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Buddy Read: Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole

Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole 
Series: Immortals After Dark, #5
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 388 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on May 20, 2008
Kresley Cole: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

A seductive beauty he can never have. Yet can’t resist…
Cadeon Woede will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought we could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past.

A tormented warrior she should fear, but can’t deny…

Raised as a human, Holly never knew that some frightening legends are real until she encounters a brutal demon who inexplicably guards her like a treasure. Thrust into a sensual new world of myth and power, with him as her protector, she begins to crave the demon’s wicked touch.

Surrender to dark desires…

Yet just when he earns Holly’s trust, will Cade be forced to betray the only woman who can state his wildest needs–and claim his heart?

Before we get to this story can I just mention how much I love this cover? The model looks so much like Clary Fray from Shadowhunter TV series and I’m just all for it. This book was a buddy read with Ruby @ Bookishly Ruby. You should check her review here. I didn’t really like this book but I actually enjoyed this buddy read more than the other since we read more in the same pace and were able to actually talk about the chapters as we went on.

“Gods, I love it when you talk mathy to me.”

I had hopes for Cadeon despite the fact that he’s a manwhore and I’m so sick of that trope. I felt for him since I hated how Rydstrom (or Rydiot like Ruby likes to call him) treated him for 900 years. Not only did he blame Cadeon but he never acted like they were brothers instead of just a guy who had to make amends to get his crown back.

I’m sorry but I didn’t like the romance in this book. I’m usually all here for romance for in this book I actually preferred reading about scenes they had with other characters like Cadeon’s demon friend and Holly’s aunts. I liked that he thought little nerdy things about her was sexy but overall he was pretty horrible to her, acting like her being a virgin made her broken.

All in all worst book in the series so far to me but it might just be my unpopular opinion since most people in goodreads seem to love it? Dark Desires After Dusk was such a let down after few last books and I don’t have high hopes for next one either since it’s about Rydstrom.

1.5 stars
You can find Ruby in her: Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

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