After their ordeal abroad, Tavian and Lyra return to the states… and their separate lives.
Lyra wants more, but is afraid to hope. Tavian wants more, but first must do a bit of house-cleaning, i.e. get rid of his ‘girlfriend’—Whack Annie. (My name for her.)
And then there are still the dates.
Of course, things never go as smoothly as planned. Whack Annie tries to push back—and earned my nickname for her, and Tavian and Lyra make a discovery about each other which sends them reeling… but solidifies their relationship at the same time.
But still, there are the dates.
Etern1ty is an enjoyable read. The writing is excellent, and readers are treated to a solid HEA.
I like Tavian. He and his mom are both sweethearts. I get how he ended up with Whack Annie, just not why he stayed all those years. I enjoyed watching him lose it on her. (Is that mean?)
Lyra is sweet and I’m not sure if it’s what she’s been through in her short life or what she’s trying to deal with on a daily basis, but I never got a real bead on her personality. She’s like a blank canvas waiting for the artist (Tavian) to create her.
Whack Annie—oh lord, this woman! Three different kinds of crazy in the same package—and here, crazy equals mean, spiteful and manipulative. She tried WAY too hard… and then went too far… and is a loose end.
This read loses credibility with me, however, because the story didn’t go quite far enough for a read categorized as a fantasy. I read it in one sitting, waiting for answers to three questions I never got. In the synopsis, Tavian tells us numbers complete him and there are no unknown variables or unsolved formulas. But there are.
This couple has been through a lot–not including the trauma of book 1, and they always prevail – YAAY, team! But from Thanksgiving evening on, it’s all a bit too perfect—and no, I’m not calling a car accident perfect… but the recovery? Well… it was more tell versus show… with loose ends.
Loose ends. They bug me because… the dates.
I would have gladly exchanged some of the sexy scenes for answers. I have NO problem with sexy, even cheesy, intimate scenes, but when it feels forced and substituted for plot, I start skimming to get back to the plot… where I didn’t get the loose ends tied up.
I don’t have to read prior reviews though to know I’m in the minority on this. As stated, it is an enjoyable read and I do recommend it. Just don’t dig too deep looking for answers.
They complete me.
Nothing makes sense without them, the building blocks of logic.
A math teacher by day, a statistics doctorate student at night, my obsession to solve problems is constantly fed.
I’m exactly where I want to be in life, no unknown variables or unsolved formulas.
Until I meet her.
The woman beyond the numbers.
How can I stay away, when everything about her draws me in?
But how can I fall in love, when she won’t promise me eternity?
Exp1re (Expire Duet Book 1)