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Aphrodite Calling

(Gods of Love)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  22 reviews
A god of sexual desire on the edge of burnout meets a woman with a unique and secret past…In the arms of transsexual woman Gina, has Himeros finally discovered the one with whom even a god of love could find fulfillment?

Gina is forced to confront her fears when she attends a high school reunion. Born into a male body, she spent her childhood and teen years living as a boy,
ebook, 67 pages
Published June 22nd 2012 by Flourish Books
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Roz Lee
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Greek Gods aren’t ancient history in the Gods of Love series from Jennifer Lynne. Once again, the gods are alive and well, and looking out for mortals who need their help. In this second installment, sexy Himeros comes to the rescue of Gina, a transsexual who has done something we can all relate to – gone to her high school reunion. Only there’s much more at stake for Gina. It’s the first time her former classmates have seen her as a woman. Goaded by her old nemesis, she blurts out an impressive ...more
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I'm cis and can't speak to the trans experience at all.

Transgender Girls Need Love Too. It's isn't easy to find erotic transgender romance novels. That is not to say there isn't a wealth of pornography (both visual and literary) featuring transgender people, but not a lot of it is romantic. Which is very disheartening. However, while I was searching I discovered this diamond in the rough. Aphrodite Calling isn't just an erotic romance about a transgender woman finding love. It is al
Perv Pack
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
It’s isn’t easy to find erotic transgender romance novels. That is not to say there isn’t a wealth of pornography (both visual and literary) featuring transgender people, but not a lot of it is romantic. Which is very disheartening.

However, while I was searching I discovered this diamond in the rough. Aphrodite Calling isn’t just an erotic romance about a transgender woman finding love. It is also an urban fantasy about a lonely love god finally finding his soulmate in a very special mortal woma
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Self discovery can be difficult at best, especially when you discover you are not who you thought you had to be.

I cannot pretend to imagine what Gina went through growing up knowing she was not the same person on the outside as on the inside. Gina’s history is what attracted me to this story to begin with. She had a lot to cope with in life and I was just happy that this story shed some light on what some may go through.

Himeros on the
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In a world which shuns those who are different, a transgender guy by the name of Gerry has a really hard time in High School but after fifteen years decides to attend the Eastwood High reunion and this time attends as Gina. Immediately Maris, one of the bullies of the school attached herself to Gina like a limpet and started interrogating her and taunting her. Gina had attended in order to put her past behind her and to prove to herself she could move on as Gina, a strong minded woman ready to f ...more
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-own
I have decided to give this book five stars because I thought the author did a wonderful job at dealing with what most would consider a "taboo" subject. The heroine in this book is a transexual female who was born a male and went through his teenage years yearning to be a woman. Let me rephrase that; inside he was a woman and the lonliness that he felt with what he yearned to be was most of the time unbearable. Eventually he did get a "sex change" and finally was able to be the true gender that ...more
Tawania Etheridge
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I didn't really know what to expect from this book after reading the blurb, but I am happy to say it was a fascinating read. It's a short read, but the author did a fantastic job drawing you in and not letting you go. The characters are unforgettable, and the emotions felt completely real.

I haven't had the chance to read book one in this series, but I am definitely going to read it now. The series follows the Greek Gods of Love, and Aphrodite Calling is centered on Himeros the God of Sexual Desi
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jennifer Lynne has created an unforgettable character with Gina Deveraux. Up until recently Gina was genetically male, but knew that her body wasn't right. It made for a difficult time growing up, especially during high school. She's now returned for her high school reunion with the body she always knew she was supposed to have and prove something to those who were cruel to her. She gets unexpected help, and a night to remember, courtesy of a plea to the Gods and meets someone just as lonely as ...more
Sandy S
Jan 22, 2013 rated it liked it
3.25 stars--APHRODITE CALLING (Gods of Love 2) by Jennifer Lynne

APHRODITE CALLING is the second novella (June 2012 release) in Jennifer Lynne’s erotic Gods of Love series based on the Greek Gods of Love-the erotes. This series is NOT intended for readers under 18 years of age and contains sexually graphic content and deals with a male to female transsexual.

It had been 15 years since Gina Devereaux saw most of these people. A 15 year reunion and 8 years post-op still could not deter the rumors an
Danielle Forrest
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I like what I like most about these stories so far is how completely accepting they are of people or ideas that are outside the norm. These stories are short, not allowing a lot of time for character development or much plot.

