Review: Eternity’s Mark

Posted March 15, 2012 by Gikany-Una in 4 stars, Paranormal Romance, Rating A Tags: , ,

Eternity’s Mark
Author: Maeve Greyson 
Release Date: Feb. 28, 2012
Publisher: Brava/Kensington
ISBN: #978-0758273390
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
About the book:
A sexy Scot. A mystical inheritance. What could go wrong? 
Veterinarian Hannah MacPherson knows better than to believe in love at first – or any – sight. True, being swept away by Taggart de Gaelson to the vast Scottish castle she’s mysteriously inherited is uber-romantic. The legacy is totally legitimate, and its messenger is big, broad-shouldered, and smokin’ in more ways than one… 
Too bad Taggart forgot to mention that Hannah’s also a Guardian of magical dragons called the Draecna. And as Hannah’s sworn otherworldly protector, Taggart is honor-bound not to lay a hand on her, no matter how close he gets…
But turning duty into pleasure is just too tempting. And for Hannah, mastering her powers and saving two worlds from evil will be way easier than showing one hardheaded warrior that breaking all the rules means they are eternally made for each other…
What G & U are talking about:
Much to our shock, Eternity’s Mark appears to be a standalone novel.  Gikany and Una are much chagrined because, although there was a bit of a slow start, this is a great read!  Another bonus, there’s nothing like having a sexy Scot (complete with accent) being heard in your mind for an afternoon.
Hannah and Taggert are just a wonderful pair.  Their rocky (and slow) start in the beginning resembles the beginning of a fire.  It just smokes and is a bit annoying and then…then a spark of flame appears and the fire begins to roar.  Eternity’s Mark is just the same.  The beginning in Hannah’s hometown is essential but slow.  Once they start traveling to her inheritance, the novel quickly picks up.  We loved the subtle nuances of their banter and how they try so hard to fight their attraction to each other — going so far as to blatantly lie to themselves (fully knowing what they are doing).  Their story is so heart-warming.  Both of them are nursing painful wounds and trying to guard against a similar pain – even if it means missing out on something that could be soul completing.  Their love story is just engrossing.  With the twists and turns, we are amazed we have fingernails left!
The world is so fascinating with the idea of portal guardians.  Our world is linked to others and we just don’t know about it.  These guardians try to keep us safe from evil that could emerge through these portals.  The world building is fairly seamless and enchanting.  The blending of the different worlds and of long-lived races was well done.  The politics and pain that only those you loved could inflict is powerful.  
If you want a standalone (though hopefully there might be another book in this world) that can make you laugh, cry and warm you from head to toes, pick up Eternity’s Mark.  You won’t regret it.
Their Rating:
Enjoyed – strongly recommend (A-)

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