Julienne Blackthorne grew up in the school of hard knocks.
Dragged around the country by an unstable mother, she grew up on the fringes of poverty, unloved and unwanted. With the face of an angel and a body made for sin, her dream to reinvent herself in Hollywood goes crushingly awry.
Though marriage to her manager leads to minor success as a model and D-list celebrity, her husband’s violent temper and her own crack-cocaine habit can only lead to one thing: disaster. A near brush with death leaves her broke, alone and scarred for life. By the time she emerges from rehab, her life is in ruins, and her soul little more than ashes.
But old bodies will not stay buried, and Julienne is about to learn the truth behind her own lost past. The chance to begin her life over lures her back to the family home her mother abandoned over twenty-one years ago — and straight into the unwelcome embrace of the man Cassandra Blackthorne feared most.
Dark. Brooding. Sexy as hell. He’s everything a woman desires, yet his own frightening secrets have tainted his heart and blackened his soul. He is a man Julienne will dare to take as her lover even as he plunges her into an occult realm, where human souls are open barter and swords and sorcery still rule…
First book in the Eternity series the copy I received needed a lot of work and development both in story and character. Julie has potential to be a great female heroine but she still feels a little zealous and Morgan a tad more than foolish and both have a tendency not to think things through.
I didn't get much from the world itself which could be interesting with more fleshing out but as a whole both the cast and the environment felt a little .. unfinished? a little empty? The characters and place were there but they didn't feel alive to me, they felt a little empty which left me wanting more from both.
Yet I could see the potential in both because there was just enough that it kept my attention but I felt it could have been much more. Maybe its because this is just a start to a series that it wasn't quite what I was hoping for as a whole but I still have hopes for the following installments to do it justice.
I would like to say though the cover I had on my copy wasn't the best but I absolutely love the new one. Beautiful.
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Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review via the author.
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