Whom Gods Have Favored by Denyse M Bridger

Story: 5
Presentation: 5
Total: 10
Publisher: XOXO Publishing
Historical Erotic
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Blurb: Pompeii lies complacent and decadent in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, the populace thriving on their depravity and their hunger for blood and Games. In the midst of the looming destruction, an ancient evil emerges, and claims not only a celebrated general of Rome, but the slave girl he has slowly grown to love and cherish. A girl who will follow him into hell itself, and rewrite the Fate that awaits so many...

Review: The story, like the blurb, has a lot going on. While Ms. Bridger does an excellent job of setting the scene--generals, slaves, politicians, gladiators, oh my--there are too many points of view presented during the story. While the multitude of povs provide glimpses into the intrigues boiling under the surface, which does add to the realism of the setting, the story is just too short to fully develop the characters. Additionally, the sex scenes aren’t as detailed as I would have liked for an erotic story.

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