Her breathless kiss haunts him...
Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed—until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.
His slow, hot touch is irresistible...
Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.
No deed is too wicked for her seduction...
If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?
Another one of my absolute favorite books in the IAD series!
Bowen and Mariketa's story is one that I will never forget and one of the first ones I think of when I think of Kresley Cole's books.
My heart seriously feels for Bowen. He's lost his mate nearly two centuries ago and believes his feelings for the 'little witch' Mariketa has enchanted him to make him feel for her.
Mariketa, the young and adorably quick-witty MORTAL witch is just starting to come into her powers. Hello!! She's not even hit her immortality yet!!! She's not exactly a pro with her powers yet, and she just wants someone to actually want her and not have them bail on her. She's a little stinker and seriously keeps you entertained!
Their attraction and romance sizzle (hot hot hot) while they navigate their way out of the jungle back to civilization.