East of Ecstasy (Hearts of the Anemoi #4)
by Laura Kaye
Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she’s been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don’t speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.
Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father’s plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he’s been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.
But Devlin’s love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever…or lost.
Annalise gave up being a big shot artist to take care of her father. She still pains and lately her paintings have been dark and seem to come to her in strange ways. They show disturbing scenes with a stranger. Devlin is the son of evil Anemoi Eurus an wants to take his father down. He may be the only one who can but he needs help. He has to get his powers under control and convince others he isn't like his father but good. He meets Annalise and the mortal woman awakens thoughts he never thought he would have. She is everything he isn't and he feels he isn't good enough for her. he battle is growing closer and Devlin will need to believe in his self the way Annalise does.
This story was so simply amazing. Annalise is the type who will give up everything for those she loves. She is different and she knows it just not why. She is very gifted and so very sweet at times. Yet she still isn't afraid to jump into danger. Devlin thinks he isn't good enough for anyone a mortal or even immortal people. He has been beaten and treated horrible his whole life. Annalise opens him up to what he really is and what he deserves. I love how great she is for him. Devlin also has to face some of his past actions before he can be trusted. He does so with Annalise at his side. There is a battle coming that Devlin must be center of. The battle is just part of the dark side of this book. I have to say get your tissues ready because one part will break your heart. I didn't see it coming and was shocked. The story has everything you want. A dark broody sexy immortal, a great love, action, heartache and even some wonderful surprises. Fans of the series won't be disappointed.
4 out of 5 Stars