A Hunger Like No Other knocked my socks off. Okay, that’s a blatant exaggeration. *Wiggling snuggly warm toes* How about this, I loved it and am so glad I picked up Kresley Cole. I almost didn’t because I’ve got so many vampire series’ going (Laurell K. Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lara Adrian, Charlaine Harris) and then there’s Gena Showalter’s Pandora’s Box demons and Nailini Singh’s psy-changelings. I thought, if I add one more series right now, I might lose my grip on reality and actually believe I am living in a paranormal world with guaranteed happily ever afters. Then I realized that happened a long time ago (living my HEA with fab hubby and 2 kids), so I was like, why not?
A Hunger Like No Other had me from the prologue. An immortal being withstands the unthinkable for the hope of finding his true love. Not only does the mere promise of her give him the strength to endure decades of torture in the catacomb bowels of Paris, but a scant whiff of her on the surface ignites in him an entirely new strength, the strength to escape.
Enjoy these lines from A Hunger Like No Other and go out and buy some Kresley Cole (and pull on your extra clingy socks).
He pointed a shaking hand at her. “You,” he growled.
She jerked glances over both of her shoulders looking for the unfortunate you he was addressing. Her. Holy shite, this madman had settled on her.–Kindle Locations 157-159
A smaller leather case contained a hardened card that was a “Louisiana Driver’s License.” Vampires in Louisiana? Unheard of.–Kindle Locations 622-624
She’d accomplished nothing on this trip. But for her abduction, of course.–Kindle Locations 874-875
“He knows what I am and we’re leaving Paris together.”
“Great Freya, you’re serious. What’s he like?”
“He’s strong. Said he’d protect me.” Great kisser. Intermittently insane. With a broad chest she’d wanted to lick like ice cream.–Kindle Locations 1015-1018
He was like a randy lad, ogling her thighs encased in tight trews, eyes slowly following the raised clothing seam that ran between her legs.–Kindle Locations 1279-1280
She could scarcely wield a sword, her archery was laughable— as evidenced by everyone laughing at her when she practiced—Kindle Locations 1800-1801
Bowe knew something extraordinary was at work for Lachlain even to approach a smile so soon after his torture.–Kindle Location 3206