsis: The sex sea god's son Triton is a bonafide Greek god with the power to calm the sea, teleport away women's clothing, and make every woman pant like a bitch in heat just by looking at him. He loses his "powers" early on because he can't keep his throbbing, club-like dick out of the honey-filled pussies of, well, every goddess, mistress, and mortal apparently within fucking range. Of course, upon arriving in America, he is able to grasp how to drive, speak/read English, understand what t ...more
Tina Folsom
Oct 01, 2010 Tina Folsom added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I am the author of this book.

Synopsis:
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
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Cathy
May 29, 2014 Cathy rated it did not like it
I expected to enjoy this tale since I’m a big fan of Greek Mythology. The premise of A Touch of Greek was interesting enough. Triton sent to earth (stripped of his god status) as punishment for being an amoral philanderer. Then he meets Sophia, who was able to see gods and fairies and similar creatures when she was a child.

Without his god powers, Triton was merely human. This should be confusing to him. He had to learn all the easy daily things that Gods don’t do, but he knew everything. The onl
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Greek God, Triton, is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus’ mistress. Tired of Triton’s vain and selfish ways, Zeus punishes him by sending Triton to America to find a woman that will fall in love with him, not for his flawless good looks but for his kindliness and selflessness. Should be easy for a God, right?

Triton’s plan is to seduce a beautiful mortal and show his kindness by buying her a few drinks and pleasing her in bed. However, when Triton arrives in Charleston, South Carolina, the
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Ren
3 stars

A Touch of Greek is the first book of "Out of Olympus" series. All present the lesser Gods (because Zeus, Poseidon and Hades is TOO MAINSTREAM), from Triton, Hermes, Dionysus and Eros. Touch of Greek is about Triton who is a womanizer punished by Zeus because his philandering way. He stripped of his God power, but Zeus said that if he can make a woman love him not because of his appearance but his kindness and selflessness, his power will come back. Sure, it's a easy thing for Triton, at
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JG
Dec 08, 2012 JG rated it liked it
Shelves: magic
Im not a fan of writing detailed summary of books when doing a review so let's just skip the part. If you read the 'Scanguard Vampire', then you'll difinitely like this book less.

First of all, let me assure you that this is a fun read. There are some pretty hot scenes, hilarous too and the idea of hot-playboy-god-friends is totally *GRIN* ;)HAWT.

Unlike the 'Scanguard vampire' which by the way is a flaming ball of hotness, this was pretty decent. Not the best but still has that touch that makes
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Jenne
May 12, 2015 Jenne rated it really liked it
3.75
I went into this book with little expectations. I ended up enjoying it but it's kinda like potato chips, they're not filling but still you enjoy them lol. The cast of Gods was awesome though, I really enjoyed that part. The writing wasn't amazing and the romance was very predictable. Not that I'm saying anything bad about the book because I did like it. I'd just go into when you're in the mood for a junk food book =)
I will read the next one sometime in the near future.
Sara Kate
3 1/2 stars. Pretty enjoyable and different, love the mythology spin on this book.
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Jan 21, 2011 ѦѺ™ rated it really liked it
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea; Or hear old Triton blow his wreathe'd horn - William Wordsworth

Zeus' judgment is harsh. Triton, Poseidon's son, is stripped of his powers for seducing Zeus' mistress. cast down to the mortal world, Triton can only regain his godly status by finding a woman who will love him for his kindness and selflessness and not his physical attributes. he finds Sophia who is vi
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Rhianna
Mar 10, 2011 Rhianna rated it really liked it
A Fresh, Funny Twist of Myth and Romance

