Asset File 4-7: Elizabeth Watkins
That’s the only information Jayson Masters has about his newest assignment. To learn more, he’ll need to infiltrate her life in the most intimate of ways without getting too close.
Lizzie’s new neighbor is loud, seductive, and ridiculously attractive. And he keeps flirting with her. With the recent death of a close friend hanging over her head, Lizzie tentatively agrees to a new friendship in hopes of ignoring her broken heart. A web of lies isn’t sustainable forever. And sometimes love isn’t enough.
An immortal war is brewing, and she’s the key…
Review: (Video review here)
This story keeps on growing in breadth. We get to learn about yet another couple within Lexi’s world in the Immortal Curse series. It is starting to feel like I am a part of a familiar society where I could wave hello to my next door neighbour.
In this instalment we explore the story of Stas’ best friend Lizzie, but also one of the stronger characters, the elder, Jayson. A shameless spy that turns into an admirer with a guilty conscience. Jayson’s simple assignment to infiltrate Lizzie’s life and find out more about Stas, kicks him in the butt and becomes a serious love engagement.
Message & Moral
The message this time is to protect the ones you love and to stay strong together. An endearing message of love. The group of heroes are still battling away, trying to overthrow the large organisation that is doing many paranormal humans harm. Heroism, loyalty and staying strong to protect the ones you love is an ongoing theme in the series.
Creatures & Environment
So we have read about the ecstatic connection between Isaac and Stas and we have read about the duty inspired relationship of Tom and Amelia, and this time we get to read about Jayson and Lizze. This romance I would say is completely different to the formers in the sense that he feels more protective of her due to a love that could be compared to that of a childhood sweetheart even if it isn’t. Lexi makes it feel like they have been a couple for a long time and that they belonged together from the beginning, as if it would have been written in the stars. The characters are interesting individuals overall that you feel like you would want to know in reality and therefore you feel you want to know more about what they will do next. Like slapping Baltazor on his hands again for reading your mind.
Captivation & Continuity
The continuity of the story is captivating where you are eager to learn a new piece of the puzzle you have already started to build. The story line where the hero goes ballistic when the villain takes his love hostage keeps you reading and wanting to know how it ends. How will the hero resolve a situation, which seems impossible to work out in a happy ending? I just needed to turn the pages to find out.
Language & Flow
You are subtly reminded of the other characters and their special abilities, which keeps you up to date and involved in the situation at all times. In this way it is easy to follow the story and you don’t feel like you have to go back and find out who was who and who did what. Lexi has created her own dictionary to show the reader the different terms and relationships, but it is hardly needed.
T.M. Caruana’s Shooting Star Award