Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ARC Review Immortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands

Title: Immortal Ever After (Argeneau, #18)
Author: Lynsay Sands
Source: Edelweiss
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel (320pgs) Release Date: Feb 26 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!

Since the fifth installment of the Argeneau series I've really found the books to be hit or miss. Unfortunately, Immortal Ever After was a miss for me. With a strong start I was excited to delve deeper, but by the 25% mark I was down-right bored :(

The heroine was great to read. Strong, smart, and witty Valerie held all of the characteristics that I love in a feature female. But the hero...... Oh, Anders how I was disappointed in you. He was dull to the point of being robotic. I actually started to 'hear' his character speaking like Robot from Lost in Space! It really is a shame. Opposites attract to a point, but their clandestine mating just seemed too unrealistic.

Another problem was the lack of action. With an evil rogue with a fancy for kidnapping mortals still on the loose I thought for sure there would be a great climactic fight scene at some point. Once again my expectations were let down. The take-down of the villain was as anti-climactic as you can get. In fact, it was a very small, and almost irrelevant part of the book.

I have a fond place in my book loving heart for Sands and her Argeneau series, so I will hold out hope that the next in the series will be a hit.



  1. I am one of the biggest fans of this series but this was a tad bit disappointing after the last 2 books which I actually liked. This one started great and kind of fizzled out as it went along. Could have done a dual on this one but figured 2 at once might be a bit too much:) I gave it 4 Stars but I think I might injected my enjoyment of the series more than my enjoyment of this book.

  2. I hate giving kind of cruddy reviews to a favorite author, but I honestly think Sands should look at what Adrian did with midnight breed and revamp the Argeneaus. Either that or just retire the series all together. All good things must come to an end and all that jazz ;)

    And I can't believe all of those 5 star reviews on Amazon. Did I read the same book as those ppl? LOL

  3. The fact that I can remember large portions of those first 7 books of this series and I can't remember anything after the rescue in this book I read in the last 45 days (other than a couple of TSTL moments) says volumes about this book sadly :(

  4. I am still confused why Ambrose was rekidnapping his victims because they may have seen a Renasance era portrait that would identify him if he were really an accidental vampire made in WWI.

  5. There were several things in this book that defied any logic IMHO

  6. I didn't even realize the painting/WWI error while reading it. I saw someone on a Amazon review mention it thought, "oh..yeah.." LOL. I guess my mind was just over reading it by that point. I do remember skimming a bit toward the end. I have a bad habit of doing that when a book annoys me. I skim through, and just read the dialogue when I'm bored and just want a book to be over. LOL


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