Re-Post Review: ‘Dark Needs at Night’s Edge’ by Kresley Cole
Dark Needs at Night's Edgeby Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #4
Published by Pocket Books on April 29, 2008
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: AudioBook, Paperback
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Bestselling author Kresley Cole continues her seductive Immortals After Dark series with this tale of a vampire shunned even by his own kind and a beautiful phantom, bound together by a passion they cannot resist.
A RAVEN-HAIRED TEMPTRESS OF THE DARK...
Neomi Laress, a famous ballerina from a past century, became a phantom the night she was murdered. Imbued with otherworldly powers but invisible to the living, she haunts her beloved home, scaring away trespassers -- until she encounters a ruthless
A VAMPIRE WARRIOR CONSUMED BY MADNESS...
To prevent him from harming others, Conrad Wroth's brothers imprison him in an abandoned manor. But there, a female only he can see seems determined to drive him further into madness. The exquisite creature torments him with desire, leaving his body racked with lust and his soul torn as he finds himself coveting her for his own.
HOW FAR WILL HE GO TO CLAIM HER?
Yet even if Conrad can win Neomi, evil still surrounds her. Once he returns to the brutality of his past to protect her, will he succumb to the dark needs seething inside him?
First Read: March 2010
Second Read: August 2014
Third Read (Listened): March 2019
Fourth Read: December 2021
I’m going back through another re-read of the Immortals After Dark series, due to the next book, Munro, releasing January 2022. It’s been a couple of years since my last re-read of the series, so it was time again to refresh my memory of everything. This would be my fourth time reading Dark Needs at Night’s Edge, and each time I read it, I realize how much I adore this world that Kresley Cole created. It’s one of my favorite PNR series, and it will always have a special place in my heart.
Storyline/My Thoughts: Dark Needs at a Night’s Edge was one of my favorites when I read it first in 2010/2014. I couldn’t wait to dive into learning more about Conrad Wrath and which female character would win him over. He is a Wroth, but he’s not like his brothers. He’s too consumed with his bloodlust and hating his brothers. He has never gotten over his brothers turning him into a vampire.
Unfortunately, he never thought a sweet female would change his mind about the current situation his brothers put him in. His brothers have imprisoned him in an old home in Louisiana to get him better hopefully, but he’s not going to make it easy for them. He has a ghost bugging him constantly in the residence he is now confined to live in at the moment. No one else can see her but him, and he’s intrigued by her.
Neomi was once a famous ballerina, but she was murdered one night, and she haunts her home to keep away trespassers, but the minute she meets Conrad, she realizes there are scarier creatures out there that she didn’t know about in her life. She’s intrigued by Conrad and the rest of the other paranormal creatures, though, and is also happy that someone else can finally see her. The handsome vampire is handsome, and she can’t stay away from him, even though he warns her several times not to fall for him.
I love how Conrad and Neomi’s relationship grew in the book. It wasn’t easy, but it was well worth it. They were perfect together. Neomi’s murder is a sad story, so be prepared for emotional moments. The poor girl needed some closure for what happened to her. I won’t go into the story anymore because I don’t want to give anything away. If you read the previous book, you’ll recognize the other characters that make an appearance in this book. They play a significant role in this book with the main characters. I loved Conrad and Neomi’s love story because of how difficult it was to get these two together due to how different they were personally and physically wise.
Kresley Cole did a beautiful job of making such a ruthless character show a different side. Conrad never wanted to become what he was, and he had it rough from the beginning of accepting the change. I felt sympathetic for him since he was mentioned in previous books. He was the long-lost Wroth brother, and I was ready to learn more about the ruthless brother. It takes a beautiful ballerina ghost to show Conrad how to be a sweet, protective guy.
I give this book five stars, and I’m now diving into the next book in the IAD series while I type up this review. I’m having a hard time stopping my re-read/re-listen of this series.
Standalone or Part of Series: It’s part of the Immortals After Dark series, and I highly recommend reading in order.
Steaminess: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Trope(s): Fated Mates; Opposite’s Attract
Would I recommend this book? Yes. I highly recommend this book/series to readers that enjoy Paranormal Romance.
Will I read other books from this author? Yes, most definitely. She’s one of my favorite authors.