They say that everyone has a soulmate out there somewhere. Does the definition of the term everyone include vampires, though?
There was a nice balance between all of the various elements of this story. It was definitely erotica more than anything else, but the science fiction themes were also stronger than I expected them to be. I was pleasantly surprised by how much detail the author went into about who and what Emigh was. Knowing so much about her background really helped to flesh out her character, so to speak. Writing it that way was a good call on Ms. Bates part.
I would have liked the see things move more slowly between Emigh and Anise. They warmed up to each other faster than I would have expected based on their personalities and histories. Everything I’d learned about them made me think they’d both be cautious about pursuing anything with someone they’d just met, especially since there was so much they didn’t know about one another yet.
With that being said, the chemistry between these characters was phenomenal. Sometimes sparks do fly between two people right away, and the way they flew in this tale were as believable as they were sexy. While I didn’t know if or how everything would work out, I definitely wanted Anise and Emigh to end up together. Seeing how they interacted when they were in same place made me want to see it happen more often.
Give Everything Anise a try if you’re in the mood for something erotic.
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