Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Reviews
Book Review: Immortal Ever After
By Sandy Amazeen Mar 6, 2013, 3:18 GMT
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands enthralls with Immortal Ever After, the latest entry in her sizzling paranormal vampire series featuring the wickedly alluring Argeneau family.When Valerie is saved by the Argenau rescue team after being kidnapped by an immortal madman, Anders finds himself captivated by the strong, sultry woman. Engaged in a steamy affair, he promises to do everything in his power to protect Valerie while her abductor ...more
Veterinarian Valerie Moyer just wanted to sharpen her skills by taking some additional courses at the university and instead, found herself captured, drugged and held prisoner in a basement with several other women. Determination not only gained Valerie her escape from the nightmarish conditions but also brought in the authorities to assist the other women though the kidnappers escaped. One of Valerie’s rescuers was rouge hunter Anders, one of the immortals who must feed on blood to augment the nanos that keep him alive. When Anders can’t read Valerie’s mind he suspects she might be his mate but after the trauma she has suffered from the rouge vampire, how can he convince her that all fanged creatures aren’t evil fiends. Fortunately, Anders has a lot of help, especially from the very pregnant Leigh who does her best to gently introduce Valerie to the gentler side of immortals. As Valerie and her beloved German Sheppard Roxy begin accepting Anders, the hunters continue searching for the rouge that captured her, never guessing just how close he is until it is too late.
It says a lot that eighteen books into a series, there are still chuckles and a few surprises to be had. In this case Roxy, a dog with personality adds extra warmth and several entertaining moments. Long time fans may wonder why the hunters suddenly need to employ the services of a sketch artist instead of simply picking memories from the abducted women’s minds as in previous books. There is a bit of a hiccup when the rouge’s identity is revealed as he apparently was turned at a very different time then when a period portrait was painted. Despite these points, this is another amusing addition to a long running series that will leave readers with a new appreciation for ice cream.