~ 3.5 Divine Ecstasy Stars ~
Divine Ecstasy is book eight in the Guardians of the Realmsseries by Setta Jay. This series has fast become one of my favorites. I love the Guardians, the world and characters dreamed up in this spicy series.
Divine Ecstasy was not as jaw-dropping or plot oriented as previous installments. The book focuses around Sacha and Hades, with just small glimpses of what might happen in the future books. We don’t get to see many battles in this story, we end on a cliffhanger and we get to find out who’s book is next.
What I Liked:
Sacha, she is one of three female Guardians. This is the fist full length book devoted to one of the female Guardians. We all know (from reading previous books) that she kept to herself, but we don’t no the full reasons why. Here we finally get to find out why. I also loved her tenacity and determination to not let the bad memories torment her. She is a one strong tough female. Watching her grow and let her mate Hades in, was sweet to read.
Hades is a powerful God who was awakened from the Creator’s enforced sleep. He is scrumptious, thoughtful, sweet and dominant. I loved that he had to take baby steps and show his mate Sacha that he is not like all the others who hurt her. I also loved how he was so sensitive with Sacha’s needs as she battled with her memories. He was there for her and supportive.
We have a totally different kind of mating. It doesn’t take the usual course as all the previous ones before it, this has to do with how the bonding was done and that a God is in the mix.
What I Didn’t Like:
I really missed the battles. This one was not as action-packed as I have come to enjoy from the series.
We get glimpses of Thurl and it’s people, but I felt like we where not getting enough information on this new mythical land. I felt like we needed more then what we where given.
This novel ends on a cliffhanger. I’m not a fan of cliffhangers. I will say the cliffhanger for this novel does work. Making the reader stop and think what might be next for these Guardians.
I enjoyed this novel and even though Divine Ecstasy was not my favorite. It is still well worth reading. We get a few surprises and developments that make you stop and think as well as our first full novel devoted to one of the female Guardians. I am looking forward to seeing what is in-store for everyone, because something big is coming.
*Disclaimer: I purchased this book for my own consumption and I also received a complementary ARC copy provided by Setta Jay with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
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