Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Back of Book Description:
Susan Michaels was the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until she walked into a setup that ruined her reputation. Now she's working for a small Seattle paper, penning stories about killer moths and alien babies, convinced that her life couldn't get any worse...
That was before an idea for a braking news piece brings her to a local animal shelter where she ends up listening to her source rant about vampires and gets coerced into adopting a cat despite her allergies. But when her new pet suddenly reveals himself to be a gorgeous--and lethal--shapeshifter, Susan realizes that there's far more at stake than a career-saving by-line.
Born into a world of predators, Were-Hunter Ravyn Kontis was betrayed by those he loved best. Soulless, pitiless, he has spent three hundred years battling the Daimons who seek to subjugate humankind. Against all odds, Susan evokes in Ravyn feelings of tenderness. Desire. Love. And with the ultimate battle about to begin, this one very human woman holds the power to shatter both their worlds...
My Rating: A
The love that is written into this book is much more real than some of the previous. For the first time in a few of Kenyon's books, I felt a real connection to both characters. Susan is an amazing woman who has pushed through many obstacles to try to regain her life and make it her own again. Her unhappiness at her job is something that most people would be able to relate with, as well as the fact that it's all she can do and she must continue to pay her bills.
What grabbed me most about Susan was the way that Kenyon wrote her sadness at the loss that she experiences during this novel. It's real, and it's easy to believe, and it's easy to feel for her and her loss. The same goes for the betrayal that Ravyn feels during the book. Kenyon did a great job of showing the reader what these two had gone through.
I was completely surprised by the feelings that I felt at times for the bad guy. I can't believe that an author could write feelings, true feelings, to someone who I've spent 4 books, or maybe more, hating. She also made me angry at a character that I've loved for even more books. This to me shows that she's a wonderful writer and her books, while some have flopped for me, are worth pushing through to get to the books that are like this.
A complaint: The thing that causes Susan to be the laughing stock, don't worry, you never really find out what it is. I was extremely irked by that.
If you're a Kenyon reader and you're currently on a book that's just not doing it for you, just wait, there are better ones.