by: Aubrey Ross
Ellora's Cave Publishing
Released: June 2010
Princess Adara spent time as a captive by a ruthless race known as the Setti. Now safe at home, the only thing that keeps the nightmares at bay is the thought of her former cellmate, Rhys. Although it's been a year since she's seen him last, she can't get him out of her thoughts.
Since his rescue from the Setti prison, Rhys has thrown himself into his work with the Resistance, leaving no time for a social life. Worried, his father asks Adara for help, knowing she's the one person able to break through the shields he's erected.
The two have only just begun the exploration of their rekindled passion when another participant is accidentally dragged into the fold by Adara. Javier is being held captive by the Setti. Because of the genetic mutation forced on him, he's formed a telepathic link to Adara, and thinks she's his mate.
As the search for Javier begins, Rhys must confront his feelings towards Adara, or risk losing her...to another man.
I was very impressed with the writing on Forsaken Desire. It flowed beautifully, and while I had a bit of a problem trying to keep everyone's names straight, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The story has three central characters—Adara, Rhys, and Javier—and Aubrey Ross did a great job switching between the point of view and keeping the emotions of the characters separated and believable.
I was disappointed when it ended, but not for the reasons you'd think. Since Forsaken Desire is a short story, it ended much too soon for my liking. I would have loved to see more, but for as short as it was (and it was still a little over a hundred pages) the story had a great wrap up at the end. I look forward to reading more from Aubrey.
Carla gives this a