"A forbidden love bridges two worlds and unites Ella and Zerphyros for all time"
Reviewed by Cheryl Beal
Posted August 3, 2012
Ella Raines is out on her twin brother's boat in the
Chesapeake Bay to spread his ashes when a freak storm comes
up out of nowhere. The storm was so violent that Ella was
battered and thrown from the boat. She grabbed a piece of
debris in the ocean, but was barely clinging to life.
Zephyros is the God of the West Wind. He was angry and he
unleashed his anger in a storm. While the storm was raging,
he felt Ella's life force fading. He went down to the water
and found Ella and brought her back to her boat and steered
her boat to the harbor so someone would find her and help
Zephyros is drawn to Ella and can't seem to leave her side
at the hospital or once she's been released. He breaks many
rules of the gods to heal her and keep her safe, and is
willing to take punishment for breaking these rules.
Zephyros and Ella face many challenges together -- his
brother Eurus trying to interfere being the biggest one.
Eurus has a grudge against Zephyros and will stop at nothing
to get his revenge, including torturing Ella.
WEST OF WANT is a beautifully written story about a love
that knows no boundaries. Ella and Zephyros start the story
two wounded souls who are lost and damaged and by the end of
the story they are happy and have found their soul mates.
The characters are well written and fully fleshed out. This
is the second book in the Hearts of Anemoi series.
Betrayal is all heâ€™s ever known, but in her, heâ€™ll find a
love strong enough to be trusted
When Marcella Rainesâ€™ twin brother dies, she honors his
request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent
storm that swamps her boat. Though sheâ€™s gravely injuredâ€”and
still emotionally damaged from her recent divorceâ€”Ella
fights to survive.
Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and
Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasnâ€™t protected him
from betrayal and loss. Worse, heâ€™s sure his brother Eurus
is behind it. When Zephâ€™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
everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and
struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and
embrace what they most wantâ€”a love that can be trusted.
"Ella," he groaned and traced the shell of her ear with
his tongue. "What do you want? This time, you tell me. I
don't want to make any mistakes here, and I"—he
swallowed thickly—"I can't...I have to..."
She whimpered. Heart, body and mind aligned, she didn't
need to think about it. "In me. Need you in me."
His weight disappeared. Then so did she. For a
split–second, her physical self seemed to vanish. And
then they were on the bed in her room.
Dazed and awed, she laughed. "What just happened?"
Heavy–lidded eyes traced over her face. "I don't
have the patience to act human right now."
"Mmm, I kinda like the sound of that."
"Gods, woman, you are driving me crazy." He sat up,
straddling her thighs, and helped her remove her shirt.
That flaring light returned in his gaze, and she swore she
could feel it drag over her breasts. She bared them to his
observation, and he caressed them with light fingertips
that made her shiver. "Such exquisite perfection."
Her breaths coming in faster, shallower draws, she
grabbed the hem of his damp shirt. "So, you can move us
with your mind, but can't remove our clothes? Not an
all–powerful god, then?"
Biting the inside of her lip to restrain the threatening
smile, she looked up at him with what she hoped was
He blinked once and the cotton disappeared from her
fingers. "Are you questioning my godhood?"
Mouth gaping, Ella dragged her gaze down Zeph's
completely naked body. She couldn't restrain her huge
grin. "Not...um, not anymore."
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