Review: ‘Pleasure of a Dark Prince’ by Kresley Cole
Pleasure of a Dark Princeby Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #9
Published by Pocket Books on February 16th 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: Paperback, AudioBook
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar.
A DANGEROUS BEAUTY...
Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her -- and those she loves.
AN UNCONTROLLABLE NEED...
Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.
THAT LEAD TO A PLEASURE SO WICKED....
From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia's greatest weakness -- her wanton desire for him.
( I originally reviewed Pleasure on a Dark Prince on my first book blog ‘Mrs. Papillion aka “The Book Worm” ‘ back in the day of 2010/2011. This was when I was first blogging, and I was still in the Navy.)
Oh, yes a WEREWOLF Lover again and a VERY determined Huntress who will stop at nothing to complete the task that she’s been doing for a LONG time. These two are a riot in this book. They both are difficult in my opinion, but I love them for it. Garreth MacRieve (Prince of the Lykae) will do anything to be with his WOMAN, and Lucia the Huntress is trying everything to give him a hint that she can’t be with him. Garreth though is determined to win her over somehow, even if he can only protect her on her mission. She eventually succumbs to his charm to protect her because who cannot agree to his protection. I know I couldn’t. (You can protect me anytime Garreth.)
I enjoyed this story the second time around, especially when listening to it thanks to Robert Petkoff. Lucia’s character is a kickass heroine in the story, and Garreth is a significant alpha in the story when it comes to Lucia. In the story, the readers will get a backstory of Lucia and what happened to her, and you will gain an understanding of why she’s on her mission. She doesn’t trust easily, and she falls in love ever, especially with what happened in the past. I could understand why. Just wait until Garreth finds out the truth. Oh boy! He’s not going to mad though in the story. He’s going to react the protective way as every fated mate always reacts towards their heroine. He’s going to kick ass when someone messes with their mate.
I loved how Kresley had both characters go on an adventure in the story together. I also enjoyed all the banter between the two because they already felt like an old married couple. Garreth though is my favorite of the two. His reaction to Lucia with certain things, which so fun. Seriously, I can’t say it enjoy, but I fell hard for him.
Again, thanks to Kresley Cole for this fantastic storyline. I will love to meet her one day and find out how she came up with these characters and their world. Every book I read from her, feels like I’m right there with the characters. Thank you again, Kresley Cole, for getting me sucked into this WORLD of yours that you created.
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.
Will I read other books from the author? Yes. She’s one of my auto-buy favorite authors.
Tropes/Elements: Fated Mates
Hero: Lykae (Werewolf); Sexy & Funny; Alpha
Heroine: Valkyrie; Huntress; Determined; Kick-Ass