Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Pleasure of A Dark Prince

By Kresley Cole


Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her—and those she loves.


Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.


From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia’s greatest weakness—her wanton desire for him. . . .

Another book in this series which I liked, once you get through the prologue the novel itself begins with "Munro, you daft git pass the ball!" made me laugh and I kept on chuckling. The story runs concurrently with A Hunger Like No Other, so in the early point of the book it does tackle the same storyline of Lachlain and Emma, either from a differet angle, or it is glossed over as exposition. It is a small portion of the novel and in a way it was nice to recap what had gone on before, it was certainly nice to see Lachlain and Emma again, Bowen even makes a cameo.

Gareth is strong and determined, like the lykae we have met before, he does not hide the fact that before his brother vanished he had a bit of a murky past which earned him the title of Dark Prince. He does however seem more restrained than the others, this is hinted at when he refused to become king after his brother's supposed death. This control makes for a very interesting make and a doubly interesting read. Lucia is equally determined and hiding many secrets, her BFF Regin the Radiant knows most of them but not all, to win her Gareth has to fight her fear, prejudices and her secrets. And they are good ones!

I really enjoyed the interplay between both of them, they make their interest in each other very clear and build on it like smoldering embers and the sexy scenes in the book are smouldering.

Backed up by engaging secondary characters this book creates a solid plot full of secrets, mistrust and twists. It is also building an overreaching story arc, whilst we have a finite ending for this tale, there are open questions leading us into the next book out in August. Since I thoroughly enjoyed it all I can say is bring on the ascension!

A throughly good read! I give it 4 pink panties out of 5. A damp panty read!


Sparklybearsy said...

I've liked Lucia throughout this series, Sabine has been my fave heroine so far, and i just love love the Lykae's! If the book depo hurries i will have this book in my greedy hands this week ^_^

great review babes, and 4 pink panties...woo cant wait to read it!

SusiSunshine said...

I lurve the Lukae. Fabulous alpha heroes with an hilarious accent.

Loved this book. Anyone knows if the next book is about Regin? Me wants berserker action.

Great review hon!

Minx said...

Thanks and I believe the next book is about Carrow!

blueykins said...

this series is definitely on my TO READ list!!!!

The Book Vixen said...

Have you read the 8 predecessors in this series? Or can this book be read as a stand-alone? I have this book but haven't read any others in the series...

Minx said...

I have read the others- but I think all of them could be read as a stand alone. Thye my make mention to others or prior events, but each has it's own distinct plot.

Hope you enjoy it!

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