Alyssa has done everything that was expected of her, until the day she finds out she has a mate who has left her unclaimed. Unheard of when mates are rare and coveted. Even worse is the fact that he is the most powerful of her race and a Guardian of the Realms. Furious at the rejection she decides she is now in charge of her life. No more will she allow others to rule her.
Against the backdrop of evil forces that are conspiring to topple the Realms, can Gregoire find his wayward mate before she is taken by corrupt Immortals? Can Alyssa forgive him and learn to exert her own female power while surrendering to his savage passion? And will the two of them be able to forge a mate bond that cannot be severed... or will they be forever cursed with an Ecstasy Unclaimed?
Warning: Dirty talking, possessive alpha male; scenes of sexual exhibition; an instance of f/f; spankings and more
When the Gods roamed the Earth they were cruel and abused mankind. Humanity bled, suffered, and died just to entertain them but the Creators took action and banished the Gods leaving Immortal Guardians behind to safeguard the Realms and protect mankind.
Gregoire is a fierce dominating Guardian with a secret. He has known for twenty five years that his Mate has been born and lives in the Teteros Realm but as her father is his friend, he has never claimed her. Alyssa overhears a conversation and realises that Gregoire not only knows about her but has never bothered to claim her. Hurt, she sets off with her friend to enjoy one last hurrah! No longer will she be shy and downtrodden; no Alyssa is determined to finally embrace all that life offers.
Gregoire has patiently waited for Alyssa to grow up and never wanted to cause her pain but recent events force him to admit to himself that he can wait no longer. When he discovers where she has gone and just what sort of place it is, there is nothing and no one who will stop him taking what belongs only to him! Oh yes, stand by for fireworks and maybe with a fire extinguisher because two forces are about to collide!
So yes, I mention the beginning of the romance that leads Ecstasy Claimed, but I'm hesitant to say too much about the actual plot as it's all interwoven magnificently. Yes, the Gods are imprisoned but that does not mean peace reigns because there are some pretty nasty characters at work throughout this story and their goal is anything but peace and harmony.
This series seems to be chock full of alpha type males but I'm enjoying the females who give as good as they get. As the plot unfolds, there are other relationships being forged and also unfortunately tested in this rich fantastical world Ms Jay has created. I won't lie, this is a very erotic book that might be too much for some but there is so much happening that it's proving to be highly entertaining and gripping. Was there anything I didn't like? Well, frankly, I think too many scenes of passion might put some readers off but for me it's Gregoire's sexual history that left a bad taste. Yes, I know he's a highly sexual guy, as are all the Guardians, but he had found his Mate and something he did with his friend, Urian, felt very wrong to me but hey, readers can judge for themselves.
Highly creative, erotic, full of larger than life characters that are stubborn with a capital S! Oh, and don't forget trouble with the in-laws! So much going on my head is reeling.
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.