Pleasure of a Dark Prince

Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #9)Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lucia the Archer is a valkyrie who suffered great pain in her past, and because of it, the goddess Skathi gave her the ability to be the best archer in the world, as long as she stays chaste.

Garreth MacRieve is a Lykae who has been looking for his mate for centuries, and one day, while he's playing rugby with some demons, he manages to scent her.

Now, Garreth is chasing his reluctant valkyrie all over the world, hoping to convince her that she's his mate, and she will want to stay that way. But what Garreth doesn't know is that Lucia is seeking something called a dieumort. Something that will allow her to face her past and kill a god. Will Garreth and Lucia be able to get over her vows to Skathi? Will Lucia be able to face her past and allow herself a future with her fearsome Lykae?

Pleasure of a Dark Prince is a great book in the IAD (Immortals After Dark) series by Kresley Cole. You get to see some of your favorite characters, Nix, Regin, Emma, Lochlain, while still moving on with a new story. Lucia's story was very interesting to me because of what she faced in her past. She was broken, and the love of her sister Regin, and her strength is what ended up saving her. But she found herself in debt to a goddess.

Garreth has known pain as well, since he lost his brother to the Horde, a group of evil vampires. But Lochlain is back! So, Garreth is off the hook of being king, and can be demoted once again to a lowly prince... which in his mind is just find. Garreth also begins to know pain, as Lucia torments him at every moment, trying to get him to give up his chase.

My favorite part of the book is when they're on the boat in the Amazon. Not only because of what happens between the two characters, but how richly Ms. Cole brings the Amazon into the readers' mind. It's a great dramatic backdrop.

All in all this book is wonderful! The characters are rich and engaging, the sex is hot hot hot! And the backdrop of the world starting in New Orleans, going to the jungles of the Amazon, and even to the hell of the lair of Lucia's past are all artfully woven. If you haven't read the IAD series before, do yourself a favor and pick it up! You won't be sorry!

Lady D


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