Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Road to Olympia

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Two wounded hearts, one ancient mystery, and a love that’s more powerful than tragedy.

After the tragic murders of her entire family, Olympia Abbott vows to continue their generations-long search for The Statue of Zeus. There are only two problems standing in her way—she’s run out of money, and she’s lost the willpower to deny her feelings for her long-term research partner, Lucas Cole.

Lucas Cole is no stranger to vows. When his best friend, Troy Abbott, was brutally murdered, he had to swear to keep his hands off Troy’s sister. There’s only one problem with that—he can’t seem to fight his feelings for her any longer. He’s wanted her for too long, has loved her even longer.

With the discovery of the Statue of Zeus drawing near, they’re both running out of time. Who will make the first move, and what will it cost?

I can’t even begin to tell you how intrigued I was to find a book set not just in Greece, but at an archeological site!  Dr. Rafferty, my college geography teacher, was an anthropologist by trade and really instilled a love for archeology and anthropology in me.  That said, this story was entirely too short!  I want to know more!  What happened really to Olympia’s family?  What comes next?  I’m a greedy reader, I can’t help it.

However, The Way to Olympia is a fast-paced and highly enjoyable story.  Lucas is conflicted: he loves Olympia but he promised her brother, on his deathbed, that he wouldn’t touch her.  Olympia has her own ideas, having been in love with Lucas for as long as she could remember.  It seems that their hunt for the elusive Statue of Zeus is nearly as impossible as their coming together and becoming a couple. 

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