No one ever accused the Greek pantheon of being full of humble, selfless dieties... but Triton is certainly one of the worst in this regard. Seducing women, be they free for his favors or the wives of other Gods, and stroking his own ego through it is his favorite pastime. But getting busy with the wrong God's mistress will land him in some hot water he's not likely to get out of. Through the machinations of his fellow Gods, Triton finds himself stripped o
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Melanie
Apr 14, 2012 Melanie rated it really liked it
Shelves: ry-2012
3.5*s
I enjoyed this book a lot; with its blend of Greek mythology, romance & mystery it was always going to be a winner for me. We first meet Sophia when she is 5 years old and she nearly drowns but is saved by a ‘mermaid man’ who told her his name was Poseidon and if she didn’t tell anyone about him, he would let her play with his ‘naughty son’ – Sophia unfortunately told her aunt so she never saw him again. Fast forward 20+ years and Sophia is all grown and has took on the monumental task
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Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
A Touch of Greek by Tina Folsom is book 1 in the Out of Olympus series.

Triton has himself in serious trouble this time. His bad boy behavior has landed him in the hot seat with Zeus himself. Although, what do you expect when Zeus catches you literally with your pants down enjoying his mistress? Zeus’ punishment is severe. Zeus takes away Triton’s godly powers and is banished to America where he must find a woman to fall in love with him for his kindness and selflessness and not his pretty face.
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Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Sophia Baker as a child has a chance meeting with the Greek God Poseidon where he gets her promise to help his son Triton out when she's older. Sophia's Aunt Eleni does believe Sophia say a merman rescued her from the water. Sophia forgets about the merman but feels like she's losing her mind. Years later, Sophia is trying to renovate her Aunt Eleni's home into a B & B since her aunt left her the house in her will which cut out her cousin Michael. Triton is caught in Zeus's current mistress' ...more
A.R. Von
May 03, 2012 A.R. Von rated it it was amazing
I first found Tina Folsom's talent for writing through her Scanguards series. Amazing! She does not hesitate to put what she wants out there on her pages. It is what it is an that's that! Oh and then there's the fact that her male characters are some of the hottest most desirable out there. Love that about her writing :)

Sophia inherited her aunts house and decides to turn it into a Bed and Breakfast. Her cousin Michael refuses to accept the fact that it was left to her and not him and continuall
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The Window Seat
Sep 04, 2015 The Window Seat rated it really liked it
These days, I have been starting new authors and new series without too much hope that I will be impressed. So when I find one that does impress me, I seem to read all the books they have very quickly!

Triton is the son of Poseidon and a god in his own right. He is a bit of a playboy. Well, a lot more than a bit! He is a major playboy and he doesn't take much seriously. He is known for seducing women that belong to others. He makes a major mistake when he is caught in bed with Zeus's latest mistr
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D.G.
Jun 14, 2014 D.G. rated it liked it
I got this book for two reasons: the audio was on sale and it was narrated by Eric Dove, which I really like. The plot was a bit out there and it didn't end up as being as sexy as I hoped but it wasn't a complete waste of time.

The situations were a bit crazy over the top, like when Sophia asked Triton to help her dress a few minutes into knowing him. The whole plot with the cousin and the B&B were just fillers and didn't feel real. I think the book was supposed to be funny but I didn't laugh
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Cherry (_forevermint)
Sep 06, 2012 Cherry (_forevermint) rated it really liked it
This was a fun little read. I really liked how it incorporated Greek Mythology and literally brought them to life. I always love a good love story with a magical/ fantastical twist to it. Though the plot was typical, the characters gave the story a fresh take and made it enjoyable to read every step of the way. I thought it was comical how incredibly enamored Sophia and Triton were with each other and how they both desperately tried to resist ravishing each other. It was a good read, definitely ...more
Hbeebti
Nov 25, 2010 Hbeebti rated it it was amazing
Shelves: freebies, tina-folsom
This was such a fun story to read. I love anything to do with Gods and Goddesses. Tritin and Sophia were so great together. Tritin came a long way and it was nice to see him grow from selfish and arrogant to selfless and giving. I loved all the scenes when Tritin and his friend (Eros and Hermes)were together.They cracked me up. There is another book to this and I need to find it soon.
Lori
Nov 24, 2012 Lori rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this book from the moment I started it. I have always been drawn to Greek Mythology, so I knew I had to read it. The way that Tina pulls you into the story was incredible, and I loved her take on the characters. I definitely recommend this book, I know you will love it as much as I did. :)
Talk Supe
May 07, 2012 Talk Supe rated it liked it
i love Triton but Sophie fell a little short as well as the humor. I was hoping for fits of laughter but the humor was watered down, no pun intended.

http://www.talkingsupe.com/2012/05/to...
Deana
Dec 04, 2011 Deana rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks-kindle
cute premise to this story. I think the author did a great job of portraying the Greek Gods as more human than not, i.e., not above petty infighting, jealousy, etc.

