It’s a predator-eat-predator world for the Were-Hunters. Danger haunts any given day. There is no one to trust. No one to love. Not if they want to live…
An orphan with no clan that will claim him, Wren Tigarian grew to adulthood under the close scrutiny and mistrust of those around him. A forbidden blend of two animals – snow leopard and white tiger – Wren has never listened to anyone when there was something he wanted. Now he wants Marguerite.
Marguerite D’Aubert Goudeau is the daughter of a prominent U.S. senator who hates the socialite life she’s forced to live. Like her mother before her, she has strong Cajun roots that her father doesn’t understand. Still, she has no choice but to try and conform to a world where she feels like an outsider. But the world of rich and powerful humans is never to meet the world of the Were-Hunters who exist side by side with them, unseen, unknown, undetected. To break this law is to call down a wrath of the highest order.
In order to have Marguerite, Wren must fight not just the humans who will never accept his animal nature, but the Were-Hunters who want him dead for endangering their world. It’s a race against time and magic without boundary that could cost Marguerite and Wren not just their lives, but their very souls… ______________________________________________________________________
“Welcome to our world. It’s not a pretty place.
But then, it’s never boring, either.”
Unleash the Night is a really great Were-Hunter story. I enjoyed the plot very much, as well as the high quality writing. It was simply unputdownable. You have the reader’s privilege to know everything, and it is great. I like to be informed. Cleverly measured tension, great suspense and worrisome conflicts, heartbreaking past, amazing secondary characters, and emotional, intimate, but also steamy erotic scenes.
The main characters, their emotions, backgrounds, and motivations are fully elaborated.
Wren is half snow leopard, half white tiger, who needs to be tamed. He is practically pulled through the walls he had built around himself only by the presence of Maggie, the very first time they meet. His attraction for her is instant and unexpected, and he is scared of the tenderness he feels for Maggie. He thinks he is unworthy of her, so it is so uplifting to see as he becomes more and more confident, and starts to believe that maybe there is hope for him, for them together.
Maggie’s development is also very apparent. First she can’t really confront anyone: she is in a company out of habit, and her fear of her father’s opinion and reaction over her deeds is always on the edge of her thoughts. Then somewhere in the middle of the book determination takes root in her that one day she will stand up for herself against her father. “Sooner or later, she was going to force him to see her for herself.” And finally she did it, but with respect and love. She is just an amazing character.
Her touch scalded him and it touched the tiny part of him that was human. More than that, it touched his animal heart and tamed it. He never thought he’d feel anything like this. He was at peace.
Both Wren and Maggie have insecurities, but slowly gain confidence from each other.
Aside from one mistake in the time travel aspect (Spoiler! Highlight to read! — If Wren’s father, Aristotle takes his brother, Grayson back to the past to kill him, then there has to be two Graysons at that time, and Aristotle only kills one of them. So in my opinion, it hardly solves the problem. But if I don’t get it, please, enlighten me! Seriously! I really want to know how it works. —), it is a fascinating story of the Dark-Hunter series.
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Daily Quotes by Exina, from 904 to 917.