Wicked Deeds is book four of the âImmortals After Darkâ Series. This book is able to stand alone, but I recommend reading No Rest for the Wicked first because both books overlap. The ending of No Rest overlaps with the beginning of Wicked Deeds, plus Bowen and Mariketa are involved in the Hie which takes place in No Rest. The Hie is essentially an immortal scavenger hunt that takes place every 250 years. Bowen wants to win the prize desperately so he can go back in time and save his mate Mariah from her death. He has spent the last two centuries suffering from guilt because he was chasing her when she fell to her death. Mariketa, a witch, wants to win the Hie to prove to herself and to her coven that she is as powerful as has been foreseen.
First off, let me start by saying, this is a really awesome series. The world building and interesting characters make this a really fun read. Each book, so far in the series, has been really good and Wicked Deeds is no exception. I thoroughly enjoyed Mari and Bowen's story. Mari is a delight. She is funny, smart and courageous and quite the match for Bowen. Bowen is loyal, determined and fierce; and I loved seeing Mari get the best of him. This book was sort of like an episode of âMoonlighting,â with Mari and Bowen each trying to one up the other; very entertaining. I just loved it when Bowen would screw up and say something wrong and then try and fix his blunder. He did this multiple times, which then ensued plenty of groveling.
I did get a little worried towards the end of the book though, when there was still a lot of conflicts not yet resolved and only a few pages left in the book. Not to worry; it all works out at the end. I love the world and I was sorry to see it end. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
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I like her writing. This book (3) is better than book 2 but not quite as good as book one. I will keep reading them as long as she keeps putting them out.
I was sooo looking forward to Bowes story. This book started out with a fantastic bang picking up and overlapping with the previous book in this series (which was fantastic). Mari, the sexy little mortal witch torments poor Bowe, but is the answer to his prayers. Bowe doesnt understand why he feels innately drawn to Mari when hes already met his mate and watched her die. He cant pull himself away from protecting her, and decides that may be Mari is her reincarnate. I fall for every guy in these books. The love hate between these two drove me nuts to the point that I raced through this book.
I absolutely hate it when I read a book and I can immediately relate pieces to popular movies. If you told me Cole sat down and made a list of all her favorite movies and picked which scenes would work in her book Id believe you. King Kong, Romancing the Stone, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Jerry Maguire, Snow White. There were more, but I got sick of making the list after this. Now that I have my beef about this out of the way, I still enjoyed the chase in the book. It all worked together and I still jumped right into the next in the series.
This is the forth installment of a series that began as a story in the Anthology "Playing Easy to Get". This is the story of Bowen whom we met in "A Hunger Like No Other" and "No Rest for the Wicked". He is a Werewolf who lost his One Perfect Mate. Mariketa is the daughter of a Druidess and a Sorcerer. Half Fey, Half Witch. Bowen has a bad history with Witches. He believes that the reason he desires her is that she put a spell on him. Mariketa believes that she has always been second choice... her father left her and died, her mother left her, even her first love. She refuses to be second best to Bowen.
This was a great story with plenty of action. The beginning takes place during the same time as the ending of "No Rest". If you liked the others stories, you will enjoy this one too.
ALERT - Spoilers included.
Really glad I gave Cole a try. I am probably getting addicted to this series. The book was entertaining, with some humor, and lots of fun.
First lesson of the book is that if you are going to be a tease, you are going to fall into a ravine and die. No, seriously.
It was a very quick read. I love how these Lykaes are such idiots but somehow they grow on you. Even though Mari has abandonment issues, I didn't find her whiny or annoying. I felt she was justified to question Bowen. Although I have to say that if someone I am with calls out the name of someone else during sex and I am a witch, he better watch out. (insert evil laughter here) Mari was way too forgiving and nice about that.
I would recommend that you read the short story of Myst and Wroth and the first book before tackling the others. But it seems after that, you don't have to read them in order. I look forward to reading more of the series.