Series: Immortals After Dark
Published by Pocket Star on April 1st 2006
Genres: Adult, fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Length: 11 hours and 33 minutes
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
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Also in this series: The Warlord Wants Forever, The Warlord Wants Forever
Also by this author: Poison Princess, The Warlord Wants Forever
Acclaimed author Kresley Cole introduces a sizzling new series with this tale of a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire—unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death.A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her...After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy...Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents—until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae—and their notorious dark desires—ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.An all-consuming desire...Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?
I loved getting to learn more about this world. We were left wondering many things after The Warlord wants forever, and this installment explains things a bit more.
Lachlain, while an ass at times, does learn that sometimes he can’t force his way into something. There are times when you just have to let things progress naturally. Maybe certain things would have happened sooner if he had just let it be.
I adored Emmaline. She’s always been sheltered by her Valkyrie caregivers, with good reason, so her small chance at freedom brings her to Lachlain. She’s a strong character that tries to stand up for herself. It’s not easy most of the time, and her voice is sometimes drowned out by everybody else.
I did like that even though everyone treats her like a child, she learns to make herself be heard. There are some action parts, and quite a few steamy parts. Secrets abound, and I want to know more about this world, and the characters within in.
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