Review: ‘MacRieve’ by Kresley Cole
MacRieveby Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #14
Published by Gallery Books on July 2, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: Hardcover, AudioBook
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In this pulse-pounding Immortals After Dark tale, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole delves into the darkest mysteries and deepest passions of Clan MacRieve. . .
A Beast In Torment
Uilleam MacRieve believed he’d laid to rest the ghosts of his boyhood. But when a brutal torture revives those ancient agonies and destroys his Lykae instinct, the proud Scot craves the oblivion of death. Until he finds her—a young human so full of spirit and courage that she pulls him back from the brink.
A Beauty In Chains
Seized for the auction block, Chloe Todd is forced to enter a terrifying new world of monsters and lore as a bound slave. When offered up to creatures of the dark, she fears she won’t last the night. Until she’s claimed by him—a tormented immortal with heartbreaking eyes, whose touch sets her blood on fire.
A Full Moon On The Rise
With enemies circling, MacRieve spirits Chloe away to the isolated Highland keep of his youth. But once he takes her to his bed, his sensual mate becomes something more than human, evoking his savage past and testing his sanity. On the cusp of the full moon, can he conquer his worst nightmare to save Chloe . . . from himself?
This is my first time listening/reading MacRieve since it released in 2013. I’ve had the Hardcover (Signed by Kresley Cole) in my bookcase for quite some time. I never got a chance to read or listen to the audible version of it. I’m making up for it now since the next book is due to come out. I loved the Immortals After Dark series when I started reading it back in 2009/2010. I was still in the Navy and was reading the books back to back until I caught up on the series.
I’m so glad I finally read and listened to MacRieve. I enjoyed this book because it’s Uilleam MacRieve’s book. I wanted to read his book when I was introduced to him in earlier books. He had been captured by ‘The Order’ and ended up being tortured the time he was captive. He had the worst thing done to him, so he deserved revenge. Kresley immediately tells how Uilleam managed to get caught and let’s say Nix always seems to be around when it happens. Once he’s out of captivity, he wants revenge, and he finds out that a young woman has been held captive and will be sold to the highest bidder by the Lore. The catch is the captive, is the daughter of the mastermind behind the Order. She has no idea what her father does really, and secrets will be revealed in this book about her father and secrets about her.
The book reveals quite a bit about the Order and how it came to be, and it also shows a lot about Chloe Todd, who is the one up on the auction block. Uilleam though, is going to rescue her because he finds out she’s his mate. This was a surprise in the book since Chloe should be his enemy. Chloe won’t make it easy for Uilleam in the book. I loved her character because she knew how to handle Uilleam, even though she was new to the Lore. I don’t want to give too much away, but the big kicker comes toward the end of the book. I was not expecting that major twist in the book. Kresley always manages to keep me turning the pages with her surprises, especially with this series. I can’t wait to dive into the book in the series since it’s another one I never got a chance to read.
If you haven’t read any of these books in the Immortals After Dark series and you are a PNR fan I highly recommend these books. Also, check out the Fated Mates Podcast. They go into detail of each book in their podcast, and I love the fact I’m getting a chance to re-read the previous books and read the ones I haven’t read or listened to yet. I also highly recommend listening to the books for the series since the narrator is one of my favorites. (Robert Petkoff) I LOVE him and how he brings the characters and story to life.
Story Rating: 4.5 stars
Steaminess Rating: 4 stars
Standalone or part of series: Part of the Immortals After Dark series and I highly recommend reading in order.
Do I recommend this book? Yes, most definitely.
Will I read other books from the author? Yes. She’s one of my auto-buy favorite authors.
Tropes/Elements: Fated Mates; Enemies-to-Lovers
Hero: Lykae (Werewolf Shifter); Tortured; Broken; Damaged;
Heroine: Halfling (Succubus/Human); Soccer Player; Daughter of the Order Bad Guy (Webb)