Sunday, 4 May 2014

Review: Untouchable by Kresley Cole

Untouchable
Kresley Cole delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time...and a Valkyrie aching to be touched.
Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela the Ice Maiden -- the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her freezing skin can't be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting pain beyond measure. Soon desperate for closeness, in an agony of frustration, Murdoch and Danii will do anything to have each other. Together, can they find the key that will finally allow them to slake the overwhelming desire burning between them?

Shona's review 4 of 5 stars

As I have come to know and love, reading Cole's books is like coming home. It's been several months since I sat down to read a book from her Immortals After Dark series but her world is so familiar to me it's like sitting down with some old friends and catching up on where life has taken you since you last met up.

It felt like the majority of this book was a catch up on how things had gone for the brothers Wroth so far in the series, with a heavy retelling of the other brothers stories and how they met their brides. And while it was nice to see the other stories from a slightly different perspective I felt like maybe Daniela and Murdoch were being left out.

However, there was still plenty of Murdoch and Daniela left to be discovered. Having two characters who want to accept the blooding and bond would be too easy and I did wonder if Cole was taking the easy road until I realised Daniela's parentage meant that she was unable to be touched by anyone who wasnt of her own kind. Ok so if I had read the synopsis (or even paid attention to the title) I would have known this. I think Cole does an amazing job of having both characters attempt to be sexual and intimate with each other without actually touching and I found those scenes to be more erotic and intimate than if they had been able to bed each other in the convential way. 

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