Her breathless kiss haunts him...
Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed - until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.
His slow, hot touch is irresistible...
Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.
No deed is too wicked for her seduction...
If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul - or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?
©2007 Kresley Cole (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
After buying so many audiobooks, I have come to realize that selecting the right narrator is a fundamental step in bringing the author's vision to life. It is an art form, and when the selection doesn't work, even a great book can be rendered unlistenable. But when it works, particularly with strong source material, it is an audiobook you want to listen to over and over again and then buy every book in the series. This book is just that -- I can't image anyone could improve on Robert Petkoff's performance with Kresley Cole's books. Of course it helps that the book is simply fantastic.
A character from earlier Cole novels in the series, Bowen McReive is a tortured soul, driven to turn back time in order to bring his long deceased mate back to life. While spending all this time and effort to reunite with his former mate, it finally dawns on him, after about 34 chapters that it, that he may have had it wrong all this time. Both the male and female lead characters are strong willed, opinionated and intelligent - if a little clueless in the relationship department. Its a romance, so of course there is a happily ever after but, how they get there is all the fun, and in this case, a great ride because of the skill of the author. There is character development, humor, entertaining insults, a paranormal plot and the best secondary characters that we get to meet in later books. This is a stand alone book, but you won't really appreciate the interconnection between the characters in the series if you don't start with book one. So listen to this one but go backwards and buy the earlier audiobooks. You will enjoy the ride.
I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!
LOVE those Scott's. I love the MacRieve clan and this one is particularly good because of all the years Bowen has suffered.
When Mari starts coming into her power is awesome.
Uhhh, everything? The accents, the life that he gives these characters is amazing.
Again, not good at these....
I can't even try for this one... lol
I love these characters, their wit and personalities, the stories and the narration. I'm so glad I found this series! Every book is better than the last!!
Say something about yourself!
Seriously? Do I have to say anything about a book in this series? Have you listened to any of them? If so, nuff said! Although the plot and story line are essentially the same for all her books, the details Kresely gives you and each character really and truly have their own personality it doesn't get stale!!! And Petkoff- OMG, how the hell do you keep all the characters and accents straight? Are you as good looking as your voice leads me to believe?
Words I live by: Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others~Jason Mason Brown
In my top 10.
It is just as good as the first book the in series
I like his voice.
Bowen, Bowen, Bowen. Was it not enough that he lost one mate does he really need to torment another. This Lykae is in a lot of trouble in this book, he manages to piss off half the Lore by trapping a number of its members. Luckily hes werewolf enough and strong enough to try and make up for it. Mariketa immediately reminds him she is not a witch to be messed with. How can he help her when he has been her worst enemy? That Lykae has skills and will use his age, experience and strength to win and protect his woman. Robert Petkoff is the only narrator of this series if you ask me. His accents are wonderful and I just expect to hear his voice when I get any of Cole's audiobooks. I just dont understand why the entire series isn't available yet. We will listen
Bowen was one of my favorite characters so i was happy when this book came out - though the back and forth between the 2 of them goes on a bit too long, its still a very enjoyable story. again the narrator does a wonderful job.
The audio edition definitely enhanced the print version, but the storyline could stand on its own.
Mariketa, b/c she shows growth and has a good sense of humor. Nix, b/c well, she's Nix.
Bowen has a good character arc as well.
Loved his accent.
Dont Judge a Book by its Movie
That Bowen finally is happy.
Rydstrom, he brings comic relief and is the voice of some reason.
I have listen to all I can, and it was just as awesome.
When Bowen was standing on the porch and his witch was watching from the mirror and new he was conflicted about doing the right thing but wanted her still more than anything else.
Believer in what you can't see
This is one of my favorite series I read. I love how quirky and funny this story can be. Even as they are bleeding and driving each other crazy the characters are fun and well rounded.
I would say that Jeanine Frost series with Cat and Bones, comes close to this storyline. Where there is a lot of laugh even among terror.
I love any of the scenes with Nix. She just cracks me up.
Buckle your seatbelt for an fun ride. With love, fun and adventure. Vampires, witches ghost and Demons, but not the type you would expect.
Love this series. Just thinking of this series makes me laugh.
I really enjoyed this book and feel it's one of the best in the IAD series.
Regarding the story, it's plot driven, with interesting characters - both main and secondary. The fact that the main 'bedroom' scene doesn't appear until Chapter 41 (though there's plenty of teasing before then) shows that there's some substance to the story.
The narration is WONDERFUL, amongst the best I've heard. Robert Petkoff really captures the voice and the intonation of the author and brings the characters, both male and female, to life. It's worth buying the audiobook for his performance alone.
"Wicked Deeds on a Winters Night"
The development of the relationship between Bowen and Meriketa. The growth from dislike to love and then abandonment is very well written.
The narrator does an excellent job. The difference between male and female voices works very well. He maintains the accents and has enough emotional range to enhance the story.
I did read book 2 in this series and this is book 3, sadly the first hour of this book is a rehash of the end of the story in book 2, I very nearly gave it up as a bad job but after the first part the rest of the book is very good and a good listen.
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