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!