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When you’re searching for your purpose, the last thing you expect to discover is that you’re the latest reincarnation of a goddess on a three thousand year old mission to defeat the original werewolf, Lycaon, before he can gain revenge on Zeus and Olympus.
Rescued from the claws of werewolves by Julian, a handsome and mysterious immortal, Lauren is pulled into a dark and frightening new world full of monsters out to kill her and an organisation of people with phenomenal abilities who want to protect her—Ghost. But the most frightening thing of all is that soon Lauren will need to drink Julian’s blood in order to reawaken and regain her immortal powers.
Or she will die.
Julian isn’t about to let that happen. He’s never met anyone like Lauren and he’s determined not to lose her. She’s the perfect copy of Illia but is nothing like her or any of the incarnations. She is light to their darkness, and she breathes life back into him, but can he trust her with his heart and bring himself to believe that the feelings she shows him are real after everything he has been through?
Can Lauren succeed in defeating Lycaon when all of her predecessors have failed? Will she be able to crack the armour around Julian’s heart and seize her happily forever after with him?
Lauren is a seemingly normal woman on the verge of her 35th Birthday. While leaving Kendo class she is attacked by a pack of werewolves, and rescued by Julian, a mysterious brooding man whom she feels immediately compelled to. We discover that she is drawn to this rescuer because he is her 3,000 year old Arcadian commander who promised to serve and protect her reincarnations as a demi-goddess to defeat the evil Lycaon. Lauren discovers that she is the reincarnation of the demi-goddess Illia, whose mission is to stop Lycoan before he can take revenge on the gods and ultimately end the world. Our Hero Julian has been has been watching over the previous incarnations of Illia, but they have all previously failed and died. They have also been very different from Lauren and he has agonizingly witnessed each previous incarnation fail and mistreat him. Lauren/Illia and Julian find themselves falling in love but will they have their happily ever after, or will Lauren fail in defeating Lycoan once again, and force Julian to experience yet another heart break.
My biggest issue with Love Immortal is the length. The story that was ultimately told did not need to be 700 pages long. Ms Heaton tells the story in excessive detail at times, which made some parts really drag. I found myself skimming drawn out sections, which I absolutely hate to do. I did enjoy the blend of Greek god mythology with werewolves and vampires – it was interesting and well-done. Then there is Julian, our Hero… I found him to be somewhat endearing and altho I understood his reasons for it, he brooded entirely too much. At times I struggled with feeling sorry for him, to straight up thinking he was a total (proper noun) Wimp. There is a lot of high emotion, and some sexual tension, but if you are like me and prefer a little more smexy action in your books, you won’t see anything until after page 600. The secondary characters were somewhat compelling but nothing new. It could have been any other Paranormal Romance novel as far as their skills and personalities.
This book was solid if you like fairy tale love stories with a paranormal twist, but it did not knock my socks off.