Ian serves a twisted goddess, preferring this to an empty afterlife. He’s taken Sarita hostage to coax the other Amazons from their safe haven. But in his ancient Scottish castle, the passion and love Ian finds for Sarita resurrect his honor, until he chafes at the dark will of his mistress.
Sarita has finally found happiness—but before she can enjoy it, she’s “rescued” by her furious sisters. To save Ian from destruction at the hands of the Amazons, Sarita must risk wielding magick that could change her very nature. Only then can she prove the Water Amazon is the strongest of the four—and save them all from destruction.
Sarita is the Water Amazon. She is one of 4 women who protect humanity from evil. Unfortunately she’s always been thought of as the weakest of the four Amazon’s and she hates that fact. She’s also quite jealous of the fact that the other three women have found the loves of their lives and are just happy, happy, happy. Ug. She really doesn’t want to see all of the happy couples around because she knows that she’ll never have that.
The God’s send Sarita off to Scotland on a mission to entrap a demon. She completes her mission but then gets captured by a highlander by the name of Ian who is working with the ex-Earth Amazon Helen. Helen wants to rule the world but Ian just wants revenge on Artair Mackay who he blames for his death (Ian was recently resurrected from Limbo to help her cause). Ian takes Sarita to his home in Scotland that has been spelled by Helen so that Sarita can’t contact her sisters and they can’t contact her. Sarita starts to actually like Ian as she sees that he’s been fooled into believing things about Artair and Helen both that are wrong. She tries to get him to see the error of his ways and in the meantime the two fall in love.
Once Sarita is rescued she finds that Helen’s taken Ian’s memories away and he doesn’t remember her at all. She still wants him in her life but how can she be with him when he’s working for the side of evil?
Oh we’ve followed an interesting road throughout the Alliance of the Amazon’s series and this was not less interesting. We got to see Sarita and Ian falling in love and trying to find their paths back to each other. I loved the way that things worked out so that everyone had their HEA and the evil was thwarted. Ms. James really packed a punch with this book and took a woman who was looked at as the weakest and made her the strongest of the bunch – such a great dichotomy.
The love scenes, the romance, the fight scenes, the scenes with the Goddesses – just about everything about this story was really good. We got a wonderful romance and an interesting wrap up to the whole series all in one fell swoop and it was definitely worth reading.
Rating: 4.25/4.5 out of 5
FYI - The Reluctant Amazon, book 1 in the series, is currently free on all sites until Oct. 7. A great way to start the series!