Review: Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Posted November 18, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 19 Comments

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Review: Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Play
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

5 Stars

Released: August 3, 2004
Series: Were-Hunter #2
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 362



Dear Suzanne,

Vane has only one thing on his Bucklist List of things to do before he dies and it is ME!!!!!

Love Ann aka book boyfriend stealer ~Under the Covers


I must have screwed up the order of this series because I’ve read the ones after this but found that I had missed this one! It drove me nuts when I found out so I decided to read it right away and boy was I glad that I did. Vane is sex on a stick! It’s really no wonder why Suzanne (and others) have already claimed him for their harems. He’s a dream!

Of course, the best thing about this book is the fact that he loves bigger women. Bride isn’t comfortable about her appearance so she does all that she can to steer attention away from herself, but all of that does nothing to make Vane look the other way. In fact, the way he sees her is the thing that got me. Vane sees Bride’s beauty and never lets her forget it. Cue sighs.

SK really made this book enjoyable for her readers. I started another book but it simply didn’t hold my interest by page 100. I decided to pick up this book and read a few pages. At page 10, SK completely won me over. I was floored by the way she was able to introduce the history of the Were-Hunters and its world in such a tight word count. Then she goes on to introduce Vane in the opening scene. There she is able to reveal so many different aspects to Vane’s personality in one single scene. She displays his courage, his heartbreak, his determination and also his love for his brother, making him a well-rounded and likeable hero for readers to fall for.

From there, she introduces Bride and the first line from her POV is so effective in making readers sympathize with her. Bride gets dump via FedEx by her boyfriend for five years. Everyone has either been dumped or lost someone that they’ve felt deeply for, so it’s easy for people to relate to her situation. Bride is such a great heroine. Strong, sweet, big and beautiful – she really brought this book to life.

The rest of the book follows the same route – exceptionally well-written, sexy and dark! I devoured it. NIGHT PLAY is definitely one of the bright spots of this series.

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About Sherrilyn Kenyon

New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2004, she had placed more than 65 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Her current series are: Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick and The League, and her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter is also being developed as a television series.

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19 responses to “Review: Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon

  1. Tina B

    I have to agree with you on this one! Love Vane!
    I love the way Sherrilyn writes her men!!!
    I have to admit though, Zarek is probably my top if not Acheron! 😉
    I just love that “darkness” in them.
    Wonderful review~!

  2. erinf1

    Thanks for the great review! Ok… I *know* that I’ve read all of Kenyon’s books, but this doesn’t sound familiar at all… maybe I missed it too! Gonna have to go check my library 🙂

  3. Anastasia Miller

    Always looking for new authors and series to discover and I’ve seen this author’s books available in most places I shop, so that’s gotta be a good sign…I guess I just need to figure out where to begin reading and get caught up!

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