“Amanda Ashley is one of my favorite authors and this book didn’t disappoint.
“Amanda Ashley is one of my favorite authors and this book didn’t disappoint.
Daisy O’Donnell is a vampire blood thief. She hunts the undead during the day using a handy compass like device her magical grandmother gave her, takes their blood using a needle and sells it online. She comes from a family of hunters starting with her father, two brothers and herself.
She meets Erik Delacourt at a local club and they instantly spot the other. After a dance, she flees from him and her erratic thoughts bouncing around in her head.
However, she’s unable to get him out of her head and they meet up multiple times until one night he stands her up.
Turns out, vampire Erik was at a coven meeting where leader, Rhys fumes about one of his protected vampires was a victim of the blood thief. They discuss possible ways to catch him and Erik suggests cameras.
It just so happens the very next day, she unknowingly picks Erik’s house as her next victim and because of his age, he catches her in the act. Locking her in the house, he leaves her to fume about her discovery. He comes back not only to her anger but also his house being in shambles.
Although he knows its not smart to keep her, especially since learning of her profession, but there is a part of Erik that feels that connection and doesn’t want to let her go.
Like most, they more days that pass the more they come to learn about the other. He’s nothing like all the other vampires she’s come in contact with. She suddenly remembers a vision her grandmother had of her having to choose between two destinies.
With his vampires off her track, he allows her to leave, but both won’t voice their wish to stay with the other. After a night at the club, she discovers her brother Alex has come to check on her. This puts a curve in Erik’s attempts to convince her to continue seeing him.
Now with her brother back and continuing his hunting ways of actually killing the vampires he finds, she begins questioning her career choice. Alex is determined to claim the prize for killing Rhys and goes hunting for him.
Although Erik cautions her against Alex’s chances he doesn’t listen to her and ends up getting himself almost killed when he goes up against Rhys. She luckily makes it to Erik’s in time and begs him to save Alex.
Once Erik realizes Rhys can now track Alex, he packs them up and they head cross country to her parents’ house, wanting safety in numbers. The drive is once that only raises Alex suspicions on Erik when they must take precautions with the sun.
Once they do reach home, Erik once again takes off, hating to leave her but not staying with vampire hunters. Despite his multiple attempts to put distance between them, she’s the only person who fulfills him.
As Rhys suspicions grows with Erik’s sudden disappearance, Erik is put in the position of defending her family against another vampire after Alex and her father are caught during a hunt.
Daisy’s gratitude after he saves her family marks an improvement in their relationship. However, all too soon, during a family hunting outing, they are ambushed and her brother Brandon is killed.
It’s clear that he’s not welcomed as they mourn and he returns to L.A. There he’s tied and locked up by Rhys for betrayal. As the weeks go by, the feeling that Erik is in trouble only increases. Reluctantly, Alex agrees to help her save him even after discovering he’s a vampire.
They rescue him from his cell. Back at her place he reads the ad about the bounty on Rhys head. As he begins to suspect who’s behind this, he goes searching for Rhys hoping he’ll let them go if they find the one behind trying to kill him. Rhys decides to give them the chance. They respond to the ad and wait for a reply.
Meanwhile, Daisy is tired of denying her feelings. He’s her vampire now and together they make it official and spend the night together.
They set in action their plan to catch the culprit using her brother. Their plan does end up working and Rhys discovers the one behind the bounty on him.
Thinking all was well, their defenses were down when the lover of the vampire slain, takes revenge out on Daisy when they attack and leave her for dead.
Talking with Rhys about his feelings for Daisy, he feels through their connection the attack. Holding her bleeding form, he pleads with her to allow him to change her. Hearing his need for her, she whispers ‘do it.’
Months later, Daisy returns home with Erik. Her secret isn’t kept quiet long and its Erik who stays after she flees from their reactions who tells of the event that lead to her change.
They realize they’d rather have her as a vampire than lose another child. Finally they welcome Erik to the family. ”
“awesome story! totally loved it!!! now i want to read the rest of her books. ”Ruth M wrote this review Sunday, January 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked this book. I think it was a nice change. It was the first book that I read who had the vampire hunter as the main character. It was a nice change of pace. ”booksandmorebooks wrote this review Sunday, May 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book had definite potential: vampire falls in love with a girl from a vampire-hunter family; mortal enemies. However, the story itself was terrible. The main characters fall in love with very little actual encounters other than just staring at each across the bar. Also, the complete stupidity of the heroine and her family was annoying to say the least. There was an entire plot line that could have been prevented by anyone in the family's gleam of actual intelligence. Also, every character has the same sense of entitlement and complete lack of accountability that is absolutely infuriating. ”Amber R wrote this review Monday, January 31, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this book but not as much as some of the other vampire romance I've read. It just seemed to lack something. Still a decent read.”twhodges wrote this review Tuesday, December 21, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I actually read the sequel to this first 'Everlasting Desire' which I loved so I decided to read this next. I have only read a few of Amanda Ashley books but so far so good. I read the Twilight saga and it was okay, and never thought I would be one to get into the whole Paranormal/Vampire Love scene. But, Amanda Ashley is a easy to read author and strictly for fun and fascination. I guess there is something deep in me that fantasizes of such unrealistic dangerous love. One thing that draws me to her characters is they always seem to be virgins. I think it makes the woman more pure and easy to relate to on some level. Maybe not for everyone, but definitely for me!
“Daisy O'Donnell doen't get the attraction some people have for vampires. She prefers her men to be alive with a heartbeat, and Eric Delacourt is as lively as they get! She feels an instant connection to him, and finds herself thinking about him even when she's not with him.
She doesn't find out that he's a vampire until around the chapter of the book, and that's when things finally atart to get interesting. Up until this point, I really didn't find myself caring about either character, and could put the book down easily. Daisy's family is a family of Hunters. They have the means to find where vampires lairs are, and bust in and kill them, or in Daisy's case - steal their blood to sell on the internet. She's known as the Blood Thief in the vampire circle. She kills one in self-defense now the Master of the city, Rhys Costain, is after the Blood Thief. When her Hunter brother Alex comes to town, things get even more complicated. He is suspicious of Eric, and Daisy can't believe she's in love with a vampire herself.
So, the book definitely held my interest. I might have given the book 4 stars, except the beginning is what kept it down to 3 stars. I would definitely consider checking out the sequel, which was previewed at the end of this book, where Rhys Costain finds himself attracted to a human store clerk. :-)
“awesome”lora m wrote this review Tuesday, June 15, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed Everlasting KIss and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys vampire romances. ”Joan O wrote this review Monday, May 10, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No