Sunroper by Natalie Damschroder – a Review
Goddesses Rising – Book #3
by Natalie Damschroder
Release Date: December 31, 2013
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 source of their addiction.
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 goddess’s insanity.
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?
Sunroper by Natalie Damschroder is the 3rd book in her Goddesses Rising series. Damschroeder is new to me, as I have not read the first two books in this series. However, Damschroder wrote this story so well, she was able to sneak in explanations early on about what has already happened previously, allowing us to read this even as a standalone novel. Upon completing this wonderfully exciting adventure, I have added Damschroeder to my list of authors I want to read.
In Sunroper, our heroine is Marley, who is Quinn’s sister, the heroine in book #1. Previously, in the earlier books, Marley lost her Goddess power, by foolishly trusting her ex boyfriend, and has felt empty since. Feeling responsible for introducing leeching of goddesses powers, Marley avoids her sister Quinn, and her friend Riley, and works to help find those who have been given some of the goddess powers. Since she has lost her powers, Marley now has discovered that she has the ability to take away those powers, and is determined to find those effected and nullify them. She meets Gage, our hero, who starts to investigate Marley, seeing her take away the flux (energy from goddess) from someone. Soon Marley begins to work with Gage to find the goddess responsible for giving out the flux. Gage’s brother is missing, and this is another reason he is trying to work with Marley to find the nemesis.
What follows is a non-stop exciting adventure, where Marley must come up against a powerful Goddess that threatens to destroy Marley. Though an unlikely pair, the romance between Gage and Marley was wonderful, as I loved them together. Their chemistry was off the wall, not to mention steamy. It was also great to bring the others into the story to help Marley & Gage fight the enemy. The story became very tense, especially as Marley continues to absorb the flux from others, which causes her to become more unstable each time. Marley knows to fight the goddess might cost her life, but she will let nothing stand in her way to save her friends and family. Will Marley survive? Will Gage and Marley ever be able to find happiness? You will have to read the book to find out.
I enjoyed Sunroper very much, as Natalie Damschroder has created a wonderful, exciting, non stop action story that was impossible to put down. But most of all, she has created some wonderful characters. So much so, that I have to go back now and read the first two books, just to learn more about their heroes, Quinn & Nick, and Riley & Sam. If you want to read a book that is exciting, action filled, terrific friendships, a wonderful romantic couple, then Sunroper is for you.
Reviewed by Barb
Copy provided by Publisher