A breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time… and a Valkyrie aching for his touch.
Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela – the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her freezing skin can’t be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting pain beyond measure. Can they conquer an agony of frustration and slake the overwhelming desire burning between them?
Book 1: The Warlord Wants Forever
Book 2: A Hunger Like No Other
Book 3: No Rest for the Wicked
Book 4: Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
Book 5: Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
Book 6: Dark Desires After Dusk
Book 7: Kiss of a Demon King
Untouchable is a novella bundled with a Gena Showalter story in Deep Kiss of Winter. Even though it’s a novella, I feel like Kresley Cole still delivers on the story and the character development.
I adore Danii. She craves touch, precisely because she can’t have it. Touch physically harms her – not only is it blindly painful, it burns her skin. What others take for granted, a casual touch of a loved one, Danii has never known pleasure in.
Murdoch, you may remember, is Nikolai’s brother. The one he hadn’t lost. Known in his time, and throughout the Lore, as a rake of the worst sort – he’s never wanted to settle down. So when fate deems that Danii is his Bride, he’s not exactly ecstatic about it.
Murdoch fights himself, his feelings, and his instincts for a good part of the story. I found this incredibly frustrating, because it was so clear exactly how much he wanted her and how good they’d be together. At the same time, it read very real to every ‘afraid of commitment’ relationship I’ve ever been in. For example, Murdoch panics at the mere consideration of her things in his space – despite the fact that he wants to provide for her.
Because of this, he’s kind of an ass. Danii’s ultra-forgiving, maybe a little too easily forgiving. But that doesn’t mean that she lets her desire for him, or a relationship with Murdoch, stop her from living her life. Danii presses forward on what she needs and who she is.
I love how Kresley Cole continues to expand this world, giving us more characters and beings to know and wonder about. I can’t see myself ever wanting to stop learning about the beings of the Lore.