Friday, April 13, 2018

Review: Immortally Yours

Immortally Yours Immortally Yours by Lynsay Sands
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This wasn’t necessarily my favorite of the stories in this series, but I have a hard time articulating exactly why I didn’t jump into reading it at every chance. Sure, it started with the narrator in this audible version, who was not the best, but I just never really found myself rooting for these two. Scotty made it difficult to love him.

Beth is an independent woman who has found her calling as a rogue hunter. She bounces about and has had what can be simplified as a “hard life” (complete with forcibly being turned and lots and lots of rape), but her life is her own. This, apparently, really really bothers Scotty. He knows that she is his life mate from soon after he met her. He, however, keeps this a secret because he wants her to “heal” and live her new immortal life. True, he found her in piles of blood and gore, with some serious trauma, but maybe this is where my utter dislike of him comes from. Either way, he sticks someone to watch her and goes about his own business.

When Beth decided to become a rogue hunter, Scotty resurfaced to speak out against her, and thus began her belief that he hated her. Nice, right? Beth, however, did not just stew. She became an excellent rogue hunter and, ultimately, did find a way to reconcile her past with her present. Now that she’s in a good place, Scotty was finally “free” to approach their life mate status in an honest way. In my opinion, it’s way too late. That doesn’t stop him from perpetually racing in to try to save her. A series of coincidental events put her in almost constant danger throughout the book, made worse by the fact that most of the hunters are still looking for the missing evil doctor.

The culmination of the book was a mystery being solved in an unexpected way, but I was seriously let down by the HEA. Sure, these two end up happy and together but it just seemed to reek of an almost abusive relationship – him still insisting that erasing her memory is better for her no matter her insistence otherwise. Meh.

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