2007: #99 – Night Embrace (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
Book #99 was Night Embrace, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s 4th Dark-Hunter novel. The back of the book reads:
Life is great for me. I have my chicory coffee, my warm beignets, and my best friend on the cell phone. Once the sun goes down, I am the baddest thing prowling the night: I command the elements, and I know no fear. For centuries, I’ve protected the innocent and watched over the mankind, making sure they are safe in a world where nothing is ever certain. All I want in return is a hot babe in a red dress, who wants nothing more from me then one night. Instead, I get a runaway Mardi Gras float that tries to turn me into roadkill and a beautiful woman who saves my life but can’t remember where she put my pants. Flamboyant and extravagant, Sunshine Runningwolf should be the perfect woman for me. She wants nothing past tonight, no ties, no long-term commitments. But every time I look at her, I start yearning for dreams that I buried centuries ago. With her unconventional ways and ability to baffle me, Sunshine is the one person I find myself needing. But for me to love her would mean her death. I am cursed never to know peace or happiness-not so long as my enemy waits in the night to destroy us both.
–Talon of the Morrigantes
I’m generally not much for romance, but I like the mythological/paranormal twist in these. They’re pure fluff, and very formulaic (when you read a few in a row, it’s easy to see that all the men and women act the same), but they’re fun enough to keep me reading.
Page count: 408 | Word count: 121,142