Thursday, December 3, 2015

Netgalley ARC Review - Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole!


A foundling raised in a world of humans 

Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was “bad,” an outcast with strange powers. Her baby brother Thaddeus was as perfect as she was flawed; protecting him became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transition from angry girl... to would-be superhero... to enchanting, ruthless villain. 

A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission

A threat to the Møriør has brought archer Rune the Baneblood to the mortal realm to slay the oldest living Valkyrie. Whether by bow or in bed, he never fails to eliminate his target. Yet before he can strike, he encounters a vampiric creature whose beauty conceals a black heart. With one bite, she pierces him with aching pleasure, taking his forbidden blood -and jeopardizing the secrets of his brethren.

A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin...

Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie he hunts? Rune knows he must not trust Josephine, yet he’s unable to turn her away. Despite his millennia of sexual conquests, he can’t ignore the unfamiliar longing she arouses deep within him. When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits ultimate loyalty against unbridled lust.


OMG! I have LOOOOOVED the IAD series since the very beginning, and I can honestly say this one seemed more potent and was different and so darn A-M-A-Z-I-N-G than the others! Rune is a sexy archer and is refereed to, in all the realms, as Rune The Insatiable and Rune the Baneblood. He beds females of all kinds to get information he needs when he has a mission. And he is called Baneblood, because his blood is poisonous and can kill terribly as well as his kisses. 

Now Jo, she is a true mystery. She is actually Thad's sister, and both siblings are a rare breed in the Realms. Both grew up with humans but Jo was wicked strong and likes to think of herself as protector of prostitutes. She was killed and born "anew" when she was just a kid. She has some remarkable and almost scary abilities and when she comes across Rune, she starts falling for him. He wants to sleep with her to get info and she wants a male of her own. Someone who will always be there for her and anchor her to the world so she doesn't float away.

With a few tricks on both sides, these two gang together and soon their lust, turns into something that all immortals desire...a mate. Unfortunately Rune fights everything tooth and nail, while Jo seduces him to see that she is indeed his. 

To say this book had me on the edge of my seat would be putting it lightly. I freaking ate this book up! Every emotion you could imagine, I felt. From sizzling lust, to heart-pounding excitement, and the sweet side of romance. I laughed, I cried, and I rooted for Jo and Rune the whole freaking way! The IAD world is a perfect blend of dark and dangerous, as well as seductive and alluring. This story enthralled me and had me panting, squirming and fanning myself. I am SO addicted to this series!  

Sweet Ruin gets a HEART-POUNDING FIVE SHOOTING STARS! Wickedly delicious, and downright violent at times, this book will no doubt bring you to your knees. A DEFINITE BOOK YOU GOT TO OWN!

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