Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Released on February 1, 2005
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.[quote]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.[/quote]
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!