Series: Dark-Hunter #2
Published by St. Martin's Griffin (3.14.2004)
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Source: I own it
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Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be immortal? To journey through the night stalking the evil that preys on humans? To have unlimited wealth, unlimited power? That is my existence, and it is dark and dangerous. I play hero to thousands, but am known to none. And I love every minute of it.
Or so I thought until one night when I woke up handcuffed to my worst nightmare: a conservative woman in a button-down shirt. Or in Amanda's case, buttoned all the way up to her chin. She's smart, sexy, witty, and wants nothing to do with the paranormal-in other words, me.
My attraction to Amanda Devereaux goes against everything I stand for. Not to mention the last time I fell in love it cost me not only my human life, but also my very soul. Yet every time I look at her, I find myself wanting to try again. Wanting to believe that love and loyalty do exist.
Even more disturbing, I find myself wondering if there's any way a woman like Amanda can love a man whose battle scars run deep, and whose heart was damaged by a betrayal so savage that he's not sure it will ever beat again.
Kyrian of Thrace
I think it’s awesome when a series switches characters each book and still ties them all together. Julian talked much of Kyrian in the first book, so I felt like I kind of knew him already when he was introduced in this one. I also got to meet a family member of Grace’s friend. Amanda was a square in a family of eccentrics – she didn’t believe in all the magic mojo until Kyrian came along. Kyrian was okay, but I couldn’t really feel anything for him. He’s a Dark-Hunter, yet while he puts on that bad-boy facade, he wasn’t all that bad. I like my lead males to be a bit asshattish and snide. (which is why I can’t wait to read Acheron!!)
The outcome was still a bit predictable, but there was considerably more of a plot in this one with the danger of the creepy villain Desiderius. Plus you get a taste of the Dark-Hunter world and a little background. I love the sarcastic wit in this one…it had me giggling out loud. I can’t wait to dive deeper into this series!
My favorite part of this one was meeting Nick and Acheron. I had a friend who absolutely adored this series, so I’ve already heard a lot about them. I’ve been wanting to read The Chronicles of Nick for ages!
He arched a sardonic brow. “Do I look like a lawyer to you?”“I hate when you commune with the dead in front of me.”
“Are you the asshole who sent the ‘I See Dead People’ t-shirt to me?”