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Night Play (Dark-Hunter, Book 6) (edition 2004)

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Title:Night Play (Dark-Hunter, Book 6)
Authors:Sherrilyn Kenyon
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2004), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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I didn't actually mean to read this book when I did; but when I was checking the reading order of the series, this one had high marks all around, so I dug in. I read it in 2 days (I normally give myself 4 days for a book of this type - 5 if I am busy at work). It was a really fun read! It was a departure from the other DH novels, in that it focused on characters from other arenas. Ash makes a few fun appearances as do several beloved DHs from past books. I REALLY appreciate the heroine though! I am thin but my BFF (for over 30 years) is a lovely Full-Figured woman. I LOVE that this book featured someone who looked like her. Someone who worried about the same things she worries about, someone who is often left in the cold by romance novels. This is definitely an underserved, underrepresented population. This book featured the standard hunk-of-a(nearly)-man who carries the standard baggage all heros carry, with the standard, "will-she-love-me-for-who-I-REALLY-am" worries; but he loves the woman who is often ignored. Overall, this was great to read and I recommend it - especially for the female reader who isn't built like a supermodel~ you won't be disappointed. ( )
  mickeycat | Oct 18, 2015 |
Better than the last one but no better or worse than the others.

These books could be so, so good. As it is, they're stuck around the 'fun' mark.

Although, it was a nice break from the norm to have a shifter as the leading man instead of a Dark-Hunter this time. ALSO, Bride? Amazing! It's about time the voluptuous woman got her time in the lime-light as well as her hunky man. It's nice to shake things up.

Being five books into the series, I have to say that Acheron is, without a doubt, my favourite character. I'm looking forward to getting to his book, but I still have a way to go.

For now, I think I'm going to take a little break from the series and come back at a later date. ( )
  LydiaLeigh257 | Apr 29, 2015 |
Love a good character driven paranormal romance. Kenyon does a great job in this one. Bride and Vane were wonderful characters who you really felt for. ( )
  Book_Minx | Jan 24, 2015 |
For this review and more, pop by my blog - Drugs Called Books

This is the first in the Dark Hunter series I was totally IN LOVE with. It is also the first one I'm writing a proper review for. Before, I enjoyed the Dark Hunter books. But they didn't quite blow my mind, and I never had too much to say about them. Well, Vane, the darling hero for this book, sure changed that...

Before I start with this review, let me explain a bit about the dark hunter series for those who have been living under a rock and haven't heard of it; Dark Hunters are creatures of the night, created to hunt and kill Daimons, soul-sucking vampires who feed on human souls to stay alive. The Dark Hunters are strong, deadly, and undead.
They also have almost nothing to do with this story, so I really don't know why this one counts as part of it. LOL.

Night Play is set in the same world and time as the Dark Hunter series. In fact, we get to meet one of the past Dark Hunters; Kyrian, and his family, as well as Val, the Dark Hunter who's featured in the next book. We also get to see Ash, the supreme leader of the Dark Hunters, but the main characters of the book are not dark hunters, unlike the other books I've read in the series so far.

Vane, the main male character, is an Arcadian - a human who can change his form into that of a wolf. He is really one of the cutest, most charming and sweet main characters I've encountered.

Vain is part animal - he doesn't get the human way, doesn't lie or deceive. He is not really familiar with the "rules" of dating and courting a female, so watching him with Bride, the human the Fates decreed to be his mate, was just plain adorable. He got nervous and scared and confused in such a manner that you can't help but AWWW at him and give him a mental hug.

Bride, Vane's human mate and female main character, is a girl we can all relate to, I think. Unless you're a Victoria Secret's model. She's the "normal" girl. The one who's always been more on the chubby side (at least, that's the way she thinks of herself - and having an ex who constantly put her on diets doesn't help that). She's the one in and out of diets, but always ends up gaining back the pounds. The one who doesn't really understand what a sexy, hot man like Vane can possibly want from her. She is self conscious, and a "realist". It's not that she's putting herself down - she just knows the truth about herself.
Good thing Vane is there to show her she is wrong.

And really, that is the charm and crux of their relationship, of why this romance appeals to me on so many levels. It's because here comes this guy who doesn't want Bride to ever change.

He doesn't want her thinner, better looking, or to be more anything. He thinks she is the most beautiful woman he has ever lied eyes on, and he makes her feel that way as well.
It's the kind of relationship I envy and want for myself.

And if that's not enough, we got to see Ash, Kyrian, Amanda, Val and Thabita. It was lovely seeing the family Kyrian built with Amanda, and I simply loved watching Ash with the kids. My favorite part of every book is when we see Ash out of the "character" the Dark Hunters thinks he has, which is when he plays with his former dark hunter's kids, or with Simi, his demon.

This book was also such a grin inducing book! I swear, the grin never left my face for long. If it wasn't Vane who made me smile, then it was Bride, or Fury, or Ash, or Simi. Really! I either grinned at the cuteness or the hilariousness of the character.

Also, this book made me so excited to read both Ash, Fury and Val's books!

Yep, I L-O-V-E-D this book!

Honestly, I recommend this series as a whole, not just this book. You'll understand it a lot better if you read the former books (though you don't have to), and also they're great fun. It's true that until now I wasn't blown away by them, but they're still a great thing to pass time with, and they're very enjoyable.

If you enjoyed this review, I would love it if you visit my personal book-review blog; Drugs Called Books ( )
  Nitzan_Schwarz | Sep 25, 2013 |
Another Author Spotlight re-read. This was my favorite Dark Hunter book back in the day. Some things bothered me about it more this time, but overall I enjoyed it.

Of course Bride's constant whining about how Vane couldn't really love her and Vane's constant whining about how Bride would be better without him got old, I still enjoyed their romance.

The cheesy dialogue stuck out more this time around. Way more. ( )
  cranberrytarts | Sep 22, 2013 |
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For my husband and sons who are my world. For all my friends who are there through thick and thin: Lo, Janet, Brynna, Tasha, "Nick," Dara, Ret, Cathy, Donna, Chris, Rebecca, and Kim.

To the DH fans all over the globe who make the world of the website and loops thrive and who give me endless hours of smiles -- I wish I had space to list all of you by name, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you. For my RBL sister who are always there and for my readers who make it all worth while. I can never, never thank you enough.

To Kim and Nancy for all the hard work you do and for still allowing me to take the DH to the outer limits of my imagination and beyond. And I haven't forgotten either of you, Alethea and Nicole!

Words can never truly express just how much I adore all of you and how much you mean to me.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312992424, Mass Market Paperback)

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.

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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. Her boyfriend is a Were-Hunter wolf who is wooing her to be his mate.… (more)

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