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A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

Posted on January 27, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 12 Comments

After my stint with the novella, The Warlord Wants Forever, I eagerly dived into A Hunger Like No Other. I was hoping to get this one on audio, as I looked forward to hearing Robert Petkoff’s voice again. However, it was not meant to be leaving me stuck with reading the ebook. I had a good reading experience, but I am sure the audio would have delivered a better one.

 

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley ColeTitle: A Hunger Like No Other
Author(s): Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #1
Also in this series: The Warlord Wants Forever, Munro
Published by Pocket Books on April 1, 2006
Pages: 384
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchase
Format: eBook
Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

Librarian Note: an alternate cover edition can be found here
Acclaimed author Kresley Cole introduces a sizzling new series with this tale of a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire—unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death.
A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her...
After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.
A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy...
Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents—until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae—and their notorious dark desires—ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.
An all-consuming desire...
Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?

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In A Hunger Like No Other we meet Lachlain MacRieve and Emmaline Troy. Lachlan is the leader of the Lykae Clan in Scotland. Emmeline is a one-of-a-kind Immortal, half vampire, half Valkyrie.

Lachlain had been imprisoned by an evil vampire for 150 years. His many attempts to escape failed. However, when he scented his mate, he made a last-ditch effort to escape his chains. Emmeline, raised by Valkyries, lived a sheltered life. At 70 years of age, she is what one would consider a baby in the Immortal world. She was in Paris searching for information about her biological father when Lachlain captured her.

Despite the dark and edgy start, A Hunger Like No Other delivered an entertaining story and the ending made the journey worthwhile.

Emmeline and Lachlain shared a tumultuous yet scorching romance. Emmaline had a hard time accepting that she was the mate to a werewolf. Werewolves and vampires hated each other. It took some time for Lachlain to come to grips with this.

Lachlain went through hell at the hands of vampires, but I didn’t appreciate his initial treatment of Emmaline when he discovered her vampiric nature. One could understand the reason for his actions if it was any other vampire, but Emmaline was shy and innocent. Traits which were clear even to a blind person. However, as the story developed, he acknowledged his error in judgment and we slowly see his softer and endearing side coming to light.
The story portrayed Emmaline as someone who feared her own shadow. However, at the point when it mattered most, her true nature came to light and what a revelation. It shows when one has something worth fighting for, one will go above and beyond.

The story not only gave readers romance, but it also delivered suspense and action sprinkled with a dash of humour. The humour aided in balancing out the darkness. The supporting cast added to the excitement.  I am interested in learning more about them and will definitely look to pick up their story.

A Hunger Like No Other satiated my need for an intense romantic adventure featuring strong characters. If you enjoy dark paranormal romance, then A Hunger Like No Other will make a great addition to your library. 

 

Story Evaluation
Plot
4.5
Characters
4
World Building
5
Writing Style
4.5
Pacing
4.5
Cover
4
Enjoyment
4
Ending
5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Game Maker series, and five award-winning historical romances. Her books have been published in 23 countries and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the U.S. and abroad.  A master’s grad and former athlete, Kresley has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings. She lives in Florida with her family and too many pets.

Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading

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