by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark, #6
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Narration: 4.5 cups
A seductive beauty he can never have. Yet can't resist...
Cadeon Woede will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought we could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past.
A tormented warrior she should fear, but can't deny...
Raised as a human, Holly never knew that some frightening legends are real until she encounters a brutal demon who inexplicably guards her like a treasure. Thrust into a sensual new world of myth and power, with him as her protector, she begins to crave the demon's wicked touch.
Surrender to dark desires...
Yet just when he earns Holly's trust, will Cade be forced to betray the only woman who can state his wildest needs--and claim his heart?
I had such a blast listening to DARK DESIRES AFTER DUSK written by Kresley Cole and narrated by Robert Petkoff. Cole shares the story of a demon and the halfling who holds the key to his redemption. Their story was filled with snark, heat and nail-biting suspense. I couldn’t set this down!
I absolutely love the characters and delightful writing of the Immortals After Dark series. Cadeon Woede, a demon mercenary, looking to right the wrongs of the past with the help of Nix is given the assignment of capturing a halfling vessel. That halfling turns out to be Holly Ashwin, a local woman, that Cadeon has been secretly crushing on. Oh, the setup for DARK DESIRES AFTER DARK was fantastic. Cole hooked me from almost the onset with its interesting premise and likable characters. The banter between Holly and Cadeon was pure perfection! I knew we were in for one heck of a road trip!
Our heroine Holly has OCD, and Cole nailed her characteristics. I loved this added quirk. It also allowed us to see the softer side of Cadeon as he tried to accommodate her. Holly is bright and her field of study was an interesting one. Her condition, however, has given her a bit of a sheltered life. Believing herself human, her transformation, the trip, and serious danger freak her out before allowing her kick-ass side to emerge. FYI, a drunk Holly is a very funny, snarky Holly. Her transformation from sheltered human to confident warrior was a sight to behold.
At first, Cadeon is focused solely on his chance at redemption but spending time with Holly changes all that. Cadeon is a typical demon, and his thoughts and conversations had me laughing. His concern for Rydstrom was noble, and his struggles over his mate and family were nicely done. Cole writes such strong male characters. She takes the time to share all sides of their personality.
As these two travel, him to complete the mission, her in the hopes of reversing her transformation they encounter danger and face a growing attraction. Their interaction, attraction, and sexual tension allow the listener to experience all the feels. We do have some drama caused by miscommunication but Cole made it all feel believable.
The suspenseful thread played perfectly to their story and was filled with Wraths, demons and other supernatural creatures. We spend some time in the Valkyrie house, Nix was up to her old tricks. She remains my favorite character and I smile with glee every time she makes an appearance. The thread involving Cadeon’s brother was solid and had me laughing in the end.
Robert Pedkoff continues to amazing me with his characters. His ability to capture the tone of the stories, and how he tackles the heated love scenes. OH MY! The more we get into the series, the tighter his voices become. I love that each character is unique and cannot imagine not listening to this series. He truly has spoiled me.
DARK DESIRES AFTER DUSK rocked on audio and I cannot recommend this series or narrator enough.
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I love these demon brothers. I love that you mentioned his hot scenes. I read in an interview with him where he talked about working with a new engineer who said she needed a cigarette after one of his sex scenes. LOL 🙂 I’m try to get caught up on my visiting since RT.
And yet another author on my list. 😉
I seriously need to tackle this series!! I loved the first book in the spin-off Dacians series, also narrated by Petkoff (I know, I read the book out of order!). I think after I finish the Night Huntress series I’m going to start this one!
That is cool. Heroines in fantasies tend to be “perfect” so an OCD “quirk” is an interesting trait to lend the heroine. Plus she’s snarky too! Hard not to love her at this point for me and I haven’t read the book yet!
Happy Mother’s Day!
OMG! This sounds like something I would enjoy too. Great review Kimberly 🙂
The Bibliophile Babe
Oooh, I’m definitely adding this to the TBR!
You have me thhhhiissss close to dropping all the other audios on my TBR to do a listen of this one. I absolutely adore this series but am not much of a rereader. However, I have heard such amazing things about Petkoff and his narration of this series, I’m SO tempted!
I used to read and enjoy paranormals, I need to get back into this genre. This sounds like a good series, I like the OCD aspect and that the author wrote it well.
Wow! I don’t know what’s more impressive — the five cups or the heat level. Have a great weekend.
I still have to read my first Cole book. This series seems fantastic since book 6 is still 5-stars! I don’t think I have ever heard a paranormal romance with a male narrator! Nor an OCD MC! How interesting!
I have this in paperback along with a bunch of others from this series. I need to really go beyond book 1 and your review now has me wanting to listen. Oh well.
Glad to see you are still loving this series. I totally want to listen to it now, too. Happy Mother’s Day to you.
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This series has been on my list of series to try forever. I’ve purchased the first two books but I haven’t read them yet. Awesome review, Kim, as always. I’m gonna book binge this series as soon as possible.
You’re almost forcing me to pick up this series, you know that right? 😛
I love that even in a world filled with supernatural elements, the characters face real world problems like OCD. It helps to ground them in some form of reality.
Oh this is one of my favorite series. I love her books so much. Glad to hear you liked it.
Yay! Always fantastic when a book is a 5 star listen! This sounded like it had all the good stuff! I definitely need to try to read more Cole! Lovely review, Kim!
Kim, you are killng me with all these recommendations. 🙂 have never read any of her books beforeLove the cover on this one and the story sounds intriguing. . Great review.
This sounds like you really enjoyed it. I like Holly and her OCD! Great review Kimberly. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day 🙂
If I remember right I tried the 3 first books but maybe more. I liked them but well…