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Friday, September 25, 2015

Review: Lothaire

Title: Lothaire
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #12
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Length: Novel (506 pages/16.7 hours)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars 

Melissa's Review:

Lothaire the Enemy of Old is a vampire that is hellbent on finding his bride. Not accepting the young hillbilly that he finds instead, he waits a few years then goes back to spy on her. What he finds in her place is a vampire goddess that possessed her body. Ellie Peirce, the human in question occasionally gets hijacked of her body by a crazy vampire goddess that likes to go on killing sprees. She winds up in prison due to one of those killing sprees. Lothaire rescues and kidnaps Ellie after a few more years pass. His mission is to find a ring that will grant wishes. His first wish is going to get rid of Ellie so the evil vampire goddess can come out and play full time.

I know, you're thinking, what a jerk, how can this be a romance novel? Well, it does show Lothaire's backstory, which gets you emotional hopeful of the jerk. He had a horrible childhood, and when I mean horrible, I mean 10x worse than you're thinking. He's basically raised himself, and learned that he can trust no one. He's convinced that fate would not bestow him a human bride due to him having such a rough life. He starts out treating Ellie pretty badly. It slowly morphs, but by that time, I was worried they wouldn't be able to forgive and forget.

KCole is an evil genius. I never though I'd enjoy a book with a villain as the love interest and the leading lady an Appalachian mountain girl. But I did love it, and though I wanted to shake Lothaire quite a few times, I understood why he acted the way he did. I love this world, and glad I got reacquainted with it after a long pause, I plan on listening to the next book ASAP.  I would suggest reading these in order, there are some references from previous books. I highly recommend this series if you're looking for a paranormal romance with a hunky alpha male.

The Narration
The narrator, Robert Petkoff, did an incredible job. He handled Lothair's Russian accent with ease. I will admit he handled Ellie's voice perfectly but I didn't care for her thick country twang. That's a personal preference showing, not his fault. It did slowly grow on me, but it took probably half of the book. I loved the narration and will be listening to other books in this series. I'd also like to note, I've previously never made it through a solely male narrated book, Robert Petkoff is awesome.

18 comments:

  1. I'm really late with this series and I know I have some of them but I really should read them now.

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    1. I'm not sure why I took such a long break, maybe I was waiting for the paperback or just forgot. I enjoyed coming back to the series though! Hope you enjoy!

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  2. I'm afraid I still have to start this series . . . But I have the first instalment, that is good, right? Yeah, "you should read it", I hear you! :P

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    1. A few years back, I devoured the books that were out in this series. I'm pretty sure I got caught up then forgot about the rest until recently lol! I hope you enjoy them!! :)

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  3. I totally agree with you on this review. I never thought Kresley could make me fall for Lothaire, but she did. Awesome heroine.

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    1. I thought for sure that I'd hate his character the entire time haha She made me a fan of him by the end though!

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  4. Woohoo!!! I love Lothaire and was so glad he kept some of his evil instead of totally reforming. So glad he won ya over :D

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    1. I was surprised to love him. I thought I'd hate him the entire book hahaha

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  5. I will admit that I haven't read this series yet but I have heard so many good things about it. Not to mention when this one came out everyone was going crazy for it. It does sound like a good read. I'm glad that while the relationship started out rocky, it worked itself out in the end.

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    1. I need to grab the next one asap :D Loving these books again!

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  6. I need a mountain man like Lothaire, and I need to move to the Appalachian mountains!

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    1. You and your mountain men. I'm sure the leading lady has a cousin or brother for you though ;)

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  7. Ellie is the perfect mate for Lothaire. I never would've thought that this would be my favorite book in the series, but it is.

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    1. *nods* I had my doubts at the beginning, but both characters won me over.

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  8. so behind on this series, which is a shame, it sounds amazing

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    1. I still have one or two books until I catch up. :)

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