TBT Review #21 | Fantasy Lover

Posted January 11, 2018 in Book Review, TBT Reviews / 4 Comments

Throwback Thursday Reviews is a weekly meme here @ A Weebish Book Blog. It is a chance to tweak old book reviews, share them with others, and perhaps fall in love with some old favorites.

*By tweaking reviews I do not mean I will be changing review ratings or my opinions, since those are likely to change over the years . I will only be changing grammar errors, wording, sentence structure, etc.

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.


TBT Review #21 | Fantasy LoverFantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunterverse #1
Published by St. Martin's Press on February 18th, 2002.
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 337
Format: Paperback
Source: Paperbackswap
Purchase on: Amazon | B&N
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Dear Reader,

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.



About Sherrilyn Kenyon

New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2004, she had placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Her current series are: Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick and The League, and her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter is also being developed as a television series.

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4 responses to “TBT Review #21 | Fantasy Lover

  1. This year I think I’m going to get back to series reading. I cut almost all of them out a few years ago because I was too overwhelmed. I either didn’t like the endings or I forgot too much of what came before.

    I have a better handle on my TBR now so I think I can cautiously dip my toe back in lol

    I still haven’t read anything by Kenyon but I do have a few of her books.

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