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Peek Inside West of Want

When Marcella Raines' twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring. Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity. She and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace a love that can be trusted.

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Betrayal is all he’s ever known, but in her, he’ll find a love strong enough to be trusted…

When Marcella Raines’ twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Though she’s gravely injured—and still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce—Ella fights to survive. Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn’t protected him from betrayal and loss. Worse, he’s sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph’s heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her.

Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity and ancient blue eyes. And her honesty, empathy, and unique, calming influence leave Zeph wanting…everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want—a love that can be trusted.

Each book in the Hearts of the Anemoi series is STANDALONE:
* North of Need
* West of Want
* South of Surrender
* East of Ecstasy


"Laura Kaye's captivating writing and vibrant world-building will have readers hooked on the gods of the Anemoi. WEST OF WANT is steamy, spellbinding, and a must-read for all romance fantasy fans." ~Elisabeth Naughton, author of the Eternal Guardians series

"Sexy, emotional stories, powerful, evocative writing, a vivid and unique vision, and enough magic and mysticism to keep the most demanding reader satisfied, Laura Kaye delivers it all.  I love this series!"  ~Maggie Shayne, NY Times Bestselling Author

5 Stars & a RARE TOP PICK from Night Owl Reviews: "The two main characters Ella and Zeph were so down to earth that it was impossible not to like them....The pace of West of Want was absolutely perfect and incredibly easy to follow."

Urban Girl Reader Gives West of Want its 1st 5-Flower Review of 2012!: "As long as you like your sex hot, you'll be very happy with this book....Laura had me so tightly gripped into the story....If you haven't read North By Need, you will want to catch up on this great series...and pick up a copy of West of Want!"

5 Hearts from Sizzling Hot Book Reviews!: "It's a crazy passionate love story that will keep you up until the wee hours of the morning just so you can read that final page. Readers will definitely not be disappointed; West of Want is absolutely fantastic." 

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781620610565
Series: Hearts of the Anemoi, Book 3
Release Date: Jul 17, 2012
Page Count: 326
Imprint: amara next
Genre: fantasy, paranormal
Tropes: forbidden love/off limits, redemption

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By Claire April 12, 2014

4 - Poofing and M & M Stars.

No review as such, just a few pics and quotes to highlight some of my favourite parts of the book.

Laura Kaye is one of my "go-to" authors, when I am looking for a well written, sexy, entertaining read and she never lets me down.

Zeph - "There's just you and me."...

"In th

By Alex April 23, 2020

Series: Hearts of Anemoi #2
Rating: 4 stars - really enjoyable

West of Want was very different from the first in the series because it goes a lot deeper into the mythology of the Anemoi and the Gods of weather but I liked that we took a deeper dive in the paranormal aspects. I really liked Ella as our ...more

By Leslie September 05, 2012

I would like to suggest that "Women's Fantasy" become a new genre, because that's exactly what you get with Kaye's second book, West of Want in her Hearts of the Anemoi series. The hero, Zephyros, god of the West Wind and Spring, and his human heroine, Ella steamed up the atmosphere even more than h ...more

By Heather December 12, 2011

Guys, you're not going to believe how awesome this book turned out. Zeph is hotness personified and I love that Laura takes readers deeper into the world of the Anemoi. My favorite read of the year so far! ...more

By Meaghan July 18, 2012

I loved the first book in this series, North of Need (review here) and was so incredibly excited to get my hands on West of Want. When we enter the world of West of Want we are following Zephyros and Ella. Zephyros is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring and has never been lucky when it comes ...more

By Heather July 26, 2012

With her believable characters, touching romances, and sizzling heat, Laura Kaye continues be a favorite author of mine. I can always count on Ms Kaye’s books for a touching romance story that I fully enjoy. West of Want is the second book in The Hearts of Anemoi series, and I am an official fan of ...more

By Pamela May 12, 2017

Love, love, love this series. Cannot wait for the next book. ...more

By Emily January 03, 2020

**My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a fairly quick read once you get into it, however life got in my way so i had to put in down for a while which vexed me greatly.

