Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by St. Martin's Press
Released on April 1, 2007
Trying to wade through the reading order of the Dark-Hunter and the spin of series, well, gives me a headache. So far so good I think, but this flows over several different series, but the one I wanted was Dark-Hunters since Ravyn is both a were and a dark hunter. With Dark Side of the Moon we move from New Orleans across America to Seattle, where a new threat is out to take over the Dark-Hunters.
Susan Michaels used to be a famous report until one fateful story left her career in shambles. Thanks to a college friend she has a job, but reporting on aliens with four heads or babies born with tentacles just isn’t her idea of story telling. Sent off on a story by her boss, she stops by to meet with a friend at the animal shelter where she works. Confronted by her friend’s husband, he tells her to run out of town and never look back. Making her endeavor at the shelter more believable, they send a cat home with her. A cat she is highly allergic too. When the cat turns out to be a shape-shifting man, and her house gets shot up for her trouble, she is inducted into the secret Dark-Hunters society.
Ravyn’s life hasn’t been easy. Betrayed by the one woman he thought was his mate, killed by his brother and banished from the family forever by his father, he gets his vengeance and becomes a Dark-Hunter. While his family runs the local santuary, he has been banned from it, but he returns only to save the people he is sworn to protect. Now a sexy woman has come into his life, fights like a warrior and has a mind that is all sexy on it’s own. Fearing his attraction to her, he won’t allow her to stay, but can’t seem to let her go. Can he trust another woman with his secrets or will this be the death of him?
A familiar enemy is back to try to take over the world. Acheron can’t be contacted. Nick’s holding one Hell of a grudge, Susan’s life just got interesting and deadly, and Ravyn is forced to accept some truths along with is family. This is a wild ride with lots thrown at you all at once.
Here is where I get horribly angry at the story. Nick is back and his training left to Ravyn. Nick has always been one of my favorite side characters until his death (several books ago so not a spoiler any more). Nick is still really upset and holding a grudge for the death of his mother and his subsequent damnation. Acheron is holding guilt over the words that condemned his once friend, but he is still angry over what Nick did to Semi. These two were tight and now they are enemies. Then Nick does something so horrible, I really got angry at the author for doing it. Nick is either going to regret his actions and redeem himself later or this is all going to end horribly. Horribly!
There is a twist in the end that really didn’t make me like the book any better. The fun parts where Susan sneezing any time she came in contact with Ravyn’s fur or hair. The universe is a bitch on that one. The two are sexy together and I adore how they grow close. The outside threat will be back again I am sure. You just can’t keep Stryker down.
Foiled in the end, lovers to the end, angry words that can’t be taken back, this was just an ok installment in the Dark-Hunters series.
Never Ending Series: Dark-Hunters
Literary Pickers: Lamp
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Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (of course!)
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