Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Book Review: Forever Still by Corinne O'Flynn


Book Description

Memory is immortality's curse

If there's one thing I've learned after more than five hundred years on this earth, it's that history always repeats itself, and usually in the worst way possible. So, when Delilah checks in to my hotel, all the signs are there--she's stunningly beautiful, achingly irresistible, and as history has taught me, one-hundred percent dangerous. The last time I took a chance like this, it broke my heart and almost cost me my immortal life. I've managed to survive all these years by heeding the warnings my instincts raise. Ignoring them now feels foolish and short-sighted, but I can't stay away; she's everything my soul wants, history be damned.

With my mother's ashes riding shotgun and my loser ex-boyfriend in my rear-view mirror, I am finally free. I've had anough of being told what to do and how to live--it's time for me to take charge of my destiny on my terms and see what fate sends my way. When I stop in Lake Tahoe and Miles crosses my path, it feels like fate is testing me to see if I will throw myself into the arms of the frist guy I meet--just like I always do. He's beautiful, kind, and completely enamored of me--all things I have never known a man could be. But how can I make a new future for myself if I keep reliving my past?

Love never dies. But it can be damn bloody.
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My Review

Miles still remembers his first love, Hannah. But not with the fondest of memories because she was a vampire hunter and tried to kill him and he did the only thing he could to stop the threat. Thinking that his one true mate was now dead, he's overcome with grief. So when a lot of years later his heart starts to beat, he knows that his mate is near. But he thinks it impossible since he thought he would have only one true mate and he's gun shy after what happened to Hannah all those years ago. 

Delilah escaped her abusive ex, Earl and stops at a hotel that miles shares ownership with Justina, a human who knows what he is. Miles introduces himself to Delilah and there's an instant attraction between both of them. They both have baggage from the past but that doesn't stop them from wanting the other. Earl tracks her down, Miles has to come to her rescue and he isn't nice about it. Earl was an abuser but he found out what being abused felt like. 

I really like vampire romance and Miles is a great hero. Once Delilah finds out what Miles is, he gives her time to come to grips with it and he's even willing to let her go if that's what she really wants. I felt for Miles because of the heartache he'd been through but Delilah ends up being exactly what he needs in his life. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.