I think my expectations were set too high for this book and I ended up very disappointed. I found it slow and boring. Slips wasn't believable to my mind. He's been floating around the world for millennia, is supposed to pass judgement on humans, but has no understanding of human emotions.
I found it far too esoteric and just like to say that, nowadays, I'm looking for light and comedy in the books that I read. I don't need to prove anything to anybody any more so I didn't even bother to finish it.
While vacationing in Greece, Gaia locks eyes with a stranger, twice. Two years later, back in Rome, she should be enjoying college life; instead, the memories of his lapis lazuli eyes and Mona Lisa smile still haunt her. Gaia longs to meet him again and unwittingly sabotages her romantic life by refusing to move on. Only her anthropological studies about the mysterious Etruscans make her feel alive. A chance to breathe new air is presented to her when she wins a full scholarship to study abroad at the University of Washington. In rainy Seattle, Gaia finally meets the man of her dreams, but he proves to be... otherworldly. Meanwhile, in her field of studies, what starts as an interesting archeological finding about a six-fingered human image, soon evolves into the discovery of the millennium, but not where Earth is concerned. Although Gaia is a companion novel of Elios, you can read these in either order. They are both stand-alone stories from different points of view. You met Gaia and Elios in his book; now hear her story.