March 2, 2013
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!
Valerie has moved to town temporarily to hone her veterinary skills at the local university. While out walking Roxy, Valerie is drugged and kidnapped along with several other girls. The girls are kept in cages and fed laced oatmeal until it’s their turn to feed the rogue vampire that has taken them. The only family she has is her dog Roxy so when she goes missing there’s no one to notice.
Anders has been watching his friends and fellow enforcers drop like flies as they find their lifemates. They are shorthanded now and waiting for reinforcements when they intercept a suspicious call to the local police. The women were in bad shape, especially the one they found outside. He never expected to find his own lifemate among them.
Immortal Ever After is the newest installment in the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. The characters are interesting and lots of fun to get to know. The story is filled with not only new characters but characters we have grown to love throughout the series. I love that this series is so much fun to read; the stories are full of romance, love and humor.
Valerie is a great match for Anders, she is spunky and fun but she isn’t a damsel in distress. While in captivity, she comes to the realization that it’s up to her to save herself and the girls. She becomes fast friends with Leigh and the others but her reaction to Anders continues to puzzle her. She isn’t looking for love or a relationship; (she’s been down that road) because of Anders, she is reassessing her life and love.
Anders isn’t interested in going through the drama his friends are going through when they find their lifemates. He constantly gives Bricker a hard time because he is always hungry and wanting to stop for food. Now he finds himself enjoying food again, little by little, starting with ice cream. The moment he realized he couldn’t read Valerie, he knew he was in trouble but he was looking forward to finding out what fate had in store for him.
The heroine is strong and able to take care of herself but isn’t afraid to ask for help when she needs it. She takes the information that they are immortals in stride, even though she thought her capture was a vampire wannabe. I love that she was able to keep her wits about her to figure out a way to escape “Igor” and his boss by herself. One of my favorite scenes was when she and Leigh were in the van and she had a mallet in her hand, I laughed so hard at that whole scene. In the end, Anders was able to step in and help her so he could play hero too.