Ecstasy Claimed by Setta Jay
Published by Self-published on March 8, 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy
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2017 re-edited edition!
Gregoire has spent centuries with his brother Guardians fighting for the safety and security of the Realms. Endless decades of battling mixed with bouts of mindless sex to sate his needs. Needs that haven’t truly been fulfilled since she was born. The one destined to be his bonded mate. For the last twenty five years Gregoire has kept his distance giving her time to grow into a female who is capable of handling his intense dominance.
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.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
After the wonderful ride I was given with book one, Ecstasy Unbound, I was looking forward to Ecstasy Claimed and finding out what Gregoire had in store for me, and he did not disappoint.
Unbeknownst to his fellow guardians, Gregoire found his mate when she was a tiny little infant. Because she was the daughter of a good friend who was concerned about Gregoire’s dominant tendencies and personality, he allowed himself to be talked into waiting to claim Alyssa even after she reached maturity. This was a mistake.
I felt for Gregoire. Finding your mate is rare and should be a beautiful moment but for him, it was almost like a punishment. His kind must have sex to survive and 25 years of sex with women who weren’t his mate was pure torture.
When Alyssa finds out her true mate knew who and where she was and hasn’t shown to claim her for over five years, she’s deservedly pissed. A decision is made to take certain matters into her own hands (and no, it was not hunting down her dumbass mate). Her reaction was a bit knee-jerk and a more than a little immature, but I understood. Even with her completely righteous anger, when the shit hit the fan she didn’t blink at doing what was needed and her strength and loyalty were what shone through.
Alyssa had some growing up to do while Gregoire had some making up to do, and I gotta tell you, I enjoyed my ringside seats to some of their bouts. Being true mates the sexual vibes are thick and the mating frenzy means it’s pretty much hubba hubba time all the time. To spice things up, these two don’t mind an audience, just as long as no one touches.
No worries that the sexual shenanigans are the only action happening on the pages, there’s a war going on and Cyril has upped the ante. The danger for Mageia women is increasing as even more are kidnapped. He has also stepped up his attacks by going after the towns and anything he thinks will hurt the Guardians, including trying to nab Alyssa. It doesn’t happen often, but I was completely surprised by the outcome of the last battle and now am wondering what’s going to happen from here.
Sam and Erik’s story continued in this book almost like a romance within a romance. I wish these two had gotten their own book as I think their strength and willingness to sacrifice for each other is deserving of their own story. I’m also growing quite fond of the rest of the Guardians and am looking forward to seeing what comes next.
4.5 Size Matters Not Stars