Published: 27th Sept 2010
Source: Author for Review
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Vampires
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As a young man in eighteenth century France, Christian Du Mauré impulsively follows his best friend into the complex and warring world of the Parisian vampires. Against the backdrop of the French Revolution and following an affair with a mortal aristocrat, he promises to watch over her daughter - only to learn the child is his. Now settled in Manhattan, only two descendents of his union remain, Amanda and her brother, Ryan. After Amanda witnesses a savage murder in Central Park, she is determined to find the ethereal stranger who saved her life. When their worlds inevitably collide, Christian finds he cannot prevent Amanda from becoming a pawn in a centuries-old struggle for power. As a confrontation between ancient enemies comes to a head, Christian must face a betrayal from his past that still haunts him and threatens the woman he loves.
Original Review(30th Jan 2011):
I want to thank Denise so much for sending me a copy to review and bringing the sexy French Vampires into my life.
Immortal Obsession is a fast paced book that centres around the life of a French vampire Christian as he try's to protect Amanda, a woman who he believes at first that she is his descendant. However, as the story continue we learn that not all is as it seems.
There are two main vampire characters Christian and Michel. Both French (swoon), both incredibly sexy and has the females throwing themselves at them, especially Michel. Christian is very easy to connect to, for a vampire he is still in touch with his humanity and through Denise's wonderful writing we really get inside his head and can feel everything he is going through. Michel is the lady's favourite in the story they are all falling over themselves to get him. Even though is does come off very selfish and arrogant. That didn't stop me liking him though. The friendship between the two is still as strong as it has been when they were human and after centuries they still have a very strong bond to each other.
The main human character is a woman called Amanda. She is brave, strong and when introduced to the world of vampires she isn't afraid. She feels a connection to Christian and we get to read the ups and downs of their life's with some amazing twists you do not see coming.
The thing that I truly loved about this is that even though there is a romance at the centre of the story its not that lovely dovey make you sick romance. Its doesn't get in the way of the plot which I find not a lot of authors can do.
So if you want a truly amazing and unique read then pick this up. It will not disappoint with its fast paced story and wonderful characters that will take you into their life's in the past and the present. And what's not to love about French Vampires?
Re-Read(4th Feb 2014): Well I decided to reread this book because the author has given me book 2 for review and I thought I should refresh my memory. And let me tell you, it was just as every bit amazing as the first I read it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more. I picked up on a few things while reading that I seemed to have missed the first time. Although I think this time around I found myself more attracted to Michael than Christian. I am not 100% sure why. I think I am just more drawn to the bad boy.
Once again I highly recommend Immortal Obsession to anyone who likes a fast paced unique plot, and sexy French vampires!!