Wednesday, April 11, 2018

✱✱ Book Review ✱✱ The Complete Sebastian Chronicles by TL Travis

The Complete Sebastian Chronicles
Books 1-5
by TL Travis 

The Sebastian Chronicles is a series of 5 Erotic Paranormal Short Stories that take you through each century since Sebastian Benoit’s Vampiric inception. 

The novelettes in this series (in order) are:
Book 1 – Sebastian, the beginning (MF)
Book 2 – My servant, my lover (MF/MM)
Book 3 – Wealthy ménage (MF/MM/MFM/Menage)
Book 4 – Prohibition inhibitions (MF/MM/MFM/MMF/BDSM/Menage)
Book 5 – The Tryst (MF)

Throughout the chronicles, we live vicariously by way of our beloved Sebastian’s memories. Via his trials and tribulations, love lost and love found, only to have it disappear yet once again.

His love knows no boundaries, but will he ever find another whose soul binds with his?

Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

I finished THE COMPLETE SEBASTIAN CHRONICLES with mixed feelings. I found Sebastian likable and his life as he travels through the centuries was interesting. He is a sexy as sin vampire with an insatiable sexual appetite, and the only thing he wants is that one person to give meaning to his existence. Take all of that and combine it with his manner and kindness toward those close to him, and it's impossible not to like Sebastian. 
My mixed feelings come in with the other characters that Sebastian encounters throughout the centuries. Where we get plenty of information about our main character and what he thinks and feels about others, the rest of the characters are a bit one-dimensional. Granted, the stories aren't long enough for in-depth development, but that lack of dimension makes it hard to find a connection to the character or what is happening in the story, especially the relationships. 
The book is erotic and covers everything from vanilla male/female encounters to male/male, BDSM, and menage, but that lack of connection branches over into these parts as well. The various scenes felt almost perfunctory and at times became repetitive. All the elements are there, but it felt as if the characters are going through the motions without really feeling anything, and a few of the scenes were almost interchangeable with others in the story. 
In the end, my interest in Sebastian along with a steady pace to the story did keep me reading, but with a somewhat abrupt conclusion to the fifth book and a less than desirable emotional connection, I was left with a middle of the road feeling about the book as a whole.

❃❃As posted at The Romance Reviews

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