by Kresley Cole
Kresley Cole is a powerhouse in the PNR (Paranormal Romance) genre. If you are a fan of this particular genre and you haven’t started the Immortals After Dark series (Why??!), you are missing out. WICKED ABYSS is the 18th book in the series and not really characters most of the fans of the series could get behind (in prerelease). We’re always hoping that one of the “left-hanging” (open plots from other books) characters will get their HEA, but then she throws out characters that we haven’t gotten attached to in the other books in the series.
Even though these characters weren’t “hype worthy”, once I started reading, I was sucked into the story. In typical Kresley Cole style, you have two characters come together that you don’t know if they are going to kill each other or have lots and lots of sex. These two clashed from the start, and their banter was the highlight of the story. The banished fey princess hides in plain sight at Disneyland, and the sarcasm that is spawned from that fact is hilarious. She’s supposedly the reincarnated mate of one King of Hell, and overall super surly bastard, Sian. Sian was tormented by the prior incarnation of Lila and has vowed vengeance for centuries. When Nix tells him his mate has been reborn and living in the human land, he kidnaps her and brings her to his hell domain, his intent is to torture her for her past wrong-doings. But, this wouldn’t be a PNR if he wasn’t captivated by her overall hotness…and is tortured himself by his attraction to her. It was a fun ride–very sexy ride too.
The story was typical of Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, very hot, very alpha males, trying to force their will on a “plucky” female, who doesn’t want anything to do with them. But, their attraction wins them over and they find themselves falling in love. I laughed out loud at parts of Wicked Abyss and blushed at others. Unlike other books in the series, this one was really sexual, I mean really sexual. It’s hard to hold on to the overall plot of the
Narration by Robert Petkoff, who has been doing Cole’s books for as long as I’ve been listening to them on audiobook. Petkoff, like
Overall, an enjoyable, sexy, funny, and action-packed PNR. Cole does it again, but I didn’t expect anything less.
“Mortals also go there to worship a mouse god. His likeness is everywhere. There’s a duck demigod too.”
Wicked Abyss (Immortals After Dark, #18) by Kresley ColeSeries: Immortals After Dark #18
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published by Gallery Books on April 25th 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Also in this series: Deep Kiss of Winter, MacRieve
This fairy tale doesn’t end with a kiss… A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole!
The terrifying king of hell...
As a boy, Abyssian “Sian” Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster—just as she’s been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.
Meets his match.
Princess Calliope “Lila” Barbot’s people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for aeons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can’t remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.
Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after?
As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn, Lila reluctantly responds to the beast’s cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?
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