Image of West of Want (Hearts of the Anemoi)


Image of West of Want (Hearts of the Anemoi)

West of Want brings the human heartache of love and betrayal to epic heights in this turbulent tale of the West Wind and the mortal he falls hard for. It humanizes deities from old legends in a very modern way while still retaining an ancient feeling in the hierarchy of the pantheon. The tempest of emotion swirling around the characters is surreal, intense and sensual — in short, exactly what a romance of the gods should be.

Ella, recently divorced, finds herself mourning yet another loss as she releases her twin brother’s ashes into the Chesapeake Bay and inadvertently sails right into the storm created by Zephyros, the brooding God of Spring and the West Wind. Finding Ella all but dead because of his anger, Zephyros does everything in his godly power to help her. Even as they are drawn to each other, they both battle past betrayals that threaten to rip them apart — that is, if Zephyros’ cunning and bitter brother Eurus doesn’t manage it first. (ENTANGLED, Jul., 400 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Abigail Ortlieb