Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her—and those she loves.
AN UNCONTROLLABLE NEED
Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.
LEAD TO A PLEASURE SO WICKED. . . .
From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia’s greatest weakness—her wanton desire for him. . . .
This is the 9th installment of the Immortals After Dark series, Pleasure of a Dark Prince.
We really enjoyed this book as the interaction between the leads was never dull. Although Lucia is a strong female, she has a deep vulnerability, that affected her decisions when it came to Garreth. Lucia wasn't looking for a relationship as she has a dark secret that she must protect at all costs.
Garreth has a very demanding presence. But he also has a wicked sense of humor. He grabs you as soon as he leaps across the rain soaked field. Garreth knows immediately that Lucia is his mate and will go to any lengths to posses her.
Even with Garreth's powerful personality Lucia is secretly drawn to him, but is afraid of his intenseness.
After their first encounter, Garreth knew Lucia would not be an easy seduction. Lucia finds her attraction to Garreth seriously undermines her allegiance to the Goddess that saved her life. If she gives herself over to Garreth, she feels as if her purpose would be taken from her.
Lucia heads off on a quest to procure a mystical object that could set her free. Unbeknown to her Garreth is hot on her heels. For a year Garreth has dogged her journey, protecting her along the way. Lucia, along with her sister Regan, do their best to derail his efforts. Garreth finds it extremely frustrating, as he doesn't understand her aversion to him.
From frozen mountaintops to the heat of the Amazon jungle, Garreth never backs off, although Lucia gives him plenty of reasons to. They are finally brought together on a run down river cruiser, with directions from her Ever-knowing Aunt, to finally procure the object which will gain her freedom.
Lucia is adamant she does not need any mans help, but Garreth has other ideas. She tries hard to hide her desire for Garreth, but he sees it in her eyes and uses it to his advantage.
Sailing down the Amazon River they encounter unknown forces who try violently to stop them from reaching their goal.
Lucia finally understands she may need Garreth after all. With their passion growing, Lucia finally recovers her ticket to absolution, and maybe his as well.
We recommend this book and series because it plays on your emotions. It's funny, sad, witty, sexy and a whole lot of fun. We are eagerly awaiting Ms. Cole's next addition!