After a hellish month of searching, Immortal warrior Jax and his brethren, the Guardians of the Realms, are nowhere near finding the sleeping God who was stolen by their enemy. As if that isn’t problem enough, after millennia, other Guardians are dropping like flies to the mating frenzy. Jax never dreamed he could be next. After all, he’s too flawed, his sexual appetite too insatiable to ever be completely fulfilled by one being. Could a lone female even handle his needs let alone quench his never ending desire?
Ileana lives a solitary life in the shadows, a ghost thirsting for vengeance. A warrior Ailouros, half cat, whose sheer existence has been kept secret by a special ability no one can know exists, she is closed off and trusts no one. After thousands of years spent in near isolation while hunting her prey, she has finally found a clue leading to the location of her enemy. Revenge is at hand.
When a fantastically hot Guardian unknowingly puts himself in the middle of a deadly intrigue, nearly ruining her careful plans, Ileana is forced to make a choice. Her one chance at finding vengeance will hinge on hurling them both into piercing ecstasy.
Warning: This book is intended for an adult audience. There are dirty talking Guardians with bad language, some violence, and explicit scenes hot enough to give you cat scratch fever
They may not know each other, but that would change. Soon. She was his. That may scare the shit out of her, but not him. The minute she touched him their fate was sealed.
Alright look, I want to tell you that what drew me to this series initially was the intricate world building and the fantastic characters, but I’d be flat out lying. Truthfully what did it was the super dirty, incredibly erotic, and always pant inducing sex. Yes. I’m deep like that (that’s what she said)
Being 5 books into this series though, I can tell you that it’s so much more than just super sexy. I’m addicted to the story and the characters. I’m practically salivating for the next book every time I finish a new one and I’ve become a huge fan of Setta Jay and this amazing world of The Guardians that she’s created.
She gives you those possessive uber alphas but then she pairs them with strong witted and sassy heroines that never fails to make for one entertaining and sizzling read. I can happily say that Piercing Ecstasy was no exception. Don’t let the sexy ass cover fool you. These books are a lot deeper (that’s what she said) than they imply. The characters and story are well developed and while the sex is super hot, it’s not what drives the story. While each book may technically be read as a standalone, I’d highly recommend reading this series in order to truly enjoy it as the story arc continues throughout the book and the characters get introduced early on before their own individual books. You would have a much better understanding and appreciation of them if you read the books in order. Setta likes to give a sneak peek into each character at the end of the previous book, and the first true peek we got of Jax was in Tempting Ecstasy
His dick had always ruled his life. He was used to that.
At the end of Tempting Ecstasy, Dacia’s sister, Mia is the confused she-wolf that thought that Jax was her mate. I wasn’t sure how to take Jax’s almost callous dismissal of her and his implication that he could never be faithful because one woman or man would never be enough for him. Luckily all it took was him finding his true mate for him to sing a whole different tune entirely.
Ileana is exactly the type of heroine I’ve come to expect from this author. Tough, take no prisoners attitude, but of course unable to fight the allure of her mate and alpha. For years Ileana has been a ghost. Bent on revenge against the beings that killed her parents and left her an orphan, she’s accustomed to hiding in the shadows. Not having a scent helps her immensely. And hardening her heart has helped her even more.
Her mind was her own. Her body, hers to give as she wanted. Her heart a hardened shell that allowed nothing in. She was a warrior.
While on an information gathering mission, she stumbles onto the intoxicating scent of her mate, she discovers that her heart may not be quite as hardened as she thought when it comes to one determined alpha. And soon their relationship begins to grow into something much more than just mating frenzy.
You’re really starting to piss me off with hat shit, and trust me, you don’t want that. You. Are. Mine. This is for fucking eternity, and I take that shit seriously.”
Piercing Ecstasy was a quick paced and action packed read. There’s quite a bit happening here, along with more development in Brianne and Vane’s situation. Then there’s crazy Elizabeth and her quest to release her even crazier lover, Apollo. And of course there’s that tantalizing little peak into Drake, the one guardian that I’m absolutely dying to find out more about. I always had a feeling that I knew who his mate was, but then Setta goes and throws that mother of a plot cliff here that my mind is still reeling from.
I can’t recommend this series enough to any lover of sizzling hot PNR. I love everything about it; the writing, the characters, the story….the sex. Ha! If you haven’t discovered this dirty little world of The Guardians, I suggest you get acquainted. Your ovaries will thank you. Trust me.
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