Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Addison Fox - Warrior Enchanted

Pisces warrior Drake Campbell and his zodiac brethren have driven themselves to the edge. He'd love to take comfort in the arms of the woman he cares for, if only she would lift her emotional barriers to him.
White witch Emerson Carano has more to worry about than the Pisces warrior. Their affair may be red-hot, but she keeps the sexy man at arm's length to avoid getting hurt. When her estranged brother, Magnus, suddenly reappears -- wielding a dangerous dark magic -- Emerson has no choice but to ask Drake and his brothers for help.
Long-buried secrets and dangerous alliances will threaten the very foundation of the warriors while striking at the heart of Emerson's carefully constructed world. Can she put aside her fears to join forces with the only man who can help her -- even if her own family must pay a terrible price?

Comment: I've had this book to read for a couple of months but a friend has read it and said it wasn't as amazing as we might hope so I postponed its reading but sometimes you just want to get things done and I've decided to read this one and get it out of my path.

This is the 4th book in the Zodiac warriors series. It's a series about the 12 warriors in the Zodiac that live and work in the US contingent. There are more teams of 12 warriors spread in the rest of the world, divided into continents and regions.
Each warrior has a sign gifted to him, considering his astral sign. The previous books dealt with the warriors of Scorpio, Taurus and Leo. There's also a novella with the Aquarius but to be honest it wasn't very interesting and the couple in there didn't even show up in this book! The stories are full of Greek mythology and characters and the base of this all is the fight of Good against Evil.

This 4th book is the story of Pisces warrior, Drake and the woman he's in love with, the neighbor next door, Emerson, who happens to be a witch and who helped the guys in a previous book. Since then they've been in an affair that everyone knows about but no one comments. However, drake feel in love and Emerson keeps trying to act like it's just friends with benefits. She's had a past not very solid in emotional terms and she avoids stronger feelings fearing it might be a mistake..but Drake won't give up.
The plot revolves around Eris, the sister of villain Enyo, the guys' enemy. This time Eris is trying to prove she's as a vicious as her sister, but she's also the lover of warrior Rogan, their Sagittarius. This obviously complicates things, plus with mafia people and gods' mischief, things don't look so good.

My impressions...well, let me honest. The book is boring. There's really nothing happening in this book. What we might see as plot evolving isn't. It's just an attempt from the bad guys to cause trouble and they do and then things are solved and in the very something bad happens but we know it would be solved for sure, so it's not like we're left with an immeasurable doubt about it. Then the romance happens, but it's not that fascinating because it's the same thing until the end, where Emerson finally accepts that loving someone who loves you back is a gift to be treasured. Well, in real life we have doubts and behave childishly and doubt our own shadows but in fiction if a character does that and there's no conflict to make her struggles more real or more intense until she accepts she's wrong, then it's just annoying. Which happened here. I guess part of my disappointment it's the writing itself. It's just vibrant and interesting and alive like other writers. This means some scenes happen in such a boring way, I feel too detached and uninterested. In the end the book, having so much potential, feels like a let down but we know it could be better..specially considering the storyline, which is very intriguing... it just isn't treated in the best way, I think.

I'll keep reading because some details make me curious, but it's not a priority and it doesn't make me salivate in the prospect of reading another book so soon.

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