Passion Never Dies

The Complete Reborn Series

Romance - Paranormal
216 Pages
Reviewed on 05/26/2017
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Author Biography

In March 2014, Anna Durand introduced a unique new series of paranormal romance novellas. For the first time ever, all four tales in the Reborn series are collected in one book.

Dawn woke up drowning, inside a tank in a laboratory straight out of a science fiction movie. Blinded by amnesia, she has no choice but to trust in the alluring stranger who pulls her out of the tank, but Jake Maxwell knows more than he cares to admit. Now Redeo Biotech, the company responsible for Dawn's resurrection, is hunting them both.

As their passion for each other blossoms, Jake and Dawn must outwit their enemies and rediscover their past lives. But when their greatest foe rises from the ashes of ancient Egypt bent on vengeance, only Jake and Dawn's eternal connection has the power to save them.

This collection includes the novellas Reborn to Die, Reborn to Burn, the award-winning Reborn to Avenge, and Reborn to Conquer.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Caitlin Lyle Farley for Readers' Favorite

Passion Never Dies is a collection of the four novellas in Anna Durand’s Reborn series. In Reborn to Die, Dawn wakes up in a tank in a laboratory, with no memory of her life or identity. Jake rescues her and informs her that she’s a regenerated Egyptian mummy. Redeo, the company that regenerated her, is hunting both her and Jake. If they’re caught then they’ll be separated forever and Dawn will live the remainder of her life as a lab rat. Reborn to Burn gives us a glimpse into Dawn’s supernatural abilities while cranking up the chemistry between her and Jake. We delve deeper into the mysterious connection Dawn and Jake share in Reborn to Avenge, while also coming face to face with the true reasons why Redeo is so desperate to capture Dawn. In Reborn to Conquer, the couple faces their most difficult test yet when an ancient curse manifests to destroy them.

Although I found the idea of a regenerated mummy implausible at first, most of the details were soon explained to my satisfaction. One issue I have with this series is Dawn’s incongruous pale skin and red hair. Her appearance is more Celtic than Egyptian. However, Dawn and Jake have an interesting dynamic. Their soul mate bond legitimises their instant chemistry and the steamier scenes sizzle. Although Jake does exhibit Alpha male traits at times, he never becomes too obnoxious. Dawn’s character exhibits vulnerability at times, but remains capable and confident. Anna Durand has introduced a fresh and exciting concept to the often stale paranormal romance genre.

Anna Durand

Thanks for the review! If you're interested to know the real history of red-haired ancient Egyptians, please check out my guest post for Hearts through History Romance Writers:

Even the pharaohs Seti I and Ramses II (Ramses the Great) had naturally red hair. Not many people realize it, though.