Friday, August 11, 2017

Review: The Warlord Wants Forever

6388558 The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole makes her audio debut with the first title in her spellbinding Immortals After Dark series....

The Warlord

Nikolai Wroth, a ruthless vampire general, will stop at nothing to find his Bride, the one woman who can “blood” him, making his heart beat and filling him with strength. Coldly interested only in the power his mate will bring, he can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted, his army’s new immortal captive, awakens him body—and soul.

The Seductress

Famed throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, Myst has devoted her life to protecting a magical jewel and to fighting the vampires. Wroth provides her with the perfect opportunity to torment her sworn enemy—for with his new heartbeat comes a consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her. Denying him, she escapes, struggling to forget his searing, possessive kiss.

The Hunt is on…

She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen her enchanted jewel, giving him absolute power over her. Now that she’s his for the taking, he intends to make her experience first-hand the agonizing, unending lust she subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Nikolai realizes he wants far more than vengeance from Myst and frees her, will she come back to him?

I stumbled across this series the other day, and for whatever strange reason, felt the need for something different. I grabbed the audio book from my library and listened through the whole book in one day. I'm the first to admit I don't like books the focus on romance or sex, but overall I did enjoy most of this book. I liked Wroth, not loved, but I did enjoy his parts. Myst was OK, and I enjoyed her toward the end, but I didn't like some of her choices at the beginning.

It was fun seeing two strong and determined characters work out their differences, and choose sides. I also liked the little big of lore we got between a vampire and a Valkyrie pairing. The sex was ok, but since the story was so short, I didn't get to know the characters well enough to really care about it.

The audio was interesting, and it was my first time listening to two voice actors in a story. I enjoyed both, and especially liked hearing Simone Fomhar's and Hagan Verret's version of Wroth's accent! They put on a great performance, and made the story interesting!