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Tall, Dark and Divine

(Bagging a Greek God #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  388 ratings  ·  88 reviews
Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right, and has gone out looking for Mr. Tonight instead. A conversation overheard in the bathroom of Dionysus’s Bar about a jilted and lonely "Greek god" in need of a quick pick-me-up sounds like just what she’s looking for. But picking up the god of love for a one-night stand is easier said than done--especially when he's sworn off ...more
ebook, 291 pages
Published July 20th 2012 by Entangled Publishing
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Apr 30, 2013 rated it liked it
According to the the goodreads standard, this is a 3 star review since I "Liked It" meaning it was *yawn* at frequent parts.

I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. There parts that were a bit contrived however it is a light easy read with some steamy scenes. I will say though that it was annoying when he hardly touched her at all, just smirking and such, and she would all of sudden react fiercely in the "throes of passion."

Eros, the Greek God of Love, is the ultimate matchmaker and is unfo
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Heartbroken after his wife left him, Eros the God of love takes refuge in alcohol and ambrosia. His matchmaking business isn't doing so well. Human divorce is on the rise.

Until one day his employees browbeat him into a night out at his friend's club. There, he meets Annie, a woman he was trying to set up with an accountant.

There were several things going well for this book. This book was light and meant to be humorous.

There were some times, however, when I wanted to pull my
The BookChick
My Rating: ❤❤
ACCEPTABLE: The characteristics of a 2 heart story include: a passable story but there was some element(s) that kept it from being a good story; and, it won’t make it to my 'read again' pile. I would not easily recommend it to a friend but would not rule out the possibility.
My Thoughts:
This book provided by NetGalley for an honest review.

A bit of background...
I will begin my review by stating that I love mythology and romantic fiction centered around it but Greek mythology is my ab
Sofia Lazaridou
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars for tall,dark and divine.The book was good the story original but I didnt like the whole Greek Gods in USA thing.I mean they could be in Greece where they actuall came from and not in NY.Plus I think the author made some stuff to fit into the

Eros has a heartache cause his wife left him for someone else.Yeah the God of love has a heartache cause his wife fell in love with someone else.And he does a horrible job at muching people.Also he fights the love he feels for Annie and cause
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

TALL DARK AND DIVINE seemed like it would be a fun story about Greek gods living in the modern world with witty dialogue and some amusing romantic hijinks. Aside from the at times witty dialogue and quirky characters this story just fell flat for me. The characters–whose names were cleverly modernized–came off as one dimensional and very shallow. They all acted like teenagers who pretty much only talked about sex and relationships throughout the whole b
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
I absolutely love Greek mythology so when I saw the synopsis on this one I knew that I needed to try it. I mean a god that was also a match maker. But not just any match maker, a match maker that was once scorned and has sworn off love of his own forever?

Yep, a must read for me. Add the added bonus of mixing romance and mythology together and I am so there.

This book really was a fun (and hot!!) read. Yes it is very much adult (lots of usage of the f word and some sensual scenes) and while it c
Rachel Firasek
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this fun read! I want an Eros. :)
Feb 19, 2014 rated it liked it
mostly a fun light read, are there going to be more?
This is actually an okay book. I like the characters. Not just the main protagonists, but other characters as well. Oh, and I like the setting! Greek gods in modern world living modern live. I suspect this book is up to its own series, but for some reason never really written. Too bad, because I would LOVE to read the story on Ari and Dion.

Eros and PsycheAnnie's characters are likable and cute, both on their own and while they are together. However, I'd like to see why Eros is smitten by Annie,
Raven R. (AvalonReadsBooks)
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Awwww, this was soooo cute!

I loved it! It was a great romance between two great characters. I was even invested in the other characters. Except for Henry or Harry or whatever his name was, he could go die for all I cared. But Dion and Adri or whatever, I wanted to know what was going on there. And since this is supposed to be a series i hope that's the next one!

but yeah, the romance got steamy in all the right places. I was fully invested. The only thing I didn't like was that it got rushed at
susan L Corbin
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Such a fun and unusual premise! To make the Greek gods seem human. I'll be reading this one again. Only problem was the ending -- it should have been more heart pounding.
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was a bit anxious to read Tall, Dark and Divine as the last couple of paranormal romances I have read lately were disappointing and I was feeling uncharitable towards the genre. But in the end mention of Greek gods and godesses to me, the mythology fan won over my reluctance and I'm so glad I took a chance on Tall, Dark and Divine because it was delightful!

