Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her…

After enduring years of torture from the vampire Horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.

A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy...

Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents--until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae--and their notorious dark desire--ebb as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.

An all consuming desire...

Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be...?

LynnMarie’s Review

If you want a start a paranormal romance series that will undoubtedly become one of your favorites, start A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole, right away. She is a master at developing a complex plot, larger than life characters, and a romance to die for. The humor laced throughout her books is priceless!

In this book, unlike most of Kresley Cole’s others in this series, the heroine is meek and mild. She’s a delicate, part vampire, part Valkyrie in search of answers. When the strong, ruggedly handsome Lachlain claims she is his mate, the idea disgusts her and she wants nothing to do with him. He’s a werewolf, a violent brute in her opinion.

One thing that irritated me about this book was the heroine’s constant refusal of the poor hero. It takes a lot of convincing from him to turn Emmaline around. When the time finally comes, the sex is hot! I especially love how Emma feeds off her man, it’s very bonding.  The relationship, beyond the constant sexual tension, was cute and playful. Emmaline learned to enjoy antagonizing the beast, knowing she could get away with it.

If you only have time for one series, you have to delve into Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. She puts vast amounts of effort into her world building, plot and relationships. The secondary characters in this book (later the main characters in others) are laugh out loud funny and entertaining. Every romance in this series will stay with you long after you close the book.

5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read!

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1 comment:

Leontine said...

I heart this series from Kresley Cole! It is one of the very few series that has a constant wow-factor in every book for me. I loved reading your enthusiasm for the book! You've got many great reads to look forward to :)


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