Review: Eris by D. Renee Bagby

Eris by D. Renee Bagby
Series: Eternal Truths (#1)
Release Date: August 30th, 2010
Publisher: Menage Amour (Siren)
Page Count: 504
Source: eBook provided by author for review

Immortals born in the thirteenth century, Lucien Riordan and Ranulf Styr have waited centuries to be reunited with their love. Want for her cemented their friendship through time, even as it tore it apart. She changed their lives, made them want better, and they plan to show her that. There’s only one catch–she’s never met them before.

Eris Brue is flattered by Lucien and Ranulf’s attention, but they are her bosses. She doesn’t want to get tangled up in an office romance, especially not with two men. Their joint seduction overcomes her resolve, and she gives in even though she knows they are keeping secrets that could doom their relationship. Centuries of planning have finally come to fruition. Lucien and Ranulf have a short amount of time to make Eris love them, because once time has her, everything could come to an end.

Review: There is no way I can write a review to do this book justice. You just have to start reading. Just start it–trust me, you won’t be able to stop. Every time I thought I’d get to a “stopping point”, the author teases you and you have to keep reading. Or you keep thinking about it and wondering what the character was talking about or what they were going to do next. I had to snap at a lot of people several times when they tried to interrupt my reading of this one.

I’ve definitely got some favorite quotes, but they’d give away the story. I don’t want to give anything away because the fun is in discovering the next piece to the puzzle. All I read was “time travel” and I wanted to read it. I had no idea I was about to get sucked into this fantastic world with fabulous characterizations and such an engrossing storyline. Hints of trouble in the future make you almost afraid to know what’s going to happen, but you keep reading.

Your heart breaks with the guys — in love with the same woman for centuries and trying to maintain a friendship till they see her again. You get angry at the guys at the same time and want to shake some sense into them. You want to warn Eris, or you want her to figure things out and avoid trials, but the characters all have their own journeys. I loved all the supporting characters and little sidelines woven into the story to make everything more alive.

There is nothing one dimensional or wooden in this story. This is not a simple romance or an erotic ten page jaunt into a book with 90% steamy sex. Oh, the sex is definitely there and the chemistry pops between them from the beginning. Even if you don’t like erotica, the book is worth the read and you can just skip a few pages here and there. There are plenty of twists and turns and I was thrilled with the ending. I’m sure you will be, too. Go buy a copy, settle in, and prepare to be hooked.


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