Review // Pure Providence by Aja James

August 23, 2021

Pure Providence by Aja James

I felt alive.
Truly alive.
Everything else was deception.
She was my truth.
She was the reason for my existence.
I told her the only way I knew how. With my body. By my actions.
Without words.

Pure Providence by Aja James

Pure Providence by Aja James

Pure/Dark Ones #10
Release - August 1, 2019
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Single POV - hero/Dalair
Heat Level - 4 out of 5 / a couple of scenes
Format/Source - ebook borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Page Count - 137
Publisher - Indie

All my existence, I have loved one woman.
But she was never meant to be mine.

I loved her when she was the intended bride for another.
I betrayed him too.
I loved her after they married.
I took what wasn’t mine.
I paid my penance by dying in his stead.
But it wasn’t enough to restore the Balance.

When the Goddess gave me a chance to make things right, to serve as a soldier of the Pure Ones, I embraced that offer. Even though what I really wanted to do was stay dead and numb.
Never to be reawakened in this world.
Never to feel again.
To yearn and desire and seethe with jealousy and despair at my own helplessness.
The Goddess warned me at the moment of my death and rebirth not to want her again. For our paths would cross in the future, though I wouldn’t know the time and place. Nor would I recognize her physical incarnation.
For she was never meant to be mine.
Will never be mine.

But the moment I realized who she was—the Pure Queen I’d been assigned to protect as the Paladin—the moment I recognized her soul, I Fell again.
I wanted. I craved. I yearned. I seethed.
I resisted.
I pushed her away over and over again. Made her angry and confused.
Made her hate me.
But Goddess above! I cannot change how I feel. I cannot stop wanting her.
Cannot stop loving her.
All my existence, my body, heart and soul have belonged to one woman.
Even though she can never be mine.

I love her still.
I love her forever.
This is the beginning of the end of our story.
Judge me if you dare.

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My Two Cents

Pure Providence was another heartbreaking tale about another broken hero. And I loved it! Dalair was such a sweetheart, but I already knew that. Getting his side of things was a welcome treat. I finally know what happened between him and Sophia in their past life together and my heart is so broken for them. However, I think that some of it could have been avoided. These two just needed to damn well communicate!

I thought it was obvious that Amon was not only a female in disguise, but also the princess. However, I thought it was fun to watch Dalair fumble around, be oblivious to the facts and wonder why he's so attracted to a man when he's only ever been attracted to women. Seeing this usually stoic and controlled male lose himself like this was highly entertaining.

In the end, I was thinking of The Creature (who seems to be such a contradiction) and his conversation with the unconscious Dalair in the last book. He talked about their past connection and that he loved (and hated) Dalair like a brother. Does that mean he was Cambyses? If so, what happened to the real Cambyses and when did The Creature take over that role? This being gives me so many questions, having me question everything, and I can't wait to find it all out.

Anyhoo, Dalair died a horrific and yet honorable death all in the name of loving Sophia's past iteration. And it's likely that she remembers all of this. Maybe they will finally talk and she can reveal her true feelings to him. Can you imagine dying, being born again, and believing that the one you loved with your whole being didn't love you back?

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About the Author

Aja James just completed the Pure/ Dark Ones paranormal-fantasy romance series in 2020. If you want your heart battered, bruised, shattered and skewered, then put back together in the most glorious ways, check out the series below. Every couple gets an HEA, but they fight like hell for it on the way.

Aja is now working on her new series, Dragon Tails, because dragons are her favorite shifters of all!

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