Dark Stranger – Immortal
By I.T. Lucas
The Children of The Gods series, book 3
Category: Paranormal Romance
Overall Rating: 3.3
- Captivation: 3.5
- Sizzle: 3
- Romance: 3
- Enjoyment: 3.5
- Literacy: 3.5
Book Description: When Kian confesses his true nature, Syssi is not as much shocked by the revelation as she is wounded by what she perceives as his callous plans for her. If she doesn’t turn, he’d be forced to erase her memories and let her go. His family’s safety demands secrecy – no one in the mortal world is allowed to know that immortals exist. Resigned to the cruel reality, Syssi is determined to enjoy what little time she has with Kian, one day at a time.
Could Kian let go of the mortal woman he loves? Would Syssi turn? And if she does, would she survive the dangerous transition?
Captivation: Though the books get better as the series moves on, there still wasn’t much change in my rating. The plot is interesting and even though I was seriously bored most of the book, I still had to know what happens.
Sizzle: There is some sizzle in these book, however, it’s not the best I’ve read. It felt like the author’s attempt at their first real intimacy scene, not something you’d publish, something one should edit several times until it’s right.
Romance: Though the stories do have romance, the characters annoyed me so much that I rolled my eyes more than a few times in exasperation.
Enjoyment: I can’t say I enjoyed these books, but I can say I enjoyed small parts of them, this one’s no exception to the others. Parts are so horribly boring I had temptation to just toss the books aside and be done. Then there is the overall plot in the series which has so much potential and enticement, I couldn’t put the books down without moving on.
Unfortunately the last book in this portion of the series still brought no resolution to the plot, making the frustration factor so high, I frankly gave up.
Literacy: The editing and grammar does improve a little with each book but there are still a great many errors, enough that I just gave up in trying to track them all.
Overall, I think there’s a lot of potential with this author, but these books are more annoying than anything else for me. I do think this author improved with each book and has some great imagination. I will flag the author for potential interest in the future, but it is very unlikely that I will ever read this particular set of books again.