Oh my my what can i say.
I received this a few days ago and picked it up to read this morning and literally could not put it down.
It is the story of Regin the radiant, a Valkyrie, and sister to Lucia and Nix who we have all read about in previous stories.
It does cover a lot of old ground though, for all the people that have read the previous books Demon from the dark, and pleasure of a dark prince, you will know that Declan Chase hunter extrodinaire, kidnapped and trapped and tortured immortals inside a prison under directions from the order from which there is no escape. Solid steel walls, bulletproof shatter-proof glass, and magical torques around their necks to dampen their abilities.
In those books we were introduced to the facility and what went on there, and so to some extent we have read the story before, twice actually but that doesnt matter, it does run concurrently alongside the previous 2 books.
However this is totally Regin and Declans story, and so you do see things from a different perspective, but at times i was reading and thinking, well i already knew that why do you need to go back over it, but a lot of authors do this, maybe to get us to associate with the stories again, after all it is rather long between releases, but for me that was the only downside.
Declan Chase is hot, scorchingly so in fact and i imagined him to be a bit like Henry Cavill on Steroids, dark hair, amazing body, soulful eyes, and haunted, but beautiful.
Regin is a total contrast, tiny, long blonde hair, petite, i imagine her to be a bit like Reese Witherspoon, sexy and sassy.
They seem to be the perfect match or are they ?
The attraction and sexual tension between these 2 characters is off the charts, even from the very beginning of the story, the pages seem to burn in my hands it was that sexy, but towards the end oh my the sex scenes were written in such a way you think why cant my sex life be that good, it is always better in literature anyway lol.
I wont bore you with a synopsis, for fans of the series you already know Kresley's style of writing and im sure you will love it.
Just one thing to note, the epilogue seemed to suggest that this was the end of the line for these books, it gave a very clear description of future generations of Regin and Declan stories so im confused as to whether this was the final ever book.
I think it certainly is the end of the line for these 2 characters, and maybe Kresley has had enough for now.
I really hope not, i do believe there are many more stories to tell, personally i would like to read about Thad and his rare hybrid condition, Natalya the poisonous Fey, Uilleam and Munro Macrieve, sexy hot werewolves, what more could a girl ask for, and Nix and Lothaire certainly have a past and a secret that i would ove to read about, in fact i can envisage a rather large love triange between Natalya, Nix and Lothaire which would make excellent reading.
As always with Kresly her writing is superb, you cant fault her characters or her stories, they transport me into worlds i wished i lived in.
For all the people that have come across this book and never read any of the other i am going to list them in order here so you may read them in order, it really annoys me that Amazon dont already do this
1. Playing Easy to Get (Immortals After Dark 1)
2. Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1)
3. No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, Book 2)
4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark, Book 3)
5. Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark)
6. Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark)
7. Kiss of a Demon King
8. Deep Kiss of Winter (Immortals After Dark 8)
9. Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark 9)
10. Demon From the Dark (Immortals After Dark 10)
Very highly recommended ...