Sunday, 14 August 2011

book review (wicked deeds on a winters night)

Comes the scorching tale of two deadly foes surrendering to irresistible desire...
(read: 6/Aug/11)
      Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night

    Prod dets
Immortal After Dark series, book 3
Pub: 2007, Simon & Schuster
Author: Kresley Cole
Cat: Paranormal Romance
Format: paperback (mid); 359 pp w/ 56 chapters
Whose: Bowen & Mari
Age Range: Adult

Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the woman he loved. The ruthless warrior grew cold and harsh, never taking another woman to his bed—until a smouldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his deepest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.
Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn enemy. It’s rumoured that no one can tempt Bowen’s hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he still has no intention of letting her go.
If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?

      my Thoughts (review)
this book was actually very interesting, since it’s about the witches, and a Lykae, it’s also the book (if you read in order) where meet Cadeon and his brother, though not a great deal about them is know, there characters are there.
So it starts at the moment that Bowen locks Mari into a tomb that evidently got him cursed to be mortal, which we learn about, and see, in No Rest for the Wicked, but it’s about what happened to her, and really it starts with Bowen being reassured and then told he had to go get the other out.
Anyway, so he does, he see her for something he doesn’t want to see, but then again maybe he does, and the book ends up being about then have a day or two to get through a jungle or someone was going to die—him. It seems her favourite way to go, and I see it but...
So that’s one part. Then there’s the love, which is all about him trying to convince her to forgive him, to love him, when he isn’t really sure he wants her—or does he want another?
And then there’s the real interesting plot, the one that was new, and more about Mari than him, and yet so much about him that even when you see it you still gasp at the revealing.
It was actually a really interesting book, more so than all of the other ones that I have read so far (go by the numbers in the left hand corner). And even though the whole travel thing was a little... over for me, like really, but I see it. It’s the easiest way to get them together and all that but...
So it was a good book, a lot I think because when you read book two (or one) you get to know, and feel sorry for Bowen, even the one after its more about him, and what he had lost and so it’s nice for him to have the book, and I think (at least it was for me) that if it wasn’t for all that you might not have enjoyed it all that much, I believe that this is defiantly a book I’m glad to have read when I did, I’m not sure I would have been that into it if I had, like read it first. But it was great, written in the way she had written them all, strong woman, dotting but oh so possessive male, whose how life has become her.
What woman could want more in her romance?

A hunger like no other, no rest for the wicked, [this book], dark needs at night’s edge, dark desire after dark, kiss of a demon king, pleasure of a dark prince, demon from the dark, dreams of a dark warrior, Lothaire,