Wednesday, September 9, 2015

#REVIEW: Ecstasy Unbound by Setta Jay

Title: Ecstasy Unbound
Series: The Guardians of the Realms #1
Author:  Setta Jay
Published Date: January 29, 2014
Publisher: BookBlinders
Format: ebook
Pages: 302
ASIN: B00I55WP00
Genre: paranormal romance
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 3  stars

Synopsis: 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.

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book reminded me of an old porn movie; where the storyline exists just to get you to the next sex scene. And it was a tenuous thread at times, leading to the next scene. At times, the back story was a tad bit confusing, I think it could have been delved into much deeper to make a much better, richer world building.
The characters were well built but I didn’t really get much of a personality of Uri, other than an alpha male, testosterone driven one. Alexandra was probably the well-written character, but at times, she was only three dimensional enough to revolve back to sex. For instance, her bond with her brothers and the shield that protects her….activated only when she orgasms….see?

I was hoping this would be a deeper series than just a cover-up for between the sex scenes, which were smoking hot, by the way. There is a rape scene in it, which was a big turn off for me, but at least explained a little of the story line, but was it really necessary? I would have liked to see more depth, more world, more character to the people. Make them real for me.

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