Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 1st 2011
Dark Dreams Press
Toni Tutoro just wants to go home. Banned from Chicago's vampiric society after cutting a swath of violence through the city, she must now successfully complete an investigation for the Lord of Chicago to regain the right to live in her hometown again.
To ensure Toni's safety during her probationary period, Drake Black, a feared assassin, is secretly contracted to protect her. Even with direct orders to keep his relationship professional, and his own personal vow to never get involved with a female vampire again, Drake finds himself drawn to Toni in ways he can't explain. But unbeknownst to him...he's tied to one of the people who drove Toni to her night of destruction.
Drake's legendary heritage holds the key to Toni's survival and success, but will she be able to forgive his connection to the brutal night that robbed her of those she loved most? Will Drake be able to forget the betrayals in his past and risk taking one more chance? But most of all - can they find a way to reach each other in the darkness?
Eternal Hearts is Jennifer Turner second novel in her Darkness Within series. I waited a very long time to read it, but it was so worth the wait. I just found out today that Turner plans to have more than TEN books to this series. I am actually pretty excited about this. She writes really well and has created a world that is very believable.
In her first book, Eternal Seduction, the story took place in New York City and in Eternal Hearts, Turner switches it up and it takes place in Chicago. She gives you a little bit of past characters and introduces some new characters.
Eternal Hearts tells the story of Drake and Toni. Drake is a well known assassin and Toni is a newly turned Vampire who sort of got herself kicked out of Chicago. Now she returns to try and make her way back in and finds herself in even more drama. But this time she has Drake by her side and the both them are falling slowly in love with each other.
In the beginning of the story I will admit that Drake to me was a bit cold and seemed very miserable. I was thinking to myself, "Oh Great, he's one of those who beats himself up," but that didn't last very long lol. When he meets Toni for the first time, and begins to spend more time with her you see a whole different side to Drake. The side he doesn't show to anyone else comes out. Toni was also a very super funny character. I laughed at almost everything that came out of her mouth. Since everything was so new to her, it wasn't hard to impress her and put her in a state of shock. She was also very easy to like and relate too.
This is a great series and I cannot wait to read the next in the series. And to think, I discovered Jennifer Turner's Darkness Within Series by just browsing Amazon's recommendations. Saw the cover, saw the star ratings and downloaded for my Kindle. Was immediately hooked ever since.
Eternal Hearts is full of romance, love, betrayal, and lots of twist. You will love it! A great Read!
4 out of 5 Stars!