Monday, September 3, 2012

Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole

Cadeon Woede and Holly Askwin's book

Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark book #6)

By Kresley Cole

Book Blurb:Cadeon Woede will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought he could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past. A tormented warrior she should fear, but can't deny...
Raised as a human, Holly never knew that some frightening legends are real until she encounters a brutal demon who inexplicably guards her like a treasure. Thrust into a sensual new world of myth and power, with him as her protector, she begins to crave the demon's wicked touch.Surrender to dark desires...Yet just when he earns Holly's trust, will Cade be forced to betray the only woman who can sate his wildest needs -- and claim his heart?

Dark Desires After Dusk wins for the worst cover so far in this series. The dude on the cover, even though he is handsome, in no way resembles Cadeon. Cadeon is blondish, with blond stubble and oh yeah, has horns. Even if the art department tossed horns on that cover model, it still doesn't resemble Cadeon in my opinion. 

Another exciting adventure and journey in  Dark Desires After Dusk . From practically the first page the reader is thrown into a battle scene with chaos amuck. 

The prologue at the beginning finally provided the back story on why Cadeon was blamed for making his king brother, Rydstrom lose his crown and kingdom to Omort the Deathless. The thing about even having that information now is that I still felt it was a really weak reason for hundreds of years of guilt to be pushed onto Cadeon's shoulders. Perhaps that was the intent? 

By far Cadeon is the coolest of the Lore creatures we have met yet. He swears, talks in slang and makes no apologies for his behaviour. He was very mismatched to the prudish first. Holly with her incredibly annoying OCD habits drove me crazy. I couldn't get over how patient Cadeon was with her disorder. 

What a hard situation Cadeon was put in. To chose between his mate that he had been searching for for about 900 years and then to his loyalty to getting his brother's crown back. By having to deceive and jeopardize Holly was heartbreaking as well as heartpounding. I felt for him all the way through the journey. 

Favourite line from Cadeon:
"Holls, I'm a demon; I'm not a tool."

Nix continues to crack me up and she just adds so much to the story line. I wonder if she'll ever get her own book? You definitely don't want to read these books out of order or you'd totally miss all the connecting dots. I love how this series keeps progressing forward and how each book is a new adventure that ties each character together. 

Teasers:  useless glasses, getting drunk at the Sandbar bar, North West Territories winter cabin of love, Wendigo gone

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