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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 virtual
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Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published September 30th 2010
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Michi
Jan 08, 2012 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 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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Stacie
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, romantic-comedy
3 3/4 "Greek Comedy" Stars!

This was good. Funny, decent plot, good main characters, steamy sexy times! I'll read the next book for sure. Happy reading!
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Cathy
May 29, 2014 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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Bren
“Orion:“Where shall I shoot him?”
Eros grinned. “Considering he won’t even feel the arrow, take your pick. I know what I would aim at.”
― Tina Folsom, A Touch of Greek



rating and review to follow.
Andy
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read, trash
This was not for me. And now that I know the Greek part is FALSE ADVERTISING, I am done with this series. If this series took place in Greece I'd probably like it better, but maybe not.

Triton was such a huge dick and a misogynistic asshole to boot. No thank you. Sophia would've been better off without him IMO. Honestly, I really hated how after she lost her eyesight everyone was constantly screwing her over and how she was depicted as "needing a man to take care of her". Ugh how about no.

I liked
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Ren Puspita
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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 Crystal ➳ Reading Between the Wines Book Club
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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Chihiro
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I will never buy any of Tina Folsom's books ever again.

Also "as soon as a girl has tits, she is considered as a woman -when she's fifteen-"

W.H.A.T.

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And the worst of things? The female protagonist and I share the same name .-.

Good God.
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Jenne
May 12, 2015 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.
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JG
Dec 08, 2012 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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Britt B
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-tbr-again
Light and entertaining

A Touch of Greek was a rather entertaining read told from several POVs. Several gods were introduced, though Triton - son of Poseidon- is our MC. Banished to Earth after philandering too much, he has to make some woman fall in love with him and not his looks. Sophia, a mortal and fiercely independent but vulnerable after an accident, is left "temporarily" blind and in need of assistance to get her B&B up and running. Sounds like a match yes? Demigod makes a blind women fal
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Sara Kate
3 1/2 stars. Pretty enjoyable and different, love the mythology spin on this book.
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
I enjoyed this book. I took off a star for how stupid He was. But it was enjoyable to see a god fall in love.
Coco.V
Nov 18, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Jan 21, 2011 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 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 rated it really liked it
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 of t
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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's be ...more
A.R. Von
May 03, 2012 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 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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Yodamom
You have a sweet innocent girl who has been used by pretty me in the past. She meets a lusty, hot, gorgeous man and turns him away for his beauty. Well, The lusty, hot gorgeous man happens to be a very lusty Greek God, Triton who was sent to earth to find somebody to love him. You can imagine how this turn down affected him, it drove him to seduce her. Well that's just the beginning. There are the other god's who don't want him to succeed, the terrible cousin who wants her estate, the conniving ...more
D.G.
Jun 14, 2014 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 one
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Cherry (_forevermint)
Sep 06, 2012 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 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 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. :)
Deana
Dec 04, 2011 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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Talk Supe
May 07, 2012 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...
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Victoria
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
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Eros grinned. “Considering he won’t even feel the arrow, take your pick. I know what I would aim at.”
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