Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #5
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: May 20th 2008
My Rating: 2.5 Cups
Source: My Copy
Blurb (from Goodreads):
A seductive beauty he can never have. Yet can’t resist…
Cadeon Woede will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought we could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past.
A tormented warrior she should fear, but can’t deny…
Raised as a human, Holly never knew that some frightening legends are real until she encounters a brutal demon who inexplicably guards her like a treasure. Thrust into a sensual new world of myth and power, with him as her protector, she begins to crave the demon’s wicked touch.
Surrender to dark desires…
Yet just when he earns Holly’s trust, will Cade be forced to betray the only woman who can state his wildest needs–and claim his heart?
*Disclaimer: This review contains a few spoilers. I tried to keep it to a minimum, but unfortunately I had a lot of feelings for some specific things about the story and to be able to explain my rating I had to address them.
I’m not going to lie, I struggled a bit with this book, as you can see from the rating I gave it. And I’m a little mad at past-Ruby for not keeping a reading journal, because past-Ruby not only loved Dark Desires After Dusk, she gave it a 4 star rating. I would have liked to know what it was about the story that my former self liked so much. That being said, I can guess which parts of this book felt different to me now as opposed to many years ago, but I’m sure there are small things that maybe I’ve missed back then, or maybe even now.