4 out of 5 stars
"Play nice with the other criminals, dear."
***Please note, book was gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review***
A doctor and a criminal make quite the pairing. Immortal Healer is the third installment of The Immortals series. As Dr. Quentin Bremmer's story starts to unfold, Ms. Finn adds fuel the notion 'it's always the quiet ones...'.
Quentin, the lovable introvert, is driven by his work, his research and prefers to simply stay to himself. Even though he's very close to his friends, Ember especially, he's simply a man who likes to be alone with his thoughts. One of those thoughts being of a young woman that he ran into ( literally) the night Mason met his end. He's never forgotten her even though he made sure that she had no memory of him. When she lands herself in a jail cell (again), Quentin sees it as an opportunity to right the wrong that came down hard on this young woman who initially had a bright future ahead of her.
Abigail, aka Abby, is a beautiful young girl whose life has been tuned upside down. She has endured more trauma in the past few months than any one person should ever have to deal with in an entire lifetime. She's broken and scarred and the constant living in fear has turned her into an 'act now, think later' kind of girl. She's creating quite the lengthy criminal record for herself, it's one assault after another. It just happens...
Immortal Healer is a fantastic addition to this already amazing, all consuming series. Ms. Finn is quite the talent, being able to balance sensitive subjects without making light of it. Abby is neither mentally nor emotionally stable. The author doesn't just cure her cause a hot guy looks her way. Abby struggles throughout, she has created an alternate world for herself, a normal one, her 'happy place' where she is normal, living the typical everyday. She manages the best she can but it isn't an 'overnight' fix and she has even more to overcome, more than she knows.
The same goes for Quentin. This is a paranormal romance yet at the same time, he's still a doctor and has her best interests at heart regardless of the 'pull'. I think it's that steady balance that was maintained throughout that helped create such an emotion, gripping story that I couldn't tear away from. There was no ' broken girl meets perfect man, all is fixed via a little slap and tickle'. However, speaking of...
Immortal Healer is also an erotic romance. The sex scenes are raw, emotional, primal and possibly a tad taboo for some. That being said, WOW. These vamps are passionate, no cold bloods here! Why not 5 stars? I devoured this book. I mean I literally could not put it down. Without spoiling...there is a turn of events, a reveal that leads Quentin and Abby to his beach house for some much needed away time. It made perfect sense as far as the story line goes but it almost felt as though it went on a little longer than needed. I loved the pacing of this story right up until then, all of a sudden it slowed down. The same happened with a pool scene as well. Ms. Finn can write some of the most amazing sex scenes ever but I do believe there is such a thing as too much.
Overall, fantastic read, amazing talent and a world you can't help but fall into.
You can read my reviews for books 1 and 2 here (Immortal Protector #1) and here (Immortal Distraction #2)