Dr. Sara Donahue's one goal in life is to help her brother Gray mentally recover from a tragic house fire that occurred years ago. Sara blames herself for this fire and Gray has never been the same since. She has become a doctor to try to cure him.
Coming home from work early one morning, there is a man curled up outside her door. Thinking he is a homeless man, she tries to nudge him out of the way. But she soon hears him speaking to her in her mind asking for help! Confused, and noticing his skin is burning in the sunlight, she drags him inside. But the drama doesn't end there. A former patient, Tom Trainer is waiting inside her apartment. Tom is not right in the head, and has cruel intentions towards Sara. After he starts to attack her, the man she dragged inside wakes up.
Alexander Roman is a vampire, and one that has undergone the change or morpho 100 years early. He is now a Breeding Male with two key-shaped marks on his cheeks. This means he is no longer able to be out in the sun, but also has many special abilities. He wants to protect this female that helped him, but knowing if he kills Tom Trainer, the Order will be alerted, he has worked most of his life to hide himself from them.
This also means he must start to hunt his life mate. Alexander and his two brothers Nicholas and Lucian are Purebloods, and they have helped the Impurebloods (those with both human and vampire blood) escape their credentis, or vampire communities ruled by the Order.
Tom escapes the brothers, and ends up in the hands of Ethan Dare. Ethan is an Impureblood, but with the aide of the secret Superior One, has helped Ethan become more powerful. His goal is to now spread the seed of the Impurebloods to eventually overrule the Truebloods he so much despises.
Eternal Hunger disappointed me. I felt so many of the aspects of this book were not fleshed out as much as they could have been. The first 30-50 pages really held my interest, but from there on out, I had problems.
First I never connected with the heroine Sara. She is introduced to this vampire world and goes from not knowing they existed to living with them quite easily. Granted, there is a mad man on the loose to get her and she convinces herself they are the safest bet, but I never felt she belonged there with them. She meets Alexander who is talking inside her head, who is a huge male and has prominent markings etched on his face. That is a lot for a girl to take in. Alexander's other brothers never seemed to take to her. While I enjoyed the brotherly banter between them (Lucian especially) I wanted her included more.
Her brother Gray didn't add anything to the story either. The resolution of his problem came way too easily in my opinion and the revelation that occurs while he is being aided did not sit well with me. It is an easy way out for the problem of Sara being a human and Alexander being a vampire.
Meanwhile, Tom Trainer starts out as such a creepy villain only to take a backseat to Ethan Dare. And from that point on, the villains never show their face very much. The brothers hunt them, and they continue to escape, but I wanted more evil doings from them.
There are a lot of foreign words in this book - paven, credenti, veana, balas and honestly I was confused throughout. I am not sure why - using unique words in books is nothing new, but for whatever reason I couldn't latch onto these. If there had been a glossary, it definitely would have been used.
This book just felt like the characters walked in and out with never leaving their mark. The only character I really liked was Lucian and his nonstop sarcastic remarks. Otherwise, I wasn't impressed.