This fairy tale doesn’t end with a kiss….
A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from number-one New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole!
The terrifying king of hell…
As a boy, Abyssian “Sian” Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster – just as she’s been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.
Meets his match.
Princess Calliope “Lila” Barbot’s people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for eons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can’t remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.
Can two adversaries share one happily ever after?
As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn Lila reluctantly responds to the beast’s cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?
Normally, I don’t include the few m/f books I read on this blog, simply because it’s not my main reading these days. However, I was so annoyed I wanted to review this and I figured – if you’re a fan of the series, you might want to know…
First I want to complain about the price. I bought the audiobook because the e book ws $14! The paperback was $8! That’s ridiculous. I don’t blame the author but the greedy publisher in this case.
Second, I want to say how much I love this series and this author and it pains me to tell you how much I disliked this book.
The story arc is absolutely stalled at this point and while we can anticipate that Nix’s story is likely the culmination, these last few have not moved things forward.
In this story , filled with characters I’d not really heard of, save the sorceri at the beginning, and Nix, of course, we have a loose approximatin of “Beauty and the Beast” and for that, I was pleased. Beyond that, we literally get pages and pages and PAGES of the two of them snarking at one another then having sex.
I was totally bored.
While I loved the narration and thought it was a decent way to enjoy this, I found myself wishing for the book so I could skim.
The narrator is excellent and the 2.5 stars I give this really go to him, because the story itself was not that enjoyable.
2.5 of 5 stars
Copy Purchased For Review