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Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole

Dark Desires After Dusk

by Kresley Cole

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Series: Immortals After Dark (6)

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  mrsrobin | Jun 24, 2017 |
I think I'm having conflicting thoughts about how to rate this book. As soon as I was done with it, I said five stars, but then I got to thinking and I decided on four, but with a mind of four and a half. I can't stress how good this series is and how wonderful the writing and world building is, but one of the things that impresses me the most is how these incredible characters develop through the story.

Cade and Holly were a tease on the last book and I was excited for them. No doubt about it, their story was full of guilt and desire and fear of change. Holly was strong, had a backbone that brought Cade to his knees and Cade started with doubts and the great thing about this book was that he didn't change his mind after a couple of chapters, he actually lived through things that made him think differently. This was great! ( )
  msralways | Apr 20, 2017 |
This was my very first Kresley Cole book to read and although it is the 5th in the series the book is easily a stand-alone. The book does mention characters from the past but they don't necessarily take a huge role in this one nor do their appearances spoil the other books for the reader.
This book is about a rage demon who needs to produce the "Vessel" to get his brother's kingdom back. What he doesn't realize is that the Vessel is essentially his soul mate and a Valkyrie. I was so involved in this story that I never wanted to book to end. Lucky for me I have two other books of Cole's and two more on the way.
For those who enjoy a good paranormal read and has yet to discover this author...run out and get them now!!! ( )
  ChristinaT. | Dec 3, 2016 |
Dark Desires After Dusk
4 Stars

After waiting 900 years for his destined mate, Cadeon Woede is devastated to learn that she is human, and therefore, off limits. Tasked by his brother to locate the "Vessel" and exchange her for a magickal sword that will restore Rydstrom to his throne, Cadeon is surprised to discover that his job and his mate are one and the same, and he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to atone for his past mistakes.

This is a lighthearted and fun series, and this installment mostly met my expectations.

Holly is a likeable heroine with her quirky nerdiness and endearing OCD tendencies. Nevertheless, Cole's treatment of OCD, a serious and debilitating disorder, is somewhat superficial and comes across as trivial and mundane at times.

Cade's characterization is ambiguous. One the one hand, he is sexy (love the horns) and handles Holly's quirks with sweet sensitivity but on the other, he is an unapologetic sexist and slob, and has an ulterior motive that he keeps hidden.

Cade and Holly's romance is very steamy. They have great chemistry and their scenes together are HOT, HOT, HOT! The training sessions provide some of the best scenes in the book.

The Vessel premise is intriguing and well-developed, and the pacing is good. Unfortunately, the climax and ending are a bit rushed and Cade's questionable actions are glossed over too quickly. The book is also too disconnected from the previous installments and Nix is one of the few recurring characters. Of course, she is hilarious as always and steals every scene she is in.

All in all, an enjoyable addition to the series and it looks like Rydstrom's book is going to be a doozy. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
Holly Cadeon = hilarious, sexy fun. My first IAD book, love, love, love!!!! ( )
  SheReadsALot | Jun 20, 2016 |
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Cadeon Woede came upon the headless bodies of his foster father and brothers first, the three slain in a desperate defense of their home.
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A ruthless demon mercenary. A lovely young halfling.
In the dark, he'll find her........
A seductive beauty he can never have, yet can't resist.......
Caden of the rage demons will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought he could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past.

A tormented warrior she should fear, but can't deny........
Raised as a human, Holly Ashwin never knew that some frightening legends are real until she encounters a brutal demon who inexplicably guards her like a treasure. Thrust into a sensual new world of myth and power, with him as her protector, she begins to crave the demon’s wicked touch.

Surrender to dark desires.......
Yet just when he earns Holly’s trust, will Cade be forced to betray the only woman who can sate his wildest needs—and claim his heart?
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In the dark, there is no escaping passion...

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A ruthless demon mercenary becomes enchanted with a lovely young halfling.

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