Title: Elemental Love
Elemental love is totally consuming, soul-wrenching, dominating . . . until your thoughts, your body and essence are one.
Emert knows all that and much more but even he is unprepared for the cinnamon-colored female who wears a cloak of womanhood like a huntress, whose heat scorches his soul and who wants nothing more than to kill him.
One kiss, one earth-shattering night of lovemaking, binds their souls together. To claim the other half of his essence, Emert must leave the Canadian Northern Shield, travel to the heat of India, battle a depraved evil and teach his soul mate the real meaning of elemental love.
Author: Renee Field
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Love Me Tender, Beastly Passion, Love Me Wild, Be My Warlock Tonight
Published by Ellora's Cave Source: Publisher
Published: 12 November, 2008
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
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This book has some really great and unique concepts: elementals that can shift into anything they choose, a struggle for a soul mate and the incorporation of the mystical sense of India. Unfortunately, the characters weren’t well defined or explained, and the story flipped so often in the narration voice, interior and exterior dialog and past / present that it was often a trial to decide who was speaking about what.
What the story becomes is the ‘rescue’ of the damsel in distress (Ashanti) as her true nature reaches out to one of her kind, an ancient elemental in Emert. From rescuing her from a hunt in the forest of India, he retreats with her to his lair…where they have a sexual encounter. And here is where the author lost me. Personally, I have no problem with dirty talk in sex scenes, but the “c word” is my dealbreaker: and it is used as a descriptive epithet and as a noun in this story. I would be able to overlook that if the story actually provided enough background for me to understand the quick switches from captive to free to captive, the discrimination and fear of the elementals, and gave me a reason to like either main character. Sadly, none of that happened, and the story seemed to jump from one point to another to the detriment of developing the characters. This is a book that I wanted to like much more than I did, and will not be inclined to seek out more from this series should it continue.
I received an eBook from the publisher for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.