April 11, 2013

Immortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands

Immortal Ever After (Argeneau, #18)Immortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lynsay Sands delivered another solid book with Immortal Ever After. It didn't blow me away, but it did keep me thoroughly entertained all the way to the end. But, all of the books in the Argeneau Series seem to follow the same format:

Dramatic Opening Scene where someone is in danger
Dramatic Rescue
Discovery of possible life mate
Suspense over whether said life mate will accept the news about Immortals
Anxiety while waiting for their decision
Another possible dramatic event
Resolution where they live happily ever after

The story is for the most part good, but it feels like it is following a very strict formula, with little to no surprises thrown in. And something about this book didn't dig deep enough into the two main characters' emotions. I wanted them to end up together, sure. But I wasn't really invested in it like I was with the first several books in this series. Maybe I'm becoming a little bit cynical, but it seems that the last couple of books I have read that are part of a long series seem to leave me wanting more. This book ultimately did that. It was a nice, easy read - kind of like a carefree day at the beach. But I wanted something heavier that had me tied up in knots; anxious over the relationship in question. I recommend it if you have been reading this series because it has certain plot lines that continue on the story of older characters that we know and love. But I won't tell you to move it immediately to the top of your TBR list.

Book Synopsis from Goodreads:

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!

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  1. I actually loved this one. Not my favorite of the series, but enjoyable to read. This series always makes me laugh. Nice review!!

  2. Thank you! I loved it too, but more for the story line about Lucien and Leigh and the pregnancy. Lucien cracks me up because he is so old school, but yet Leigh is bringing him in to the 21st century. "White and Nerdy" had me laughing out loud!


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