Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.
Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.
The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.
(Terra's Thoughts) Honestly let me ask you this, how can anyone not love The Dark Hunter Series? Dark Hunter's are the epitome of good and evil wrapped up in one tiny little package but with one Hell of a punch. This installment is right in tune with the rest of the series except that now we have a female Dark Hunter. Hell hath no fury like a Women's Scorn and our little heroine fits this to a T!
Our heroine Samia (Sam for short) is an Amazon warrior with a temper to match. Talk about feisty. Whew.......Sam gives the word a new meaning. She has a gift, well maybe a curse if you want to look at it that way, that will make her on the top most wanted list of the Denizens of evil. Can she be saved? Will she cave into a forbidden love after the pain and heartbreak of losing her husband and son in her natural life? Can she keep her emotions in check before they cost her more pain and suffering that she doesn't know if she could possibly face again?
Dev Peltier is as tall, dark and handsome as they come and with one heck of a bite to boot. He's snugly as a big ole teddy bear and has finally decided to start looking for a mate. Working for Sanctuary as a bouncer gives him the opportunity to check out all the females but will there be one in particular that will catch his eye? Will he be able to fight his lust and his big ole heart to save his kiester from the frying pan for a relationship that is forbidden by all? Most of all will he be able to save his temper and put a stopper on his lust to save him from getting killed and an eternity in Hell?
Sherrilyn has given us a much awaited new installment to a beloved series. Action packed with plenty of lust, love, romance in the most unusual settings and a believable storyline that will make you wish the next book was here now so you could just keep on reading till your hearts content. The story has the perfect pace with a writing style that is as smooth as silk that you can't help yourself. You will try as hard as possible to go find a little hiding spot and just curl up and ignore the outside world until the very last page.
I must say that I found it absolutely wonderful to finally have a female Dark Hunter. A woman with baggage aplenty that she tries to bury in order to exact the revenge on the death of her beloved family. The author has given Sam a personality to be wary of but also a human side that succumbs to the emotions that make her so real that she could easily be a member of the family that needs a little love and lots of hugs to help her through the tough times. You really can't help but cry with her and wish that maybe you could have been there to help prevent what happened in her previous life. You can feel her wariness of love like its a second skin and cringe at her temper and stay out of her way.
Out of all the Dark Hunter books I would say that Acheron is my favorite and this one is my second in line favorite. I really can't wait to see what the author has up her sleeve for the next book.
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (September 7, 2010)