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Thursday, August 26, 2010

(ARC Review) Everlasting Desire by Amanda Ashley

Author: Amanda Ashley
Source: Author Submission
* I received this ARC free of 
charge in exchange for an honest
review *
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra; Original edition (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420104446
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420104448

Desire Burns Forever

The clientele at Shore's clothing store includes some of L.A.'s sexiest bachelors. But none of them affects Megan DeLacey as deeply as the dark-eyed stranger who strides into her boutique one evening-and keeps returning, night after night. Megan is drawn to Rhys Costain even as she fears him. Because his reason for being there is clear - he wants Megan, with an intensity that's both tempting and terrifying...

For almost five centuries, Rhys has lived alone, using women as it pleased him and never wanting more. As Master of the West Coast vampires, it's his duty to eliminate the ancient vampire who's draining humans on his turf, putting all of their kind at risk. But Megan's lush beauty and vibrant warmth is blinding him to a danger that will soon engulf them both - and tear him from the only woman who can satisfy his darkest hunger...


I love Amanda Ashley books! When she contacted me asking her to review another one of her vampire stories, I jumped for joy at the chance!  If you are unfamiliar with this authors tales, where have you been? After all  the hype of sparkly and cute vampire tales, sometimes I need a break with dark and brooding vampires to make me remember why I fell in love with these sort of paranormal creatures in the first place.

In Everlasting Desire, we meet Megan and Rhys. Rhys Costain, who is the Master of the West Coast Vampires, finds himself drawn to retail consultant Megan DeLacey. After swearing off love and thinking he will spend his Immortal life without happiness, Rhys is surprised at the feelings and emotions that Megan DeLacey makes him feel.  She is a mortal and Rhys knows that there isn't much hope for a vampire and mortal to be together.  When another Master Vampire decides he is too bored, Rhys finds not only himself in danger, but also Megan.

I loved this book. I have loved almost every single book by this author and automatically buy anything that comes out by her! I love how she is true to the original Vampire tales.  They are not sparkly and they are not always happy.  They have the darkness that you would expect from a Vampire.  Rhys is mysterious, only comes out at night, rich, and of course sexy as hell.  I loved every single thing about Rhys. What was not to love about him? He showered Megan with attention, roses almost every hour of the day while he courted her, and was very protective of her.

Megan, on the other hand, was not a character I would have as a friend, but she was not bad as a character. She was so naive at times. Her character was good, but at times I felt she acted a little dense. She kept changing her feelings about Rhys, one moment head over heels in love with him and in the next breath scared of him.  Then about halfway through the story, she starts to come around and warm up to the reader.

The side characters were just as fabulous. Shirl was annoying, yet it fit her character and it plays a major point in the story.  The bad vampire, Tomas, was the ultimate bad vampire.  He is the one of the oldest vampires, and mean as hell.  He pretty much has lost all of his humanity that he had left and doesn't care one bit about killing humans.  When Tomas and Rhys have their showdown, I couldn't help but hope he would get his butt kicked!  With appearances from characters from the previous books, it reminded me of all the fabulous vampires this author has created.

I can't wait for the next installment that this author brings to the table.  She has me captivated with each story and keeps my pulse racing with the romance! Move over sparkle, hello dark and mysterious!


Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS!



Blogger Patty said...

There is a lot to look at on your blog...but I am new to it and I am focused on reading all of it...I like short reviews...what is the point of incredibly long ones...those are my thoughts...

August 26, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Chapter Chicks said...

That erotica cover cracks me up! :) Thanks for the review!

August 27, 2010 at 5:11 AM  

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