*Book source ~ NetGalley
This is the story you were never told about Helen of Troy, the face that launched a thousand ships. A bargaining chip for her father and brothers, Helen learned of seduction and lust but was denied love until one of her suitors, a young Odysseus, showed her a world she had always imagined. Despite her wishes, however, she is married to Menelaus and her fate is decided for her. That is until a young man from Troy named Paris ignites in her a desire she cannot control. Together, they will test the power of the gods and give in to passion that will lead them to be remembered throughout history.
There are many tales out there about Helen of Troy and the face that launched a thousand ships, but this one is a bit different. At least, different than I’ve seen, but I have to admit to having very little knowledge of her story except the most basic from a Mythology class long ago. Told from Helen’s POV her life is actually quite the bummer. However, there is lots of steamy sex included. I have to confess that a good portion of Helen’s life bored me, so the steamy bits were a welcome addition. And the war that resulted in her selfishness just boggles my mind. I really couldn’t stand her by the end.