Note: The book reviewed is not suitable for persons under the age of majority.
SUMMARY (from Goodreads): From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this spellbinding story of a demon king trapped by an enchantress for her wanton purposes -- and the scorching aftermath that follows when he turns the tables and claims her as his captive.
Sabine, Sorceress of Illusions: the evil beauty who surrenders her body, but not her heart.
Rydstrom Woede: the ruthless warrior who vows to keep her at all costs.
THEY WERE NEVER SUPPOSED TO WANT EACH OTHER THIS MUCH...
With each smoldering encounter, their shared hunger only increases. If they can defeat the sinister enemy that stands between them, will Sabine make the ultimate sacrifice for her demon? Or will the proud king lay down his crown and arms to save his sorceress?
Kiss of a Demon King was actually the book that first directed my attention to Immortals After Dark series quite a few years ago. So, basically, blame my love for IAD on this book. It took me some time to decide to try the series and then to get to this book, but it was all worth it.
Kiss of a Demon King definitely lived up to my expectations. It cleared up some issues left open in the preceding books, and finally provided a lot of information on rage demons and their kingdom.
Sabine's and Ryndstrom's story is very complicated due to their history. Sabine finds it difficult to trust anyone because of her troubled past. Ryndostrom is the first person ever who wants to protect her, so it takes time for her to accept that.
Ryndstrom is a very honest and upstanding man. He isn't without mistakes, but he always tries to right the wrongs once he becomes aware of them.
The relationship between Sabine and Ryndstrom is full of lies and deceit, which I am not a fan of, but their thinking and actions are well-reasoned and fit their characters.
Naturally, everything is clarified by the end. As usually with this series, the final solution(s) caught me by surprise, although I should have already expected that from Kresley Cole. The ending is perfect, though, because it totally goes with the rest of the story and the characters.
RECOMMENDATION: Kiss of a Demon King is another exciting story from IAD series which is not to be missed by fans of paranormal romance.
On a side note: I usually don't like promotion within a book, but Kresley Cole's (un)subtle mention of Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series somewhere in the middle of the book is incorporated in the story so well it made me smile. Watch and learn, advertisers. Oh, and that is another series I have check out.