Published: October 30, 2007
I wasn’t going to published another Immortals After Dark one today but I’m having issues finding the graphic I want for the one I was going to publish so I give to you the book that is tied for my favorite of this series, Wicked Deeds on a Winter Night. I love this book so much. I’m pretty sure I’ve read it more than any of the other books in this series and I’ve listened to the audio at least twice if not more times. This one is Bowen MacRieve’s and Mariketa the Awaited’s story. It starts along the same timeline as the previous book with Bowen trying to win the key to go back and get his fated mate. However, along the way he entombs some of the most important players in the Lore and no one is happy about it. Which brings us to the end of the previous book when Sebastian is sent to fetch Bowen from the hell he left him in. Without getting killed by the mad, grief stricken lykae. It didn’t seem like it was going to be an HEA the first time I read this book but you were definitely gripped by the storyline.
I loved all of the feels in this book. Mari always felt like she was the second choice and with Bowen she thought she was finally the first choice. Though Bowen suffered from immense guilt over liking Mari he seemed to have accepted her. Throughout the whole book though it was a battle between their natures. A lykae who was a sworn enemies of witches and potentially the most powerful witch ever born. They had their differences but they also came together with explosive attraction. I have to say every time I read this book the storyline still gets to me even though I know what is coming. I just want Mari to have her wolf and for him to realize that he doesn’t need to second guess himself all the time. Is that too much to ask? These two will continue to be players in the other novels so make sure you don’t miss out on this one.
—“I’m enjoying your squirming, but no’ your kicking so much. Ach, watch that you doona hit me in the ballocks! We’re both going to need those in working order.” -Bowen to Mariketa, pg. 133—