March 18, 2012
Review: Immortal Desires by Laura Eno
Author: Laura Eno
Genre: Historical Romance, Time Travel, Fantasy
Publisher: Laura Eno (March 1st 2012)
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NOTE: Story is for mature readers due to some sexual content.
After being dumped at the altar, Deanna Cameron seeks a fresh start in life. She gets more than she bargained for after accepting a new job, when an Immortal Guardian sends her five hundred years into the past. She can't return home and a magnificent highland warrior accuses her of being a spy.
Ian Mackay knows the beautiful woman that appears in his castle must be a spy. After all, she's a Cameron, a clan he despises. The powerful magic surrounding her obstructs his Druid senses, plus he finds he can't stay away from the temptress. But loving Deanna could come with a price too high to pay. Will she be the downfall of his clan—or its salvation?
Deanna Cameron is dumped on her wedding day. Afterwards she's hesitant to allow herself to fall in love again and she's tired of her life as it is. She wants a change. That change comes when Deanna is offered a job by Robert Thornton, CEO of Light Street Corporation. The offer seems too good to be true but she desperately needs a change so she goes for it.
Ian Mackay, a 16th century warrior, works with Robert (who is his mentor), and both are part of the Aeneas faction of immortals, those on the side of Order. There is, however, a faction on the side of Chaos known as the Conrí. Both factions are Immortal Guardians of the Well of Souls. However, the Conrí claimed to have tainted some of the souls in order to keep soul mates from finding each other. Deanna is one of the souls that Robert fears may have been tainted and Ian is afraid that she will be recycled. So Ian begs Robert to send Deanna back to his time, when he was a mortal, because she is his soul mate.
First let me just say that I absolutely loved this story! It was very well written. Whenever the story would change from one time period to another, it was always clearly marked. I never found myself confused as to when what I was reading was taking place. I don't even recall noticing any grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors which was a nice change of pace.
There are just so many great characters in the book. I loved how Deanna is strong and refuses to be bossed around. Ian, well, you just have to love a Highlander. Well, I love them anyway. He's very protective of his family and friends. Very loyal too. Robert ... well, Robert was a bit of a mystery for me. I found myself trying to figure him out. Wondering what he was really up to. Yes, there were some things that he couldn't share with Ian but I still felt like there was something else he was hiding. I just have this feeling that there is more to Robert than what was revealed in Immortal Desires! As for the minor characters, there were a number of them that I couldn't help but care for. Like William Munro, Ian's good friend; Tomas, Captain of the Guards; Isobel, Ian's mother; and Mairi, Ian's sister.
This book had mystery, suspense, and a wonderful romance. I laughed a little and a cried even more. As soon as I was finished reading it, I wanted more. I'm very much looking forward to reading other books by Laura Eno. And I will be impatiently, yes, impatiently, waiting for the next book in the Well of Souls series. :) If you love historical romances with a bit of magic and some time travel, you have to read Immortal Desires!
** I received a copy of Immortal Desires for review as part of the Knights of the Round Table group on Goodreads.**
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