Jan 28, 12
Read from February 16, 2011 to January 28, 2012
***Re-reading. Reminded why this is my least favorite in the series. Oh, Regin, I wanted better for you.
Re-read conclusion. Gets a lot better at the end, but I wish there had been about 50 pages or so more of Regin and Declan flirting/falling in love. They were so serious and hated each other forever, and then suddenly they couldn't do without the other. Ah well. Any Cole read is a good read.
I think closer to 4.5 stars for me.
This is a hard one to rate - I've been looking forward to Regin's story for so long that I think just about anything would have been a bit of a let-down for me because expectations were so high. And I really, really loved DEMON FROM THE DARK's hero and storyline, but not necessarily the heroine. In this one, I loved the heroine but didn't really love the hero and the storyline.
I do love some of the new supporting characters, but I did feel like there was too much Lothaire? Maybe I'm the only one that isn't crazy about him. I did like Thad, and I hope we see him in Kresley's YA series, and I enjoyed Natalya a ton too - when she came on the page I thought she was Lothaire's heroine for sure, but now maybe not so much. ;)
So I dunno. I guess at the end of the day, I struggled with the romance aspect? It's hard to put my finger on it. Like, "Gee, this book was so funny and I ripped through it and the hero/heroine smoldered and the story was fast paced and yet..." I finished it in one fell swoop last night and I'm still not sure why I'm stuck on the "and yet" part. Could it be because I'm not a huge fan of reincarnation plots? I'm not entirely sure. I'm going to pick through everyone else's reviews to see what they said. ;)
Still an awesome read that I totally gobbled up, and even one of Kresley's 'less' favorite books is still head and shoulders above most everything else.