Good news for readers...... Eternal Sin is a strong entry into the Mark of the Vampire series. After very anxiously awaiting its arrival, I dived in with reckless abandon, shutting the world out for a few hours, and found myself hopelessly lost in this amazing world that Laura Wright has created. It was a page turner that I could not put down.
The story continues where Eternal Beauty left off, with Synjon Wise devoid of any emotions and turning his back on Petra and his unborn child. Circumstances force the estranged lovers back together, but can they overcome the seemingly insurmountable problems. Got to say.... there were times when the situation looked hopeless. But then I slowly saw the ice melting as Synjon began to bond with Petra and their baby. Turnabout was involved as his emotions started to bleed through.... and his protective side came out to play. He became a possessive Paven, staking his claim.
"No other male will play father to my balas."
I loved the character growth that was shown in this story. Loved watching as Petra and Synjon's feelings of anger and betrayal evolved into passion and love, once again. I enjoyed the romantic conflict that was at play, as Synjon had to face the truth.... that he had fallen in love with the daughter of his enemy. The suspense was riveting as I wondered if he could overcome his hatred and grasp the love that he didn't think he deserved.
I have to say that I liked Petra, and saw her dilemma, but felt that she might've been asking too much of the vampire she so obviously loved. How could she not see what an evil villain her daddy dearest really was? I kind of felt like she betrayed Synjon with her outrage at his actions, cruel and ruthless as they were. Come on.... Cruen deserved everything he got. Thankfully, he sort of got what was coming to him in the end, though I have my suspicions that we haven't seen the last of him yet.
Laura Wright did a fantastic job on this book. The plot was thick with drama, and the suspense was riveting. It had the kind of emotional heartache that grabs the reader by the throat and doesn't let go until you get to the happy ending. I loved the emotional roller coaster of this ingenious plot that asked if love can conquer even the strongest hatred. I absolutely adored Synjon, even at his worst, my heart broke for him. He and Petra shared a desire that they had no hope of fighting, a bond that couldn't be broken. Just so you know.... I enjoyed the love scenes that sizzled with passion and sexual tension.
Wright kept things interesting by teasing the readers with the intriguing subplot for Phane and Dani. I can't wait to read their story. I also seemed to be picking up on a turning point as the series is ever changing. Tensions are escalating between the societies.... the Romans, Impures, Mutores, Shifters and the arrogant and powerful Order. I see some intense times ahead for this series.
I loved this book. I was captivated with this world. Swept up in the exciting story that was loaded with heartache and betrayal. Lost in the passion. Riveted by the suspense. It had everything I need to lose myself in a story, fall in love with the characters, and immerse myself in their world. It left me wanting more, and eagerly awaiting the next book.
Eternal Sin is a winner with this happy reader. I enjoyed every single page. I'm giving it my highest recommendation.
Love and Vengeance...
The violent attack left Synjon destroyed and his lover dead?at the will of the evil vampire Cruen. Syn’s passionate savior was Petra. When she became pregnant with his child, it should have been a blessing?until Syn vanished after discovering the truth: Petra was the daughter of the man he despised above all others. The daughter of Cruen.
When Petra’s health begins to decline, she contacts Syn to help save their baby. Though reluctant to see Petra, he cannot turn his back on his own innocent child. But night after night, as his feelings for Petra are rekindled, Syn becomes increasingly torn.
Although everyone assumes that Cruen is dead, Syn is not convinced?and is still hell-bent on finding and destroying him once and for all. But will his thirst for vengeance keep him from seeing what is really worth living for before it is too late?