I’ve been in a paranormal romance mood for quite a while now, so I decided to read all the favorites and if there’s one name that keeps coming up as a must read, is Kresley Cole.
I picked up Warlord Wants Forever not sure what to expect. It begins with a prologue explaining about the Valkyrie (preternatural beings). I can honestly tell you that I had to read that prologue three times. Not only was it boring, it also felt like information overload. I wondered if I should continue with the book, but one friend gave it 5 stars and we almost always agree, so I decided to overlook the prologue and give the rest a go.
I am so glad I stuck to it. We are immediately introduced to Myst, a Valkyrie, and Wroth, a vampire. The vampires need to be blood mated and only one female exists for them. (Imagine how possessive that makes them!) Wroth has forever searched for his blood mate and is surprised to find her in Myst. But Myst is a being he can’t quite figure out. He doesn’t know what she is, but is drawn to her.
He was the walking dead. No respiration, no heartbeat, no sexual need – or ability. Not until he found his predestined Bride and she ‘blooded’ him fully. With his blooding, something inside him, some essence – maybe even hi soul – would recognise her as his. He would see her as the one he was meant to spend eternity with, the woman he could love without measure, if one believed in that, and his body would wake for her.
On her part, Myst knows everything about Wroth and the vampires. While she’s attracted to him, she also has her kind to protect. Because her kind loathes vampires. And so their story begins.
It was much more erotic than I expected. Actually very much so. I enjoyed the love story and the steamy scenes though I have to say that it will take me a couple of books to understand the world Kresley Cole has built. The book is incredibly short, it was filled with information about the world but again, it was a bit too much for me at a go. I couldn’t even tell you who the enemies are…
Because of the length (or lack of), everything progresses really fast. Their love affair and everything else happens too fast which was a bit of a pity. I wanted to spend more time with the possessive and sweet Wroth.
To anyone like me who can’t get past the prologue, just go to chapter one. It’s important to learn the legend of the valkyrie but I figure I’ll understand it as I go. I’m going on to read book #2 and I’m hoping to start a love affair with the series. Book #1 was too short for me to really fall in love.
Amazon Buy Link – Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole