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Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole
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bookshelves: urban-paranormal

Kresly Cole pulls off a neat trick in this paranormal romance by giving us a male protagonist who is an active sonofabitch, not merely a grandstanding jerk but a pretty villainous fellow, and makes us empathize with him almost completely. The heroine is no slouch either, and this is one of the best in this series for filling in the blanks of the complex paranormal world Cole's in the process of creating here.

If there's a flaw, it's in the romantic relationship between these two, which isn't quite as convincing as in some others in the series. Cole's universe is full of lots of supernatural explanations for why this is ok (various mythic races, it turns out, have 'fated' Significant Others which can't be avoided, no matter how personally you might hate them). It's a little contrived. But, then, that's what makes this particular entry in the series work: one large chunk of the plot is the degree to which the various paranormal characters have bought into this idea of fate and doom and predestination, and to what degree they feel comfortable, or even able, resisting it.

Good enough to reread.
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