Publisher: Simon and Schuster on March 17, 2011
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
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A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her...
After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.
A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy...
Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents—until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae—and their notorious dark desires—ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.
An all-consuming desire...
Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?
A Look Back Review
A Hunger Like No Other was one of my first paranormal romance books. I read it with a sense that something wasn’t quite right but I didn’t give a F. There was just something about it that was forbidden. And I will be straight up honest. The book consists of Lachlain kidnapping and sexually assaulting Emma and manipulating her into doing what he wants. Now, he doesn’t really force himself on her. They don’t even have sex until like 70-80%. Lachlain is mean but he isn’t vicious towards Emma. He just has no manners and morals after escaping years of torture by Emma’s kind, vampires. He often uses her fear to get his hands on her goods, and she let’s him for fear of him going all the way and raping her. It’s messed up, right? But when I read this years ago, I thought the roughness was…cool. It was something so different from what I was use to reading. It felt wrong to read, and so I wanted to read it even more.
The plot was interesting. I loved the world Cole created the most. The characters were great, if not a little ridicules. Emma was a little too naïve and meek, while Lachlain was too mean and rough. They both did even out by the end though. A good story overall.
Even though this is book #2 in the series, I read it when it was considered #1, and I remember thinking that this was the start to a beautiful series. And I was right. I stayed with this series for a long time, and I only stopped because I didn’t have time to continue all the series I loved. When that changes, I am picking this series back up.