Sara's Review: Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark #16) by Kresley Cole
Publisher: Gallery Books
Released: December 1, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 421 pages
Format: ebook , paperback, Hardcover, Audiobook
An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty... 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.
Four Boundless Stars
Immortals After Dark was one of the very first series I stumbled upon when I started getting into reading almost 8 years ago. Yep, unlike most, I am not a lifelong reader. It’s something I got into as an adult. From the very beginning; Kresley Cole managed to steal my imagination, and suck me into the romance, and now, 16 books later, that still hasn’t changed. I will admit; I have liked some books more than others. Also, I’m not a huge fan of the new covers; I prefer the buffed guys looking out over this more artsy take, but that’s just my preference. I am coming to a place that I am no longer into PNR, but I can still sit and devour Immortals After Dark. There are times I have thought of starting from the beginning just to give myself a refresher. However, who has the time, with Sweet Ruin, I made the time.
Kresley Cole has outdone herself once again with a heroin that I absolutely LOVE. Jo is perfect, smart assed, sassy, brave and a spitfire, all rolled into a woman with a huge heart, that wants nothing other than to be loved. Has she met her match in Ruin? He is part of the deadly Morior and I can’t wait to get into all of them. The ascensions brewing are going to be un-freaking-believable! I will also say that Ruin was great; he was a total charmer, and funny, yet when went head on with Jo, he was all twisted up. I loved it. Their scenes together were scorching hot, and the whole time I was rooting for Jo.
With that said, I can’t see myself giving up on this series anytime soon. When I think we are going one way and it’s going to get close to finishing; Kresley Cole throws an entire new mix of characters in, and it leaves me reeling for what will happen in the next book, or who the next book will even be about. I honestly don’t even have a clue; however, I know one I am tremendously looking forward to is Nix! But I have a feeling hers will be the last, so I am good with waiting a long time for that one.
I give Sweet Ruin: Immortals After Dark #16 4 Boundless stars I really enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next installment.