Thursday, June 16, 2011

Book Review: Across Eternity

Across Eternity by Aris Whittier

Born a genius; education, wealth, and prestige came easy to Logan Richards. Actually, there wasn’t much that Logan couldn’t learn or acquire. However, he knew there was more to life than money and power. Logan was determined to find the woman who he'd dreamed of his entire life and know what it was like to love her before he died.

Amber Lewis, a waitress for a five-star restaurant in, Dana Point, California, was overworked, stressed, and wary of life since her sister, Heather, had passed away. Then, one evening while working she fell hopelessly in love with Logan Richards, a chivalrous man who felt deeply familiar.

For Amber, it was the beginning of a voyage of self-discovery and renewal. For Logan, it was the completion of life. For each of them it was the deepest sort of love. [Source]

Across Eternity is the story of Logan and Amber as they rediscover their love for each other. They have been lovers in many different lives and time periods. In this time period, Logan is a wealthy, wise, good-looking older man, and Amber is a young, vibrant, waitress who hasn't quite discovered her true self yet.

As their relationship develops, it takes Amber longer to comprehend the full depth and scale of their love. Due to Logan's sizable amount of assets, they spend long days alone, with only each other for company, and they are able to travel around the world. Overall, their relationship only spans a few short months, although they both grow and develop as if they had spent years together.

I liked Amber as a character, as she was easy to relate to; her thoughts, actions, and motivations were easy to understand. The author did a splendid job turning Amber into a real person; every emotion that she felt came off the page. I truly felt what she felt.

The twist at the end was quite unexpected. When Logan first made his announcement in the kitchen, I was honestly devastated, and confused. The twist explains his reasoning, even if I was disappointed by it.

I gave this novel 4 stars because I believe that Logan's infertility was unnecessary. Giving Amber a child would have been another unexpected twist, one to make the ending a little less harsh. Regardless, I did enjoy this novel! It was sweet, and yet suspenseful. I love how the author naturally created the sexual tension between Amber and Logan, and was able to build it for two-thirds of the novel before they finally made love. I wholeheartedly agree with the reviews that tout this novel as a transition from YA to adult romance.

Check out the author's blog HERE.


I was contacted by the author and sent a free ebook to read and review.

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