Zeph is a character who shoulders his burdens and do ...more

By Merry August 23, 2019

They both have experienced loss and betrayal. When Zephyros emotions causes injury to a woman her is determined to make things right. What was suppose to be a simple healing turns into something so much more. When his brother learns about Marcella he tries to take her away as well but will Zephyros ...more

By Stephanie July 07, 2012

ORIGINAL POST: WEST OF WANT, Mars Comes in Like a Lion

West of Want
Hearts of the Anemoi, Book Two
Laura Kaye
Paperback 400 pages, e-book
7/10/12 Entangled Publishing
Received via publisher with no expectation other than a fair review. No remuneration exchanged and, except as noted all opinions are my ow ...more

By Sue "DavinciKittie" July 15, 2012

See the full review, with Memorable Quotes and Recommended Reads on GraveTells:
(live July 16th)

Zephyros is the Supreme God of the West Wind, Guardian of Spring, and one of the four Cardinal Anemoi. If you read North of Need and remember Father-of-Time-resembl ...more

Review also posted at Under The Covers Book Blog

Ms. Kaye surprised me with this brilliant love story. Though I missed North of Need, I feel like I did not miss a thing. This book is well written with full background details and well developed characters. I actually was doubtful at first but as cir ...more

By GraceMyBookSnack July 14, 2012

Delve into the Realm of Gods!

North of Need is one of my favorites! I adored Megan and Owen's story! So it was natural that I highly anticipated its sequel.

“Undeniably, there was some connection between them, and he found himself flirting with the most dangerous emotion there was—hope.” --West of Wa ...more

By Nicola August 06, 2016

If you loved North of Need wait until you read West of Want. This truly introduces to the Gods of Godliness and builds on what I can forsee as being an epic clash of the titans.

As for Zephyros; well Spring has always been my favourite season, and he is the finest reason why.

Sexy, sweet and heart-wre ...more

By Ashley February 25, 2012

This book is fantastic. Sexy and steamy, with absolutely life-like characters that just capture you. Zephyros is officially my favorite god! ...more

By Debbie November 07, 2019

West of Want is the second book in the Hearts of the Anemoi romantic fantasy series. I can’t pronounce half of these names, but that hasn’t stopped me from trying.

Zeph is the god of the West Wind and Spring. He’s a super nice guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. Throughout his life, Zeph has been ...more

By Marlene September 28, 2012

This Dual Review was originally posted on Book Lovers Inc

Marlene: North of Need was one of those utterly marvelous stories that comes along once in a “blue moon”, a story that was absolutely magical. When West of Want came out, I was hoping for another fantastic experience, but unfortunately the lig ...more

By Angie April 12, 2018

I enjoyed this one much more than the first one. I love the concept of these stories following the gods of the cardinal directions. In this one we meet Zephyros who has had a rough go of it. For eons. One betrayal after another has left him bitter but he still can't help but want to have a relations ...more

By Carol orr July 20, 2020

Absolutely captivating

Plot spoilers alert.
I will try not to give out any plot spoilers, but the odd one may escape.
This is the continuation of the storyline the author envisioned concerning the Gods of the compass. The Anemoi deliver the seasons and have existed for millennia, their lives interwoven ...more

By MsRomanticReads January 16, 2012

Ella lost her parents when she was twenty, and when we meet her, she’s still grieving the recent loss of her twin brother, Marcus. Her marriage is over because her husband cheated on her with Ella’s best friend. Ella is infertile, and to add insult to injury, her husband knocked up her best friend. ...more

By Lovingbooks1 June 21, 2020

Gods and love

I liked this story and it had a lot of love and some complications but all in all it was a good story.
No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings
Good dialogues
The story progresses slowly in the beginning but reaches a top and then ends with happiness.
The love grows steadily between the ...more

By Bernadette January 27, 2018

I loved this book! This series is Fantastic!

Zephros has been lied to, deceived, tricked and abused. No wonder trust is so hard for him. But still his true, kind, loving heart shines through.

Ella has lost her husband, best friend, and now her brother has died. How much more can she suffer?

This magica ...more

By Crystal December 18, 2017

Love is in the air...or winds

Another great story. I love that the Gods seem so human at times and other times their human counterparts are so God like. These stories are an interesting blend of give and take.

By ☘KathyD☘ April 27, 2018

This book was a delightful surprise and full of emotion from start to finish. The pain both Zeph and Ella endure is tangible on the pages. I couldn't help but want to see them find the happiness they both deserved. The ending was a sucker punch, but what a way to close this book out! ...more

By April November 14, 2019

Oh so powerful a story

2nd in the series and it was so amazing. I loved the strength of love these to had for each other almost instantly despite their past. The feuding added to the depth of the story as did the support Zeph had from him brothers and nephew. Loved it! ...more

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Laura Kaye

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense, including the RT Reviewers' Choice Award Winner for Best Romantic Suspense of 2014, Hard As You Can. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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