Series: The Guardians of the Realms #1
As one of the twelve Guardians, Urian has spent the last several centuries in a constant battle to keep the inhabitants of Earth’s Realms under control. Humanity has to evolve, hell beasts need to die, and Immortals need mates. But lately, Uri's mind is overrun with thoughts of when his sexy voyeur will find him again, watching him from the shadows, continuing their wicked game. All Guardians are forbidden contact with the little goddess and her brothers, but his need for her escalating, he finds it increasingly difficult to keep from pinning her down on the nearest surface and making her his.
Alexandra has managed to evade the Guardians and being cast out from the human Realm for centuries, ever since the Creators sent the Gods to sleep for their sins against humanity and banished all Immortals. Always sensing that she was needed on Earth, only once has Alex gone against her instincts and the price she paid will forever haunt her. It is for that reason she forces herself to stay away from the only male who has ever truly enticed her. The only one who has ever made her long for what she knows is dangerous.
In a desperate need to help her beloved brother, she will have to go to the enthralling Guardian, her dark obsession, and even though he will surely attempt to exile her, she won't go easily…
Warning: This book contains explicit and sizzling sex scenes with big dominant males. MFM, ménage, and light bondage.
Warning – This book contains explicit and sizzling sex scenes with big dominant males that
like to share. MFM, ménage, and light bondage.
Honesty, this particular scene left me uneasy and uncomfortable, since it happened quite early in the book, I didn’t know what to expect in the rest of the book.->after reading this book, I am still not sure why it was necessary to have this scene.
Truth to be told, I kind of breeze through the glossary, and prologue part of this book, which is basically loads of information of names, and on the new Greek Gods theories of how the twelve Guardians of the Realms were created ->It can be overwhelming when you are bombarded with this much information, since many of the explanations can be found in the rest of the book, so even if I didn’t pay too much of attention, I was able to pick up the general ideas.
Alex and Urian didn’t know they were mates, but both are extremely physically attracted to each other. Alex often watches Urian and another guardian have their wicked way with females in the club.->kind of weird. Since Alex cannot get too close to the Guardians without getting exile from the human Realm, they never realized the mate connection. Not until Alex seeking Urian’s help to save her brother, Alex and Urian finally gotten touching range with each other, that’s when the “mating pheromone” kick in hard.
->but right after they have done the deed there were no time focus on Alex and Urain, since everyone will be busy plotting and rescuing Erik’s mate and other victims.
->did I like Alex and Urian, yes I did. ->But I thought their part of the book seem too rush, I wish the book spend more time with Alex and Urian.
I was expecting a bit more emphasized on the romantic relationships and developments. In actuality, if “sexy time” can count as related developments…sure then, there were some development.
->whenever the focus of the book shift back to Alex and Urian, majority of them was about their sexy time.
->note that this book is more emphasize on the Erotic, thus there weren’t much of relationship build up.
The way this book was lay out was a bit odd, how so? Notice that in the blurb there were no mention of Alex’s bother Erik and his mate Sam? ->just that Alex’s brother is in trouble. Well, you will be reading about Erik and Sam. More so on Sam and how she was treated as an experiment in the lab that she was being held.->the story will keep jumping from Alex and Urain (our heroine and hero) to Sam. Although the book mentions plenty of Erik, he was actually mostly unconscious in the book.
->don’t get me wrong, I am all about a book with an actual plot, but not when the two main characters were overshadowed by whatever else is going on.
The bad guys in this book were, indeed evil if not extreme.
->I really hated Elizabeth’s character, not only I find her repulsive, her part of the book was also quite unpleasant to read.
My main issues of this book other than the “spoiler” I mention at the beginning of this review, I wasn’t expecting the focus of the story constantly shifting from the main characters to the secondary characters. I wish the secondary characters have remained as…secondary. Instead, the constant interruptions and switching POVs were quite annoyed.
Lastly, I found many concepts in this book, including the mating heat, youth obsession, experiment on female of potential mates, all are very similar to another series I read before (all you really need to do is throw in the Greek Gods twist, then it’s not entirely different).
Would I read another book of this series? Maybe. Since I didn’t really like how this book was structured, plus the concept of this book aren’t entirely new to me. I would need to be very motivated to want to read another book of this series.->I think I might be interested to read about Drake, but not anytime soon.
If you like Erotic Paranormal Romance, emphasize on the erotic aspect with loads of sexy times. This book might be for you.