Review: Undying Desire (The Enclave #3) by Jessica Lee

May 3, 2014 Review 0

Review: Undying Desire (The Enclave #3) by Jessica Lee

Guerino Lombardi's world just went to shit. Vampire and second in command of the Warriors of the Enclave, he's put everything on the line to save his best friend from what has to be the worst blow a man can take. Kenric, his friend and master of the Enclave, has a daughter, something believed impossible in the vampire world, and word has it she wants her father and his Enclave dead. Guerin is determined to protect Kenric, keeping the secret from him until he knows for sure if this daughter really exists and if she wants revenge.

Eve Devonshire is a woman hiding in plain sight. Not completely human, but not quite a vampire, she's accepted by neither race but is more powerful than either one. Her life has consisted of half-truths and disguises, never belonging or living in one place for any length of time. But now some have heard rumors of her existence and want nothing more than to trap her and dissect her like a lab rat.

To stay alive, Eve can't trust anyone, including the alpha vampire with midnight eyes and a thirst for pain and submission. With her enemies nipping at her heels, Eve has Guerin cornered, and both are determined to get the answers they're looking for or die trying...if they can fight their desires long enough.

Contains hot alpha male vampires, including one with a taste for sexual submission that will lead to some highly charged erotic scenes involving anal, BDSM, various restraints, floggers, and whips.

Title: Undying Desire
Author: Jessica Lee
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Bloodlines, Undying Destiny, Heat Rising, Undying Embrace
Series: The Enclave
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Undying Destiny, Undying Embrace , Closer and Closer, Undying Hunger
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: April 21st 2014
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 288
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames

I am just finished reading Undying Desire and I am one happy camper. My criteria for a good paranormal usually involves vampires and a good story I can lose myself in. A great one also includes great characters and some heat. Yup-yup-yup! This book has everything I love about paranormals.

Characters:

Guerino Lombardi – vampire and second in command. Alpha on the street but a sub between the sheets. Now that’s one interesting man and is creation is a curious story. Yet Eve Devonshire is even more interesting. Not completely human, but not quite a vampire. I struggled to understand how it happened until the reveal happens. Very clever concept. I will end it there because it’s a real interesting tidbit and I wouldn’t want to spoil it for anyone. I missed reading the first two books to this series but I’m fairly sure all the secondary characters were in it. Instead of feeling I’ve missed something, the author has presented them in such a way that I can figure out their past. Nothing overwhelm, but enough that they have depth and really add to the story.

Sex:

Oh yes, there is sex. It is so hot the pages sizzle. Now if you caught what I said before. Guerin is an alpha. However, between the sheets he likes to be dominated. Now In case you didn’t know, Eve is a Domme. I’m not into the Domme/sub combo because frankly, I find most Dommes tend to be portrayed as over the top controlling b*tches all the time like they have to prove something. In addition, I find male subs end up coming out too effeminize and that is just a turn off. In this instance, there is a nice balance between Eve being both woman and Domme. When she takes Guerin in hand, it doesn’t come off as a power trip. As for Guerin, let’s just say he may be a sub but he takes it like a man. Hee-hee-hee!

The Plot:

I always can appreciate when an author takes their time to allow the story to unfold thorough the book instead of info overload in the beginning. Undying Desire has very good pacing. At no time did I feel anything was rushed. There is plenty of build up between scenes and even if I were able to predict what would happen next Ms. Lee would present it in a way that I was not expecting. There are plenty of layers that are revealed at the end so not only do we get an epic battle but also there are epic HEAs. I like when every character has their own story that ends happily especially when the all the components in the book fit nicely together.

There’s only one thing I am struggling with at this moment. It’s how to classify if this is an erotic PNR because frankly while this Undying Desire has a lot of hot sex in it, the sex is only secondary to the romance and struggles Eve and Guerin go through. What I am not struggling with is my recommendation. I have read several books now by Jesscia Lee and I have to say this is my absolute favorite. Undying Desire does work well as a stand-alone but I would recommend reading the entire The Enclave series. Looking forward to reading more by this author.

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