I was beyond excited to hear that Sam JD Hunt was diving into paranormal romance with a vampire tale set on the Las Vegas Strip, and I am very happy to say that Santino the Eternal did not disappoint!
Clara Denton is a struggling college student trying to make ends meet by working as a maid while finishing school. Little did she know how quickly her life could change until she showed up to the Roman Hotel for work and found a bloodless corpse in the room she was supposed to clean. A whirlwind of chaos ensues as Clara finds herself caught up in a serial murder, a cover-up and her handsome, reclusive billionaire boss who just happens to take an interest in her.
Santino the Eternal has avoided emotions and ties with the humans that surround him . . . until he runs into Clara Denton. At first, Santino is only trying to make sure Clara does not realize just exactly what type of creature committed the crime she stumbled upon, but things quickly change. For the first time since he was changed into an Eternal, Santino finds himself not only interested in a human, but having feelings for her as well.
Will Santino be able to give in to his feelings and explore the possibility of a relationship with Clara while keeping her safe and in the dark about what he really is? Throw in a handsome vampire hunter with a huge social media following, Clara’s gay roommate who likes to party and is studying to be a cop, an eternal personal assistant who happens to be Santino’s ex-wife and a serial killer on the loose targeting Santino’s past lovers and watch as chaos ensues.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well written and had unique personalities. Clara is as independent as it comes, and works hard to be successful so she can have a better future than where she came from. Santino seems to have everything an eternal can wish for . . . except love. Even while pursuing Clara, he worries if love can last more than a lifetime. I loved watching their relationship grow as Clara had to learn to trust and Santino had to learn how to navigate through his emotions so he could connect with Clara on a personal level. The secondary characters were also interesting and brought a lot to the story.
The plot was unique and had some fantastic and unexpected twists. I loved Sam’s unique perspective in this vampire love story. I’m thrilled that this is only book one, as there are so many possibilities and places that Sam JD Hunt can take us with her Eternals.
4.5 stars and the hope that Sam is already plotting out the next book in this series!
About the Book:
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Santino the Eternal has never craved the forbidden – until now. As a blood-thirsty serial killer hunts the glitzy streets of Las Vegas, Santino collides with a young college student – can she make it out alive?
Clara Denton’s life is flung into chaos when she discovers a drained corpse in a posh hotel room on the Strip. And as if her life wasn’t already spiraling out of control, her reclusive boss has taken a disconcerting interest in her. Unable to resist the dark pull, she is drawn further and further into the murky world of the undead – as well as just the dead, too. When the handsome Matthew Hunter arrives with his sights set on Clara, she is thrown into one final eternal struggle of good versus evil.
Can love truly be eternal?
About the Author:
Sam J.D. Hunt resides in Las Vegas with her husband, the inspiration for the young Thomas Hunt character, as well as her two children. Her debut trilogy, The Thomas Hunt Series, put a fun and unique spin on the popular BDSM genre. She followed up with the highly successful DEEP: A Captive Tale–a dark BDSM erotic captor/captive story about a pirate and his lady that spans time and space. Her fourth novel, the full-length standalone The Hunt for Eros is an erotic art adventure that combines spicy romance with a cultural adventure based on true life events. It has been described as being like The Da Vinci Code, but with lots of heat added.
Hunt’s next release was co-written with her husband. Dagger: American Fighter Pilot is a steamy contemporary romance, which follows a squadron of fighter pilots as part of the American Fighter Pilot read-in-any-order series. Following the release of Dagger, Hunt released the much-anticipated MMF/Bi/Ménage erotic adventure, Taken by Two and then its sequel, Torn from Two. Hunt then released DEEPER: Capture of the Virgin Bride as a follow-up to DEEP. Now Santino the Eternal, her first paranormal story and the first book of the eternals series about vampires who live in Las Vegas has been released, she plans to continue the series with Nicco but who knows what her creative mind will come up with next. When not writing, Hunt enjoys travel, community involvement, spending time with friends and family, and hiking. She spends her days writing and trying to answer the age-old question: is it too late for coffee or too early for wine?
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