Macrieve by Kresley Cole

Book Synopsis

Book Details

Pages: 467

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Format: Paperback

A Beast In Torment

Uilleam MacRieve believed he’d laid to rest the ghosts of his boyhood. But when a brutal torture revives those ancient agonies and destroys his Lykae instinct, the proud Scot craves the oblivion of death. Until he finds her—a young human so full of spirit and courage that she pulls him back from the brink.

A Beauty In Chains

Seized for the auction block, Chloe Todd is forced to enter a terrifying new world of monsters and lore as a bound slave. When offered up to creatures of the dark, she fears she won’t last the night. Until she’s claimed by him—a tormented immortal with heartbreaking eyes, whose touch sets her blood on fire.

A Full Moon On The Rise

With enemies circling, MacRieve spirits Chloe away to the isolated Highland keep of his youth. But once he takes her to his bed, his sensual mate becomes something more than human, evoking his savage past and testing his sanity. On the cusp of the full moon, can he conquer his worst nightmare to save Chloe . . . from himself?

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* Non-Spoiler Review*

Kresley Cole is one of my go-to comfort reads when it comes to Paranormal Romance, while she didn’t make my Top 5 for my PNR Series she is still up there. A few months ago I hauled a tonne of Immortals After Dark books from a charity shop, and to say I have almost finished them all is an indication that this series still holds clout for me.

Macrieve is the 14th book in the Immortals After Dark series. The main character is Uilleam Macrieve, a tortured Lykae who is at his witts end. After not exacting vengeance on those who captured him and brutally tortured him, he sees no point in living. That of course is until the daughter of his torturer is put up for auction.

While many of Cole’s books are usually a main character saving the other main character’s soul trope, this one was lacking the usual angst. Our main female lead Chloe is a strong and feisty character, but there is something about her that doesn’t click well for me. Though I appreciate the direction Cole took with the story, it is character development heavy which is normal.

Overall, it was a quick read, shame that the story didn’t hold its own. A good book though to get into the groove for August.

Spice Rating: 5/6 – See my rating system here

Book Rating: 3.5/5

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