In MacRieve by Kresley Cole, William MacRieve, a Lykae shape shifter, has just broken out of prison. He was brutally tortured by the Order, a group that seeks to destroy all species of the Lore. MacRieve wants nothing more than to extract revenge against that group. He gets a chance when the Witches announce an auction to sell Chloe Todd, daughter of the leader of the Order. Chloe knew nothing about the Lore until just over a month ago and she certainly had no idea what her father was involved in. When MacRieve gets to the auction, he realizes that Chloe is his mate and rescues her. Unfortunately, Chloe turns out to actually be a Succubus, the one species of the Lore that MacRieve loathes. Can MacRieve and Chloe find peace and their happily ever after?
I loved Chloe ‘s character! She was equal parts snark and caring. I felt so sorry when she learned the truth not only about her father but about what she really was. Chloe was a fighter though and she made sure to fight for MacRieve.
One of the running themes of this book was prejudice. MacRieve had been abused by a Succubus as a young child and a horrible family tragedy occurred because of that abuse. MacRieve decided that every Succubus was just like the one who took advantage of him. It took Chloe and his growing love for her to eventually change his mind.
It was sad to read about MacRieve’s past. Not only was he raped but he lost his family. Then he was tortured by the Order after Nix, the ever knowing Valkyrie turned him over. At first MacRieve saw this as the ultimate betrayal by Nix but he eventually realized that she actually put him on the path to his salvation in the form of Chloe.
MacRieve is the fourteenth book in The Immortals After Dark series. Cole writes an outstanding paranormal series. With great attention to detail in her world building and wickedly sexy characters, her books are a must read for any paranormal romance fan.
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About the Book:
Author: Kresley Cole
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Category: Paranormal Romance
Source: Borrowed from the Library
In this pulse-pounding Immortals After Dark tale, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole delves into the darkest mysteries and deepest passions of Clan MacRieve. . .
A Beast In Torment
Uilleam MacRieve believed he’d laid to rest the ghosts of his boyhood. But when a brutal torture revives those ancient agonies and destroys his Lykae instinct, the proud Scot craves the oblivion of death. Until he finds her—a young human so full of spirit and courage that she pulls him back from the brink.
A Beauty In Chains
Seized for the auction block, Chloe Todd is forced to enter a terrifying new world of monsters and lore as a bound slave. When offered up to creatures of the dark, she fears she won’t last the night. Until she’s claimed by him—a tormented immortal with heartbreaking eyes, whose touch sets her blood on fire.
A Full Moon On The Rise
With enemies circling, MacRieve spirits Chloe away to the isolated Highland keep of his youth. But once he takes her to his bed, his sensual mate becomes something more than human, evoking his savage past and testing his sanity. On the cusp of the full moon, can he conquer his worst nightmare to save Chloe . . . from himself?