Night Play (Dark-Hunter, Book 6)

Night Play - Sherrilyn Kenyon Bride McTierney has just gotten dumped by her live-in boyfriend who is making her move out, apparently used her to move his career forward and moved on to a new skinny trophy girlfriend. Vane Kattalakis, a Were-Hunter wolf, sees her through her storefront window and is stunned. He saw her a few weeks ago when he was protecting Sunshine (Talon's mate) and never forgot her. When he enters her store, their lives are changed forever. Vane isn't looking for a mate but it turns out Bride is the one that the Fates have marked for him. But, she's a human and he's wanted dead by his enemies. Vne has three weeks to convince Bride, who is unaware he's a wolf, to be his mate or spend the rest of his life neutered. He also has to convince himself that this is an acceptable life for Bride given the danger he faces everyday from his enemies. I looked forward to reading Vane's story and it lived up to my expectations. Aside from being deliciously sexy, his love and admiration for Bride was just touching. She was so bruised emotionally and, for a wolf with no experience with humans, he was amazingly sensitive. I loved how he reached out to his network for coaching and his natural instincts made him really special. Vane is fearless and wildly protective of those he cares about but has a sense of fairness that should have been uncommon in someone with his sad background. The confrontations with his enemies were exciting and dangerous and the ending was cleverly crafted. This is my favorite of the series so far, full of heartwarming (and sexy) moments and excitement. The series just keeps getting better and better.