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Seize the Night

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Seize the Night Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunter

Publisher: St. Martin's

Rome ruled the world and my family ruled Rome. I was born the noble son of a legendary Roman Senator. I walked through the ancient world as a general, a god, and through an act of brutal betrayal, I bound myself to a goddess so that I could protect mankind from the evil scourge that haunts it.

Now I find myself dating said scourge. Im not exactly sure how it happened. One minute I was in my element, killing vampires and the next thing I knew a self-styled vampire slayer had stabbed me.

Tabitha Devereaux is unlike any woman I have ever known. A human, she has trained herself to fight vampires every bit as capably as any immortal. Idiosyncratic and off-beat, shes is the total antithesis to everything I find desirable in a woman and yet she beguiles me.

Theres only one small problem. She happens to be the twin of my mortal enemys wife. A man who was once killed by my family. More than that, Tabitha and her sister are now being stalked by an ancient evil bent on revenge. One that refuses to rest until everyone Tabitha holds dear is dead.

Unlike my Dark-Hunter brethren, I rely on no one but myself. They spurned me and I turned my back on them. I've never cared what the other Dark-Hunters, or anyone else, thought of me. But now the only way to save Tabitha and her family is to find some way to bridge two thousand years of hatred and prejudice.

They say that opposites attract, but can they continue to stay together when even the very Fates of the universe conspire to keep them apart?

~Valerius Magnus

My review

Not only fast-paced and filled with action, Seize the Night is funny and most definitely touching. It's an amazing story where the plot is interesting, unpredictable and even tragic, the culmination most waited and desired, and both lead characters likable.

The way Valerius and Tabitha achieved their happily-ever-after was a bit predictable, I admit, but that was the only bone I could pick with Seize the Night. Everything else simply blew me away. The romance between them was not rushed, had the time to develop not jumping from attraction to eternal love over night.

It was an experience to watch their relationship bloom. I had chills every time Tabitha breached Val's cool exterior and exposed his inner world. And his wounded heart moved me immensely.

Valerius was a true hero and a gentleman to the core with style and sophistication. Not another leather clad he-man. Most importantly he was a sensitive and gentle person, even if hiding himself under the snobbish, cold exterior, the one I desperately wanted to cuddle. My heart cried for him, fumed for the injustice done to him and admired the strength and courage he possessed. And of course, his ability to treat Tabitha as an equal respecting her fighting abilities. To stand alongside her and not try to impose his will on her by forcing her to run and hide every time they faced danger (even though it was hard for him).

Tabitha was also a true heroine. Strong and funny, she was exactly what he needed. They seemed utterly incompatible and yet, they completed each other perfectly. I loved secondary characters (Acheron in particular, can't wait for his story) and the sub-plots.

Seize the Night dangerous, passionate, sometimes deadly and definitely breathtaking.

Rating 5.5

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