Title: Eternal Ever After
Series: Ever After, #1
Author: A.C. James
Publisher: Wandering Impulse Press
Release Date: December 17, 2013
Buy Link: Amazon
His past holds a secret...
Arie Cush has a secret that he thought he'd left behind. When his past follows him to Chicago he must protect someone that reminds him of all the painful memories he's tried so hard to forget. But when every touch from her sets his heart and body on fire--he finds it hard to maintain his aloof façade.
that becomes her nightmare.
Holly Ellis has secrets of her own. An encounter with the handsome stranger who frequents her coffee shop reveals a vampire with baggage. Even though it might be more than she bargained for, she can't resist the one person who understands her. But her life is in danger and a supernatural threat could reveal the underground world of vampires to humankind in this Gothic Cinderella re-telling.
Supernatural Cinderella! I like it!
"If you don't stop fidgeting, I'm going to have to fuck you. Then you'll have something to fidget about. I can smell how turned on you are from here."
It's a given than any time someone meets a vampire, their boring existence becomes more lively, as well as more dangerous. For Holly, she had a reason for her boring life. She had a certain ability that made dealing with people difficult. Meeting Arie changed that, especially in the bedroom ;)
I loved that Arie was very protective of Holly, and he was also very traditional. Sometimes he would slip into his old ways and to Holly (and me), that was just absolutely, drop dead sexy (pun intended). Of course I enjoyed the typical vampire speed, however, this book didn't feel like it was just another vampire story. I couldn't quite find the right words, but this book is special. Oh! It reminds me of the Vampire Diaries in some ways... Doppelganger anyone?
I liked that there were other supernatural creatures in the book, but they weren't too present that the book became too magical. It had just enough supernatural creatures to keep it interesting. Holly's secret? I loved it when she got to use it :)
I wished her transformation story was longer, though. I wanted to experience it with her. I also had trouble putting a face on the characters. Otherwise, I enjoyed it all - the danger, the sex, the telepathy, and the arguments over mundane things like breakfast :)
Arie swore something under his breath. "You did not make things easy on me last night, nor are you doing so now. I do not like forward women and I don't want to have this discussion." I scoffed incredulously. "No, I imagine you don't like forward women, or any woman unless they are led around by a leash, dancing in a cage, or letting you tie them into pretzels and submit to you without any sort of challenge.""You certainly submitted to me last night."I opened my mouth and then shut it again. "Maybe I should just stick to taking care of my own needs. No bad ideas or repercussions ever came from a vibrator." I snapped.Arie fell silent. "I certainly hope there will be no repercussions from this.""Oh, don't worry. You won't have any vampire babies running around. If that's even possible, I don't know. But I'm on the pill." I rolled my eyes. He said nothing and kept his focus on the road. "Can't you look at me? Can't you look at me and tell me why the idea of sleeping with me is so repulsive to you?""Repulsive?""Yes, that's obviously it.""You are ridiculous."