Eternal Soulmate by India Masters
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (148 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Anal Play/sex, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Amaryllis
When Olivia Sheppard left the service, she had no idea what to do with her life. She never thought she’d wind up as head of security, and so much more, for trendy club owner and international mystery man Noah Lazarus. Breaking her rule of non-fraternization with the boss, Olivia and Noah begin a torrid affair.
Steamy sex isn’t enough to win a woman like Olivia, and Noah knows it. But he’s compelled to win her. Unfortunately, he has a secret, one that may cost Olivia her life. What he doesn’t know is whether Olivia can love and accept him for who he is. Or whether he can keep her alive long enough to prove that love can last for all eternity.
He’s waited eight hundred years for his true soulmate. Now he has to convince her that she’s meant to be his. Olivia Sheppard is a strong-minded, no-nonsense modern woman. She has it all under control. She takes a new job as head of security for the sexiest and, in some ways strangest, man she’s ever met. Why is he so pale? Why does he wear dark glasses? Why does she feel like he can read her thoughts? And why oh why does she keep having such hot dreams about him?
Noah Lazarus is an alpha male vampire and he has been alone for eight hundred years. He’s not about to let anything prevent him from wooing and winning his one true mate. I found both characters interesting and complex and I sympathized with them right away.
The most important aspect between Olivia and Noah is how they slowly build deeper trust for each other. They experience intense sexual and romantic attraction from the very first meeting. The intense attraction is rather daunting for Olivia and later has trouble accepting it when she finds out that she’s dating a modern day vampire. But Noah manages to win her over with patience, charm and exceptional sexual skills. Once he earns her trust, they are able to join together and fight the external forces that are threatening them.
Ms. Masters does an excellent job of mixing tight sensual tension, plentiful steamy sex encounters and lots well developed action between Olivia and Noah and the bad guys. This is truly an action packed, emotionally charged story! I enjoyed Eternal Soulmate and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a high action, sexy paranormal romance.