Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

Immortals After Dark, Book 9

Pocket Books


ISBN: 9781416580959

Reviewed by Talia Ricci




Lucia swore an oath long ago in order to save her life.  Now a Huntress and a Valkyrie, she is never to allow herself to succumb to the pleasure of a man.  Lucia’s vow keeps her from anything but being chaste and it is all the more painful for Lucia because she knows what will happen should she allow a male to touch her.  With her skills as an archer and her sworn oath, Lucia is near about unapproachable.  But Gareth MacRieve doesn’t care.  With one single whiff of her scent on the wind, this wicked shape shifter knows that she is his mate.  Lucia, however, is having nothing of it and runs from Gareth.

Never let it be said that a shape shifter will allow his mate to leave him.  Gareth chases after and is one step behind Lucia for an entire year.  He watches, waits, and yes, wonders why she doesn’t want anything to do with him.  But he finds out and it is then when things get interesting.  With Lucia in danger, Garreth is her hero – and he is a gentleman to boot.

The sexual tension of Pleasure of a Dark Prince alone is enough to make me sweat.  Add in Kresley Cole’s near infallible storytelling skills and I couldn’t put Garreth and Lucia’s story down.  The relationship of Lucia and her man is riddled with bumps and bruises and yes, even an arrow or two, but the end result is what fairytales are famous for – happily ever afters.

Pleasure of a Dark Prince takes place at the same time as book one, A Hunger Like No Other and frankly, I think Ms. Cole is a genius for writing it this way.  Readers are treated to behind the scenes looks and explanations that otherwise were overlooked.  Old characters mix with the new and Pleasure of a Dark Prince is a book to be savored over and over again.  Reader favorite Nucking Futs Nix is back and to be honest, she either scares me to death or makes me almost die laughing. Either way, I can’t get enough of the Immortals After Dark!


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