2009: #70 – Night Play (Sherrilyn Kenyon)

nightplay Book #70 was Night Play, the 6th book in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series.  The back of the book reads:

Bride McTierney has had it with men. They’re cheap, self-centered, and never love her for who she is. But though she prides herself on being independent, deep down she still yearns for a knight in shining armor.

She just never expected her knight in shining armor to have a shiny coat of fur…

Deadly and tortured, Vane Kattalakis isn’t what he seems. Most women lament that their boyfriends are dogs. In Bride’s case, hers is a wolf. A Were-Hunter wolf. Wanted dead by his enemies, Vane isn’t looking for a mate. But the Fates have marked Bride as his. Now he has three weeks to either convince Bride that the supernatural is real or he will spend the rest of his life neutered–something no self-respecting wolf can accept…

But how does a wolf convince a human to trust him with her life when his enemies are out to end his? In the world of the Were-Hunters, it really is dog-eat-dog. And only one alpha male can win.

This book was more about the romance than some of the other books in this series.  I liked Bride (but I’m not crazy about her name) and Vane, though the book followed Kenyon’s usual “supernatural man finds love with human woman but he thinks they shouldn’t be together” formula. I also like how Kenyon’s leading ladies are not the stereotypical drop dead gorgeous bombshells.  Not a lot of substance here, but that’s really not what I was looking for.  You read these books for a fun supernatural romp complete with some hot between the sheets action.

Page count: 384 | Word count: 83,299

2008: Wed to a Stranger? (Jule McBride)
2007: A Complicated Kindness (Miriam Toews)
2006: Killing Floor (Lee Child)
2005: Sudden Prey (John Sandford)

Used in these Challenges: 100+ Reading Challenge 2009; The 999 Challenge; A-Z 2009 Challenge; Read Your Own Books Challenge;

One thought on “2009: #70 – Night Play (Sherrilyn Kenyon)

  • October 25, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I think society is really captivated by Were-wolves and vampires today because they optimize what men have been lacking for a while – yet these fictional characters naturally exhibit these alpha traits.

    ~Bill P


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