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Title: Denying Ecstasy

Author: Setta Jay

Series: Guardians of the Realms

Book: #3

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Mythology, Magic, Menage, Shapshifters, Erotica, Adult

Publisher: Setta Jay

Published: June 28th 2014

Goodreads Rating: 4.24

My Rating: 4/5

“ARC given for an honest review”

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.

First Sentences

Another blow landed against his opponent’s rock hard jaw, splattering blood to the dirt at their feet.

My Thoughts

I couldn’t wait to start this book and all I could think about during work was when I can go home and continue reading. At first I hated the way that Dorian treated Rain. I mean I completely understand his trust issues but still all I wanted to do was give him a good whacking across the head to just wake him up a little and get his head out of the sand. The thing that I loved about Rain was that she was sexy and independent. I enjoyed reading their story and loved how Vane and Brianne’s story was interweaved into this book too. We begin to learn more and more about the different realms and what Elizabeth is really planning. I’ve also been enjoying the underlying plot of evil trying to take over the realms and continue with the tests and making a powerful army against the guardians. I loved the action that’s been thrown in aside from all the hot steamy romance.

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