Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The story of Reign the Radiant and Aidan the Fierce.
Good Lord - can Kresley Cole write a book that I won't love? I'm guessing not.
Reign is an immortal Valkyrie with glowing skin who meets Aidan the mortal Berserker while she is a child. He sees something special in her and vows to make her his mate when she gets of age. The years go by - and Reign and Aidan finally meet up and begin a physical relationship. Come to find out - they are cursed and shortly after they make love for the first time, Aidan is killed. Before he dies, he vows to find her again.
Aidan is reincarnated several times - always finding Reign and always dying shortly after they consummate their relationship.
Then Reign is abducted by Declan. Declan is an Irishman who belongs to the Order....a group hellbent on wiping out all members of the Lore. They imprison them, experiment on them, and kill them. And Declan is their leader.
While Declan feels a certain attraction to Reign, he resents the draw to her because of his deep-seated hatred for all of the Lore. Reign recognizes Declan as a reincarnation of Aidan and is drawn to him, but she, too, resents her feelings for him because of what he is doing to the Lore.
And the fireworks begin there.
The sex is super crazy hot - the story is funny and sad and sweet - and always, always entertaining.
And I LOVE that we got to see a little bit more of Nix in this book. I'm so anxious for HER story! And I love the addition of her pet bat, Bertil. (Small as his part was....it was still quite adorable.)