REVIEW: Spellbound: An Erotic Odyssey, by Angello Adrien

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Title: Spellbound: An Erotic Odyssey

Author: Angello Adrien

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Erotic, Action-Adventure

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Publisher: Self

Pages: 379

Reviewer: Linda Tonis, Paranormal Romance Guild

About The Book

Ending a bad relationship is awful. Having to see their face everyday following that is worse.

What better way to recharge the heart than a grand vacation to a mysterious Greek island?

In a place where myths and legends are alive and well, David Angellus finds himself thrown through a gauntlet of godly games.

Seduction, death, and rebirth are just the beginning of his odyssey.

The Review

Eighteen year old David Angellus met twenty-six year old Johnny Velazquez and fell in love. David is a senior at Philadelphia University majoring in Art History and he and Johnny were together off and on for three years, three years where Johnny stayed in the closet and where he never took David’s wants and needs into consideration. Johnny was controlling and secretive and David finally had enough only when he told Johnny how he felt he received a text advising him that Johnny no longer wanted to be with him.

David invested three years of his life with Johnny and all he got for it was a text breaking up with him and blaming him for everything so at the advice of his friend Arsela he decided to take a vacation. He had two weeks off from school and chose to go to Greece a place that always fascinated him. It was in Greece on the Island of Skopelos that David would learn to let go of all the pain he suffered because of Johnny and take a journey that would change him both mentally and physically.

He met one of the waiters at his hotel, Stavos who took him under his wing and showed him the Island and asked him what he wanted, the answer was he wanted to be liberated and Stavos was going to see to it that he was. I don’t want to go into detail as to what happened to David while on the Island and why he wound up being gone for months missing a full semester that is something you need to read for yourself.

When David returned home he set out to make up what he lost when he was gone and was determined to graduate with all his friends. The only problem he ran into was that he was required to take Spanish and his teacher wound up to be Johnny, now he had to face him everyday. Although Johnny has a new boyfriend and of course is still in the closet he can’t seem to stay away from David especially when he sees the new and improved version, but that just puts him in the cross hairs of his new boyfriend and a latte.

David begins to keep a diary of everything that happened to him in Greece and desperately misses Stavos. It is through his diary that we get all the details of his experiences in Greece, who he met, who he had sex with, well other things not so pleasant. When Stavos finally reunites with David it is as Daniel but the reality is that that was not his real name either and his real name is not something I am going to reveal.

This was an erotic romance but it didn’t truly begin until the second half of the book. The reason I didn’t give this book a higher rating in spite of the fact that I enjoyed it is the editing, I am not a reviewer who puts too much emphasis on editing if the editing is just minor, that was not the case in this book because the editing was horrible. Saying that, I still recommend this book filled with secrets and expicit sex and some wonderful characters.

The Reviewer

I am an avid reader the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to seven grandchildren. Since retiring I have been doing more reading while volunteering as a CASA worker. CASA is an organization that works with the family court system to ensure that children are in the best living situation. There are way too many children that get overlooked in the foster care system and I visit homes and make visits to the parents. I was born and raised in New York and my husband of 50 years and I live in Upstate New York.

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