Monday, April 23, 2012

Review: Water of Life by: Rhys Astason

Water of Life
Water of Life (
Rhys Astason (author blog)
Ebook: 154 pages
Publisher: Self
ISBN: 9781465805980
Source: author for honest review
Genre: Sci-Fi/Paranormal Romance
Stars: 4
Sexual Rating: 3
Reviewed by: Rachel

Summary from Goodreads

Gracen Ellison had settled into a very comfortable, and on the surface, 'by-the-book' routine as a doctor with the American Federation's Elite Medical Corps. But the top brass were unaware that routine consisted of illicitly lusting after one the Navy’s top Special Forces operative.

Master Chief Jackson Monroe lost more than just his leg in an assignment gone to hell; he lost the privilege to lead his team. After a year of grueling rehab, he's proven that even with his prosthetic, he’s still able to lead his men on the field. Unfortunately, the Navy doesn’t see it that way. Instead of settling for sitting behind a desk, Jackson plans to opt out of the Navy. On the night of his retirement, however, he’s pulled back in for one last mission: protecting Gracen as they head into a warzone.

Soon they find themselves with their helicopter on the ground and facing an existence that leaves Gracen and Jackson more than human as they’re thrown against an enemy they had little idea even existed.


I went into reading this book worried that I might not like it. After reading the book, which did not take long, I can say that I am glad that I did read it. It was very good. The plot and characters were interesting and pulled you in. This was a unique storyline and I hope there will be more books in this series to explore the next adventure and maybe some of the secondary characters. I give it a solid 4 stars.
The characters were well developed in this story. Jackson and Gracen are both strong characters and good at what they do. Gracen is a Captain and a trauma surgeon in The American Federation’s Army. Jackson is a Master Chief Petty Officer in the American Federation’s Navy. He is also a member of the elite team called The Wolf Pack. Jackson lost his leg during his service and now has a prosthetic leg. They are both stationed at Camp Audie Murphy. I also enjoyed hearing about Gracen’s twin brother and would love for any later books to include him also. I hope to see more of these three and it sounds like we might?
The storyline really had some twist and turns in it that I enjoyed. I didn’t see some of the things that happened coming. I won’t say much else because it would give away the story. Jackson and Gracen’s story is unique and engaging. I am very glad that I read this book.


  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Rachel. I appreciate reviews for books that I have not read without spoilers. :)

  2. I liked this book too. Thanks for sharing your review!