From Goodreads: 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?
Includes an excerpt from Kresley Cole’s next romance novel, No Rest for the Wicked
What I Loved: The 2nd half of the book! It would have gotten a solid 4 maybe 4.5 from me. I really enjoyed the characters, the suspense, the action, and the story from about half way on. Once I got past my initial reservations I fell in love with Lachlain and Emma. I thought they were both compelling and well-thought out lead characters.
What I Liked: I am really looking forward to the rest of the series where I get to learn more about the secondary characters in this book. I thought they were all fun to get to know (didn’t realize this was the 2nd book in the series so I will have to go back and read the first one).
Complaints: The 1rst part of the book did not really thrill me with the very violent way that Lachlain treated Emma. I understood why but it still did not sit very well with me. Luckily it never crossed a line that I could not come back from.
Why I gave it a 3: This is a really good book but the first part really lowered the rating for me. That being said, I am going to read the rest of the series and can’t wait to see what it holds.
Who I would recommend it too: PNR readers. This has got a great mixtures of paranormal characters in it and is a very good read.
Author Website: http://kresleycole.com/
Books in this series:
Playing Easy to Get
A Hunger Like No Other
No Rest for the Wicked
Wicked Deeds on a Winters Night
Dark Needs at Nights Edge
Dark Desires after Dusk
Kiss of a Demon King
Deep Kiss of Winter
Pleasure of a Dark Prince
Demon from the Dark
Dreams for a Dark Warrior
Challenges: Kresley Cole Immortals after Dark Reading Challenge, Paranormal Romance Challenge, 2011 Ebook Challenge, Outdo Yourself Challenge,