Even though the premise for the Bagging a Greek God series (the 1st book of which is Tall, Dark and Divine) is that Greek gods and goddesse
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Tall Dark and Divine Review on K-Books

"I love you. I know it's too soon, and I know I told you I wasn't ready. We've only known each other a couple of days. But I love you."

There are no words to explain how much I loved this book. From first hearing about this book I instantly wanted to read it. I am a major mythology fan and I adore books with mythological aspects in this so to find this book about Eros, the Greek God of Love I couldn't wait to read it. I was not disappointed in the slightest
Theodora Catalina
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Original Review on:

Tall, Dark, and Divine
By Jenna Bennett

Review by Theo~

I don’t know about you guys, but when I read something good I am all smiles and happy dances and holding tightly in my arms or head the book I have just finished! It is that stupid feeling that you get when you fell in love or you feel attracted to someone with so much power that you don’t know how to react!
Well, this is exactly how I feel right now! I feel in love with this book! I don’t
Apr 20, 2013 rated it liked it
ARC provided by the publisher for an honest review

I will give this book 3 stars.

It started out really good and if not for the last chapters I would have given it a 4 star rating.
To be honest, first of all I have to reduce on star because of the sex scenes. There was just something missing for me. Ross, for being the god of love, kind of didn’t deliver ;) Don’t get me wrong, the sex was probably really good for the hero and the heroine. Just not for the reader. So I couldn’t really relate when t
Grace Fonseca
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
A refreshing treat of a romance that I really enjoyed. This book really had a great fun feel to it. I liked this romance because the couple is not what you call traditional in any sense. It was like a perfect romantic movie with all the right sensibilities in place.

I really loved Eros, aka Ross in this book as he is trying to set up Annie Landon with Harry Mitchell who he thinks will be perfect, but nothing ever works out quite like he plans it to because of fate, timing or maybe something else
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I knew this would be a good book, I just didn't expect it to be as funny as it was.

Eros was dumped by the love of his life. The thing is, the love of his life wasn't necessarily the "love of his life". Why? He hurt himself with one of his arrows and the first woman he laid eyes on was his ex, who ended up ditching him for a Viking of all men!

Eros hasn't gotten over her and no other woman will do. In his attempt at being a matchmaker he wants to match Annie with an accountant. But he s
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
3 1/2 stars

3 1/2 stars - I could stare at that cover all day

So here's the deal, I love Greek Mythology stories. And I'm especially drawn to Eros. I've read different versions of his story so many times and I never seem to tire of them. This one was super cute and I really enjoyed it.

Yeah, there as insta-love but how can you not have that when Eros is involved? And since this isn't realistic fiction, I was okay with it. I'm much more forgiving of that when it comes to mythology.

Oh course, it was
Tara Allen
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Tall, Dark, and Divine for review from the lovelies at Entangled. Thus far I have been a huge fan of everything I have read from them. They publish quality work and I love that I am able to give honestly glowing reviews about the books I get to read.

So let’s get going!

The Good:

I’m a huge fan of mythology of just about any flavor, but the Greeks are my first great love. (Third grade school library for the win!) Bringing the Greek gods into the modern era is usually a big hit
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now?
TALL, DARK AND DIVINE by Jenna Bennett


This is a fun book with some steamy and passionate moments, but it isn't just about the sex, or even mostly about it. It's more about the processes of getting over loss or coming into our own sense of self worth when as the female love interest Annie goes out looking for Mr. Right and then comes to think Mr. Right-Now might be a good thing too.

