Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mini Me: Lothaire by Kresley Cole


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.


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.


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?

Let me just put it out there - not so much a fan of Lothaire. I hadn't been reading been reading reviews but by the buzz on the tweet-o-sphere I thought this book was going to knock it out of the park but I was really unimpressed. I know that Lothaire is damaged and all, but he was SUCH A JERK. Like over and above whatever you might see a Diana Palmer hero might do and I have to admit it turned me off. Ellie made no sense to me in being attracted to him and their sex scenes for the most part creeped me out. I'm usually not one to have qualms with the forced seduction type of stuff but just didn't even seem reciprocal and I ended up looking at the book from the sides of my eyes trying to figure out how Cole was going to try and make everything ok.

It wasn't a complete loss, the Valkyrie scenes at the end were funny and I definitely wish we'd seen more of them throughout the book to lighten things up. I'm glad I read it as part of the series but it was not my favorite and I'd have to say that if you don't need to buy it, don't.