Title: This Same Earth
Series Title: Elemental Mysteries
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Date Added: March 23, 2013
Date Started: November 13, 2017
Date DNF: November 18, 2017
Reading Duration: 5 days
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural
Beatrice De Novo thought she had left the supernatural world behind…for the most part. But when the past becomes the present, will she leave her quiet life in Los Angeles to follow a mystery she thought had abandoned her? Where has Giovanni Vecchio been, and why has he returned? Giovanni has his own questions, and he’s looking to her for answers.
The sequel to A Hidden Fire will reunite Beatrice and Giovanni to continue their search through the past while both wrestle with the future. When the world as you knew it has changed forever, is there any way you can turn back?
I read the first book A Hidden Fire years ago, but never managed to review it. It was a refreshing deviation from other vampire paranormal romances where the main characters were actually right for each other despite their distance in years. Beatrice De Novo is a librarian, so by nature of that occupational mindset, she meshed well with Giovanni Vecchio’s scholarly pursuits, even though he’s centuries older. This is far less creepy than a 200 year old going after a high school student. Librarians, historians, and other of that ilk would have the intellectual capacity to intrigue someone hundreds of years their senior. Appearances may fade (at least for mortals), but good conversation is eternal.