Lover Immortal by Brita Addams (Mysterious Moonlight #1)
Historical Paranormal M/M
December 4, 2010
Reviewed by Mandi
Laurent Kinsdale is a 200 year old vampire still recovering from the death of his mortal beloved who died last year. When his lover fell ill, Laurent had to make the decision whether to turn him into a vampire, or just let him pass away. Although Laurent wanted to spend his immortal existence with him, he had a bad experience with turning a lover in the past. He turned Graham, who then turned out to be a very violent, monster of a vampire. Knowing he couldn’t let something like that happen again, he let his lover die.
A year later, Laurent is lonely, and has his eye now set on Sebastian FitzHugh. They meet at a ball, and immediately have eyes for one another. They start a very lustful physical relationship, all the while Laurent hides what he is. That is until Graham shows up, and wants to destroy Laurent’s happiness.
Lover Immortal is an erotic male/male novella, heavy on the erotic. I don’t think I ever fully believed in Laurent and Sebastian’s relationship. By the end of chapter one, they are already in the bedroom together and I wish we could have gotten to know the characters a little better. I had a hard time buying into Laurent’s feelings for Sebastian, as he drinks blood from him and then wipes his memory. Are his feelings sincere? If you really come to care for him, would you keep this secret? When Sebastian first sees Laurent’s fangs, he immediately asks if he is a vampire – although no one knows they exist. I don’t think this would be the first assumption out of his mouth.
Otherwise, the romance scenes are plentiful and we even go a little naughty into the spanking. Smexy spanking is always a plus. With a little more solid world building, I would have enjoyed this one more.