Bride McTierney has had it with men. They’re cheap, self-centered, and never love her for who she is. But though she prides herself on being independent, deep down she still yearns for a knight in shining armor.
She just never expected her knight in shining armor to have a shiny coat of fur…
Deadly and tortured, Vane Kattalakis isn’t what he seems. Most women lament that their boyfriends are dogs. In Bride’s case, hers is a wolf. A Were-Hunter wolf. Wanted dead by his enemies, Vane isn’t looking for a mate. But the Fates have marked Bride as his. Now he has three weeks to either convince Bride that the supernatural is real or he will spend the rest of his life neutered–something no self-respecting wolf can accept…
But how does a wolf convince a human to trust him with her life when his enemies are out to end his? In the world of the Were-Hunters, it really is dog-eat-dog. And only one alpha male can win.
“There’s something inside you that scares me, Vane. Are you sure you’re normal?”
I understand his unwillingness to force Bride into anything, as “claiming can never be forced on a female”, but his doubts and uncertainties are exaggerated.
His magical powers are impressive: they are unique and superlative, but sadly there is no real action in the story where he can actually show how powerful he is. He uses his powers mainly to poof in and out, to take clothes on and off Bride and himself, to repair things, and to tidy up. I also expected him to be more spirited and determined: his vacillation about what to do annoyed me to no end. So did the repetition of his stunning appearance and masculinity. Okay, I get it, he is gorgeous…
I really appreciate Bride’s appearance – finally a pretty and hot heroine with curves. One of the most moving scenes is where Vane and Bride meet first, and she is so skeptical and suspicious about Vane’s intentions. It is so sweet!
But I really don’t know what to think about Bride: she is kind and brave, but sometimes she is also irritating: when she gets hysterical and freaks out because she is not able to accept the idea of the existence of the supernatural world.
The story is amusing at the beginning, but it falls flat soon: there is no real action, and the plot is predictable. I foresaw Bride’s kidnapping as clear as Ash did the lottery numbers. That cliché looks like a compulsory element that gives the opportunity to the hero to save the heroine. The rescue, by the way, was quick and effortless.
I was okay with the story up to the scene where Bride’s standing up for Vane which is one of the best scenes of the book. But, at the end, two things totally ruined the book for me: the over-romanticized singing to Bride, and the public love confession and engagement.
And although I love Simi, and Ash’s kind and patient attitude toward her is amazing, the Macarena dance was too much for me. He really “spoils that demon.”
Night Play is my least favorite from the series, but I’m still up for the following books.
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