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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Zebra Books
Released on August 25, 2015
The actual romance in this this series is getting very formulaic. I enjoy the ongoing story and wish that the romance would have some tough times for once. Everyone just seems to fall in love fast and easily.
I love the world building in this series. Vampires who go crazy, but a select few who have advanced DNA when bitten become Immortal Guardians. What I have a trouble with is how easily the characters fall in love with very little complicating that love. Sure you have almost meeting death up front, but still, it’s nothing that threatens the relationship from growing.
Heather Lane is having visions, visions she is going about to see if they will really happen. While she can read minds, seeing visions is not normal. Each morning at the exact same time she heads to a clearing where her vision happens and lucky gal, this is the morning it comes real. As the dream walks out into reality, Heather comes up against crazy vampires and one Immortal Guardian who rocks her girly bits.
Ethan is an Immortal Guardian tasked with protecting humanity from vampires and other things that government doesn’t want to tell us about. Upon meeting Heather in the field, he starts to fall in love right away. He reveals what he is and what she is like it is an every day occurrence then calls in Chris (the human that keeps them protected) to have her sign a non-disclosure agreement. That was kind of silly, but whatever.
Ethan’s mind is incredibly hard to read, to the point if Seth tries (read the series if you want to know the characters) it ends up in nose bleed that might damage him mentally forever. Scrambled brains anyone? So when Heather can’t hear his thoughts, it’s kind of romantic and exciting. An old world gentleman who wants to romance her? Yeah, baby!
There is the whole plot to find the one like Seth and Zach that is causing the “end of the world” to happen faster than anyone wants. He’s got a plot that is going to hatch into chaos, or so he thinks, but these guys are rough on the his tail and trying to stay even instead of several steps behind him.
All the secondary characters make appearances as they are all involved in trying to prevent the end. The seconds continue to crack me up…but this all leads me to one of the big problems I have with this series. It’s just becoming too big of a believable action to accept these characters just take on a world they didn’t know existed and then fall so deeply in love right away. There feels like there is no conflict between man and woman. The biggest conflict seems to be if they will change into an Immortal Guardian or try to spend the rest of their days as a mortal.
So I mostly continue to read this story for Seth. Yep, Seth, the God like entity who lost his mortal wife and children so long ago. He intrigues me for all the good in him, but also all the vengeance he wishes to seek on those that would hurt the world. He is a complex character I want to get to know better. So the story is mostly how do we get from point A in the turmoil to point B without killing the main characters. And I am ok with that for the most part because the love interest just leaves me blah.