Reading a book is really very much like dating. Sometimes something is imperfect but there's chemistry and sometimes all the factors are there but there just isn't a spark.
I wanted to like this. I really did. BDSM is right up my alley. Strong alpha who likes to submit in the bedroom is so totally my thing. And I love reuniting family. So there really was a lot going for this, but alas.
Undying Desire is a pretty solid book with nothing wrong that I can put a finger on, but it really just didn't do it for me. I guess it's because there just isn't much out of the ordinary to distinguish it.
Strong, old vampire. Check. Insta-love. Check. Soul mates. Check. Super-powered hybrid who shouldn't exist that everyone wants a bite out of. Check.
I didn't find the sex particularly mind-blowing or the dialog particularly sparkly-witty or funny and the characters felt a bit like the generic stock vampire characters.
The characters also kept doing some things that just screamed out to be bad ideas, belying the whole experienced mature vampire thing. One would think that they'd be more careful and not make rookie mistakes the way they did. It felt like they had to make the mistakes in order for the plot to move forward and it just felt a bit artificial.
All in all, it's a decent way to while away an afternoon, but that's it. I wouldn't say no to reading another book by this author, but I wouldn't really seek it out either.
Guerino Lombardi's world just went to shit. Vampire and second in command of the Warriors of the Enclave, he's put everything on the line to save his best friend from what has to be the worst blow a man can take. Kenric, his friend and master of the Enclave, has a daughter, something believed impossible in the vampire world, and word has it she wants her father and his Enclave dead. Guerin is determined to protect Kenric, keeping the secret from him until he knows for sure if this daughter really exists and if she wants revenge.
Eve Devonshire is a woman hiding in plain sight. Not completely human, but not quite a vampire, she's accepted by neither race but is more powerful than either one. Her life has consisted of half-truths and disguises, never belonging or living in one place for any length of time. But now some have heard rumors of her existence and want nothing more than to trap her and dissect her like a lab rat.
To stay alive, Eve can't trust anyone, including the alpha vampire with midnight eyes and a thirst for pain and submission. With her enemies nipping at her heels, Eve has Guerin cornered, and both are determined to get the answers they're looking for or die trying...if they can fight their desires long enough.
Contains hot alpha male vampires, including one with a taste for sexual submission that will lead to some highly charged erotic scenes involving anal, BDSM, various restraints, floggers, and whips.