Sunday, March 25

Immortal Desires (a Well of Souls Novel)

Immortal Desires (a Well of Souls Novel)
Laura Eno

Publication Date: March, 2012
Finish Date: March 25, 2012
Format: e-book
Source: from the author

From Goodreads: After being dumped at the altar, Deanna Cameron seeks a fresh start in life. She gets more than she bargained for after accepting a new job, when an Immortal Guardian sends her five hundred years into the past. She can't return home and a magnificent highland warrior accuses her of being a spy.
Ian Mackay knows the beautiful woman that appears in his castle must be a spy. After all, she's a Cameron, a clan he despises. The powerful magic surrounding her obstructs his Druid senses, plus he finds he can't stay away from the temptress. But loving Deanna could come with a price too high to pay. Will she be the downfall of his clan—or its salvation?
This book is mostly just a nice and light read. I like Laura Eno's writing style it makes her books feel like a light read and I finished it pretty quickly. The minpoint is that except for being just a nice read the book does lack some world building, character development and explanation.

The book is about Deanna, a women who get's dumped at the altar, then she get's a new job and suddenly is back in the highlands where she meets Ian. The story is pretty simple, it is a nice and sweet romance and I liked that it was a light read. Although the ending suddenly got a whole lot more serious and heavy than the first part of the book. Deanna and Ian immediately fall in love with each other (which I found a bit unbelieveable) but they keep their distance at first. The story is pretty fast paced, but at times slows down a bit and at other time suddenly jumps forward.

Except for Deana going in back in time there is another storyline that focusses on two Immortals in the current time. This is sometimes a bit confusing and I wished there was a bit more world building about who and what these Immortals are, why they exist and what exactly is the well of souls and the council. There was just enough explanation to have a sense of what was going on, but it did lacked depth.

Another thing I liked about this book was seeing a bit of medieval scotland, although a few times I wondered if certain behavior where really that common in that time. There where also some times some of the characters just reacted unbelieveable. Some pretty big things happen (like for expample Deanna eggting dumped at the altar), but the characters just react like it's no big deal. There are also times big things happen and the characters do react, so I found the events where they didn't a bit unbelievebale. I also had some problems really getting a feel of who the characters where, the focus is more on the story than on the characters or the world building.

To conclude: this is just a nice and light romance book. I recommend it to everyone who's looking for a light read, although at the end it does get a bit heavier. The books lacks some depth and world building, but overal is just an enjoyable read.

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