Series: Immortals After Dark #7
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on May 7th 2013
Sabine, Sorceress of Illusions: the evil beauty who surrenders her body, but not her heart.
Rydstrom Woede: the ruthless warrior who vows to keep her at all costs.
THEY WERE NEVER SUPPOSED TO WANT EACH OTHER THIS MUCH... With each smoldering encounter, their shared hunger only increases. If they can defeat the sinister enemy that stands between them, will Sabine make the ultimate sacrifice for her demon? Or will the proud king lay down his crown and arms to save his sorceress?
Kiss of a Demon King is my favorite of the series so far!
Kiss of a Demon King story runs parallel to that of the last book, Dark Desires after Dusk. We find out in Cade’s (Rydstrom’s bother) book (DDAD) that Rydstrom gets kidnapped. So when KDK starts we get to see that side of the story unfold with snippets of what Cade is up to on his side.
If you’ve read the series up til now then you know that Cade is the “bad boy” brother of the two and Rydstrom is the straight lace brother. Always cool and knows what to do in the face of trouble. Rydstrom is the best King, always putting the needs of his people before his own.
Much like other males in the Lore, Rydstrom has been dreaming of the day that he would find his mate. Someone to be by his side as his Queen. But he never thought she would be the sister of his sworn enemy.
Sabine is the one that kidnapped Rydstrom in hopes of saving herself and her sister. She found out that she was fated to be his mate but never imagined what that really means. She just figured she could seduce him and get what she needs and then leave him high and dry. WRONG.
Cole does a great job of sneaking in light BDSM elementals into this one. I think even people that has not read BDSM or think they would not like it would still find Rydstrom and Sabine’s sexual games of control every HAWT. I know I did. They both at different times have the other tied up and panting for more in order to torcher the other one.
I loved Sabine as the anti-heroine. Because of the way she was raised she is very selfish but by the end of the book she is the best Queen Rydstrom could hope for his people. Both characters grow throughout the book. Sabine learns it’s ok to show love towards others and Rydstrom gets the stick out of his ass and learns to let loose a little.
Kiss of a Demon King is the case of opposite attract and in true Cole fashion it works and it’s totally hot with some humor through in.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).