The Warlord Wants Forever Review

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Title: The Warlord Wants Forever
 
Author: Kresley Cole
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Immortals After Dark #1
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.11/5
 
Why I read this: To finish a TBR reading challenge. Been on my list since 2013
 

Synopsis: The Warlord Wants Forever… the sensually charged novella that started it all!

In this scorching series opener, #1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces the captivating Immortals After Dark Series.

The Warlord
Nikolai Wroth, a ruthless vampire general, will stop at nothing to find his Bride, the one woman who can “blood” him, making his heart beat and filling him with strength. Coldly interested only in the power his Bride will bring, he can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted awakens him body—and soul.

The Seductress
Famed throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, Myst has devoted her life to protecting a magical jewel and to fighting the vampires.Wroth provides her with the perfect opportunity to torment her sworn enemy—for with his new heartbeat comes a consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her. Denying him, she flees, struggling to forget his searing, possessive kiss.

The Hunt is on…
She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen her enchanted jewel, giving him absolute power over her. Now that she’s his for the taking, he intends to make her experience first-hand the agonising, unending lust she subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Nikolai realises he wants far more than vengeance from Myst and frees her, will she come back to him?

 
What I thought about the book: This is a really quick read, could be read in one day, so it suited me nicely to finish off my TBR reading challenge. As a novella series opener, there’s little world building, but enough to get a good grasp of what’s going on. Most first books get bogged down explaining the different creatures, their history and politics. Cole does it quickly and when necessary so it flows smoothly with the story.
Easily one of the dirtiest books I’ve ever read (not that I’m complaining), lots of sexy times. The plot doesn’t suffer for it, though, and we still get a good understanding of the characters. Myst is protective, independent, and surprisingly modern despite her age. Wroth is honourable, (insanely) possessive, and surprising old fashioned despite his age. They’re both very likeable characters that I would love to read more of. I’ll definitely continue this series.
 
My Rating:
4 paws
Smutometer:
Smut 4
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