An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty in this sizzling new novel from Kresley Cole’s #1 New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series.A foundling raised in a world of humans Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was “bad,” an outcast with strange powers. Protecting her baby brother Thaddeus became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transition from angry girl…to would-be superhero…to enchanting villain. A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission Whether by bow or in bed, archer Rune the Baneblood never fails to eliminate his target. In his sights: the oldest living Valkyrie. Yet before he can strike, he encounters a vampiric creature whose beauty mesmerizes him. With one bite, she pierces him with aching pleasure, stealing his forbidden blood—and jeopardizing the secrets of his brethren. A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin… Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie he hunts? Rune knows he must not trust Josephine, yet he’s unable to turn her away. When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits ultimate loyalty against unbridled lust.
This could have easily been a 5 star read for me. Take away the
porn the copious amounts of sex and way more action then bam it would have felt like the old IAD series. Not saying this wasn’t good, because it was. Jeez, K.C knows how to write a sex scene. Rune might be one of the better dirtier talkers we seen. I loved Jo, yes as a female lead she was wonderful!
I spent about half of the book wondering what Jo was. I got part of her right based on her description. I’m kinda glad we moved on from the Valkyries & Witches. Jo was a head strong little girl. I loved her descriptions at the beginning of the story. Liked her telling of things happening around her. I thought she had so much strength when it came to Thaddeus.
I know people are going to be up in arms about Rune’s revelation towards Jo, but I liked that part the most. Yes it wasn’t insta-love, life and mate! Rune’s reservations are so valid. He tells us why, and I’m so happy that he didn’t automatically do what everyone else wanted. I really enjoyed the introduction to the Morior! They fascinated me so well.
NIX!!!! Yes, just to get a piece of her was so good. Nix was not playing around in this book. Her Goddesshood is coming up, and honestly I think that Nix is trying to avoid the Accession at the end of the day. I think we’ve been introduced to Nix’s mate in this book. I hope it’s the guy that it is. That means two opposites sides of the Accession at this point. I loved the side characters, I want to actually read more about Dalli, we haven’t had a nymph’s book yet. The Morior’s people as well. The first Lykae, and the Demon. I definitely want their stories. All in all this was a really good story. All the bits of action that we were given, I absorbed so much.
**All the sex gifs is how I felt about the filler sex happening in the story. Seriously, if we took away half of the sex and replaced it with action then this could have been a top 5 book in the series! I can’t wait for more**