My Favorite So Far! Lothaire by Kresley Cole

Posted July 31, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 7 Comments

My Favorite So Far! Lothaire by Kresley ColeLothaire by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #12
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on 01-10-12
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

All fear the enemy of old.

Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness - until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.

A deadly force dwells within her.

Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she’d be convicted of murder - or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.

Centuries of cold indifference shattered.

Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past - or risk everything for a future with her?

Ah, Lothaire the Enemy of Old, the douche bag of the Lore or just misunderstood?

Lothaire is my favorite book in the IAD series so far. Why? 45% Kresley Cole’s writing and 55% Robert Petkoff’s narration. Really! Petkoff does an amazing job with the mountain billy accent of Ellie’s family that I was LMAO. To go from a Russian accent to a “whole my beer watch this” accent shows just how talented Robert Petkoff is.

Cole couldn’t have given Lothaire a better bride. She took the boogey man of the Lore and gave him a backwoods mountain gal. LOL Sigh, Lothaire in a wife beater. Too much fun.

Lothaire has been around for a few books making everyone’s life miserable. And he treats Ellie like crap for about 80% of the book. He refuses to believe that his bride is a lowly human. But as they spend time together Ellie can see some good in Lothaire. And he in turns sees that Ellie is more than “just a human”. Kresley Cole gave Lothaire a bride that is his equal when it comes to trash talking and smart ass humor. View Spoiler »

Just like all the other males in the IAD series, Lothaire is brought to his knees by a woman. It’s fun watching Lothaire figure it all out and once he does he’s one sexy vampire.

 

Favorite quote:

“If you want to communicate an idea to a man’s brain, you talk to him through his pecker. It’s like an ear horn y’all.”

 

 

 

About Robert Petkoff

Robert Petkoff is an award-winning American stage actor known for his work in Shakespearean productions and more recently on the New York City musical theater stage. Petkoff has performed on Broadway, the West End, regional theatre, and done work in film and television. Petkoff was featured as “Perchik” in the Tony award-nominated 1994 revival cast of Fiddler on the Roof but is perhaps best known for his role as “Tateh” in the 2009 revival of “Ragtime” on Broadway. Petkoff has also provided the voices for over two dozen audiobooks, winning awards for his reading of Michael Koryta‘s So Cold the River. Married to actress Susan Wands, Petkoff has lived in New York City for the last twenty years, and often performs in benefit concerts for theater-district-related charities.

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” .

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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.

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7 responses to “My Favorite So Far! Lothaire by Kresley Cole

  1. My favorite book in this series is still Mariketa and Bowen’s book, and I think it will stay that way until Nix gets a book<—–this NEEDS to happen. I did REALLY like Lothaire though. So much that I've been waiting for Dark Skye before reading MacRieve, b/c I knew MacRieve could never live up to Lothaire. No more waiting 😉

  2. I was apprehensive about Lothaire’s book, but I ended up loving it. He was just evil, I didn’t think I could get past that, but man, Ellie was a force to be reckoned with! She was awesome, I love Cole’s characters! I haven’t listened yet though. It seems this may be one I need to grab.