This series has not let me down once. I was so excited for Zach and Lisette’s story and I am happy to report that this book delivered everything I was hoping for. I loved Zach as a hero and Lisette was the perfect match for him in every way. The romance satisfies; the sex is good. The pacing is just right and the main story arc continues to advance. Like I said… everything I could want.
Dianne Duvall has been teasing us with a Zach and Lisette pairing for a little while now. Like Seth, Zach is an Other, something older and more powerful than the Immortal Guardians. This installment picks up right where the last one left off, with Zach in some major trouble, even more than we knew. Seth thought Zach had betrayed him and unleashed his rage. It turns out he also called the rest of the Others, who snatched an already weakened Zach and held him captive, torturing him for months. His only solace was Lisette. He pictured her in his mind and eventually was able to share her dreams.
Lisette has been thinking about Zach since he disappeared. When he finally manages to teleport to her home, broken and bleeding, she doesn’t hesitate to come to his aid. She is so drawn to him, she agrees to hide him … to let something grow between them… even though she knows it would upset Seth. The longer these two stay in each other’s orbit, the deeper they fall for one another. And it’s something to see, especially since Zach has never courted a woman before. He’s never wanted to. You know what that means: virgin hero, folks. But not for long.
I loved how completely devoted these two are to one another. They are all in. For Zach, that means knowing fear for the first time in his long life. For Lisette, it means secrets from the people loves and a willingness to accept the fact that there are things she can never know about the man she loves. In the hands of a different author, these issues would play out so differently. But here, they don’t drive our characters apart. The conflicts are external –and there are plenty of problems to go around.
The threat to the Immortal Guardians is growing and evolving. Major stuff happens. Stuff I am not going to spoil. Not just with the villains, but with our core series characters. I continue to be impressed with the array of secondary characters. And I love how Duvall keeps all the people we know so involved in what’s happening. Previous couples don’t appear as cameos; they are part of the story. They’re relevant. And I still care about what’s happening to them. I’m as intrigued by David and Seth as ever –and now you can add Aidan to the list. I can’t wait to see him finally fall in love.
Bottom line: I really enjoyed this one. I totally recommend this series. If you aren’t reading it, you’re missing out.
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by Dianne Duvall
Release Date: September 2, 2014