Author: Kresley Cole
Pages: 468
Publisher: Gallery
Format: Hardcover (ARC)
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads)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. 


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?
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. 

My Summary: Lothaire is an ancient vampire who's been searching for his Bride for thousands of years - and he's finally found her. The only problem is that she seems to be determined to make his life a living hell.
When she realized she was possessed almost five years ago, Elizabeth was ready to end her life to save her family ... until Lothiare showed up and put a stop to her plans. After letting her get captured by the police and tossed into jail, he tells the demon inside her that he'll be back in a few years. Elizabeth is sure the guy is crazy, but as promised, he shows up just as she's about to receive her lethal injection and kidnaps her.

Now, trapped in his lavish prison, Elizabeth is forced to give in to the demon that's been dormant inside her for so long. With her soul at stake, can she afford not to give over to the dark side?

My Thoughts: This book was AMAZING. The plot, the characters... everything. Lothaire was such a bad-ass character (even though he was kind of definitely an ass - we expected it of him, but still). Elizabeth was an awesome character as well, and I really hope we get to see more of her in the future books. 

Kresley Cole is a genius when it comes to weaving story-lines together. I loved that she included Hag, Thad (he's by far my favourite character in the series), and Nix, and that Lothaire's back-story really explains why he is the way he is. It gave his character a lot more depth and even had my heart softening for him during some of the more intense scenes. Three cheers for the author on that front - I never thought I'd be able to see Lothaire as anything but a jerk. Changing a reader's mind like that takes a lot of skill.

Final Thoughts: I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal adult series, and anyone who is a fan of the Immortals After Dark series. If you haven't already, pick up the first book in the series! I guarantee you'll be glad you did.

Don't believe me? Check out the author's website here: http://kresleycole.com/ and read an excerpt of Lothaire here: Lothaire Excerpt. You can also check out an interview with Kresley Cole here (for those dedicated fans like myself!) and get some of your burning questions about Lothaire answered. 

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