Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Review of Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

I must say Cole never disappoints.

Kresley Cole knows what paranormal romance readers want and continually delivers.

Her books blend danger and desire with action and romance then toss in a dash of humor- which all adds up to the perfect recipe for paranormal romance.

If you have a thing for rough Alpha males with a strong desire to mate with stubborn females that a little too good at playing hard to get then Cole's Immortals After Dark series is for you.

In the 9th story in the IAD series, Garreth MacRieve, the Dark Prince of the Lykae, comes across his mate in New Orleans after centuries of searching.

The problem? She's a stubborn Valkyrie known as Lucia the Archer and she's has taken vows of celibacy. But it's much more complicated than simple religious vows. Everything she is is tied up in those vows including her destiny to keep the world safe from ancient evil.

Garreth doesn't understand and all he wants to do is claim his mate.

This triggers a hunt that spans the globe and over a year where Lucia runs and the Lykae follows. When he finally catches up to her sparks fly, both good and bad.

This is one hot book I didn't want to put down. While not my favorite cast of characters (I think my fave was Kiss of a Demon King, damn I loved Rydstrom) it was true Cole style filled with action, hot and steamy sex scenes and plenty of stubborn lorekind determined to stay apart even though Fate has obviously decided they should be together.

I am eagerly awaiting Regin's book and can't wait to see what happens with Nix. I really hope each ends up with her won book. The Nix book is sure to be a doosy if it ever happens.

The next book in the series, Demon from the Dark, features a few rather new characters - Carrow the witch and a demon/vampire named Malkom? Hmm...too bad it's not any of the more familair characters though I am sure it will be fab.


Unknown said...

Great review!
Is this the type of book you can read on its own, or do you recommend starting with the first book?

Bookie said...

I really want to read this series. I like strong female heroines. Great review!

Unknown said...

I love this series!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Each book can be read as a stand alone.

The main two characters in each book are different but there are mentions of other characters and their are ties and connections to other characters and books in the series but you don't miss anything important by reading them out of order because the main points are always repeated.

Unknown said...

ok, thanks for letting me know