Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sins of the Night (Dark-Hunter, Book 8) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Blurb~
In the realm of the Dark-Hunters there is a code of honor that even immortal bad boys must follow:

Harm no human. Drink no blood. Never fall in love.


But every now and again a Dark-Hunter thinks himself above the Code. That's when I'm summoned. Who am I? I'm the one thing the fearless fear. Step over the line and it's my wrath you will face. Nothing can touch me. Nothing can sway me. I am relentless and unfeeling.


Or so I thought until I met a female Dark-Hunter who goes by the name of Danger-it's not just her name, it's how she lives her life. She doesn't trust me at all. And who could blame her? She alone knows that I'm here to be judge, jury and most likely executioner of her friends. Yet she is my key to saving some of them. Without her, they all will die.


Dangereuse St. Richard is a deadly distraction. Something about her is reawakening a heart I thought was long dead. But in a race against evil, the only hope mankind has is that I do my duty. And how can I do my duty when it means that I will have to sacrifice the only woman I've ever loved?


Danger~ Back stabbed by her husband...died trying to save her family.

Alexion~ Betrayed by his wife, murdered, Acherons right hand man!

Alexion is faced with a huge decision...some Dark Hunters are being lead down a dark path with the evil Stryker. He must come to earth and see what Dark Hunters he can pull to the right side...as fro the others they must face death. In the mean time Alexion shacks up with Danger. The temperature starts to rise as each find something special within each other. The main discovery is that they resurrect a feeling neither has felt in centuries...love. Will Danger be able to face the fact that Alexion might have to kill her friends? What happens when Alexion must go back to his home with the rest of the Gods?

I dont care what people say about the Dark Hunter books...Im still enjoying them! I can see someone getting tired of them if they read them back to back but a month or so in between readings is a perfect fit! =)

I have to say I really loved Alexion and Danger! Danger was wronged a long time ago (obviously) and so she doesnt trust men AT ALL! She too gets somewhat persuaded by Stryker so Alexion has to get her to trust him and trust that Ash is one of the good guys. Along the way to trust the two totally fall in love! =)

Alexions story is great! ***SPOILER***He was human, died, then his wife got his soul back ONLY TO DROP IT b/c she didnt want him back! What a heifer! Needless to say Ash felt horrible so he enlisted him to be his second in command and take out judgment on any Dark Hunters that are acting questionable.

Snippet~
Danger took her dagger from Alexion's hand, then, without thought, touched the ragged tear in his shirt. He felt solid underneath. Real. There was cold skin beneath the silk and wool fabric and it was hard and masculine. Yet human beings didn't shatter like Daimons and no Daimon reappeared after death...

Alexion ground his teeth at the sensation of her soft fingers on his flesh. His body roared to life as he watched her examine him like a scientist with a lab experiment that had gone tragically wrong. No more than five two or three, Dangereuse was petite and athletic. There had been something about her that caught his interest. An innocence that still seemed to be inside her. Most Dark-Hunters were jaded by their human betrayals and deaths, and by their duties. But this one... She appeared to have avoided the cynicism that eternal life often brought.

Of course, she was young by Dark-Hunter years.

Her dark, chestnut colored hair was worn in a long braid, down her back, but pieces of it had escaped to curl becomingly around her face. Her features were angelic and delicate. If not for her carriage and self-assuredness, she would have appeared fragile.

And yet there was nothing fragile about her. Dangereuse could more than take care of herself and he knew that well. As one of the newer Dark-Hunters, she was only a couple of hundred years old and had died while trying to save the noble half of her family from the guillotine in France during their revolution. It had been a monumental task she had set for herself and if not for being betrayed, she would have succeeded.

Not to mention the woman had the most kissable mouth he'd ever seen. Full and lush, her lips were the kind that a man dreamed of tasting at night. That mouth beckoned him now with temptation and the promise of pure unadulterated heaven.

She also smelled of sweet magnolias and woman. It had been over two hundred years since he'd last had the pleasure of a woman's body. And it was all he could do not to bend his head down and bury his face against her soft, tender neck and inhale the scent of her. Feel the softness of her skin against his hungry lips as he tasted the supple flesh there.

Oh, to have her lithe body pressed up against his, preferably naked...

But then given her first reaction to his presence, he didn't think she'd react much better to being mauled by him.

Pity.


Overall this book is all about trust and two people finally coming out on top in life! =) The sex scenes were HAWT, there was plenty of fighting action, and we got to see a bit more into Ash's past! If you havent picked up any of these books yet you really should! they cant touch the Black Dagger Brother books in my eyes BUT they are very comparable. You wont be let down!


I give this book a total of...





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10 comments:

Cecile said...

Oh wow... number 8... wow! Okay... I think I have the first few, dontcha love that!
Great review... although I stayed away from the spoiler, lol... You know I do not like to know the ending...
Hope you are have a great day Honey!

May 12, 2010 at 9:38 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Cecile~
Ya no. 8! Some people think they've gotten repetitive but I still really enjoy them. Once again I'm surprised you haven't read any of these! Lol

May 13, 2010 at 3:46 AM
Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I love this series and raced right through it when I first discovered the Dark Hunters.

Are you going through in order?! :D

This one was a great story with a little different twist on the usual formula.

I'm actually listening to Night Pleasures(#2) right now!

Thanks for the review!

May 13, 2010 at 10:44 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Sweet~
Yup I'm reading them in order! I really enjoyed this story and I have to say Alexion was such a sweetie...not to mention hot!

Oh I really liked Night Pleasures! =)

~Happy Reading~

May 13, 2010 at 11:23 AM
Patti said...

I raced through these books too - I think they're fun and sexy! I just found out Sherrilyn Kenyon is going to be in NO at the end of the month - I'm soooo excited!

May 14, 2010 at 6:19 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Patti~
OMG!!! You gotta get a picture with her and post it on your blog for all to see! ;)

Yes I adore these books even though some people dont anymore! Cant wait to continue!

Have a great weekend sweetheart!

May 14, 2010 at 6:23 PM
Tracy said...

I liked this one too but was pretty much on par with your thoughts. :) Glad you enjoyed it.

May 17, 2010 at 3:16 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Tracy~
Ya I enjoyed this one and can't wait to continue! Hope you had a great Monday!

May 17, 2010 at 4:01 PM
Rowena said...

You know this is my least favorite book of the DH books. I don't even know why, it just is. But great review though sweets, you almost made me want to re-read.

May 29, 2010 at 7:54 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Thanks sweetie!!! I really enjoyed this one I think b/c it was a little different than all the rest. =)

Hope youre having a great weekend!!!

May 30, 2010 at 4:47 AM