When Dorian realizes just how much staying away is physically and emotionally hurting Rain, will he finally stop denying what is meant to be? Or will he continue to torture both of them?
I've said it before and I'll say it again (and again and again until you tell me to shut up): I. Love. This. Series. All of the men are dominant, dirty talking alphas and Dorian is no different. He was a pretty big jerk at the start and his avoidance of the inevitable was extremely frustrating, but eventually he makes up for it. With his mouth and in more ways than one.
Rain is feisty and independent but that doesn't make Dorian's rejection sting any less. I loved that she was strong enough to tell him how he was making her feel and put the brakes on when needed. Dorian's stubbornness meant we had to wait a little longer for these two to get together, but that just made it that much hotter when they did.
One of the other things I love about these books is that in addition to the main couple and story, we also have interesting side stories going on. While Dorian and Rain are trying to figure their shit out, the Guardians are still dealing with the constant unrest throughout the Realms. It feels likes something big is coming, but no one knows what. There is also something strange starting to happen between Vane and Brianne and I can't wait to see how that plays out.
This was another erotic and captivating read in Setta Jay's Guardians of the Realms series and I can't wait to continue on. Literally, as I plan on starting book 4, Tempting Ecstasy, next week. All of these books can absolutely be read as stand alone novels, but I highly recommend reading them all and in order. And for anyone keeping score, while all of Setta'a men are delicious, Uri is still my number 1.
|"Are you saying you don't want me, nymph? Because your pussy is calling you a liar."|
|"Let me make it better. I'll take the pain away. Give you the pleasure you deserve, what I should have given from the beginning."|
|"I need a taste of your sweet wet pussy more than I need to breathe."|
|"I'm going to wreck you, Rain."|
**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Title: Denying Ecstas
Author: Setta Jay
Series: The Guardians of the Realms #3
Genre: Erotica, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
A headstrong sassy mortal, Rain is a Mageia living in Tetartos, the Realm of beasts and Immortals. Her nights have been restless, filled with sensual dreams of a big blonde Guardian whose glares indicate he wants nothing to do with her. She is determined to shake off the odd feelings until she finds out her dream lover is responsible for her rescue from a demented Demi-God. In doing so, his touch ignites something rare and coveted. Something that she’s never anticipated… Something he should have told her about. Rain is set on making him explain and then feel the full force of her ire.
After a devastating betrayal resulting in the loss of a close friend a century ago, Dorian refuses to trust or engage with Immortals other than his Guardian family. His years of brutal fighting in the underground Immortal rings are over. He patrols the Realms and slakes his lust with the humans on Earth. Existing, but not living as he used to. He knows the moment he scents Rain that he has found his mate and after touching her he plans to avoid her as long as he can... Until he learns she is in danger. Raging, his beast demands that he go to her, but taking her from their enemy has repercussions he fully plans to escape at all costs.
For Dorian, finding a way out of mating Rain means he could succumb to madness and harm those that mean so much to him… but giving in to his burning urge for her means losing control in a heated mating frenzy sure to ignite them both and link them forever.
Warning: brief instances of M/F/F and M/F/M menage, a hot headed, dirty talking alpha male, voyeurism and sexually explicit scenes.