IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE 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… TWO HEARTS FIGHT TO SURVIVE 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?
*Fair warning that this review is a bit spoilerly in the romance department, but it's nothing that couldn't be relatively deduced from the description. Even so if you want to stay completely spoiler free, I would suggest skipping this review and just going out and buying the book for yourself. Trust me, it's worth it!*
Despite Dr. Petra Robichaud hoping for the contrary the cease-fire of the immortal war didn't last very long, and she finds herself once again in the middle of a prophecy trying to find a way out before it gets her killed. But that all quickly becomes the least of her worries when Galen comes back into her life and despite her determination to not soften towards him, she finds herself falling all over again. With the battle raging all around them, Petra will have to decide what is most important, her duty, or her heart.
I have to admit that when I initially read the description for this book, I almost wanted to boycott the book due to the romance. In fact I was a bit leery of the last installment for the same reason, since it involved major heart break and a new guy that I just *knew* I wouldn't like. Of course I fell in love with him right alongside Petra, which of course leads into my almost wanting to boycott this installment. I so was thoroughly converted over from team Galen to team Marc in the previous installment that I was rather leery of the switch back in teams for this go round. However, since I've enjoyed this series so much, and Angie Fox was able to make that change work once before, I decided to give this the benefit of the doubt. And boy am I glad I did. I loved this installment every bit as much as the previous ones, perhaps even more so due to the stellar ending. The romance was every bit as hot and surprisingly it didn't take me long to jump on the team changing bandwagon right alongside Petra. Now don't get me wrong, she doesn't just roll right over for him, but I think that made the read all the better (and hotter) to see the tension and build up between the two.
Even though this is the third and final book, the world behind this series still incredibly impresses me. I just love how all of the conflicting mythologies are seamlessly blended together. But even more I really enjoy the juxtaposition between the very darkness of the war and the very frequent hilarious moments. It never ceases to amaze me the quirks and funny moments that occur when just a few moments before something absolutely horrible happened, not to mention the rather hopeless situation they are all in, in the first place. They say to always look on the bright side, and these characters sure do that by making the best of things and bringing some much needed humor to the table.
I have to say that I'm very impressed with the way things ended up in this series, as I was able to close the book with a happy sigh of contentment, no small feat considering the circumstances. Even better was the fact that the last chapter was almost like an epilogue, which I am a huge fan of. I've always loved that little glimpse into life after the main conflict has been resolved, and I was so happy to see that here. Trust me, fans of this series cannot possibly be disappointed with IMMORTALLY EVER AFTER as it brings all the action, danger, hot romance, and hilarity together to make for one heck of a read. An absolute must buy!