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Denying Ecstasy

(Guardians of the Realms #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  771 ratings  ·  141 reviews
A headstrong sassy mortal, Rain is a Mageia living in Tetartos, the Realm of beasts and Immortals. Her nights have been restless, filled with sensual dreams of a big blonde Guardian whose glares indicate he wants nothing to do with her. She is determined to shake off the odd feelings until she finds out her dream lover is responsible for her rescue from a demented Demi-God ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published August 4th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published June 28th 2014)
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4.5 destiny is a bitch stars
“I’m going to wreck you, Rain. You won’t ever want another...You may deserve more than you’re getting, but I won’t let go once I’ve had you…”

To say that Dorian has trust issues, is putting it mildly. Centuries ago he was wronged so horribly it has haunted him ever since. Now that he has found his mate he is at a loss of what to do, there is no way he will allow another female to get too close, see all he has seen and know his failures. His female is too
✰ Liz ✰
4.5 Mate me NOW Stars!


Denying Ecstasy is the third installment in The Guardians of the Realms Series by the gifted Setta Jay. Although each book is centered on the mating of the two main characters, each individual book offers it's own unique idiosyncrasies. Rain and Dorian's story is one of redemption, passion, and love.


Rain is a strong willed Mageia (which is an evolved human that is compatible to be an Immortal's mate) and she is best friends with Alyssa. In the previous read (Ecstasy Clai
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4.5 Melt the Panties Right Off of You Stars

Are you saying you don't want me, nymph? Because your pussy is calling you a liar."
"Oh, my body wants you. It's my mind that wants nothing to do with you, my little guppy."

This series needs to come with a warning. Read at the risk of your ovaries. Spare panties are not just recommended but required. Sweet mother of orgasms but Setta can write a smoking hot sex scene. But the best part? She can also write a fantastic story with phenomenal wor
Stacey is Sassy
Deny all you like, but mating wins out in the end…

I can’t decide if knowing what my hubby is thinking would be a good thing or a bad thing. Yes – When he sees me in a nice outfit and his eyes light up. NO – When I’ve spent too much on a shopping trip or my one-click addiction. Maybe – When I got that cool orange top…either it makes my skin glow…or I look like an oompa loompa. I think I’ll leave the mind sharing talent with the immortals and hope that hubby will let me down gently if it’s oompa l
Penelope ✘ that awkward girl that doesn't go here ✘

This was definitely a favourite of mine. I've mentioned it before, I love love love rejection and loneliness and it seemed like Setta Jay once again channeled into my likes list and delivered a book that I couldn't help but love.

It's comes as no surprise that I loved the hell out of the steamy sex scenes (and can I just say, I was more than hella prepared for them this time around, kufufufu), but what made it even more delicious was the terrible wait that our misguided hero
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
You ever get so caught up in a series that you're frustrated having to take the time to write a review?
That's where I'm at. I just want to get back to it. So I'll sum up some of the things I loved and hope it's enough to entice you to join me!

💦 This story starts off with one insanely hot menage scene (although it led to devastation) and had another insanely hot menage scene towards the end. Setta Jay knows how to write some AMAZING sex!
💦 Dorian is an Immortal Guardian who lived through a horrifi
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC received for review

This series and these Guardians are HOT! I'm loving every story I'm reading. Sexy and possessive males and their amazing mates. I wanted to knock Dorian on his arse for making Rain wait so long. His reasons were valid, but he didn't give Rain enough trust.

Plus there's again the bonus story with Vane and Brianne, but that one is not over yet.

Then there's the last chapter, and I really hate that I have to go to work and can't start Conn's book.
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 4.5 Stars *****

"You want me to apologize after catching you nearly f*ing another male? If you want to be f*ed, then you will be. By me."

I loved this much better than Book 2. Rain is a woman that has been rejected constantly in her life. Disappointment is nothing new to her. Being mated was something to be cherished, but Dorian didn't want to be with her. He believed that she deserved a life without his failures and pain.

The mating frenzy is driving them both crazy until they can't cont
J. Kahele
After being betrayed by a woman centuries earlier, Dorian is set on never letting a woman into his life, accept to take care of his sexual needs. But what if he finds his mate?

Rain’s body begins to suffer, her body feeling different than normal. She looks to Sirena, the healer for answers who tells her that she has been mated. What she is feeling is the sexual draw that cannot be satiated until she mates with him. It doesn’t take very long to find out who that mate is.

Dorian is denying Rain as
Setta Jay
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Rain and Dorian. He is tormented with betrayals and mistakes of the past and is our emotionally broken and unavailable Guardian. She didn’t ask for this, didn’t want this and feels hurt, angry and embarrassed by a mate she doesn’t even know. It’s a good old love-to-hate-you kinda vibe! Oh-so much hot alpha going on.

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*3.5 stars*

I am really enjoying this series! I liked Dorian and Rain together but to be honest I am more invested in Brianne and Vane’s relationship. Can’t wait to read more about them in the next book.
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm loving this series!! It is deliciously indulgent and sexy with a good storyline going too. The series must be read in order. Raine and Dorian tried to fight the frenzy, but the frenzy will always win. I loved them together. Something about the water...There is also something very interesting going on with Brianna and Vane. I can't wait to see what that is all about. I'm in this series until the end. Lots of great characters to see find their mates. I think I'm finally getting all the charact ...more
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This eARC was kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley. All comments, reviews, & ratings are my own.

An entertaining read with interesting characters. Vlane of course continues to please me.*wink I look forward to the conclusion in his love story.
Multiple( 3+) POVs - This book revolves around two separate couplings.
Some progress was made in the overall story arc
My rating: 4 solid stars
I will be continuing the series.
Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch)

A century ago Dorian was betrayed by a woman and watched as she brutally murdered his best friend in front of him. This event forever changed him and the only immortals he trusts are his fellow Guardians. When he catches his mates scent, he will do anything to avoid her. Until his beast senses her in danger and starts the mating process by touching her.

