Thursday, June 17, 2010

Review: No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole

No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole

Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



A vampire soldier weary of life…

Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire—a nightmare in his mind—against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.

A Valkyrie assassin dispatched to destroy him…

When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow—accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings—particularly lust—emerge multiplied. For the first time, she’s unable to complete a kill.

Become competitors in a legendary hunt…

The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity--as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world--to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she's falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?

LynnMarie’s Review

I think I liked this installment of the Immortals After Dark series even better than the first. The plot was an intense adventure as Kaderin and Sebastian battle to win a ruthless contest, with a reward that can rewrite mistakes of the past. Kresley Cole's dedication to her world building continues to impress me.

Kaderin the Cold Hearted has so much at stake and won’t let anything or anyone get in her way. She is determined to resurrect her sisters that died as a result of a vampire attack long ago.  Sebastian is a vampire, something Kaderin has learned to hate with an unparalleled passion. When the sexy male continues to insist she is his mate and won’t give up, her feelings slowly soften.

I loved Kaderin! Even though she is stubborn as hell, she realizes that she desires Sebastian. She’s funny, sexy, and a very strong female heroine. We have to root for our hero as he desperately tries to turn her cold heart warm.  The dialogue and secondary characters were all done to perfection.

The sex was hot and intense. The romance, as with Kresley Cole’s other books, was slow developing, which made it much sweeter in the end. If you want an excellent paranormal romance to get completely lost in, then pick up your copy of No Rest for the Wicked!

5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read!

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