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Hey y’all! In 2017 I started attempting to get caught up on my long-winded series. I plan to continue this trend. I read a number of Dark-Hunter books last year and thought I would share some of the my old reviews before I start featuring the new ones. FANTASY LOVER is one such review. Though it isn’t strictly a Dark-Hunter novel, it is the first novel in the Dark-Hunter universe.
FANTASY LOVER BY SHERRILYN KENYONFantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunterverse #1
Published by St. Martin's Press on February 18th, 2002.
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Purchase on: Amazon | B&N
Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing. Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn’t. And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior’s day.
As a love-slave, I know everything about women. How to touch them, how to savor them, and most of all, how to pleasure them. But when I was summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander’s sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who saw me as a man with a tormented past. She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and onto the world. She taught me to love again.
But I was not born to love. I was cursed to walk eternity alone. As a general, I had long ago accepted my sentence. Yet now I have found Grace–the one thing my wounded heart cannot survive without. Sure, love can heal all wounds, but can it break a two-thousand-year-old curse?
Julian of Macedon
Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series is an old favorite PNR favorite—one of the first I discovered in middle school that began my addiction to the fanged and supernatural. I have re-read portions of the series time and again, but this time I am trying to make an effort to read the prolific series in order. And to finally get caught up! If you’ve read Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series, you can understand how difficult it may be to figure out where to start. FANTASY LOVER is the very first full-length novel in the Dark-Hunterverse world but it does not revolve around a Dark-Hunter character, though many important DHs do make an appearance.
Grace Alexander is a sex therapist who has sworn of sex forever until one night of drinking accidentally conjures Julian of Macedon, the once mighty Spartan warrior and now cursed sex-slave. Once Grace stops freaking out about discovering a strange naked man loose in her house and realized what she’s done, she is not pleased.
Grace was a charming heroine and I do enjoy the limited appearances she makes in the other Dark-Hunter novels, but I do have to question her sanity. If a naked, beautifully built male specimen decorated my living room, I’d spend my time perfectly satisfied with his naked status, not forcing him to wear clothes.
Give FANTASY LOVER a shot if:
- You like your PNR graced with a heaping spoonful of laugh-out-loud humor
- You’ve ever wanted a big hunk of love to worship all your curves and imperfections
- You like your heroines snarky and sarcastic but also kind and compassionate
- You love a tortured hero as much as I do
Although FANTASY LOVER will never top my favorite Dark-Hunter novels, Julian and Graces humorous, heartbreaking, and action-packed romance holds a special place in my heart.
If you love a world full of supernatural, mythological creatures, humor that rivals Shelly Laurenston, and kick-ass characters, give the Dark-Hunter series a shot. Just remember to keep the tissues on hand, because this series is all about the tortured heroes and forbidden romance.
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