From the author’s website:
A mythic warrior who’ll stop at nothing to possess her…
A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy…
An all consuming desire…
What I’m talking about:
The second story in the IAD Series runs in a concurrent timeframe to the first story, “The Warlord Wants Forever.” It focuses on the youngest Valkyrie: the half vampire, timid Emma. Emma has lead a sheltered life for 70 years, protected fiercely by her aunts at the Valkyrie manner. When she is alone (for the first time) in Paris, the Lykae King, Lachlain, takes her captive because he knows she is his destined mate.
The first half of the book moved slowly for me. I enjoyed getting to know Emma and Lachlain, but they both were a bit too stubborn. Although the journey was important, I felt it went on a bit too long. Lachlain treated Emma poorly, even taking advantage of her at points.
But then, just before the midway point in the book, things took a turn for the better. When Emma faced danger from a group of other vampires, Lachlain realizes
The problems between them weren’t because he’d been given the wrong mate. They were because he couldn’t adapt.
From this point forward, the book moved and was full of action. I love when Lachlain makes a call to Emma’s Valkyrie aunts, and he goes all alpha and stands up for their relationship. He begins to treat Emma with kindness and we see get a worthy male. Yet, the fool continues to make some stupid mistakes… not telling her all of his secrets and trying to get her drunk. But he continues to keep his word to her and doesn’t force himself on her. I enjoyed learning more about the Lykae castle and Lachlain’s history.
One highlight to the story is the eldest Valkyrie, Nix. She ROCKS in a big way. Emma refers to her as “Nucking Futs Nix,” and describes her as a female with “supermodel good looks but saw the future more clearly than she did the present.” She’s both comic relief and provides moments of insight and clarity in the form of riddles.
I enjoyed reading the second intallment of the IAD Series and look forward to finding out what is going to happen with the looming Accession (paranormal smack-down) and the potential shift in power do to the events that happened in A Hunger Like No Other.