Everlasting Desire by Amanda Ashley
When it comes to matters of the heart, Rhys Costain is not a member of that group. He is one of the oldest of his kind, a vampire that has lived over five hundred years.
In that time he has known love, has known the beds of many women, and how much can change in such a long lifetime. If you want to call it life, from what I understand, Rhys has not really truly been living. Only when he strolled into Shore's, a men's department store, catching the eye of a beautiful sales lady did he realize what he has been missing over the years. She comes into his life so quickly, and turns his heart into a beating, living organ once again. She doesn't know what Rhys is hiding, or what he is for that matter, but Rhys is afraid when she finds out, he will lose her after waiting all this time. He can't change being a vampire, and has regret has never crossed his mind... until now.
Megan DeLacey knew from the moment that he walked in, he was dangerous. Her body thrummed with excitement and fear as he began to show up at Shore's every night after midnight. Megan knew in her head to stay away from him, but her heart says otherwise. After Rhys saved her from a couple of burglars, she thought it only right to have dinner with him. Dinners progressed into other dates, and eventually she discovers what Rhys is, and she is more frightened than ever.
Dealing with a woman who no longer wants him, or dealing with himself for trying to stay away from temptation, the world around Rhys is looking pretty rough. From one coast to the other, a vampire, a very old and vengeful vampire is leaving bodies drained of blood in his wake. Rhys is about to come face to face with Tomas Villagrande, a vampire he doesn't know if he can beat, but as Master of all the West Coast vampires, he must either defend his territory, or leave. One of those choice could kill him, the other will only wound his pride. But what about the love of his woman? Tragedy strikes, leaving little to no decision for Megan... what happens next?
There is yet one more key point in the story, but I will not divulge that just yet. There has to be a little bit of mystery, but it also makes a lot of sense as to why Megan sees vampires as monsters.
Everlasting Desire by Amanda Ashley is a little different from her usual style of writing, the characters fall in love and between the sheets faster than normal. Usually the women in her stories are pure, untouched, but Megan has been intimate with men before. Mrs. Ashley has really ramped up the heat between Rhys and Megan, and I'm here to tell you the scene's were scorching!! Everlasting Desire is a more in depth story of the love that could or could not be. It's really up in the air for a while; will Megan go willingly to Rhys knowing what he is, or stay repulsed by a monster? Everything from emotions, action, and desire are strongly described, and you can't help but be pulled into the story, it was almost impossible to put down. Everlasting Desire was a great read, and Mrs. Ashley continues to write better with each book she pens. Addictive love stories (vampire included) are what I expect from her, and she always delivers. 5 Hearts
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