May 27, 2010

Night Pleasures

Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter Novels)Title : Night Pleasures
Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
Reading Dates : 25 May - 27 May 2010

The Dark-Hunter Series. Night Pleasures is the 2nd book in Sherrilyn Kenyon's paranormal romance Dark-Hunter series. Check out the link below for a listing of the books in the series according to reading order.

Book Summary of Night Pleasures.
Accountant Amanda Devereaux wakes up from a visit to her sister's home to find herself handcuffed to a 2000-year old Greek General. Mistaken for her twin sister, the powerful sorceress who has only ever wanted a normal life now finds herself falling for a bad-ass vampire.

Kyrian of Thrace isn't too happy either. In return for an Act of Vengeance against his enemies and traitorous wife, he's been resurrected as a Dark-Hunter; a part of the goddess Artemis's army of the night, protecting humans from the things that go bump in the night. The last thing he needs is a human girl slowing him down, especially when he could so easily fall for her.

Of course, Amanda and Kyrian get their Happy Ever After even with Amanda's own twin being a vampire hunter and an evil demi-god vampire hunting the both of them.

Book Review of Night Pleasures.
I've got mixed feelings about this book. I started off being disappointed and ended up enjoying it reasonably well. The reason being there were less of the parts which I found annoying as the story progressed. 
What did I find annoying ? Well, here's a sample to illustrate :
His shoulders were incredibly broad, with sculpted muscles that promised strength, speed, and agility. His pecs and arms were every bit as well-formed and tight. 
Nothing wrong with that you say. This is a romance novel after all. Well yes, but it gets tedious when the same theme is repeated every few pages. I get it already. He's incredibly gorgeous and she's wonderfully sweet. There's no need to keep telling me that.

That is not to say the book is without its saving grace. I loved both the humor and the way the author has woven Greek mythology into vampire folklore. In Sherrilyn Kenyon's New Orleans, you find eccentric characters like the Dark-Hunter Talon who believes its funny to stake his own mailbox while hunting the vampire-like descendants of Apollo, the god of plagues.

The writer also has left a nice hook near the end to keep readers interested in finding out what is going to happen next :
Before she vanished, she leaned forward and whispered  the answer in Acheron's ear. He went cold with the news as she twinkled into mist.

An interesting enough read to warrant continuing with the next book.

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