ARC Review – SWEET RUIN by Kresley Cole @kresleycole

ARC Review – SWEET RUIN by Kresley Cole @kresleycole

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ARC Review – SWEET RUIN by Kresley Cole @kresleycoleSweet Ruin by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #16
Published by: Gallery Books
on December 1, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty in this sizzling new novel from Kresley Cole’s #1 New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series.

A foundling raised in a world of humans

Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was “bad,” an outcast with strange powers. Her baby brother Thaddeus was as perfect as she was flawed; protecting him became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transition from angry girl…to would-be superhero…to enchanting, ruthless villain.

A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission

A threat to the Møriør has brought archer Rune the Baneblood to the mortal realm to slay the oldest living Valkyrie. Whether by bow or in bed, he never fails to eliminate his target. Yet before he can strike, he encounters a vampiric creature whose beauty conceals a black heart. With one bite, she pierces him with aching pleasure, taking his forbidden blood—and jeopardizing the secrets of his brethren.

A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin…

Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie he hunts? Rune knows he must not trust Josephine, yet he’s unable to turn her away. Despite his millennia of sexual conquests, he can’t ignore the unfamiliar longing she arouses deep within him. When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits ultimate loyalty against unbridled lust.


SWEET RUIN is Kresley Cole’s best IAD book to date! With tons of power, passion, and seduction, each page was a treat, every chapter a beautiful journey. Once you start, there is absolutely NO putting it down! This was a spectacular romance that packed a powerful paranormal punch! The chemistry between Josephine and Rune was explosive at best – the sexual tension so thick you could cut it with a knife. It’s hard to believe that after 15 books in this amazing series, that Cole could out-do herself yet again! I can always guarantee a sexy supernatural escape when it comes to this author’s writing.

Intense alpha males and kick ass heroines are what Kresley Cole does best! Rune and Josephine quickly became my favorite characters of the series. I know. I know. There are so many to choose from but let me tell you, Josephine MADE this book what it was. She might be my favorite heroine of Cole’s period. She is hard, tough, with such a smart mouth, but inside she is craving a connection. I connected with her instantly. I was on her side every step of the way. Rune was her match in every way possible. Rune could have any woman, any creature he wanted, but he is stuck on the mystery woman who doesn’t fall for his seduction. She is a rarity, and he wants to know more about her, even though she drives him crazy.

The chemistry, the passion is ridiculous! It’s incredibly intense and gripping and I couldn’t take my eyes of the pages for a second. SWEET RUIN just confirmed my addiction to this series and EVERYTHING Kresley Cole. This is paranormal romance at its finest. Anytime I can delve into Cole’s sensual and magical world, is a DAMN good day!

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About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. She has also written five award-winning historical romances.

Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign languages. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. Two of her favorite places to visit include the rain forests of Central America and the Queensland area of Australia.

Cole’s trademark action, sensuality, and humor are exemplified in her popular Immortals After Dark Series, which revolves around the Lore, a secret stratum of hundreds of immortal creatures–ranging from Vampires to Lykae, Furies to Shifters, and Fey to Valkyrie–that each have their strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others. Though they secretly live among humans, they constantly war among themselves, which gives her a lot of material.

In 2007, Kresley won the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for best paranormal for her novel A Hunger Like No Other, and in January 2009, she became a #1 New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller with her sixth IAD installment, Kiss of a Demon King. In 2010, Kiss of a Demon King earned Kresley her second RITA award. 2011 brought Cole her second #1 NYT bestseller with Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

She lives in Florida with her husband and far too many animals. She spends any free time traveling and enjoys all things related to boats and water.

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