Review: Lothaire by Kresley Cole ★★★★

Lothaire by Kresley Cole
Genre: Paranormal Romance (explicit sex scenes, vampires, werewolves, Valkyries, demons, fated mates, humour)
Series: The Immortals after Dark #11
Original Language: English
Publisher: Gallery
Country: USA
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
ISBN: 978-1439136829
Page Count: 384
My Rating: ★★★★

Summary:

Elizabeth Peirce is a mere mortal, a glaring vulnerability for a male with so many blood foes bent on annihilating anything he desires. Yet soon he discovers his Bride’s secret. A magnificent power dwells inside the fragile human, one that will aid his quest. But to possess that power, he will have to destroy her. Will Lothaire succumb to the torments of his past, or seize a future with her?

REVIEW

Ah, Lothaire. You were everything I had hoped and dreaded you would be. And Ellie couldn't have been more perfect, and more of a contrast to you if she'd tried. I absolutely loved it!

At this point in the series (Book 11) I am completely comfortable with Kresley Cole's fun, quirky and sexy world of vampires, werewolves, Valkyries and more. It's an incredibly expansive group of creatures from myth brought to life in the most entertaining (and, did I mention sexy?) way possible. It's like my guilty pleasure series that I refuse to actually feel guilty about. Ms Cole could re-write the phone book and I'd probably read that, too. She is one seriously creative lady. And boy, does she know how to write a sex scene! *fans self*

I'm glad Lothaire retained much of his personality. His Lothaire-ness. It would have been a shame to completely lose the Enemy of Old. I mean, he's just so bad it's good, you know? I found myself grinning and shaking my head at some of his behaviour during this book. I tried to read another book recently with a "bad boy" in it and I wanted to stab him. Lothaire was undoubtedly worse in every conceivable way and yet I forgive him because it's so over-the-top that you can't actually digest what he just said/did or take it too seriously. Plus, it's all delivered in a very humorous way of course.

Ellie- wow- I think she might be one of my favourite IAD females to date. And there have been some seriously cool and wacky chicks in this series! Her dialogue had me roaring, and poor old "Leo" just didn't know how to handle her at all. It was sooooo good!

There seemed to be a little bit of setting up for the spin-off at one point if I'm not mistaken, which I will of course be reading. Beats the phone book idea. It's to be called the Realm of Blood and Mist series and the first book is entitled: Shadow's Claim. As if Ms Cole hasn't got enough plot twists, time line overlaps and slowly developing romantic pairings to deal with in the main series, she needs a spin-off too? She is crazy talented in the imagination department. Ms Cole, I salute thee, and look forward to whatever comes next.

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