Monday, March 8, 2010

Everlasting Kiss by Amanda Ashley

Three and 1/2 stars

Book Summary

Desire Never Dies

Daisy O'Donnell doesn't get the attraction some women feel for vampires. She likes her men with a heartbeat. And she's just met one who's full of life: Erik Delacourt, the unreasonably sexy man she keeps meeting at a popular L.A. nightclub called the Crypt. She barely knows him, but there's no resisting the connection she feels

There's one important detail Erik hasn't gotten around to telling her yet. He's a powerful vampire out to hunt the Blood Thief who is draining young vampires all over the city—and who has just raised the stakes by destroying one of Erik's friends. To Erik, Daisy is a bright spot of innocence in a world of darkness and menace. He'll do anything—even lie to her—to keep her safe and pure.

If only he knew that Daisy has something of her own to hide

I was really psyched to read this book because it had been in my TBR file for a minute and it was getting great reviews. I liked the story but was not really in love with it. I thought it would be one of those super good books that you just can't put down, but I found it very easy to put it down and wait for the ending

Despite my attitude, the book was pretty good. For me, it was just missing that fire that I love when I'm reading a romance novel. For a vampire, Erik was a little too laid back for me. He was one of those easily forgettable vamps.

At first, Daisy appeared to be the typical needy female that felt her world was not complete without her dark knight. Unlike the others, she did have a little spunk about herself. I didn't buy the bit about her being the Blood Thief because it just didn't fit. I could see her selling or marketing it, but not getting the goods herself. I saw the whole getting caught scene coming a mile away. It was kinda funny when Erik decided to keep her when she broke into his house to steal his blood. I loved the scene where she trashed his house and he made her clean it up!

To me, their romance was a little boring. It had no real spark or smoking flames. It wasn't the typical hot and heavy relationship between a vampire and his lady love that I'm used to. It was more of a rated PG version.

The only highlights that keep me reading the book were her brother Alex and Erik's best friend, Rhys. Alex was an over protective brother but he reminded me of Jason from True Blood. Not sure why, but that's who came to mind each time I read about Alex.

Rhys was the entertainment. If he does have his own story, I will be reading it. Even though he wasn't in the book much, I found myself wanting to know more about him.

This was my first book by Amanda Ashley, so I'll be checking her out more. This story didn't have me raving, but I'm sure she's got tons more that will. We'll see....


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