Review: The Volatile Amazon by Sandy James

The Volatile Amazon by Sandy James
Series: Alliance of the Amazons (# 4)
Release Date: September 30, 2013
Publisher:  Carina Press
Pages:  287
Source: book provided by the author for review

Sarita Neeraj has never felt like a real Amazon. Compared to the obvious strengths of her sisters, her Water powers seem small as her stature. She’s determined to prove herself–unfortunately, all that gets her is captured by an enemy.

Ian serves a twisted goddess, preferring this to an empty afterlife. He’s taken Sarita hostage to coax the other Amazons from their safe haven. But in his ancient Scottish castle, the passion and love Ian finds for Sarita resurrect his honor, until he chafes at the dark will of his mistress.

Sarita has finally found happiness–but before she can enjoy it, she’s “rescued” by her furious sisters. To save Ian from destruction at the hands of the Amazons, Sarita must risk wielding magick that could change her very nature. Only then can she prove the Water Amazon is the strongest of the four–and save them all from destruction.

Meet Earth, Fire, and Air in The Reluctant Amazon, The Impetuous Amazon, and The Brazen Amazon.


Review:  This is book four in the Alliance of the Amazons series and I found it to be more lighthearted than the first three books. This is Sarita, Water’s story, and it is linked with Ian’s throughout.  She is considered the weakest Amazon but throughout she is set to prove to all that she is strong and has strength to do battle when needed.

Yes, there were revenants, Goddesses, the Sentinels, the changelings, demons, the Sons of Gaia and battles along with the Amazons but the storyline wasn’t as in depth as others that had to set the stage.  I did enjoy the introduction of Sile and Ewan and was happy to be reunited with the Amazon sisters and their families and watch their interactions both happy and sad when they worked together or in some instances worked apart.

There was a lot of romance and sex that seemed to set the sheets on fire once again!  In this book all the loose ends seemed to be wrapped up and there were several happily ever afters but I could see the series continue (hint, hint) with Jory and Richard’s stories since they were assigned new purposes by the end of the book.  Conflicts were still provided by Helen and Freyjr and I didn’t like either one of them.  I also felt Sarita was too trusting of Freyjr’s actions and could have gotten hurt and destroyed by him.

I have enjoyed reading a variety of James’ books and will continue to do so.  Give her books a read if you haven’t already.

Favorite Quote: Figuring her power brought her here for some reason, she went to see what she’d find inside.  She followed a trail of footprints in the sand as they led toward the cabana.  Placing a foot inside one of the prints in the damp sand, she smiled at how much larger the footprint was.  Her heart suddenly knew why she’d transported herself here.