HEART OF ATLANTIS by Alyssa Day
Heart of Atlantis by Alyssa Day
Warriors of Poseidon, Book 8
Reviewed by Jo
Quinn has been to hell and back again as the leader of the rebels, doing everything she can to protect the humans from the paranormal beings who want to either kill the humans or at least make them slaves for their lifetimes. Quinn hasn’t done it all on her own, she has her best friend, a tiger shifter named Jack, and lately the help of the Warriors of Poseidon, especially their high priest, Alaric. If Quinn has had some very sexual thoughts about Alaric, at least she has been able to keep them to herself and continue the battle that means life or death to the humans.
Alaric willingly pledged allegiance to Poseidon and later became the most powerful high priest in Altantis’ history. Alaric always believed in what he and the other warriors were doing until the last few years when he met Quinn; a woman who could be his downfall if he ever gives in to the passion that overwhelms him every time they are together or he even thinks about her. Alaric is willing to risk just about anything to keep Quinn safe, even his position with the church and the wrath of Poseidon himself.
During a really brutal confrontation, Jack is killed, well almost, and Quinn pleads with Alaric to save him. Jack is saved but not the Jack that Quinn knows. To allow Quinn the time to help Jack come all the way back Alaric takes them to a safe place. But it turns out that it might not be a safe as everyone thinks. Danger is suddenly facing Quinn again and this time Alaric loses it. The next thing Quinn knows they are in Atlantis and things are even more topsy-turvy there. The last jewel has been located but only Alaric can bring it safely back. The dome that has kept Atlantis safe since it sank below the water is now cracked and it seems that Poseidon has turned his back on Alaric. Quinn sees first hand just how important Alaric is to Atlantis and learns exactly why their passion has never exploded. What has finally exploded is Alaric. He is willing to turn his back on everyone and everything to finally have Quinn as his mate. It’s finally time for Atlantis to rise to the surface and the rebels and warriors will have to finally defeat all the evil forces. As the dome rises, what will meet the Atlantians and will Quinn and Alaric finally have the time to discover the passion that has always been just at their fingertips for so long?
A rebel leader with strong passions for love and justice finally might get her chance with the high priest of Atlantis if the world doesn’t self-destruct around them in Heart of Atlantis. I can’t tell you how long I have been waiting for Alaric to get his story and the love he has been yearning for – well yes I can, since I met him. The strength of character that both Alaric and Quinn had was amazing, along with their ability to put the safety of others before their needs. I was amazed at just how long they were able to keep the passion between them from exploding in an erotic flame. So I wasn’t surprised when finally the last straw had been snipped and Alaric could no longer deny what he felt for Quinn and was willing to even forsake Poseidon himself to finally achieve the love that all his friends had achieved before him. I loved how Quinn had such a soft side buried underneath the badass side she had to always put first. I loved watching as Quinn and Alaric traveled the danger-laden path that finally gave them everything they wanted and needed. When their passion was finally allowed to erupt, shockwaves is a minor term to express what I saw between them.
This is a bittersweet book for me to review, even though it is one I have been waiting for a long time. I loved seeing Alaric and Quinn finally getting to express their love together and yet when Atlantis rose, I knew it was the end to this chapter in the Warriors world. The best thing is that anytime I want to be with the Warriors again, I know I can just begin from the beginning and follow them on the journey of love and watch the fight to let Atlantis rise all over again. Heart of Atlantis is overflowing with suspense and passion, the love of friends and best of all an old civilization has risen to be part of the world again. Talk about the best type of happy endings.