Apolla awakes happily in the royal palace
in the Kingdom of Animanee. Today she is going to marry her
prince. So many changes are happening to her but they have
all been good ones. Knowing that her best friend, Princess
Ariella, will soon be knocking on her door to help, Apolla
relaxes and thinks of whatís coming. Being married by the
King of the Seahorse shifters and her future father-in-law is
just the icing on her wonderful day.
Prince Kyanite cannot believe that after
today Apolla will be his wife and his life will be changed
forever. The wait has seemed forever to him. There is
nothing that he would not do for Apolla to keep her safe and
happy. However he does have some bad news to tell her, but
Kyanite is waiting until after the wedding to do so. There
are dark things that will affect the citizens of Animanee and
the other civilizations of the seas if allowed to progress.
Knowing that Kyanite must stay to be with
the other sea Guardians, Apolla makes the best of the news.
When she and Ariella decide to shift and take a swim, the very
worries that kept Apolla and Kyanite from their honeymoon
manage to hurt both girls. Kyanite and Max (Shark Guardian)
race to find them, praying the entire time that they are
okay. This explosion not only puts a head on the problem
facing the guardians, but it also sets into action the
revelation of several other secrets that will affect not only
Kyanite and Apolla, but also Ariella and Max. Both couples
will have to believe in each other and the love that is
between them in order to have their happy ever after.
Extraordinary Love was my
first experience with sea shifters and the various types of
them. Apollaís life is not what she has been lead to believe
but everything was done out of love. Kyanite has to make
serious decisions and he made one concerning Apolla, one he
decided to keep secret from her. Kyanite and Apolla learn
that sometimes secrets should be told with love instead of
discovered and misunderstood. The love that sprang up between
Apolla and Kyanite was strong and lasting, I believe. Ms.
Sinclair also had another romance going during
Extraordinary Love, that of Max and Ariella. While I
enjoyed the plot, I did feel that going back and forth between
Kyanite and Apolla and Max and Ariella took me out of the
story while I remembered when I last saw them in the story. I
believe that Max and Ariella deserved their own story. This
is a minor complaint though and I thoroughly enjoyed
Extraordinary Love and my time with the Sea
Guardians. There is a very serious underlying subject matter
that is addressed in the prologue, in the plot and authorís
note that Ms. Sinclair did very well. I will be watching to
see what areas the next Guardian books take me to.