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Pleasure of a Dark Prince
by Kresley Cole
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Lucia is a Valkyrie and Skathi warrior which means she vowed to live a life of purity to the Goddess Skathi in order to be an expert archer. Lucia rarely misses her target but when she does, she experiences agonizing pain.
Skathi saved her from a life of unimaginable horror. Well, actually, her sister Regin saved her and then took her to the Goddess Skathi. Lucia was tricked by a gorgeous man into marrying him just to find out he wasn’t a gorgeous man but a deformed evil monster named Crom Cruach who wanted to breed with her and take over the world or rather cause an Apocalypse by infecting humans who would then kill the ones they loved the most. Lucia spent nine horrifying days with Crom Cruach and when she couldn’t take it any longer, jumped from his cave high up on a mountaintop to the sea below. She didn’t expect to live but her twelve-year-old sister Regin found her broken body and took it to Skathi.
Lucia and Regin are the only ones who know about Crom Cruach and spend most of their time looking for a dieumort, a weapon that will kill a god. Crom Cruach sleeps for hundreds of years but wakes every five hundred or so years and he’s about to awaken again. Lucia knows because she has started having nightmares and they will only get more frequent as the time approaches his awakening.
Lucia and Regin have heard of a golden arrow, a dieumort, so they set off to find it but things are made more difficult by a Lykae named Garreth MacRieve determined to make Lucia his own. He follows them across the world but Lucia and Regin don’t make it easy for him. They are brutal in the things they do to stop him like shooting arrows into him and unloosing the logs from an eighteen-wheeler to roll on top of him. In the end, Regin was sent home and Garreth caught up to Lucia. She’ll need all her strength to resist him to keep her Skathi archery skills so she can kill Crom Cruach when he awakens.
I enjoyed this book but I think it is one of my least favorite from the series, not because the characters were lacking but the background story-building wasn’t as busy as most of the other books in this series have been. Lothaire, the mysterious vampire, was in this book but not much more until the epilogue. Don’t get me wrong, this was an outstanding book. Everything Kresley Cole writes is exceptional but it was just my least favorite of the series so far. From here, the series explodes. There won’t be a moment of dullness from here on out.
I think this got a little weaker at a couple points near the end, but overall I still enjoyed it more than average, so I'm going with 4 stars. I really liked all the patience the hero showed the heroine. Too often heroes are given a hair trigger and are always just one little blip away from turning cruel or something. This hero was definitely a tough, warrior type, but he also showed quite a bit of patience even when there were mixed signals or difficult circumstances. His consideration is definitely one of the things that warms the heroine to him, and that was really nice to watch. I've noticed that characters often are either good with the small signs of respect and kindness and stuff, but then fail some test of sacrifice near the end, or they're kind of a jerk half the time during the day to day but then come through in a big way in the end. This hero held up well for both, and it made me like him more.
still loving how the women give the men hell in these books. I love Garrett I wish more guys were like him. I loved the ending how it told you how each was kidnapped
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IMMORTALS AFTER DARK SERIES - SET OF 7 BOOKS (A Hunger Like No Other, Wicked Deeds On A Winter's Night, No Rest For The Wicked, Dark Desires After Dusk, Pleasure Of A Dark Prince, Dark Needs At Night's Edge, Kiss Of A Demon King) by Kresley Cole
Immortals After Dark Series-9 Book Set(a Hunger Like No Other,Wicked Deeds On A Winter's Night,No Rest For The Wicked,Dark Desires After Dusk, Pleasure Of A Dark Prince, Dark Needs At Night's Edge, Kiss Of A Demon King, Demon From The Dark & novella) by Kresley Cole
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar. A DANGEROUS BEAUTY... Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her -- and those she loves. AN UNCONTROLLABLE NEED... Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own. THAT LEAD TO A PLEASURE SO WICKED.... From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia's greatest weakness -- her wanton desire for him.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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Genres: Adult Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
Kresley Cole's story telling skills are absolutely top-notch.
The Pleasure of a Dark Prince starts at a breakneck speed & refuses to relinquish its hold on your psyche throughout the entire story.
Garreth is the Dark Prince and Lucia is the Archer.
Both are powerful personalities.
This is their story and you will not be able to put in down. ( )