Thursday, 5 June 2014

Review: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #9)Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar.
A Dangerous Beauty
Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her—and those she loves.

An Uncontrolled Need
Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.

That lead to a pleasure so wicked...
From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia's greatest weakness—her wanton desire for him.

Shona's review 5 of 5 stars. 

One of the things I love about this series is the way the stories all overlap. We get snippets of other stories that we've already seen, or yet to see. For instance, although this one features Lucia and Garreth we also get to witness scenes from Lachlan and Emma's story from an alternate view... and oh what a view it was.

Garreth MacReive is by far my most favourite of the Loreans (so far). Or at least the male section anyway. (I heart me some Nucking Futs Nix). We have had the swoon worthy Lykae with that knee trembling Scottish accent in the shape of Lachlan and Bowen, and what fine examples of men they were.. but neither can hold a candle to Lucia's werewolf. His determination to claim his mate without scaring her off.. his attempts at wooing her... they way he puts her own needs before his own.. the way he says her name... Lousha. It all adds up to one sexy as hell alpha wolf that not only wins me over but manages to break through Lucia's defences.

As I have found with all of the books in the series so far, I was able to lose myself in Cole's world effortlessly. There is no awkward readjustment trying to assimilate yourself back into the world of the Lore, even if it has been months since you last visited. I have loved every minute of my time in the Immortals After Dark series, but this book has been my favourite. This is the first one that has made me cry. So be warned, this is not just some fluffy romance novel with some very sexy scenes thrown in... this is a story of substance, with feeling that will have your heart breaking. And crying ugly tears.

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