Published in: 2012
Genre: Paranormal, romance, fantasy, mythology
Book #: #4 in the Sons Of The Zodiac series
The signs of the zodiac are represented in immortal-human form, by 12 warriors serving under an ancient Greek goddess, in order to keep the world safe. Over time, they have grown jaded and lonely, yet each will in turn become drawn to a soul-mate of sorts.
This book is the Pisces sign’s turn. Drake Campbell is every bit of a warrior, and he has his sights set on the girl next door, Emerson Carano, who is a witch. Her long-lost brother has just turned up, to turn the warrior’s worlds upsidedown, and possibly keep Emerson and Drake apart if he can.
I found myself actually enjoying this book. It was very, very similar in format to some of the other book series I love, namely the Black Dagger Brotherhood (but instead of vampires, these are some sort of Greek star signs?), but mainly it was the formula that was similar- strong girl who also needs a big man to protect her, big warrior brute who needs to be tamed by this seemingly ordinary girl that he has the power alone to see is extraordinary, big denial about feelings, big dilemma/problem/mystery/thing that brings them together, then happy ending. Predictable, yet still a decent formula, and this has been proved time and time again. This book, the characters were predictable yet they were fairly well developed.
It’s one of those books that you just end up becoming addicted to, having to keep reading well past your bedtime, just to find out what is going to happen. Clearly they will end up together, but how? When? What will happen in the meantime? It’s a series I will have to hunt down the rest of, because I can see myself definitely enjoying the other books. I’m especially curious with the first 3 books, to see how those characters all came to be like they are, and those relationships developed.
Warrior Enchanted rating: 8.5/10. Loved it. Even predictable (after having read books similar), it was still one of those highly addictive kinds of books that I adore.
Would I re-read it? Hell yeah. It will be one of those books that I definitely keep on my e-reader to re-read later, possibly even hunt down the paperback versions. Worth a re-read for sure.
Who would I recommend it to? It’s smutty and aimed at females, so over 21, this might be up your alley. It would suit people who enjoy some of the similar series, Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, the Dark Hunter and Dream Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, the Gods of Midnight series by Deidre Knight.
Author’s website: http://www.addisonfox.com/warrior-enchanted/
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/warrior-enchanted-addison-fox/1104150522?ean=9780451236616