Review: Eternal by Rachel Van Dyken

Eternal by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Seaside (#4.5) / Ruin Crossover
Release Date: January 22, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages:  100
Source: Book provided by author for review



Lead singer of AD2 Demetri Daniels only wants one thing…
To marry the love of his life and make the day perfect for her.
But perfect isn’t exactly happening, not with his sister-in-law going into labor, or with rabid fans discovering their wedding location, or birds suddenly attacking the rehearsal dinner.
It doesn’t help matters that his bride to be is starstruck as singer Ashton Hyde makes a drop in appearance to start recording their new album.
Nothing is going right.
And it’s about to get worse.


Review: I was first introduced to Rachel Van Dyken with the Seaside Series and I have been in love ever since.  the characters just come to life in any story that I have read by Rachel, and now in Eternal she is bringing two of her amazing worlds together.  Seaside meets Ruin.   OMG could you ask for anything better?  Well maybe but I just don’t see how the mafia could be worked in, but with this author you never know.

We are finally going to get to see the wedding of Demetri and Alyssa.  Along with the long awaited wedding we get to see all of the characters that we have missed for so long.  Then throw into the mix the amazing Wes Kiersten and Gabe and Saylor.  The introduction of the Ruin cast was seamless and if I hadn’t read any of the Seaside or Ruin books before I never would have known that they weren’t all part of the same series.

As always with AD2 trouble and mischief seems to follow.  Nothing for any of these characters has been easy and this story is nothing different.  The main plot in the story is the wedding  but there are a special moments with Alec & Nat and then Wes & Gabe that had me reaching for the box of tissues.

The novella rotates between the point of view of a bevy of characters but it is flawless transition and kept me riveted and intrigued throughout the story.  Even with all of the trials and tribulations all the characters have gone through it was amazing to get to see all of them together for such an amazing occasion.

If you haven’t read the Seaside or Ruin series run to the library and check it out or one click that bad boy.  Both series are a page turner and will have you on the each of your seat for quite some time.  Just keep in mind there will probably be some times you are yelling at the characters to smarten up or straighten up, but that is just all part of their charm.

Favorite Quote:  “I watch you while you sleep then eat chocolate over your quite body and take Polaroids to stash under my pillow.  Why else would I be here? We’re out of popcorn.”