on February 15th 2014
Pages: 310 pages
An endless love, for an endless price.
Jack’s immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret—a secret not even he understands. But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia—his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret?
Jack’s not the only mystery man in town. A stranger named Artagan hints at knowledge Jack is desperate to possess. But can he trust Artagan, or does the dark newcomer harbor deadly secrets of his own?
As Jack’s bond with Leah grows, so does the danger to her life. Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.
Jack Hammond, an old soul, was wandering and bemoaning the fact that he can’t die, yet he lost people he loved. He was especially tormented by the loss of his lady Love Lydia. I thought he was a vampire, clearly the author kept what kind of supernatural entity Jack was a mystery. One thing we knew was that Jack was almost 200 hundred years old.
After a robbery incident forced Jack to flee LA, he ended up in Portland Maine where he ran into a dead ringer for his lost love except this woman’s name was Leah. Still, Jack’s soul felt that this Leah must be Lydia returned to him somehow. So why he tried to avoid her, they were drawn together until they couldn’t deny their bond anymore.
I didn’t enjoy the beginning due to Jack’s disposition. He was depressed as he lost Lydia and he was in constant despair. When he met Leah, I knew he would have something new to focus on, and the story picked up considerably.
I thought the writing was very good, but the plot wasn’t as interesting to me.
The introduction of Artagan definitely added some spicy to the story and gave it more depth. The first half as barely a 3 but the second half was closer to a 4.