Book reviewer - PNR/UF Addict. Lover of make up and all things cute.
The narrator, Robert Petkoff, did an incredible job. He handled Lothair's Russian accent with ease. I will admit he handled Ellie's voice perfectly but I didn't care for her thick country twang. That's a personal preference showing, not his fault. It did slowly grow on me, but it took probably half of the book. I loved the narration and will be listening to other books in this series. I'd also like to note, I've previously never made it through a solely male narrated book, Robert Petkoff is awesome.
Lothaire the Enemy of Old is a vampire that is hellbent on finding his bride. Not accepting the young hillbilly that he finds instead, he waits a few years then goes back to spy on her. What he finds in her place is a vampire goddess that possessed her body. Ellie Peirce, the human in question occasionally gets hijacked of her body by a crazy vampire goddess that likes to go on killing sprees. She winds up in prison due to one of those killing sprees. Lothaire rescues and kidnaps Ellie after a few more years pass. His mission is to find a ring that will grant wishes. His first wish is going to get rid of Ellie so the evil vampire goddess can come out and play full time.
I know, you're thinking, what a jerk, how can this be a romance novel? Well, it does show Lothaire's backstory, which gets you emotional hopeful of the jerk. He had a horrible childhood, and when I mean horrible, I mean 10x worse than you're thinking. He's basically raised himself, and learned that he can trust no one. He's convinced that fate would not bestow him a human bride due to him having such a rough life. He starts out treating Ellie pretty badly. It slowly morphs, but by that time, I was worried they wouldn't be able to forgive and forget.
KCole is an evil genius. I never though I'd enjoy a book with a villain as the love interest and the leading lady an Appalachian mountain girl. But I did love it, and though I wanted to shake Lothaire quite a few times, I understood why he acted the way he did. I love this world, and glad I got reacquainted with it after a long pause, I plan on listening to the next book ASAP. I would suggest reading these in order, there are some references from previous books. I highly recommend this series if you're looking for a paranormal romance with a hunky alpha male.
Love historical and paranormal romances with smart, imperfect people who against the odds find love when they are not looking for it.
Imortals After Dark series is compelling, each story brings to life characters and builds on old story lines. Lothaire is truly evil and yet K.Cole manages to make sense of his life and his love. The women are strong, smart and surprising.
Well written and wonderfully performed, but the language is very harsh and distracting at times.
IAD is the absolute best PNR series esp in audio Robert Petkoff is awesome I really think I love him... Leo was a very troubled crazy vampire and this was one of the more humorous journeys to love I believe I've ever been on..nix as always was perfect and the heroine though at first was a hick really grew on me I loved her and Leo's story
Like the other stories in this series, I go from hating the male lead, to understanding him, to actually liking him.
Being from the same area as Lizzy & having the same accent in speaking, I just didn't enjoy the narrator's interpretation of it. But kudos to the performance otherwise
One of my all time favorites! Both the story and the narration are excellent. I've listened over and over again!
I love all the IAD series, but Lothaire is just my favorite. The story of him and his bride just really entertains me every time I listen to it.
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Lothaire is h-o-t, and his story was worth the wait. Everything in the series is coming to a head, and while this focuses on Lothaire's HEA, readers get highlights on the coming Accession. As always, Petkoff does Cole's book justice. Sexy, sexy, sexy.