Having read several books by Rachel Higginson and Jennifer Armentrout, Amazon recommended this series, which I was really looking forward to... what a let down. After a promising beginning, Eternal Eden takes a huge nose dive into the unbelievable, even by fantasy genre standards! The 'love' between the two characters is completely forced and just weird, not even to mention the random addition of Paul, a character who really doesn't seem to have a clear purpose. I use the word 'character' in its loosest form here, none of the characters are developed beyond sticking a name and a bit of dialogue to them. I found them all to be completely interchangeable. The whole romance between Bryn and William, if you could get past the forced factor, was simply nauseating. It felt like I was reading an update of a book from the 1800s, so helpless, flat, and man-centric Bryn was, and how simpering and pathetic William was. Add to this the fact that the Immortals as a species were underdeveloped, not planned out well, and basically a rip off of Stephanie Meyers' vampires, like the plot itself... Guy is existentially suffering for hundreds of years alone, finds mortal soulmate, introduces her to whole new world etc. Her reaction to said world too was ridiculous. I don't enjoy giving negative reviews, and I always read the whole book before judging, but this is a really awful story, so thin on plot, character development and general sense-making. Waste of an evening.