I'm semi-retired at 67 and a recent Cancer survivor.
Every time I think that this is 'just another Kresley Cole book' she writes another brilliant work. And, yes, as you read Ms Cole, you do get the rhythm of her plot lines and know, in a sense, what the basic story will be. The true genius of Ms. Cole is--so what...the basic predictability just serves as a platform for her to pull you in with new characters, new twists to that basic plot (as MacRieve superbly does) and more revelations about the characters we have come to know and love, such as Regin the Radiant, Lothaire, and my personal favorite Nucking Futs Nix. In addition, we have all the creatures of the Lore and there must be hundreds, each with a description that is so clear, they become alive to the reader. And finally, the humor is electric and hilarious. Ms Cole can deliver some of the most fabulous one-liners EVER as well as some very humorous interactions between characters. The sensuality is always steamy and delicious.
When you add all that to such magnificent narration at the hands/voice of the talented and mufti-accented Mr. Robert Petkoff, you have an enjoyable, delightful, fun and funny time listening to these books.
In MacRieve, the plot/story twist is almost unbearable as Chloe and MacReive struggle with the destiny that they share...destinies as different as they are. I cannot recommend this audio with enough stars. If you love the paranormal, if you love a fabulous love story, if you love some laugh-out-loud dialogue and characters...don't miss this one.
I've enjoyed this entire series and I've re-listened to all of them. I'm sure I'll re-listen to this one as well. While hugely enjoyable, Macrieve seemed not to have as much nail-biting tension as the previous releases--not as action packed perhaps. I was wondering if the author was distracted by her work on the new Poison Princess series. It's plenty satisfying nevertheless. As usual Robert Petkoff did an outstanding job with narration. He delivers the story exactly as how I'd hear it in my own head if I were actually reading the story. The conclusion was really the introduction to the next book in the series which really does nothing but annoy me because I want instant satisfaction! I want the next book now! Her previous releases wrapped things up more neatly, so I found that a bit disappointing. Kresley Cole sets the standard for paranormal romance. If paranormal romance with lots of action is what you're looking for, you've found the right author.
Funny, heartbreaking, exciting
Too many to mention. Kresley Cole did an amazing job from start to finish, and the characters were the most believable and lovable in the whole series in my opinion. Chloe's fierceness had me in stitches many times particularly in face of Macrieve's "brutality" - perfect match! Chloe sending the soccer balls flying into his head and his... - so hilarious!
I often cringe at Robert Petkoff's female voices, but he was excellent this time as Chloe!
Macrieve's story is a heartbreaking one and when he finally opened up to Chloe... I was very moved.
Kresley Cole delivers again! I had this book on my pre-order list for a while, and I was not disappointed. I was completely hooked on the characters and the book, and I could not stop listening!
Ullieam (or Will), the hero, is a super hot Lykae warrior who has a tragic and heartbreaking history full of pain (emotionally and physically). You really feel for him and his family. Will has a super hot identical twin brother - I can't wait to hear his story! Despite Will's horrible past, he is still strong, hot, caring, charming - delicious!
Chole, the heronie, is a really cool, kick-ass, strong little soccer player who is half Succubus, but does not know of her immortal blood. She discovers that her father is one of the most evil men in the Lore. Will hates her father, and he planned to use Chole to get revenge, but Will discovers that Chole is his mate. There relationship seemed doomed, but they really developed a bond and worked to get over their past.
The sex in this book is steaming hot, so be prepared!
Robert Petkoff, the narrator, is awesome!!!!! He really brings the characters to life and his accents are amazing!
This is one of the best books I've listened to in while!
I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!
I would just because Robert Petkoff is absolutely amazing!
Chloe was great. i loved her spirit and no bullshit attitude!
EVERYTHING as always.
It sure was,and about to start listening to it again today.
Always amazing, sucks me in. I love Kresley Cole and am never ever disappointed!
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Additive - suspense and hotness wrapped perfectly in a yummy package with this story. I love how Kresley Cole portrays her main lead men. Uilleam MacRieve is a tormented hot devil that will appeal to all who love her books. This is my favourite from this series so far and just had to listened to it immediately once released. Most enjoyable and very satisfying. :)
But if you have read a few well - then you are in my boat and WOW is it ever formulaic. Change names, slightly different plot - personalities identical to those in other stories... Immortal hunk with super power meets vulnerable, but often tough, and usually immortal or soon to be immortal girl... There is the inevitable misunderstanding, miscommunication, mistreatment of each other and a big falling out. One or both will have been tortured, of course.. then her life is in peril ( or his, but usually hers) and they come together, right all their wrongs and are in love forever and ever in a love to rival no other love - except all the other loves in these endless formula stories.
I know no one wants to hear this and reviews are supposed to gush or not be posted... and it is an escape, I suppose, if you don't mind the repetitive formula and then it is probably a lot of fun.... Kresley Cole is not a bad writer and this is better than a lot of what is out there... But she has a lot more potential, and these are becoming SO predictable and the exact same thing over and over.
Her young adult series was an exploration, and surprisingly the work she did on a series meant for teens shows that she has the ability to really develop characters, relationships, plots that are not just an edless re-hash...If she did not have such potential, I would probably be more patient with this... But am just tired of it... after the first 2 I read, they are all the same...
That said, again, she is a goo writer, compared to a lot of what is out there, though sometimes it is a little cringeworthy and if I never hear the term "hot seed" again, that is ok by me.... But the narrator is beyond superb - making it worth it, though it really is the same old from the author.
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I really wanted to kick Macrieve's butt for the way his character is behaving I mean it's been like 300 years get over it already. But never the less this is like all the other books simply awesome and is a must read or listen.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This book was great. I love the characters, I especially liked Munroe's foster kids. I'm all about books that have strong heroines and alpha hunks. I liked how you always knew that Macrieve was a good guy, and you knew all along that there was going to be a hiccup somewhere since the beginning of their relationship was way to perfect. The trick was to figure out how to get back to normal. There was humorous parts that had me grinning from ear to ear, and some very disturbing parts that made me want to claw out the bad guys eyes. This series is up there as one of my favorites. Kresley Cole is an automatic download for me now. I will be listening to her other series soon. There is a preview of her book Poison Princess at the end of this book.
I loved every thing in this story from the story line to the characters all Kresley Cole has yet to let me down
All of it
A love for more of her books
When the main characters met
If you have never read Kresley Cole start with the first then your hooked