This fairy tale doesn't end with a kiss… A spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole!
The terrifying king of hell...
As a boy, Abyssian "Sian" Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster—just as she's been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.
Meets his match.
Princess Calliope "Lila" Barbot's people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for aeons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can't remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.
Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after?
As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn, Lila reluctantly responds to the beast's cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?
Yeah, another Immortals After Dark book! I know we just had Shadow's Seduction, but still, this was a full length book, and it deals with another member of the group against Nix and the other's we've gotten to know in previous books.
I enjoyed getting to know Sian and Lila! We met Sian's brother in Shadow's Claim, and with his death, well, Sian was starting to turn monstrous. Which makes this a bit of a Beauty and the Beast retelling. But that's not really the source of the fairy tale-that was the story Nix was telling of these two, though the beginning was a bit confusing, and I don't know how it fits with the rest of the story!
Sian has a lot of issues with Lila stemming from her first life, which she was an asshole and betrayed him and caused a lot of pain, and caused a lot of his people to be enslaved. But Lila's a different person now. Honestly, who'd like to be held accountable for mistakes from a previous life? No one? I thought so. The current life has enough of those!
These two did fall in love. And while she did keep secrets, she did so to keep herself alive, and she was going to tell them once she felt safe from him. But of course things don't work out that way, and I enjoyed how they figured out their relationship problems!
I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to read more, there are so many threads going on, like from MacRieve, that I really want to see continued! Plus all new threads, as well!
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #18
Read: April 25th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her books and this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: April 25th 2017