World War II veteran Peter Blackstone traded his soul so that his wife could live. That was 1945. Since then, Peter has lived an unnaturally long life as a hired killer, providing the life forces upon which Jerahmeel feeds to survive.
Doctor Allison La Croix has a big problem. She randomly sees people’s deaths. She has longed to be free of her twisted “gift” to live a normal life without fear of predicting yet another loved one’s demise.
After a horrific accident, a severely injured Peter arrives in Allison’s ER. The vision Allison experiences when she touches him nearly kills her. He teaches her to block these devastating episodes as she finds a way to unlock his forgotten, passionate soul.
But Jerahmeel’s minion has orders to destroy Peter and anyone he loves. Will Peter’s and Allison’s shattered souls survive the devious plan? Or could their love save them both? Someone will have hell to pay.
Jillian David hits the ground running with her debut novel, Immortal Flame. An interesting tale of immortal, Peter Blackstone and gifted emergency room doctor, Allison La Croix, Jillian David has created an intriguing story of pain, suffering and love.
I was immediately fascinated with Allison’s ability and how it impacted her life and relationships. The fact that she chose to be a doctor, knowing she might suffer from seeing the death of anyone she potentially comes in contact with, shows that she’s both strong and caring. And there isn’t a woman alive (or dead) that wouldn’t fall in love with Peter. He’s sexy, protective and a little mysterious. The circumstances that brought him to be an immortal was both heart-wrenching and gallant.
Packed with scorching love scenes, a bit of mystery and plenty of action, Jillian David keeps you wanting more from the very beginning. The compelling chemistry between Allison and Peter makes the romance truly believable and allows you to fully connect with the story. Without giving away any spoilers, I did find some of the secondary characters not as well developed, which did bring up some questions near the end of the book about the interactions between Allison and her family, but overall, this was an excellent read and one that I very much recommend.