Book Club Thursday: Thursday Rewind

Welcome back to Book Club Thursday! 

This week we are doing

So this is going to be a fun post. We each take a review our fellow blogger did and read the book and review it. I picked Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole. I needed to read it so this put the fire under my backside to do it. I can't wait to tell you my thoughts about it and see how different they are from Cyndi's @ Born to Read Books

Sweet Ruin
Immortal's After Dark #16
Kresley Cole
Gallery Books
December 1st 2015
Genre: Paranormal
Pages: 384
Format Read: Paperback
Source: Purchased

An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty...

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. Her baby brother Thaddeus was as perfect as she was flawed; protecting him became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transition from angry girl... to would-be superhero... to enchanting, ruthless villain.

A lethally sensual enforcer on a mission

A threat to the Møriør has brought archer Rune the Baneblood to the mortal realm to slay the oldest living Valkyrie. Whether by bow or in bed, he never fails to eliminate his target. Yet before he can strike, he encounters a vampiric creature whose beauty conceals a black heart. With one bite, she pierces him with aching pleasure, taking 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. Despite his millennia of sexual conquests, he can’t ignore the unfamiliar longing she arouses deep within him. 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.

This is one of those books that I kept pulling out to read then going to something else instead. Not because I thought it would be bad or anything like that. It was just that I either had to or found the need to read something with less pages. 

I should have remembered that once I start a Kresley Cole I forget how many pages a book is. 

This starts out so good. My heart broke for Jo and her brother Thad. More so for Jo because she was left without love and a home. She really got a raw deal. She moves though life not really living. Sort of coasting along. So sad! 

Things really change when Rune walks into her life. You can feel the heat between these two right away. I was so happy to know that she found someone. Not that it went smoothly, nope, their relationships started more with bang. 

It upset me a little at what Nix did to her, you'll have to read it to find out. Mega mean! I was so glad that Rune was there for her. 

This book moved the main story line a little bit but not enough to give to much away. You get to know more about some of the players but you are not totally sure where its going. I have a feeling there are many more secrets to learn. 

The biggest thrill of this book is that Thad comes back into her life. That part I was so happy about. 

The funny part is that Cyndi reviewed this on April 13th 2017 almost a year to the day. What are the chances? Cracked me up when I happened to notice the date when I went to copy her review. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡

Here is Cyndi @ Born to Read Books review and the link to see her post

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  1. I love that series and I loved that book.

  2. This was probably my favorite one so far in the series!

    1. I can't say the same thing. It's up there but it's not my favorite.

  3. Thank you so much. Your kind words mean a lot to me!


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