Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Avon
Released on March 28, 2017
Source: Kindle Unlimited
This series by Lynsay Sands has been a delight all the way around for me. Her stories of immortal beings that just happen to syphon blood through their fangs to live are so much fun. They are human, come from Atlantis originally, and were changed by scientists back then in order to become healthier. It worked a bit too well and now they live forever-barring being beheaded or burned completely. Each book takes on another couple and their meeting, falling for each other, and all the myriad of problems that they have to face.
The 25th book in this series, Immortal Unchained tells the story of Sarita, a mortal policewoman, and Domitian, an immortal. When Sarita’s grandmother’s employer calls to tell her to come to the island where her grandmother lives due to an injury to her grandmother, she can’t get there fast enough. Upon arriving, her grandmother is nowhere to be found and the employer, a scientist, isn’t around either. She sneaks around to try to find her grandmother and manages to see some things she was never supposed to see. Cue blackness. When she wakes up in a beach house by herself she is mystified. Finding Domitian unconscious in the basement just adds to her confusion. Luckily he comes with instructions of how to care for him and where the blood is. Oh, and that pesky little fact about her being Domitian’s life mate-if she will have him. That was just the beginning of the story and I’m ending the specific details here.
Since I started reading these(out of order)when over twenty five were out, I already knew about the bad guy in this book. The scientist, Dr. Dressler, is the epitome of evil. His plans for Sarita and Domitian are beyond evil. He is, in a nutshell, insane. Because of him, this book had plenty of bad moments, suspense, and even heartbreaking scenes. There’s a couple of scenes that aren’t for the faint of heart that’s for sure. Balancing that out, are scenes of a couple falling in love, a lot of heat between the two, and a headlong rush to the final conclusion.
The concept of the life mate and love at first sight on the immortal’s part isn’t that new to paranormal worlds. Sands world building took the concept and changed it in an interesting way and I felt it was quite unique. I’ve enjoyed all of her world building actually and that’s especially appreciated while reading a paranormal story. I mean, Atlantis? Really? I love that about these books. And just a head up-they are not vampires and hate to be called that.
And lastly, I really enjoyed the characters. Sarita is a policewoman so she’s no shrinking violet. She has to go through a lot and exist in a world that might as well be upside down for her right now. Domitian is kind of the strong, almost silent type. He’s known that Sarita was his life mate since she was just a child. He’s had to wait for her to grow up, although he has never really met her. He’s very honorable and trustworthy. And so very good looking, of course.
Well written, these books run the gamut of where they fall as far as romantic comedy, romance, or romantic suspense. Her earlier ones are more romantic comedies, while her later ones are definitely more on the suspense side. I find that I enjoy the suspenseful ones, like this one, just as much as I like the romantic comedy ones.
I liked this book a lot as I have almost all of Sand’s books. Good romance and plenty of hot scenes keep this an adult read so I recommend this to adult paranormal romance and even contemporary romance readers as well. Remember that there is some violence, some of it pretty bad. Good Read!