Title: West of Want
By: Laura Kaye
Series: Hearts of the Anemoi Book 2
My Copy: Ebook from Author
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.
Stories about gods are hot and West of Want is just that. Just like North of Need, Kaye sucks you into their godly world and holds you there until you finish the book.
I will say that I was surprised with the story line that Kaye presented. I was expecting something along the lines of the first book in the series but I was pleasantly surprised when more drama and action was added.
As for the characters, the problems that they both face made each character multidimensional.
I loved Zeph. He just seemed exactly how I would picture a god to look and act. Zeph is fiercely protective, and rightfully so, of Ella after the pain that he has unintentionally caused her; the storm that ripped apart her boat and then left her injured and then his brother, Eurus, who vowels to hurt Zeph in any way possible. Zeph was so serious at times but was able to let that go and just laugh; which was greatly needed after you learn about his life.
Ella’s character surprised me in the sense that she really thought hard about a certain situation. Normally, writer will make it to where the woman character just complies because she is in love but Ella really thought about what everything meant and how it was affecting those around her (this is after the restaurant scene.) I know that this all sound cryptic but I don’t want to give anything away; so I hope that you all know what I mean when you read the book.