Review: Ecstasy Unbound by Setta Jay

51b9mhj7hul-_sx331_bo1204203200_ Series: Guardians of the Realms Series (Book 1)

Genre: Erotica (m/f/m), Paranormal

Rating: dnf at 60% chapter 19

Cover: Fitting

Buy: Amazon

Trigger warnings: rape, maybe more


Description: 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…

Review: Well… I really struggled with this novel. I dnf-ed at 48%, a few days later I gave it another try and dnf-ed at 60%. I wasn’t willing to give this novel a third chance.

The first thing I noticed was the writing. The male did this, the male did that. Female this, female that. I have never read the words male and female this often in my entire life. But those weren’t the only repetitions. There isn’t a lot happening and what did happen gets told again and again. So writing? Meh.

Let’s move along to the characters. I didn’t enjoy those either. They were just boring and they didn’t make a lot of sense to be honest.  As you can read in the description, Alex has to save her brother. Instead of saving him, she sleeps with Uri. Again and again. They can’t think of anything else beside sex. Upstairs brains? I don’t think they have those. Bond sex can be hot but I was always thinking about her dying brother. Unlike her. Apparently later she gets a second mate? I didn’t read that far.

Everyhing would have worked better as a sexy short story. No dying brother, no drama, just sex. Maybe some different words now and then.

Disclaimer: I was provided through NetGalley with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

5 replies

  1. The “male” and “female” thing is something I see a lot in m/f romance… some authors do it because their characters aren’t human, so using man/woman doesn’t make as much sense, but it always weirds me out to see it. Great review 😀

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      • I think authors get a bit too literal when writing. Like “my character isn’t human, so I can’t use “man” or “woman”!” but forgetting that their readers ARE human (well, probably. Mostly.) and are used to specific words to describe people.

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