No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole

February 16th, 2017 Kimberly Review 35 Comments

16th Feb
No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole
No Rest for the Wicked
by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #3
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Gifted
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Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire - a nightmare in his mind - against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live - until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.

When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow - accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings - particularly lust - emerge multiplied. For the first time, she's unable to complete a kill.

The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity - as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world - to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she's falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?

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No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole is the third book in the Immortals After Dark series. Once again, I chose to listen due to the fabulous narrations of Robert Petkoff.

Kaderin, the Cold Hearted, is a Kickass Warrior Valkyrie who hates vampires with a vengeance after they killed her sisters. Sebastian Wroth, a warrior,  was turned unknowingly by his brothers centuries ago to save him. He left his ancestral home in anger and has never taken blood from a living source. He instead drinks animal blood. Sebastian is a nomad who has chosen to live off the grid, disgusted by his own existence. We all know where this is going right? So of course when Kaderin crosses his path she makes his heart beat again. The two share a hot and heated encounter before she takes off leaving him behind. The romance that unfolds is slow building and filled with sexual tension, humor and character growth.

Their story intertwines with a quest or “amazing race” type of event. Kaderin has won in previous years and is determined to hold that honor again. This year the prize will grant her her heart’s desire and no one will stop her. Sebastian tags along or pops in to aid Kaderin much to her annoyance. I loved the banter and snark. The two of them totally surprised each other, as did their reactions to things. The “amazing race” was fantastic. Cole’s description of the challenges, creatures they encounter and lore were delightful. This race allowed the romance to develop slowly and be tested. It also gave Cole room to showcase and flesh out these characters.  They felt genuine, and I connected on a much more personal level than the previous book.

Cole also gives us plenty of humor, updates on previous characters and hints of things to come. I adore the Valkyrie home in NOLA and the men who have fallen for these women. Conversations between them and our main characters had me chuckling. Such mischief.

Robert Petkoff once again narrates, and I love his voice for these strong, alpha male characters. Petkoff gave me a delightfully feminine Kaderin, while still capturing her fierceness.

No Rest for the Wicked offered all the elements one would expect in a dark paranormal romance. Cole’s developed characters and plot along with Pertkoff’s narration made it a stellar listen.

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35 Responses to “No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole”

  1. Nise'

    I read the first book in this series last week. Since I love Petkoff’s narration, I may listen to the next book.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Melanie, I am having a blast with this series on audio. I need to start book 6, but have ARC audios to get to and Ilona Andrews as well. So little time!!

      • Melanie Simmons

        So many books came out last week. I’ve already listened to two of them (Silence Fallen and Etched in Bone). I still have five that all arrived last week. Too many great choices, it is hard to choose which to tackle next. #BookBloggerProblems LOL

        • kimbacaffeinate

          I listen to the Alpha * Omega series but started Mercy reading and devoured Silence Fallen last Now Etched in Bone was an audio listen. I am at 90%. Loving it. So excited about the spinoff.

  2. Michele

    I have never read a Kresley Cole book, but I’m a sucker for a vampire story (hehe…see what I did there?) Seriously, this sounds good, Kim – love the sound of the romance and the snarky banter. I’m adding the series to my Amazon wishlist.

  3. Lover Of Romance

    oh I would love to try this one in audio, This is one of the few of the series I have yet to try out…so I definitely need to pick it up soon. I do love the humor she displays in her books.

  4. Lorna

    Gah! I am literally looking at the paperback on my shelf as I write this and know that it’s going to be probably a long while until I get to it. I think you may have just moved it upward on my tbr though 🙂

  5. Tanya

    Whoops, I think I just sent my comment to your email! LOL
    This one was so much fun! How we raced across all the obstacles while Sebastian did what he could to get Kaderin’s attention. The snark in this series seriously has me addicted. Each character has something about them that can make me laugh, whether it be some habit or some sarcastic remarks they make!

  6. Kristin

    What did you think of the ending?? Do you NEED to next one NOW or what??? I think this was the one that I loved b/c of the way it ended and flowed into the next one… err.. let me check. (pause for GR check) Well, I still can’t tell but I think it is. Either way, I LOVE that you’re enjoying this series as much as I did!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! Awesome review!!

  7. Heidi

    I have long wanted to try this series, but never found the time. I think when I do read it I will go the audio route. I have never listened to this narrator, and if he is a fav of yours, I am sure I will love his work.

  8. Bookworm Brandee

    Omigosh! Wasn’t this one amazing? I love Kaderin and Sebastian together and I love the excitement and suspense that The High provided. This is my favorite in the series so far – although I’m only at #7 (or #8??)… I can hear Petkoff in my head right now as Sebastian. Gah! That’s how much I love this one. And and Bowen’s story, which I think is next, is also a fav. <3 I'm so, so happy you're enjoying this series, Kimberly!!

  9. Geybie's Book Blog

    I read book 1 a few years ago but got distracted. All I remember is I loved it back then. Still planning to read this series since I have them on my tbr list. Thanks for reminding me of this series. Great review, Kim!

  10. Cyn

    I love the sounds of the snark, the humour and the NOLA setting! Glad to see this was such a fabulous listen! Great review, Kim!