The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark #1)
by Kresley Cole
What is it about:
Nikolai Wroth, a ruthless vampire general, will stop at nothing to find his Bride, the one woman who can “blood” him, making his heart beat and filling him with strength. Coldly interested only in the power his Bride will bring, he can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted awakens him body—and soul.
Famed throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, Myst has devoted her life to protecting a magical jewel and to fighting the vampires.Wroth provides her with the perfect opportunity to torment her sworn enemy—for with his new heartbeat comes a consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her. Denying him, she flees, struggling to forget his searing, possessive kiss.
The Hunt is on…
She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen her enchanted jewel, giving him absolute power over her. Now that she’s his for the taking, he intends to make her experience first-hand the agonizing, unending lust she subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Nikolai realizes he wants far more than vengeance from Myst and frees her, will she come back to him?
What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
I liked Poison Princess so I wanted to try one of Cole's PNRs. I decided to start with the novella that started her Immortals After Dark series.
I will confess I thought the story felt a bit anachronistic. First I thought it was set in the Middle Ages, and then suddenly the heroine reveals a lacy bra and takes a shower... There were more things that made it difficult for me to set the story in the right time. I switched back and forth from feeling like it was set in the past and thinking it might be the present.
Then there was the... romance between Nikolai and Myst. While I will confess there were some really steamy scenes, I had a hard time believing these two were falling for each other. If a man ever treats me like Nikolai treats Myst I'll be running for the hills screaming bloody murder. And Myst wasn't much better when it came to romance.
Still, I liked the mythology, and even though I didn't think this was in any way a romantic PNR, I did find the story entertaining. As this is a novella it just might be the reason why the romance wasn't much of a romance but instalust parading as romance. So I might give other books in the series a try.
Why should you read it:
It's an entertaining and steamy read.
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