Tuesday, January 10, 2012

~Review~ Lothaire by Kresley Cole


Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness—until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.


Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.


Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?


1st line in the book--> “What fresh humiliation does this day bring?”

In Kresely Cole's latest installment in her Immortals After Dark series, we are finally given the story behind one of the most powerful, mysterious and dangerous beings. Just like when Acheron was released, Lothaire the Enemy of Old has finally been revealed! We never quite knew where he came from, what he was up to or who was the female that would be destined for such an evil being.

I will make this a Non-Spolier review since It just released!! I have to say that although it isn't my #1 favorite, it has reached my top three for the series! For anyone who hasn't read the series, I am happy to say that it can be read as a stand alone. The book focuses more on the couple and their struggles rather than all the other events that are happening in the series. KC does a very good job of explaining what is going on for new readers while not making it feel repetitive for fans!

I LOVED IT!!! We have always known so little about Lothaire. Only knowing that he is feared by all. Males either want to destroy him or run from him, while even the Females who despise vampires, can't resist his strikingly good looks. The one thing everyone knows he covets is power. So who could have blooded him? Allowing him to finally recognize his fated female?? Enter Elizabeth Pierce. The last person Lothaire could have imagined would be his Bride... a human. A weak, fragile human... the fates are surely laughing at him, but there is another being that is trapped within Elizabeth. With a plot to seize the Horde crown...a human Bride must be a mistake.

Like I said, I loved how the story pulled away from the events happening in the series and focused more on the couple. The only thing I could say that at times the story would drag, my excitement would slow down, but it would pick up again! I can say its one emotional thrill ride. Just when you might start to get mad at Lothaire, you end up loving him more. Elizabeth is an awesome heroine, and the perfect match for Lothaire. Just as an FYI... Lothaire hasn't bedded a single female in over a millennium. So when he finally finds the Female who brings his body back to life, he takes FULL advantage. There are some hot, Hot, HAWT love scenes that leave you melting!! LOL I can't wait to see who will KC write about next!!! I have my list... which character(s) do you anxiously want to read about next?!?!?

FAVE Quotes:

Yes you. An ignorant, mortal Kmart checkout girl.” He took the sharpest knife from his place setting, absently turning it between his left thumb and forefinger. “Kmart? I should’ve been so lucky. Those jobs were hard to come by. I worked at my uncle’s outfitter shop.” “Then you’re even worse. You’re an outfitter checkout girl with aspirations for Kmart.”

Oh, that’s right, she’s a goddess. And you’re a vampire. I suppose pookas are real, too. And shapeshifters?” Then her eyes widened. “Is Mothman real?”...“Everything you’ve ever dreamed is real,” Lothaire said. “Every creature thought to be myth. We call our world the Lore. And for the record, Mothman’s a fu*kwit.”

Elizabeth Daciano is my woman.” Thad had swallowed. “And she sure is a nice one, Mr. Lothaire.” “Keep your mouth to yourself today, boy, or your spine will decorate our mantel. . . .”



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