Series: Dark-Hunter Universe # 14: Dream-Hunter #3
Pub: 2000, Piatkus
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Cat: paranormal romance
Format: paperback (small); 359 pp w/ 18 chapters
Whose: Xpher & Simone
Age Range: adult
Condemned by the gods to live out his existence without emotions, Xypher chose the pursuit of sensations, to feel again in the death. But he is given one last chance at a reprieve. Made human for a month, he must redeem himself within that time or Hades will return him to Tartarus and his torture.
Simone Dubois is a coroner who isn’t scared by much, especially since she’s psychic and can see and hear the people she’s working on. When they wheel in another victim, she doesn’t think much about it, until he gets up from her table and starts to leave.
Xypher doesn’t have time to spend with a human woman and her questions. But it’s not long before mysterious attempts on Simone’s like forces Xypher to stand between the woman who is beginning to touch his heart and the danger that is threatening her life.
Again, this is another one of my favourite. There’s just something about a moody man who finds a heart, and even more so when he gets that way because he’s never been shown anything loving. It’s one of the reason’s I love this book.
Xypher is a demon/dream god and being one of two, it’s made him an outsider on both sides, as well the fact that the only woman that showed him a little bit of love betrayed him and then spat in his face, with a laugh and a sucker man!
And then he gets tethered to Simone, a woman who lost her family at a young age and has a wit, and a view on life that is ‘naive’ so Xypher says, a lot, even when he likes the fact. And man does he like her even when he’s not sure why, or knows it can’t last.
I love this book, like the way he comes to trust and love Simone, and her how she see’s threw new eyes, along with the confrontation that’s the plot of the book, and the heartache that comes from it all. I love it so much. It’s a great book and should be read.
This read: fuck I love this book. it’s another one of those top ten books, though this one, even though it has the sad edge to it, isn’t as intense as the ones that have come before it.
And it’s great.
The characters, both Xypher and Simone and great, you fall in love with individually, and then together. Jessy and the scattering of other side characters that mesh in also make you want more of them.
And we get to see a little more of Jaden, which is great.
This story like all her others pulls at your heart and makes you not feel so horrible in your own life because yours isn’t another like there’s (I’m sorry if it is).