Title: Love, Eternal
Author: Wayne Mansfield
Publisher: JMS Books
Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs
Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars
Evan is a man lost in the modern world. He has a job, a house, and a best friend, Claire, who lives just across a small patch of lawn from him. He also has a hole in his soul he hadn’t even realized was there until one night he meets a mysterious stranger, lurking in the shadows of a tree-lined lane where men meet for anonymous, casual sex. There’s something striking and a little terrifying about this stranger, who visits his house one night while he’s blissfully sleeping.
Evan’s initial intrigue is soon compounded when he learns they’ve met before. A long, long time ago, and they used to be lovers. He finds it difficult to believe the devilishly handsome stranger’s tale of romance and loss, yet the stranger is finally able to convince Evan every word is true. The love they once shared reawakens and their nights are filled with a passion which hasn’t abated over the centuries.
Soon it becomes clear they’re in danger of being parted once again, possibly for the rest of eternity. Neither wants to lose their soul mate a second time. But Evan’s lover is reluctant to give him the very thing he needs to ensure they remain together forever more.
Love, Eternal is the perfect story for fans of vampire “soul mate” romance. Evan is a lonely man who feels he doesn’t belong in modern society. He soon meets mysterious and gorgeous Sebastian, and discovers that his feeling of not fitting in with the current time is quite accurate – Sebastian is his vampire lover who has searched for hundreds of years to find Evan in his newly reincarnated form.
This is a “soul mates” love story that carries the story of Evan and Sebastian across time to their modern day meeting. The reunion is a little over the top – even though he cannot remember their past together, Evan quickly believes Sebastian’s story of timeless love. They immediately resume their hot sexual relationship, and Evan does remember snippets of memories with Sebastian while they are making love.
The ending perhaps too rapidly sums up several years, and arrives at a happy-for-them ending that allows the two lovers to spend an eternity together. Overall, this is a sticky-sweet vampire love story that provides a quick bit of escapism reading.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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