As the ruling God of Thule, Hroarr's priority is the survival of his world. Gifted with the ancient ability of sjá, he has seen the birth and destruction of hundreds of worlds. This incredible power comes at an enormous cost, yet its toll seems to ease in the presence of a hauntingly seductive healer from Earth.
Sirena’s life is comprised of duty. Duty to her Guardian family, to healing those of her world and, most of all, the overwhelming duty to right the wrongs of her secret and vile bloodline. With everything on her plate a ruthless warlord God from another world is the last thing she needs, no matter what fate and her heated body demands.
Will a dark Destroyer of Worlds bring upon the end of Earth and Thule or will two strong-minded beings fight and discover their own eternal ecstasy?
Warning: Take one possessive, dirty talking Warrior God and one smart, no nonsense Healer; combine and shake things up for explosive results and scorching content meant for mature audiences!
So yes, this is a romance driven story but it's the world building that grips me. Obviously as the last in the series, there is a lot for Ms Jay to tie up but never fear she does it in fabulous style. The Thulians are needed to help cage the Earth Gods but there is still the threat of the evil Tria who felt unfortunately remarkably absent for much of this book. All our favourite characters get to take a bow as they converge; not only on old enemies but also a much darker threat that could see worlds colliding with devastating consequences.
For some reason the romance between Sirena and Hroarr seemed smoother than what previous couples have experienced and I'm happy to say they are left to decide things for themselves. That doesn't make things easier, but it allows them and here I'm thinking particularly of Sirena, to take back a little control. Fear not though as Hroarr is no pussycat .... just a male who knows what he wants and no one will stop him. Honestly it was high time Sirena got a man in her life and this Warlord God of a male is perfect for her but you might not initially warm to him!
A lot does happen in Eternal Ecstasy but for some reason we end up being told about it and not shown. Yet when everything shakes down at the end it's non-stop and so relentless. There are moments of horror and the fear that maybe, just maybe the Guardians' and their allies are about to come unstuck. We get sadness and sorrow but then Ms Jay throws in a surprise so sweet you will want to cheer!
The Guardians of the Realms has been a wonderful series with its mythological characters stepping up and constantly surprising me, but it really does need to be read in order. I can happily say there's none of the icky threesome stuff that never really made sense. There's even an epilogue that's a little cheesy but still made me smile.
I'm sad it's over but unfortunately Eternal Ecstasy wasn't my favourite in the series but the last third of this book just blew me away. If you enjoy paranormal romance that sizzles, then this series with its protective males and sharp, sassy heroines is one you need to read.
This voluntary take is of an advance reader copy from NetGalley and is my honest opinion.