Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon #Review

Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon #ReviewSeize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Series: Dark-Hunters #9
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Grand Central Publishing on February 1, 2005
Pages: 339
Format: eBook
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Tabitha Devereaux slays vampires by night and runs a sex shop by day. Coming from an eclectic family, this isn’t anything to blink over. Her twin sister is even married to a former Dark-Hunter. It never hurts that Acheron is also her friend even if she tries to keep her attraction to him a secret. Most people think Tabby is insane for hunting vampires, but really she does a pretty good job of it, but she is also an empath. Ash helped her focus and drown out the voices in her head so she could hone her skills.

Valerius is a Dark-Hunter…a really hated one by other Dark-Hunters for being of the Roman family the killed most of the Greek Dark-Hunters. Never mind that he wasn’t the killer. Turning inward Valerius has taken their abuse, never telling his own story of how he became a Dark-Hunter. He dresses impeccably and does everything with an upper class style. But he is also very staid and doesn’t get along at all with his second. He mourns for the woman he could not have that was brutally murdered to teach him a lesson. He set up a shrine to her and has not broken his vow of keeping a candle burning so she is never in darkness.

These two meet and it is like oil and water. Tabby is comfortable in who she is while in reality Valerius is not. In fact Tabby stabs Valerius and then has to take him in due to daylight coming and of course a stab wound he needs time to heal. I loved how Tabby was no-nonsense to Valerius stick up his ass attitude.

Valerius was fascinated by this woman who should repulse him. She was tacky and uncouth and yet she was amusing and charming in a most unexpected way.

Kenyon, Sherrilyn (2010-04-01). Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter, Book 7) (Dark-Hunter Novels) (p. 42). St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.

Ok, so these two don’t have an easy time falling in love. Tabby’s twin sister, Amanda, is married to Kyrian who loathes Valerius because his family is the one that got him in the Dark-Hunter predicament in the first place. So there is a lot of waltzing through what you want, how much you are going to put up with your brother-in-law and if you want to do a very uptight guy. Throw in the Daemons are up to something…again.

This is also the story with the big blow out with Acheron and Nick. I won’t tell you the details of what happens, but it is now why they aren’t best friends and probably never will be. It is all a bunch of misplaced words, actions that happen and can’t be taken back and just stupidity for not understanding, talking or sharing. Sad, but true.

There is death of someone close to Tabitha that brings about sadness. The entire story line isn’t a pleasant one. But that is what brings about great emotion that rips you up. These two don’t seem like a good couple, but in reality Valerius needed love and acceptance while Tabitha needed to feel accepted and loved. These two met in the middle ground to become an amazing couple.

As I have read a lot of this series already, I can really say I enjoyed the earlier books like this one over the latter. This one has so much heart and soul that makes you feel and want more. A good addition to the Dark-Hunters series, where we get actual Dark-Hunters!

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Oh Tabitha and Valerius were such opposites, weren’t they?! It was fun to watch their story progress. I’m really unhappy about the Acheron/Nick thing. It is so sad.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I loved them. I didn’t think I could love Valerius, but his moral code was so high and it made me love him. Tabitha just rocked my world with her free spiritedness along with a need to protect humanity. I am so unhappy with Acheron and Nick. Why did she have to do that? The series hasn’t been quite right since.

  • One day, I’ll finally get to read this series, one day 😉

    • Shari Delighted Read

      You sound like me. I challenged myself to read this one this year. I am not caught up yet, but I am a tipping point on whether I want to continue.

  • They are so opposite that I’m intrigued to read how they end up working out. Glad this was a solid one for you.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      The early books in this series rock my world. Now that I am only a few down, I have really not wanted to continue with the series. It doesn’t seem to be going much of anywhere.

  • Oh this was a good book in this series. I read all the books in order as they came out and remember this one being a really good one. This is one of my favorite series.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Loved this one except for the Acheron/Nick deal. I am still upset over what happened to them. Seems the early stories in this series were the best.

  • I read a few of them way back 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Then you read the best ones because lately the series isn’t keeping my attention.

  • I love emotional reads and this one sounds like it drives the characters

    • Shari Delighted Read

      This one is gut wrenching, but you have to read this series in order to understand the story arc that continues to grow in each. Some can be stand alone, but not this one.

  • Nick and Acheron’s fall out is still difficult for me. They were so close especially when you read Chronicles of Nick? Ugh! Breaks my heart!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I haven’t read Chronicles of Nick because I am still so made at those two for what happened. It was so wrong and I am still mad over it.

  • My mom worked with her. I got to hang out with her at a conference toward the beginning of her time as a bestseller. She’s a fun woman to hang around! I remember her telling us how she writes all day kicked back in her recliner and thinking, “That’s the life I want.” That’s the life I have now. (Although I’m not even close to a bestseller.)

    Stephanie
    http://stephie5741.blogspot.com

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I hear she is a wonderful woman, but I haven’t met her. Sometimes being a writer is hard.

  • this was another good one, I liked these two as a couple. I’m so sad she made where Nick & Ash fell out…broke my heart man.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I wish she could continue the greatness. The last few books I read didn’t capture what these first ones did. Nick and Ash…why oh why did she think that was a good idea.

      • yeah, that was a bad idea..very very bad