Expected publication: September 24, 2020
Immortal on the run finds her life mate!
I really love the fact that these books don’t have to be read in order. I know that some of the characters in this book have been the subject of previous books, but everything in the book was explained as if it were a stand alone. I have only read the last two books in this series and I wasn’t lost at all. I enjoyed this couple and their issues.
Ildaria Garcia is has been in hiding for 200 years. She was attacked at a young age by a immortal and in fighting him off, she bit him and and swallowed some of his blood, which was how she was turned. The vampire that attacked her is the head of the South American Council and has been trying to find her to return her to the Dominican Republic.
Though Ildaria acted in self defense, she knows he will use his position on the council to have her punished or executed for what she did. Ildaria thinks it isn’t only revenge that has him so fired up to find her but the law that any immortal can only turn one person and most save that for their life mate if that person is a mortal.
After leaving the Dominican Republic, Ildaria ended up in Montana and was forced to leave there because she was performing some vigilante acts while looking for a man who attacked another student at the university she was attending for Accounting. Lucien Argeneau, the leader of the North American Council had Ildaria move from Montana to Canada because she had been drawing attention to their kind when she was caught on camera performing activities that a mortal female should not be able to do. Like throwing grown men across a street.
When the same happens in Canada due to no fault of her own, Ildaria has to change her ways or face execution for continually bringing attention to immortals. So Ildaria gets a job at the local immortal bar from the owner, a guy named G.G. (for Green Giant). G.G. is six feet five or more and has tattoos and a green mohawk. It soon becomes apparent that he is a possible life mate for her.
I enjoyed this story quite a bit because there was a good romance between G.G. and Ildaria and some great conflict was brought into the mix. G.G. had seen his mother being turned when he was a young child and seen how the change caused her to suffer greatly. He was traumatized and has never forgotten so though he owns two bars for immortals and is around them a lot, he never wants to fall for one or be turned. Plus he is not the kind of guy that would go after an employee.
The characters were great in this book especially Ildaria and G.G. I loved the scene where she tells him how she grew up and what happened to her in the Dominican Republic. There were also quite a few supporting characters, the best of which is G.G.’s small dog named H.D. The dog plays a big part in the book and is so cute.
The romance is quite steamy and also a source of laughs at times. When immortal life mates find each other at the beginning, they can’t even touch each other without wanting to have a “shag fest”. Also when they do that, it is not uncommon for both parties to pass out after the deed. They can also have shared dreams which turn out to be pretty steamy.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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