Author : Kresley Cole
Published January 10th 2012 by Gallery
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?
*Book courtesy of Simon & Schuster Canada
Lothaire is a vampire with a strong need for revenge. In order to get what he wants he must first unite with his immortal lover who's cursed to live in a mortal body. Lothaire must cast out Ellie's human soul so his bride can have full control of the body. What he thought would be an easy job turns out to be much more harder than he anticipated. Ellie does everything she can to keep her soul while he never expected to develop feelings for her. Lothaire made a promise to his true mate but is Ellie the one for him?
Lothaire the "Enemy of Old" is the character you'll either love or hate. He's very mean and cruel but it doesn't stop Ellie. She's strong and intelligent. She's been through a lot and she's not afraid to stand up for herself.
I was hesitant to read this since it's the twelfth book in a series and I haven't read any of the previous books. I'm so glad I gave it a try. I actually found myself reading at a slower pace to enjoy every minute of it. I was engrossed in the story from the beginning. The book kind of reminded me of The Host by Stephenie Meyer but is a thousand times better.
With an exciting plot, unforgettable characters and a variety of emotions, Lothaire is the book you want to read over and over again. If book twelve is as strong as this, I can't wait to read the previous and upcoming ones.
5 out of 5 stars!