Title: West of Want
Author: Laura Kaye
Series: Hearts of the Anemoi
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: July 10th 2012
Number of pages: 222
Betrayal is all he’s ever known, but in her, he’ll find a love strong enough to be trusted…
When Marcella Raines’ twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Though she’s gravely injured–and still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce–Ella fights to survive.
Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn’t protected him from betrayal and loss. Worse, he’s sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph’s heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her.
Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity and ancient blue eyes. And her honesty, empathy, and unique, calming influence leave Zeph wanting…everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want–a love that can be trusted.
After I finished North of Need and discovered I actually enjoyed these Gods, it was really easy to just jump on the next book and follow on these great fantasy series. Owen was a lower level God, but Zephyros is actually one of the cardinal and for that reason his life is more complicated and he needs to follow a few more rules.
One day after another disastrous situation where he met an older affair and became a bit frustrated with his life and how his always alone.
The thing is he’s not a bastard and it’s actually a great guy, but his younger brother, Eurus is vengeful and really stubborn and tries in every situation to make his life a living hell, after they both fell in love with the same women and Zephyrus won in the end.
Now Zephyros in infatuated with a new woman and Eurus is once again trying to make things fell apart, but Ella is actually intelligent and really smart and decided to follow her happiness after losing everything dear to her heart.
I liked these two together, because they both suffered in the hands of beloved persons and now are trying to start over. Zeph is really sweet and deserves a little love. Ella is a perfect woman and shows that in her actions, how much she loves the sea and her new found wealth can help her with that.
There are some things I don’t understand like Eurus obsession with Zeph and the way their father don’t do anything about it. How after so many Gods met Ella and neither one of them can discover her lineage and how strong she is.
SERIES IN ORDER
#1 – North of Need
#2 – West of Want
#3 – South of Surrender (Expected publication: May 28th 2013)
#4 – East of Ecstasy (Expected publication: April 2013)