Friday, January 24, 2014

Review: Sunroper by Natalie Damshroeder

Book Three
Goddesses Rising Series
by Natalie Damshroder

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Entangled Select
Date of Publication: 12/31/13
Number of pages: 352 pages
Cover Artist: Kim Killion

About the Book:
Marley Canton is done being a victim. A year and a half has passed since she discovered her ability to nullify power in those who aren’t supposed to have it. She’s now on a quest not only to stop the brats who’ve become addicted to goddess power, but also to find the Like Marley, Gage Samargo is tracking down the goddess who went rogue
decades ago. Insane with too much power from the sun, she’s selling that energy to Gage’s younger brother and his friends, who are no longer content to come into power naturally. While they work to find a way to neutralize the goddess, Marley discovers that every time she nullifies someone, she takes on some of the Gage falls for Marley’s sharp wit and intense desire to right wrongs. But once he

discovers she’s turning into her enemy, is it too late to back away?

Our Review:

Marley Canton is a goddess who has lost her power, and in so doing, is very probably the cause of the mortal threat that hangs over the community of goddesses as a whole. Gage Samargo is Numina, so by definition an adversary, if not an out-and-out foe. Regardless of a mutual attraction, they each have more important matters to take care of, until they come to the realization that their goals overlap, and working together will bring the best results.
Natalie Damschroder has done a wonderful job with this companion to Under the Moon and Heavy Metal (books 1-2 in the Goddesses Rising series). It is a bit heavy on logistics, tactical maneuvering and self-analysis, but don’t let that worry you – all of it is delivered with plenty of action, plot twists and suspense. Additionally, the last third of the book was spectacular! Oh yes, and the very yummy relationship that develops between Marley and Gage is icing on the cupcake! Well done.

-Cary Morgan Frates