Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark, #3
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 359 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on September 24, 2007
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This seductive paranormal series continues with a brutal Highland werewolf and an exquisite young witch, adversaries with a blood vendetta between them.
Her breathless kiss haunts him…
Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed—until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.
His slow, hot touch is irresistible…
Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It’s rumored that no one can tempt Bowen’s hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.
No deed is too wicked for her seduction…
If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?
I’m slowly rereading this series with Ruby @ Bookishly Ruby. You should check her review here. I was dreading this book since I was dreading the whole trope of hero loosing his mate and comparing heroine to the old one. What can I say? I’ve been annoyed by enough of characters like that.
There’s not enough likeable witch characters, so Mariketa was fun to read about. She’s a “Chosen One” but instead of running away from it she went as far as to hide behind a magikal glamor to make sure nothing and no-one prevents her from her destiny. I really felt for her, for feeling like she’s always part of B- team.
Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan had his moments but he could be annoying at times about his feelings for Mariketa. He refused to believe anything but that his feelings were because of a spell. Bowen’s not perfect by all means: he had feelings for Mariketa but would still go back in time to save Mariah but the end of the book redeems him in my eyes.
Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night is my favorite book so far. It seems like every book is better than the last one. I was so surprised how much I liked it that I almost gave it full five stars. I’m glad Kresley Cole managed to make me enjoy certain tropes more than usually, like chosen one and hero finding a new love.