The story takes place in Astoria, Que
Ashley Ferguson
While this is not typically the kind of book I read, I actually ended up enjoying it much more than I thought I would. I loved how the Greek/Cretan gods and goddesses were integrated into New York, and how they somehow managed to avoid doing anything really suspicious that would lead mortals to think they were divine beings. I also really enjoyed how they tended to pick professions based on what they were gods/goddesses of - Eros runs a matchmaking service, Dionysius owns a bar, etc. Oh, and I t ...more
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Apr 28, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 rating

Tall, Dark & Divine was a nice light read. It had likeable characters, a sweet romance, slightly steamy scenes, and a few laugh out loud moments. Although I did quite enjoy Tall, Dark & Divine I did expect more from it. The idea of Eros the greek god of love running a match making business on earth I found very interesting and thought would make it into a super steamy, hilarious read. While there was a few slightly steamy scenes, and a few moments where I found my self chuckli
Apr 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Tall, Dark and Divine was a little like reading two books in one. The first half was pretty good, funny, interesting and unique. The second half, unfortunately, just didn't quite hold up.

Annie leads a bit of a ho-hum life. She's slightly insecure about her weight but is determined not to let it interfere in her plan to pick up a guy at the local bar. She is over looking for the perfect guy, she just needs someone to help fill her needs. When she learns a divorcee is at the bar and possibly needs
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was ok

Well, this could have been a lot more entertaining.

This book was not supposed to rock my world. It was just supposed to entertain me, and it kinda did. However, I needed to look past too many things for it to even do that part right.

For instance, the characters seemed to know things they weren't supposed to know. (view spoiler)
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
I received this ARC from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book included Eros, the Greek god of love. That's about all it had going for it. Romances involving Greek mythological characters and humans have been done by other authors and suffice it to say, this book offered nothing unique. TDD may be a "Goodread" to readers who don't mind illogical plots. Unfortunately, the logical side of my brain would not turn off as I read this farfetched romance.

Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Posted on my blog: What I'm Reading

Let's be honest Greek Gods wreak havoc wherever they go. If you don't believe me, you haven't been keeping up with your Greek mythology. Yes, they do have good intentions and some not so good. Well, poor Eros is still hung up with his ex-wife leaving. Yep, he's still hung up on Psyche. Which isn't a good thing, because he's the God of Love. Eek! He's not doing his job. Now Annie is tired of trying to find the one, that she's willing to have one nightstand with
Jul 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Giggles, Greek Gods, and Golden Arrows

You'd think the Greek god of love would be really lucky at finding one of his own. Unfortunately, Eros has had really bad luck in his romantic life which is making him really unpleasant company for his fellow dieities. When Annie Landon, the baker at the dog bakery across from his matchmaking business' office, crosses his path he makes it his mission to help her land the guy she's interested in. But what if the guy she thought she wanted isn't who she though
A.D. Marrow
How to begin this review without sounding like to much of a fangirl?, forget it.

I have few literary weaknesses. One is Shakespeare. The second is Greek mythology. I've tended to err on the side of avoidance when it comes to works written with a modern-myths spin but this book was 100% amazing. Eros, god of love - and incidentally where the term 'erotic' comes from - owns and operates a matchmaking business. Brilliant. His right hand woman is Ariadne, who in Greek mythology is typicall
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: review
Eros a.k.a. Cupid a.k.a. God of Love has been depressed ever since his mortal wife left him to run of with a Viking. Since then he has given up on love and well it has been affecting his matchmaking business.

Meanwhile Annie Landon is all about finding love, but after waiting years for the right guy, she wouldn't mind going for the right now guy like Eros. Which is not going to happen if it depends on him. Eros no longer does mortal women, but he does want to help Annie find love.

After giving it
Aug 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I think I may have been unfair to Melissa Bourbon Ramirez in my review of Deceiving the Witch Next Door. This is the second of Entangled Covet line I have read. I was really excited because until now I've pretty much been working off of the formula Entangled=win. But this book wasn't quite what it could have been.

It had a great premise but I was put off by how much the characters thought the gods were so good looking. Hell in a horrible moment shortly after having sex with Annie, Eros (Ross) mus
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Jenna Bennett writes the USA Today bestselling Cutthroat Business mysteries featuring Southern Belle and new-minted real estate agent Savannah Martin in Nashville, Tennessee.

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