If you're looking for something fun try it - though it does deal primarily with the lesser deities, not the more well-known.
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Really enjoyed it and again 5stars.

I love how you have your typical male with an ego the size of the ocean finally meets someone that doesn't take any BS from him.

Tai-
May 25, 2017 Tai- rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Triton is a Greek God that has now been kicked out of Olympus for seducing Zeus' mistress. And now it is time for Triton to learn the meaning of love. So Zeus sends Triton down to Earth with nothing to work with but himself- things tend to get a little messy.
Sophia, having just had eye surgery needs someone to help her around the house and a nurse. Triton having the hots for Sophia turns himself into said nurse.
So what happens when a hot Greek God helps a single woman with no eyesight. A whole
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Vikki
Apr 21, 2012 Vikki rated it really liked it
First Line: 'What would be the punishment this time? A year in Hades for giving it to Zeus' mistress du-jour? Seemed like a fair exchange Triton thought. It could be worse. He could be bridled from any sexual activities for a decade - which would suck to say the least. Anything, just not that! He'd never survive it. Not sating his sexual urges for a week bordered on excruciating, a decade would be pure torture.'

Yeah...I wasn't too keen on Triton at the start either. He doesn't exactly make the b
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Leann Mallow
Jan 09, 2017 Leann Mallow rated it it was amazing
A story of mythological proportions

What could be more enticing than a story about a greek god who falls from olympus and has to earn his way back?
O.M.G. This book was absolutely captivating! I could not put it down until I finished it in the wee hours of the morning. I've always loved stories about the gods and their adventures, even more so when it wanders from the already recycled tellings and into new ones.
Dangerous Romance Book Reviews
Aug 17, 2012 Dangerous Romance Book Reviews rated it really liked it
Book Blurb: 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 rivaling God
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Lady Rogue
Oct 28, 2010 Lady Rogue rated it it was amazing
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Lauren
Dec 29, 2011 Lauren rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: People who like shallow, cliche romantic escapism
Really this book fell under the 1 star (did not like it) category, but I reserve my 1 star ratings for books I can't finish, so it eeked up. Let me start this review while saying this book is not horrible, but it is most definitely not for me. Don't get me wrong, I like Paranormal Fantasy, but this is far from representative of what I like about the genre.

In 3 words: stereotypical, predictable, anti-climactic.

Triton is a philandering, sex-maddened sea god. Sophia is a gorgeous woman who of cours
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Alexis
Aug 11, 2011 Alexis rated it really liked it
Triton is the immortal son of the god Poseidon. He spends his days calming storms, making sea travel safe, and seducing the women of Mount Olympus. When he gets caught in bed with Zeus' current mistress, the king of gods punishes him by stripping him of his powers and sending him off to America. In order to get his powers back and return home, he must find a woman who loves him for his kindness and selflessness, and not for his beautiful face and super hot body.

Luckily for Triton, he's got his
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Nina
Miss Rie_dominique asked me if this book has character(s) resembling to The Lightning Thief and the rest. Well, not really. But Triton did mentioned in The Last Olympian, as the offspring of Poseidon and his consort, Amphitrite.
As you can see, it's an adult paranormal romance. So, nothing much like Percy--except that it is set on modern era.

Triton is a bed-hopper, playboy to his bones, but utterly lickable and a hot hunk. He befriends Eros, the God of Love, Hermes, God of Messenger and Traveler
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