Sweet Ruin

Sweet Ruin

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An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty in this sizzling new novel from Kresley Cole's #1 New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series.

A foundling raised in a world of humans
Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn't know who or what she was--just that she was "bad," an outcast with strange powers. Protecting her baby brother Thaddeus became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo's transition from angry girl...to would-be superhero...to enchanting villain.

A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission
Whether by bow or in bed, archer Rune the Baneblood never fails to eliminate his target. In his sights: the oldest living Valkyrie. Yet before he can strike, he encounters a vampiric creature whose beauty mesmerizes him. With one bite, she pierces him with aching pleasure, stealing his forbidden blood--and jeopardizing the secrets of his brethren.

A boundless passion that will lead to sweet ruin...
Could this exquisite female be a spy sent by the very Valkyrie he hunts? Rune knows he must not trust Josephine, yet he's unable to turn her away. When Jo betrays the identity of the one man she will die to protect, she and Rune become locked in a treacherous battle of wills that pits ultimate loyalty against unbridled lust.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451649970
1451649975
Characteristics: viii, 421 pages

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barryandlinda
Jun 23, 2017

Another very good book in the Immortal After Dark series. At a very young age, Josephine took care of her baby brother, Thaddeus until she was killed and he was adopted. When she awoke in the morgue, she was confused and couldn't understand why she came back and what was happening to her. When Rune the Baneblood caught her scent, he was drawn to her. He decided to kidnap her until he could figure things out. They were attracted to each other and couldn't get enough of each other. She wanted a relationship with him, but he was used to using sex to get what he wanted or to use his poisoned blood to kill any other immortals that he hunted and couldn't say he would be faithful to her. When she learns that her brother is also an immortal, she wants to find him and be a family with him. They find they have a lot of enemies and Rune will do anything to protect her. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series.

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tracypasi
May 15, 2016

loved it, couldn't put it down

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Mahala
Mar 15, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, loved the characters and how they tie into ones we already love. Josie and Rune captured my heart.
I enjoyed seeing where some of the threads tied into past books and characters and gave me a new prospective on a few from the last book. Nix the everseeing and Thaddus were both present and wonderful as always. A niggling question I also had in the back of my mind throughout the series but so slight I wasn't sure it would ever be answered was answered in this book. Made my day. A wonderful read.

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barbaralouisa
Feb 10, 2016

Kresley Cole's Immortal After Dark series is great, this is one of my favourites, highly recommended. You do not have to read the other books in this series first but it is recommended as things will make more sense and you will also realize how special this book is.

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