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
I absolutely love to read/listen to my books. If the book is hot, I'll read it over and over again. My wish is to meet my favorite authors.
I was utterly captivated. mrs. cole always have something new for you to enjoy. I cant wait til fury's and monroe's and nix's books
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Witches, werewolves, demons and fae....a unique paranormal romance series unlike any other! Lots of characters and stories but I am in it for the long haul! The narrator is great!
I would recommend this book to friends and non friends and also books 1 and 2 of this series.
The suspense that was in every chapter. They would start off with everything going so well and then another disaster occurs.
Yes and he is the best of all the narrators I have listened too.
Be my protector.
Love Dystopian novels, Romance and Murder Mysteries!
So, I'm three books into this series now.(I skipped book .5 because I heard it was useless and terrible, not to mention short) I must say, I very much prefer books 1 and 3 over book two because I love the narration of the werewolf's stories over the vampires.
Look, everyone likes the vampires, I do too! So don't hate me for saying that. But, there is something creepy about the vampires in this series. They aren't all sparkles in these books. They are dark and creepy.
BUT - the wolfs...my, my....they are quite a treat.
I am all about how possessive they are once they have found their mate. The one they will protect forever, fiercely...it is dreamy.
I won't go on and on about the details, because you need to hear it for yourself. If you've read books 1 & 2 book 3 is a must.
Put it in your cart now, you won't regret it =)
Oh Gods, where can I get a man like these?! Kresley Cole's characters are so much more than I'd ever known anyone could imagine. I only wish that the world of the Lore really existed, the good, bad and the ugly. Cole doesn't have to work to make me suspend my disbelief, I willingly give it up just to experience her characters and their interactions.
Surprised, enthralled and enchanted
How Bowen got his true mate.
The characters. Audible books gives more life to the story, because you get a better glimpse at how the characters really are. He's very good and defining them.
Yes, I cried on and off listening to the last two hours of the book.
This is my first series with a male narrator, he's very good. The Lore is very interesting, I could listen to these types of books forever.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I am loving this series, so much that I took a chance with the 25% off sale and bought most of the books in the series. I prefer books to be written each from a different set of characters. Not only does it have that, it also has adventure, action, fun, lore, and romance that is so hot I'm panting. I will admit that some of the plot is predictable but I love the way it is written so it works. Now don't get me started on the narrator, he has a voice that can melt your panties right off. Other series I recommend Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Thea Harrison, or Larrisa Ione if you like this series.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Bowen is a member of the Lycae werewolf clan. For 180 years, he has been in mourning for his dead mate. Worse than the loneliness is the guilt he carries over how she died. When she watched him change in the moonlight, Mariah of the fae was terrified. Running away in her fear, she fell over a ledge and was impaled. Bowen has lived as an empty shell ever since. A Lycae can have only one mate in his lifetime, and a male can only make children with his mate. Any dreams of having a family died with Mariah.
Every 250 years, members of every species are invited to participate in the "Talisman's Hie", a scavenger hunt that only the most powerful and ruthless beings can play to the finish. The prize for this hunt is a magic key that grants it's holder the ability to time travel twice. If Bowen can win the key, he can go back and save his mate. However, he has several competitors who want the key for themselves. One is a young witch named Mariketa.
Mariketa is prophesied to be one of the "Queens" of witchcraft. At only 23 years of age, she has not yet mastered her powers. While her species waits to see how her powers unfold, Mari wants to prove that she is worth their wait. Winning the Hie is the perfect opportunity. She is holding her own in the hunt until Bowen traps her in a cave. Believing her to be a powerful witch, Bowen is sure Mari will soon free herself. Trapping her will only give him a head-start to the next round. As he drops a boulder over the cave's only exit, Mari throws one of her few successful spells at him. Bowen doesn't realize that he has trapped her for weeks with 6 undead incubi.
At the end of the Hie, Bowen is one of the last two competitors. He is devastated when he loses at the last second. For the past weeks, his body has been unable to heal itself. He is sure the witch put a spell on him. His body has literally fallen apart. Being immortal, his injuries can't kill him. But they have weakened him to the point that he cannot win the final round. When he gets his hands on the witch, he'll destroy her for stealing his chance to save his mate. But first he must force her to remove the spell.
Bowen is shocked to learn that Mari never escaped the cave. Something is making him desperate to save her. His need to rescue her is as keen as that of a mate. He is certain the witch enchanted him. Having already lost his mate, he knows Mari can't be the one and only chosen for him. When he finds himself desperate to free her, Bowen begins to believe she must be his mate reincarnated. After she has suffered torture at the hands of the incubi, he faces his greatest challenge in convincing her to forgive him and give him a chance to win her. While escorting her back to civilization, Bowen will hunt for her, care for her, and keep her safe from the elements. He'll do whatever it takes to impress her and make her happy. Believing he has his mate back, Bowen could not bare to lose her again. When they discover that an evil sorceress is attempting to kill Mari and steal her powers, Bowen feels utterly useless. Such evil magic is the one thing his strength cannot defeat.
Robert Petkoff was outstanding in the delivery of the story
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