Series: Argeneau #18
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Avon Books on February 26, 2013
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher
Also in this series: One Lucky Vampire
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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!
. . . Or does it? Anders felt a connection to Valerie from the moment he cradled her bruised body in his arms. But before he claims her, he must destroy the vampire who almost stole her from him forever. His job would be easier if Valerie didn’t fight him every step of the way. Still, Anders loves a challenge, and the green-eyed beauty is worth fighting for!
Chanel Chancey’s Review:
Immortal Ever After starts off darker than most of Lydsay Sands Argeneau books. Although the story gripped me from the start, I was quite surprised at the predicament the heroine finds herself in.
I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that Valerie Moyer is a strong, fearless woman who goes to great lengths to save not just herself but others. She thinks clearly and comes up with ways to save the day while at the same time maintaining a sense of wholesomeness about her.
Anders is the hero every woman wants to read about. He is strong, determined and at the same time emotional. This tall, dark and handsome immortal is willing to go to any extreme to not only ensure his woman is safe, but that she is taken care of and happy.
My favorite thing about Anders is his ability to think ahead and do things for Valerie without her having to ask it of him. From complicated things like taking care of her wounds, to little subtle things like getting up early to be there when she has to take the dog out. This undeniable alpha male that is so caring and gentle with his life-mate wins both Valerie and the reader’s heart by his actions alone.
The villain is a bit of a mystery in this book, unlike the other stories, his motivations are a bit murky and at the end it felt forced. But I didn’t care, as I was too busy looking toward this couples happy ending.
I loved the cameos from past protagonists, it’s always great to revisit with the couples that have been featured in Sands’ books. Lucien and Leigh are prominent secondary characters in Immortal Ever After, and are going through a life-changing event, which was included, much to my delight.
Immortal Ever After is the perfect next addition to the Argeneau Series with steamy chemistry followed by sizzling hot love scenes. A must read for those following these delightful vamps.
If I were to suggest a wine to drink while reading this novel, I would suggest a glass of dark Melot while listening to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. (Reviewed by Chanel of Chanel Chancey Reviews) – I Read, I Review, That’s It!
Rating: 5 Flowers, Sensuality Rating: 3 Flames