Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Review: Immortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands
A kiss doesn’t mean eternity . . .
Valerie Moyer doesn’t believe in vampires—until she is kidnapped by a fanged psychopath! After escaping her bloodthirsty captor, she’s through with creatures of the night. Until she finds herself under the protection of the darkly handsome Anders. Not only is she expected to accept that Anders is immortal, but also that she is the woman destined to be his life mate!
Valerie was kidnapped by rogue vampires and caged in a basement for 10 days before she was able to escape. Argeneau enforcers, listening to active 911 calls, heard her explain that she staked her keeper so they rushed to the scene. Anders quickly realizes that Valerie is his life mate, but before planning any happy endings he'll need to convince her that as Immortals they are nothing like the vampires that held her hostage.
Long standing series books run the risk of becoming repetitious, or worse, tedious, but Sands does an excellent job of keeping the scenarios fun and fresh. This is an excellent afternoon read, with witty dialogue, an uncomplicated storyline of protecting Valerie from the rogue that kidnapped her, and best of all, plenty of light hearted romance. Readers are treated to recurring characters with a long standing plotline of good vampires versus bad vampires, but the romance is always center stage. Anders and Valerie are an excellent match because they become friendly and grow to trust each other. Anders gives her space, as much as he can anyways considering the short timeframe, so that the decision to become life mates is solely her decision. He gives her the choice, and that appeals to me so much more than just having some nanos decide. I also appreciated that Valerie, as is the case with most of the women in the series, is smart and capable, able to protect herself if necessary, and she uses those brains to think rationally in an impossible situation.
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Reviewed by Anna Dougherty
This book was sent to me for reviewing purposes by the publisher.