Rain now lives in Tetartos at the Guardian Manor. She has been feeling sexually frustrated for a while now and soon discovers that she's come i
Liz F
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

This was another interesting entry into the Guardians of the Realm series. I'm continually delighted by this series and how the author manages to keep the stories fresh, even three books in.

Rain was a pretty cool heroine. She saw her mate at another mating ceremony and knew he was for her (it's a scent thing). The fact that he seemed like he hated her really threw Rain for a loop! Her reactions and feelings made a lot of sense to me. Finding yo
Marta Cox
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
This is yet another extremely erotic read from this author who clearly has the most vivid imagination! Yes these books should indeed carry a warning because hot and sweaty times abound. This time it's the Immortal Dorian who has found his Mate but his past haunts him and he has absolutely no intention of claiming her because in doing so Dorian would be sharing all his memories and secrets.
Rain is a mortal whose family have chosen to live in the Tetartos realm and since first seeing Dorian at her
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, netgalley, kindle, erotic
Warning: This is an explicit read.

This is Rain's and Dorian's story.

Rain is a mortal living in the Tetartos realm and her best friend was mated to a Guardian. After attending the wedding she can't get the big blond Guardian, Dorian out of her head.

Dorian knows he found his mate in Rain but refuses to accept it. Destroyed by a past lover, Dorian doesn't believe he deserves happiness and he absolutely doesn't trust a how can he tie himself forever to a mortal woman?

Jay writes ignitabl
Stephanie ✨
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

“Are you saying you don’t want me, nymph? Because your pussy is calling you a liar.” - Dorian


I love Rain. Okay. So I loved her when she was introduced alongside Alyssa. She has spunk and fire and attitude. She's adventurous and she's brave and she runs the cutest little shop that sells stuff from Earth to the people in the cities in Tetartos. And then she finds out Dorian is her mate and he says he doesn't want her.


I get it. Dorian has a bad past, but all of the Guardians

Book 3 in the Guardians of the Realms series, Dorian and Rain's story.

Due to a betrayal years ago, Dorian no longer trusts women and doesn't think he deserves to find his mate and be happy. He has known for a while that Rain is his mate but chose not to claim her. Rain knows something is happening but is unaware that Dorian is her mate until events happen that result in the onset of the mating. She is hurt and confused by Dorian's rejection, especially as he hasn't even bothered to get to know
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've said it before and I will say it again, run don't walk to buy this book. You NEED to read Dorian and Rain's book. Plain and simple.

This book is HOT! I loved every page of it and couldn't put it down when I started it.

Dorian, what can I say other than he is just yum. Tall, tattooed and hot. Le sigh.

Rain is just awesome. I want to be her when I grow up. Not just so I get Dorian ;)

Throw them together and you get a book that will set your ereader on fire.

"I'm going to wreck you, Rain. You won
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another sizzling Hot read;)

Loved! Book 3 in this series was amazing! Setta Jay makes you fall into her world of sizzlin hot writing and you fall in love with each character! This is a must read! Ten stars if I could:)
Mar 25, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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5 Mate Me Dorian Stars



This is by far my favorite in the series. Everything was just as it needed to be. The conflicting emotions between Dorian and Rain, between Vane and Brianne. Ms. Jay has a knack for keeping two different stories alive and connecting throughout the book. Never once was it overwhelming or confusing. You got each detail of their relationship from all four characters stories. Vane and Brianne's continuation is going to be something else. And I love how it flows
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, arc
I have been thoroughly enjoying the Guardians of the Realms series. I’m a paranormal junky and so far this series has treated me to some exceptionally good, unbelievably sexy stories. Denying Ecstasy was no exception as I enjoyed it, although it’s not my favorite of the series.

My main issue is with Dorian. He let the past rule over his future and in doing so left his mate hanging. His thought process here was ridiculous, he was shocked when no one tried to force him to mate with Rain, not unders
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Denying Ecstasy

I received a copy of this book by the author for an honest review – and holy moly was it awesome reading! I’m not normally a fantasy reader, romance yes, but fantasy not so much, but this book has swayed me.

"I'm going to wreck you, Rain. You won't ever want another. You'll be mine completely after this." Yep, Dorian had me with that line. A dirty talking alpha is hot, hot, hot!

"Oh, my body wants you. It's my mind that wants nothing to do with you, my little guppy."

As for Rain, tha
Holy Hot Merman Batman! I freaking love this series! I couldn't put it down! This author has really dug her claws in and hooked me! I love love loved this installment! Dorian, while a total ass at first, turned out to be such a hot, possessive, and loving merman (although they're called something different in this series). Rain was a spitfire and I loved that she didn't just rollover when he came to his senses and decided it was time to claim her. I loved the primary love story, I loved the seco ...more
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- My initial thoughts: Oh boy… this won’t be good… don’t fight it man
- The whole find-your-mate-and-get-mated process becomes more intense with each book!
- I LOVED Dorian's depth of emotion; loved how he was possessive even though that's not a trait for his kind
- The tension between Dorian and Rain pre-mating was AWESOME
- The two were so hot together
- I KNEW Alyssa (view spoiler) from the previous book! I loved being right about it :D
- HOLY CRAP I'm so excit
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Read more reviews at A Lust for Reading. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Guardian Dorian doesn't want a mate. Ever. A century ago betrayal has left him tainted towards women and feeling unworthy of happiness. But his brother Guardians are suddenly finding their own mates and it looks like he is next. As soon as he scents Rain, he knows she is his. But he wants nothing to do with her and her hot little body and he plans to fight the mating frenzy every step of the way. Unfortun
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