Kiss of the night

Sherrilyn Kenyon, 1965-

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Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965- Dark-Hunter ; v. 4.
Romance fiction
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks c2004.
St. Martin's Paperback ed
Item Description
Series reading order is from author's website.
Physical Description
376 p. ; 18 cm
Main Author
Sherrilyn Kenyon, 1965- (-)
Review by Booklist Review

The only thing that can free a Dark-Hunter is the love of a woman. Hard to find if you're the only Hunter cursed to be forgotten within five minutes by whatever human meets you. Wulf suffers this fate, finding true companionship only with those who are exempt: his fellow Hunters and his lone surviving descendant. As for love, that's a lost cause, and meeting Cassandra makes the yearning harder to bear. He can have her only in erotic dreams, except that it turns out that those aren't just dreams, and Cassandra is no mere human. Showcasing Kenyon's knack for resuscitating oft-used plot twists with refreshingly different perspectives, the latest installment in the Dark-Hunter series, which includes Night Embrace0 (2003) and Dance with the Devil 0 BKL D 1 03, serves up more of what Kenyon fans have come to expect from her paranormal romances: intensely passionate love, laugh-out-loud humor, and drop-undead gorgeous men. --Nina Davis Copyright 2004 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission. Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

With its frenetic, Matrix-style fight scenes and feral, leather-clad heroes, this book makes it easy to see why Kenyon's fantasy world has caught on so quickly and even inspired some readers to role-play on her Web site. Like the vampire-battling immortals of Kenyon's previous Dark-Hunter tales (Dance with the Devil, etc.), Wulf Tryggvason is sexy, dangerous and well over six feet tall. He also has a chip on his shoulder because no one, except his blood relatives and fellow Dark-Hunters, can remember him after he leaves a room due to an ancient curse. Then he meets 26-year-old Cassandra Peters, the one woman who can remember him. Unfortunately, she comes with a "short expiration date." Not only is she destined to die on her 27th birthday, but she holds the fate of the world in her hands. The last of her bloodline, Cassandra must have a child before her birthday or the world will descend into darkness. Even those who buy into this premise will find the tidy denouement hard to swallow, but Kenyon is a master at creating spunky characterizations and cinematic action scenes spiced with wry humor. Though she has a tendency to overwrite, especially when it comes to loves scenes ("She moaned at the rich sensation of having all of his lush power lying over her"), this book is an entertaining thrill ride. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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