Title: Eternal Nights (Sekhmet's Guardians #2)
Author: V. S. Nelson
Source: Author request
Genre: Paranormal romance
Reviewed by: Laurie
With each passing day Jessica’s consciousness grew stronger. For twenty years she was content to remain as she was—trapped inside another. The life she led came to an abrupt end the moment she laid eyes on Raphael. At first she suspected they were destined to be together--his gentle touch confirmed it. Although he didn’t know it, he ignited waves of a fiery passion that burned deep into her soul. It became brighter every day, giving her the strength she needed. Somehow she would find a way to free herself from her grandmother’s powerful magic.
Since her birth she learned vicariously from observing others of her kind and until now she was satisfied with the life she led. She had everything one would need to live a meaningful life without the stress the human world inflicts on its inhabitants. With each passing day her obsession to be more than she was, intensified. Jessica knew she was gifted with her race's abilities to communicate with others but until now she had never used them. They say practice makes perfect and she was at a point now where she could make her presence known—at least to him.
Eternal Nights is a great read for those who love books like the BDB. The author creates a wonderful world with multiple POVs and multiple love stories in one book. All the characters grow with each passing book. Meaning you’ll still be reading about couples from previous books and seeing their love story continuing to grow in each passing book.
The author creates a different world for her characters and it’s easy to understand, just be prepared to take things slow so you won’t get confused between the different character POV'S changes. I do suggest to the author to create a list of characters on her website so it would be easy for readers to look up the various characters and keep up as they read.
As for Jessica and Raphael, what I read about them was okay, I just wanted to get to know them more instead of the others, but that’s just me. I did get to read a lot about Ronan (which is Jennifer’s father) and his new mate Jasmine; they really stole the whole book for me.
I recommend this book to a reader who love multiple POVs. If you’re one that loves reading about one couple and seeing them grow in that one book then I suggest you pass on this one, unless you’re up for a challenge. If you decide you are up to the challenge, you shouldn’t be disappointed because the world this author creates is really different and interesting and the characters are very lovable.