"When he watched her sleeping, he often thought, My heart lies vulnerable outside my chest."
I've purchased this book again because of the stunning cover. I read A Hunger Like No Other first time two years ago. I was in awe then for the start that the hero, Lachlain, is chasing after the heroine with fury in his heart. Emma is very innocent, all her life she tries to find her lost father and she gets nothing from her search; however, she hardly wants to give up. Furthermore, Lachlain makes life a living hell of her, Emma haven't known what he wants even though the passion between is slowly building up, he confines her and has no plan to let her go.
"Emma turned to him, bottom lip trembling. "For me"
"Always for you. All things for you. He coughed into his fist "All your own."
I haven't known before that this book is good as this. The Beauty and the beast plot works so well with the dark tone of the story. While Emma is definitely Belle, I dare not say that Lachlain is the Beast for his actions that aren't heroic or highly appreciated at all. He tortures her, even when I saw her consent to his deeds, he still treats her as if she is at his disposal.
But Kresley Cole could redeem her book with the second half it. The developments of both Emma and Lachlain are visible there. Emma is so shy when I started reading this book, but in the end, she is brave and kickass and independent. Lachlain, too, he tries to be a better person and makes amends for what he's done. He has made mistakes and he wants to right it, that's exactly what he should do.
"Nix had told Emma before she'd left for Europe that on this trip she would 'do that which you were born to do.' Apparently, Emma was born to get kidnapped by a deranged Lykae. Her fate sucked."
By the way, I loved this book because it's my very first experience for reading romance. It introduced me to the new world that I want to stay forever.