EDIT: 19/02/2015, I finally found my Lachlain. After years of searching...after hiking in treacherous mountains, through blizzards in far off places,EDIT: 19/02/2015, I finally found my Lachlain. After years of searching...after hiking in treacherous mountains, through blizzards in far off places, I, Erin, Have found my dream casting for Lachlain MacRieve...
My Casting choice for Emma.
Emmmaline Troy~Emilie De Ravin
“When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest.”
A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER was my first Kresley Cole book and since reading it I have devoured most of her other books. Seriously, I can't get enough and honestly I hope the IAD series never ends. On my first sitting I, more or less, read A Hunger Like No Other straight through. I simply couldn't put it down and I am always captured and recaptured by the love story of Lachlain and Emmaline every time I sit down to read it. Since finishing it in 2011 I have re-read A Hunger Like no other countless times.
Lachlain is probably my all time favorite paranormal hero. No other paranormal hero has come close to Lachlain-Where can I purchase a Lachlain? I'd pay big bucks to have one. If I was asked who was my favorite IAD hero,I'd have to say Laclain. Lothaire is a close second, of course.
When Lachlain MacRieve,King of The Lykae scents his destined mate, he does everything in his power to be freed from his imprisonment-He does the impossible and breaks the chains that have kept him imprisoned for 150 years and goes after her. However, He does not get away unscathed. He escapes with 150 years of mental anguish and loses a limb-which with time, will be regenerated.
I have to say that Emmaline Troy(Yes, THAT Troy) is my favorite paranormal heroine. She isn't the feisty,savvy and worldly Vampire one would expect in a paranormal romance. Having been sheltered by her Valkyrie aunts all of her 72 years of life, Emmmaline is rather meek and quite afraid of everything and often criticizes her self for that.She yearns for a place to belong. After not feeding for days, Emma is lethargic and absolutely terrifed by the overbearing werewolf were who's hijacked her and coerced her into traveling with him to his home in Scotland.
Storming into her life like a hurricane, Lachlain is furious to discover that the woman he has searched for her for years,decades and centuries is a vampire. What could be worse? Finally finding his destined mate only to find she is a vampire? The very species that had imprisoned and repeatedly tortured him for 150 years.
I loved the development of the characters. Emmaline was a timid and shy lass, known as Emma the timid finds that she is more than that. She is Emma the King Killer. She becomes more than anyone (except Nix) believed she could be. She becomes self confident, grows stronger and more resilient and more accepting to her vampire-side. There is something beautiful in Emmaline's character development and I couldn't help but admire how Kresley Cole managed to change Emma so drastically yet keep her in the same spirit. By the End of the book, Emmaline is more than an even match for her Lykae mate.
As time passes and Lachlain realizes who really Emma is and how much she means to him, above and beyond being his fated mate, he shows just how adoring and capable of caring for his mate he can be. Lachlain develops from being a overbearing bully/batcase into a truly amazing guy. Charismatic, loving, protective, possessive(I couldn't help but love it 'cause what did you expect, he is a werewolf afterall)and accepting . Kresley Cole is a fantastic writer. I was drawn into the story from the first sentence, and could barely put it down-reluctant to even eat my food, because I was so immersed in the world of Lachlain and Emmaline.
“He stalked up behind her to clench her hips, and she stilled. In a breathy voice, she asked, "You're going to make love to me again, aren't you?" In answer,he lifted her onto the counter, tore off her shift, then pressed her naked body back into the blooms.”
Lachlain and Emmaline's relationship begins off rocky, yet it becomes such a strongly bound and loving relationship. I loved the steamy and intense chemistry between Lachlain and Emma. Kresley Cole can't go wrong with a sexy, highlander Lykae. I adored how WILD Lachlain is. He begins off as a feral beast but gradually-thanks to Emmaline-changes into puppy willing to protect Emma at all costs. 5 STARS!!
They only made it to an empty hall before he pressed her against the wall, cupped her neck, and demanded once again, “You’ll stay with me?” “Always.”
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Lady Madelyne had sealed her own fate. She’d warmed his feet.
There's really something special about 'Honor's Splendour' by Julie Garwood. Out of all thLady Madelyne had sealed her own fate. She’d warmed his feet.
There's really something special about 'Honor's Splendour' by Julie Garwood. Out of all the Julie Garwood books I have read so far, this one truly stands out!
The plot is just so enchanting( though come on, we've probably read something like it before-Honor's Splendour is about 15 years old and yeah I have come across books with the same premise-but that in no way effects how great this book is) and I loved everything about it.
Set in Medieval times, It begins with Baron Duncan of Wexton, otherwise known as The Wolf is tied, naked to a post to freeze to death in the harsh winter climate. Luckily for him,Madelyne-the sister of Louddon,his enemy seeks to escape her brother and save the poor warrior from certain death. Not knowing that he is in fact there for her she saves his life and warms his feet(super cute piece of the story). She frees him just to be captured by him. Duncan wants revenge against Madelyne's brother for his rape of Duncan's sister. Duncan wants an 'eye for an eye'. However, Duncan is in no way like Louddon and quickly realizes the Madelyne is unlike her brother. And gradually, they fall in love (duh!).
Honor's Splendor is just one of those books that once you finish it you are left with a smile on your face. I will re-read this again just to put a smile on my face....more