His name is Koldo. He is scarred, powerful, his control legendary-and he lives only for vengeance, determined to punish the angel who viciously removed his wings. But if he yields to the forces of hatred, he will be kicked from the heavens, eternally damned.
She is his last hope. Nicola Lane was born with a defective heart, yet this fragile human shows surprising strength as demons stalk her every move, determined to end her. She is the key to Koldo’s deliverance…and his downfall. Though he fights duty, destiny and his first addictive taste of desire, his toughest battle will be the one for Nicola’s life-even if he has to sacrifice his own…
It’s been a while since I stepped into this world. Technically, Beauty Awakened is a spinoff series of the Lords of the Underworld, but since they are part of the same world and the events take place during the same time frame, I figured I might as well read them in order. Now that I’m back, I can’t wait to continue – with both series. 😉
I’m not sure which one of these characters was the most broken. Both Nicola and Koldo’s backgrounds were full of heart break. Nicola and her twin’s childhood was filled with issues centered around their health issues. Because of that and overly protective parents, they missed out on a lot of the “normal” things kids experience. Koldo’s childhood was brutal and what made it worse was that that brutality came from people who he should have been able to trust. These were two people who needed to find each other, regardless of how much they fought it.
The supporting characters were strong and some of them were going through their own drama, which I’m sure is going to continue in both series. (Which BTW is what I love most about series books.) Both Koldo and Nicola found allies that they didn’t expect. They also realized that they had family that they could depend on in ways that they never even allowed themselves to hope for.
It took them a while, but they eventually reached their HEA, but I’m sure that we haven’t seen the last of them. The next book chronologically is The Darkest Craving from the LOTU series and it features Kane. Stay tuned because it won’t be long before this one ends up on my reading list. 😉