Immortally Ever After

Angie Fox
Immortally Ever After
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Publisher
St. Martin's
Release Date
August 2013
ISBN
9780312546687
Series
Book 3 of Monster M*A*S*H
Genre
Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

SUMMARY
The hard-won cease-fire between the battling immortals doesn't last long. In the blink of an eye, human surgeon Dr. Petra Robichaud is back on the frontlines, and starring in yet another of the oracle's prophesies. As the only healer who can talk to the dead, Petra doesn't have much choice about her role—even when her breathtaking ex-lover shows up at exactly the wrong time…

Petra may have moved on when Commander Galen left her, but she never forgot him—and the passionate moments they shared. Seeing him again is a distraction she really doesn't need with both armies honing new weapons, and wounded all over her M*A*S*H unit. But how can she resist him? It's now or never for the demi-god Galen to become Petra's mate…but with the fate of humanity at stake, will their desire be worth the cost?

Book Review by Bridget (reviewer)
Oct 15, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
151 people found the following review helpful
Fast-paced, pulse-pounding and irresistibly witty, Angie Fox's third Monster M*A*S*H book is a smashing success from start to finish. Angie Fox strikes a wonderful balance between hilarity and heartache, making a read that series fans and new readers alike will be able to savor.

After helping secure a ceasefire between the eternally warring immortals, Dr. Petra Robichaud should be able to relax and savor her hard-earned rest. Still, after years on the front lines, she knows that nothing is ever that simple. Sure enough, Petra soon finds herself facing another of the oracle's enigmatic prophecies—and standing face to face with a man she never expected to see again.

Commander Galen gave up his immortality for Petra, but left her to follow his top-secret orders. Though she has made every effort to move on, Petra has never forgotten Galen, or the searing passion they shared. Seeing him again brings back a world of hurt and desire, but when she learns about the mission that has brought Galen back, a mission that could easily get everyone on her base killed outright, Petra realizes there is far more at stake than her broken heart and Galen's determination to claim her once and for all. Humanity itself could very well hang in the balance.

The stakes for Petra and her crew have never been higher, but she still manages to retain her quick, razor-sharp sense of humor throughout it all. Not even the anguish of Galen's return can keep her down for long. Her gift of talking to the dead and her role in the oracle's prophecies have always set Petra apart, but they have also made her incredibly strong, resourceful and courageous, and all her best qualities are on display here.

Even readers who aren't familiar with Galen as yet are in for quite the shock when he strides into the scene. His presence is so intense that even without knowing his importance to Petra, he immediately becomes the focus of attention. As a warrior, Galen is fierce and fearless, but with Petra, he becomes wonderfully three-dimensional: caring and gentle and surprisingly vulnerable (though he'd never admit it!). What endeared me so much to Galen was the fact that his confidence in Petra never wavers for a moment. Through thick and thin he is there for her—and has been for longer than she ever considered.

The cast of paranormal characters who surround Petra on the base are fantastically diverse and engrossing, and their histories, as well as their powers, make them a fascinating component of this series. Watching them all come together to help Galen with his top-secret mission—and defying some pretty impressive immortal bureaucracy in the process—keeps all elements of the plot moving at a lightning speed and makes every scene enthralling. There are roadblocks, complications aplenty, but these only offer a further opportunity for excitement, wry humor or sizzling adventure.

As I've said before, I hate love triangles, and the events in Petra's life since Galen's departure had me nearly inconsolable. But this book does a marvelous job dealing with all the fallout from past installments and offering hope not only for Petra, but for her friends, as well. All in all, this is a sensational ending to a terrific series, and I finished this book with a sigh of pure contentment. Angie Fox has done her characters credit with this installment and is sure to keep her fans delighted.
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