REVIEW: Kiss of the Night – A Dark-Hunter series novel # 5 by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Kiss of the Night is the Dark-Hunter series story of Wulf and Cassandra.

Wulf is your run of the mill Dark-Hunter who was betrayed.  Shocker?  A woman tricked him out of his soul.  Took his, gave him hers.  Now, he’s immortal and is cursed with something even more brutal than your usual oh woe is me.  Everyone who meets him, forgets his existence within 5 minutes.  The only person who remembers him is Chris, a direct descendant of his brother, his bloodline.

An over-protective Dark-Hunter sucks just a bit.  Holding Chris entirely too close and suffocating any chance at a real life, Chris is forced to suffer through his life as he’s pushed and shoved towards procreation.  He is the last of Wulf’s line and unless he produces children, Wulf will be left to live his pathetic existence alone.

Cassandra is a half-human half-apollite.  Watching her mother and sisters die one by one on their 27th birthdays, Cassandra has fought her entire life to survive those hunting her.  Rumor has it that her death will end the Apollite curse.  Daimons want her dead.  Apollites want her dead.  Dark-Hunters can’t stand her.  C’est la vie, eh?

“A plague to all who are Apollite born.  May you reap all you have sown this day.  None of you shall ever live past the age of my precious Ryssa.  You shall all perish painfully on the day of your twenty-seventh birthday.  Because you acted as animals, you shall become them.  Let you find your nourishment solely in the blood of your own kind.  And never again will you be able to walk in my realm where I will see you and be forced to remember what it is that you did to betray me.”

Cassandra and Wulf meet at a club while it is being attacked by Daimons.  They have an explosive kiss (Don’t they all?) in the alley and he walks away from her knowing he will be forgotten within moments.

Does she forget?  Yes and no.  Sucks, right?

They meet up in their dreams, assuming they are only dreaming and tend to one another’s oh so yummy lustful needs.  Facing each other ‘in real life’ they realize what they are to each other.  Enemies.  Both feel betrayed.  Seduced.  Manipulated.  Furious, Wulf is ordered to protect her.

Cassandra held her hands up and returned his glare with one of her own.  “Excuse me, Mr. Bad-Ass, but you will take another tone to me.  I’m not your bitch heel when you snap.  I don’t have to stay here.”

This book is loaded with interesting tid bits.  I don’t want to give everything away, so the big reasons behind it will be kept secret!  Neener.  Just know, Wulf and Cassandra fight alongside their friends, Chris and Kat to stay alive just long enough to die.

“Thank you for saving me again when I know it must burn every part that you did so.”

His look softened.  “It doesn’t burn every part of me, Cassandra.  Only you do that.”

I recommend this book to mature adults who are reading this series.  I honestly do not believe this book will make one bit of damned sense as a stand alone read.  Please read this series sequentially.

Violence galore!  Throats ripped out, bodies torn apart, hearts stabbed .. this book is a lot of fun.  Almost extreme sexual content (In comparison to erotica I read).  I strongly advise you keep this novel away from younger eyes.  It is inappropriate for immature kids and adults 😉

Line of the book:

“Law of the jungle.  The betrayee gets to eat the betrayer.”

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