I really loved the female lead, Gina, in the second novella. There was a lot of depth into her neuroses, fears and insecurities and I think the author did a fairly good job of portraying a transgender individual, even if I've never met one (that I know of). The story got me
Sharon Buchbinder
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When my blog mate told me she had written a book about a transgendered woman, I wondered how she would approach this highly charged and difficult topic in an erotic romance. How do you as a woman enter into the head of someone who has had a sex change operation from male to female and make it feel real? I was blown away by Jennifer's ability to get into the deep point of view of the character and to keep it erotic and heart felt. The heart of the story is really about being lonely and wanting to ...more
D.F. Krieger
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book introduced me to new things and pushed some of my boundaries. This book was a whole new world for me to edit. I mean, how many people can say they've read a transgendered book before, much less edited one? When the author came to me, asking me if I'd edit it, I read the blurb and just couldn't resist. Not only is Jennifer a great writer, but she does a fantastic job of pulling us into the emotional turmoil that is in these characters. This was another one of those books that I had to j ...more
Eva Millien
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Gods of Love series continues the red hot erotic fantasy.

Himeros, being as aspect of Eros, has a duty to answer the call of sexual desire whenever a human needs him, but lately he’s been feeling out of sorts, that is until he answers the call of Gina, a modern-day transsexual woman when she confronts her fears at her high school reunion.

The author portrays Gina’s emotional turmoil in a way that brings her plight to life and the steamy sex scenes are described with an inten
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: transsexual
Oh my goodness, what a story! I had high hopes going into this one, and I was delighted to find that it did not disappoint. Not having read Gods of Love, I'm not sure if I missed any nuances, but the mythological element paired very nicely with Gina's gender identity. It was passionate, physically and emotionally satisfying all the way. I would have loved for it to be longer, but that's a wish, not a complaint. ...more
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Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed it! The combination of Greek mythology and the love story between a God and a transgender person was something I wouldn't think would work out before reading this piece. It was sensual, but also romantic and full of chemistry between the two protagonists. I liked that the writer decided to develop a "taboo" on a social issue and it was very well executed Definitely liked it and appreciated reading more diverse characters for once. Great job Jennifer! ...more
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: lbgt
This novella was a very first for me, never once have I read a fictional story told from the point of view of a transgendered woman. I've read non-fiction books dealing with the transgendered community, but not anything in fiction. So I was a bit trepidatious about this one. I will be the first to admit that I just do not understand the transgendered situation. I can't relate, I can sympathize, I can be invested in their equality, but I just cannot relate. Gender to me is merely a matter of plum ...more
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
Himeros, one of the erotes, is called to Gina at her 15 year high school reunion. When Gina was at school, she was Gerry. She has since has sexual reassignment surgery. Gina is struggling to feel desirable as a woman and is obviously pretty uncomfortable with all the stares and whispers at the reunion. It was a very brave thing for her to attend, particularly as she went alone. Himeros appears and very soon he whisks her off to take her "virginity" - the first time she has had sex since her surg ...more
Mina Khan
Oct 08, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading the first book in this series, Platinum Passion Platinum Passion (Gods of Love, #1) by Jennifer Lynne and I loved the cover of Aphrodite Calling, so I definitely wanted to read this.

Miss Lynne creates an intriguing heroine: Gina, a transgendered individual, who used to be Gerry and had a sex-change operation. However, given such a fresh and complex heroine, I wish it had more of Gina than Him (cute nickname btw!)I wish Ms. Lynne explored the self-discovery aspect even other words, I wish the story had been longer.

Julie Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog
Gina was an outcast in high school, but on the night of her reunion, she takes the ultimate revenge on everyone as she is accompanied by the handsome man in the room. Everyone's jealous of her and she can't believe how lucky she is to have found her match as she's a transgender and has always believed love to be elusive. Will everyone finally accept her or does she find she only needs to accept herself? ...more
Tracie R
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Aphrodite Calling

Gina Deveraux lived her life growing up as someone she wasn't, now returning to the place where her worst nightmares began it is time to show everyone the real Gina. Something don't change and it seems some of her high school friends haven't either but an encounter with a stranger will show Gina what she truly desires if only she'll agree.

I enjoyed reading Gods of Love by Jennifer Lynne and look forward to what Aphrodite has in store for us next
I must not have read the blurp on this book before buying it, because this was totally not my kind of story. But I didn't realize it till about 25% into it. And as I am ever the neat and tidy reader, not wanting to leave something undone, I finished it. But gah...I think I may need to go scrub this from my not my thing. ...more
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Jen Katemi is a USA Today bestselling author of steamy contemporary and paranormal romance. Jen is published with Evernight Publishing, and previously as Jennifer Lynne with Red Sage Publishing. She also has forged a successful indie career starting with her popular GODS OF LOVE, BLOOD FAE CHRONICLES and FORBIDDEN series.

When she’s not writing, Jen looks after the family, pampers various cats, and

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