Two star crossed lovers are at the heart of Eternity. Roman and Elyssian first met over two thousand years ago but events and fate conspired against them and now Roman is cursed to constantly keep finding the soul of the woman he loves but she never remembers him and is constantly torn away from him. His eternal damnation keeps him on a knife edge half hoping to reclaim her and yet so very weary of his long and loveless life.
Stella attracts the attention of a killer when walking home one night and wakes up in hospital after a vicious attack that nearly cost her life. Her memories are clear though and she will never forget the eyes of the masked man who tried to kill her. Imagine the horror she feels when the man guarding her has the same coloured eyes and bears an uncanny resemblance to the attacker she remembers. Roman says he only wants to protect her but there's something about him that calls to Stella. Her attacker though has not finished with Stella and she has no idea the man by her side is cursed to keep finding her only to watch her slip away. There's a reason for the spate of recent murders and it's a horror too awful to contemplate but Roman and Stella are slap bang in the middle of it and it looks as if yet again Roman will lose the woman his soul yearns for.
Oo this was good and I don't wish to spoil the surprises so will be very careful what I write here. The anguish and pain Roman feels is a vivid thing that is so well described and I could empathise with him as he tried to do the right thing. His long life has seen him learning many things and it's interesting he finally might get the chance to put things right. As for Stella, well every reincarnation she has had has been a tough one and this one is not a piece of cake either but the passion and attraction she shares with Roman builds into something simply fabulous.
As for the Egyptian gods and the curse, well there's more to this story then there would seem at first. There's a reason for the ritual murders and Roman is not the only immortal we meet on these pages. The villain of the piece is somewhat unexpected and we are introduced to characters that are very intriguing, so I am looking forward to seeing just what Ms Stephens does next. There's a lot going on here and the Underworld has not given up yet. I still have questions but I did enjoy Eternity.
A cursed tortured hero partnered with a strong feisty heroine will always be an interesting read but add a pantheon of Egyptian gods and lots of heat between the sheets and lovers of paranormal romance would be crazy to miss this book!!