I am getting behind on my reviews. Again. Yikes! So, while I hate to do this, I am doing it anyway. I am giving you all another multi-book review. At least I am sticking to the same author/series though… and it is only 2 books…!
I read a number of books by Setta Jay (thanks Netgalley for the ability to read a bunch of them all at once!). The two in question here are Binding Ecstasy and Piercing Ecstasy. And these two didn’t disappoint. Picking up right where the story has left us, we see Bastian and then Jax respectively find their mates. And a few others too, but the primary stories are about these two Guardians and their mates.
The series seems to improve with each installment. It was wonderful how seemless the world-building now seems to be. The character development is on full display and we get much more of the characters with each book. It was easy to find pure joy in the stories here – and the caveman behavior has toned down a little – not much mind you, but I guess that is part of what I get for reading this genre.
Some of the twists and turns in these two installments were pure delights! And it was wonderful to see some ass-kicking being done by some of the females too. Both of these books moved their own plots, as well as the plot of the overall series, nicely along. It was such a relief to see the overall story arc be moved forward too. To often series like these fall into the trap where the overall story arc is barely moved forward and a reader could skip most of the non-sex chapters and still not miss much. I find it super refreshing that the characters continue to plot ahead and so does the story here. We see some changes to the players, real reprucissions, the author isn’t afraid to take out the bad guys, and the steaminess is super steamy! It is also pretty amazing that seven books in and there is still real plot that doesn’t feel all stretched out to just be a platform for the author to churn out books. Series like these tend to take that wrong turn, typically about book 7 and these haven’t so far. I can’t wait to read Divine Ecstasy! True to their titles, both of these books were ecstasy!