Whereas the love story between Bowen and Mariketa seemingly follows pretty much the classic pattern, it offers some refreshing surprises. Besides, their relationship develops slowly and the reasons for their feelings and actions are credible and well presented.
All in all, this book is a gripping mixture of familiar and unknown, with a few steamy scenes. The outline is well executed and the book reads smoothly and fast. In addition, Cole introduces some new minor characters whom I am already looking forward to reading about in the following books in the series.
RECOMMENDATION: If you can get past some sexually explicit scenes and language, Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night is a book with an intriguing paranormal world and characters.