Review: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole

Title: Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
Author: Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark, #3
Publisher: Pocket
Release Date: September 24, 2007
Pages: 359

Her breathless kiss haunts him... 
Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed--until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive. 

His slow, hot touch is irresistible... 
Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go. 

No deed is too wicked for her seduction... 
If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul--or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?

“What’s your favorite place to visit?” He absently answered, “Wherever you are.” “Bowen, five things about you can’t all be about me.” But you’re the only good thing that I’ve got.”

WICKED DEEDS ON A WINTER'S NIGHT carries off from the last book, No Rest For the Wicked. And it also features one of my favorite alpha males from the previous books, Bowen! OMFG! I LOVE BOWEN! He makes my heart beat like crazy! How could be not make yours beat so completely out of your chest!?

Bowen had a mate that died many years ago and it tore him apart. In the last book, No Rest For the Wicked he had a chance to win the tournament and get the prize of going back into the past and preventing her death, but he lost and he's an emotional wreck. He meets Mariketa during the tournament and grows an emotional tie to her, but he thinks Mariketa must be using her magic because there is no way he could feel that way about her, especially a witch. He won't accept it.

"I’m getting out, and I don’t want you to look.” He gave her a brows-drawn look of disappointment, as if she’d taken away a toy—and for no good reason."

But anyway, these two come together and it is a true fact that Mariketa is Bowen's mate. The thing is can you have two mates? MARIKETA WAS A BIT CRAZY! Only sometimes, but it was funny to watch. Unfortunately I wasn't attached to Mariketa as the heroine in this book. I was really annoyed at her and she really pissed me off a lot. So I couldn't fall for her like Bowen did. I didn't really find any qualities I liked in her. I felt like she acted like a spoiled brat through the whole book.

And as always the SEX SCENES WERE HOT! I don't think I will never get enough of them! I thought WICKED DEEDS ON A WINTER'S NIGHT would be my favorite thus far in the series, but because of the heroine and other events in the book, it was not. My favorite thus far was A Hunger Like No Other. I can't wait to read all the others and hopefully there will be more favorites.


  1. Great review! I love bowen and the MacRieves. i don't actually rmb what happened in this book much, but didn't he leave her somewhere dangerous? anyway, sometimes I find the guys mistreat the woman a bit in these books, but overall they're great alpha males who'd do anything for their mate.

    Glad you're enjoying the series!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  2. Great review! I love this series and Mari and Bowen are some of my faves. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series :)

    Suz @ Under the Covers

  3. ohhh I am sooo interested with this book!

    P/S I'm your new follower

  4. Great review! I just love this whole series :)

  5. It makes me sad that you didn't like Mariketa...she is one of my favourite characters in the series! But I'm glad you enjoyed the book. The Immortals After Dark series is just altogether kick ass. :)

    1. Yea. The only books in the series I've read so far where I love both characters is A Hunger Like No Other. I loved Emma and Lachlain. I really couldn't connect much with Mariketa, she annoyed me way too much, I felt like I was reading a book about a spoiled little child. 8/

      Surprised me b/c I thought I'd like her.