Title: Sweet Ruin
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2016
I received this book from Simon & Schuster, in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: A foundling raised in a world of humans
Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was “bad,” an outcast with strange powers. Her baby brother Thaddeus was as perfect as she was flawed; protecting him became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transition from angry girl…to would-be superhero…to enchanting, ruthless villain.
A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission
A threat to the Møriør has brought archer Rune the Baneblood to the mortal realm to slay the oldest living Valkyrie. Whether by bow or in bed, he never fails to eliminate his target. Yet before he can strike, he encounters a vampiric creature whose beauty conceals a black heart. With one bite, she pierces him with aching pleasure, taking his forbidden blood—and jeopardizing the secrets of his brethren.
A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin…
Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie he hunts? Rune knows he must not trust Josephine, yet he’s unable to turn her away. Despite his millennia of sexual conquests, he can’t ignore the unfamiliar longing she arouses deep within him. When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits ultimate loyalty against unbridled lust.
Thoughts: Great read! This latest installment centers around Josephine (Jo) and Rune the Baneblood. While yes they are both Lorean, they are bit of an odd couple. I wasn't too sure about them at first but it in the end they were pretty perfect for each other . Rune radiates everything sexiness and Jo, she grows on you. I am eager to read Nix and other characters stories, but it was refreshing to be introduced to some new characters. Once again Kresley Cole delivers and Sweet Ruin is a must read.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://kresleycole.com/
Immortals After Dark:
The Warlord Wants Forever
A Hunger Like No Other
No Rest for the Wicked
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
Dark Needs at Night's Edge
Dark Desires After Dusk
Kiss of a Demon King
Pleasure of a Dark Prince
Demon from the Dark
Dreams of a Dark Warrior