Unleash the Night

Dark-Hunter, Book #8, Were-Hunter, Book #2

By Sherrilyn Kenyon

ISBN# 9780312934330

Author’s Website:  http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

Wren Tigarian is an abomination to his race, born from a Were-Tiger father and a Were-leopard mother, he is a combination of both animals; a Tigard.  As a young cub neither parent wanted him and they kept him caged most of the time, keeping him from getting the socialization he needed.  After his parents killed one another, young Wren caught a ride with a stranger to New Orleans and has lived at Sanctuary ever since.  But life has not been easy for Wren.  He’s been shunned by everyone and is still a feral beast that everyone is afraid of.

Marguerite D’Aubert Goudeau is the daughter of a senator, she had been in a study group with Nick, and she’s struggling to come to grips with him being gone, and worse, accused of his mother’s murder.  Maggie knows how much Nick loved his mom and how impossible him taking her life is.  On a whim she talks the rest of her study group into going to the Sanctuary bar that Nick loved so dearly to give a proper goodbye.

While at the bar, Maggie noticed a busboy watching her.  But unfortunately so did snobby Blaine that was with her.  Blaine caused a scene and threw a drink in the busboy’s face.  The staff had to hold the busboy back and the group was quickly kicked out.  But Maggie stayed back and apologized to the busboy, Wren.

Shortly after Maggie left the bar, Wren got a bad feeling that the girl was in trouble.  He went after her and saved her from four muggers and would-be rapists.  He got shot in the process, but it was worth it to keep her safe.

Wren usually can’t stand to be around people, hates their touch, so he can’t make sense of the draw he has to Maggie.  He knows a relationship between his species and a human is impossible, but he can’t seem to stay away from her.

I absolutely love the Were-hunter books.  First Vane and now Wren. *Fanning myself*  What can I say, I love a good shifter story, especially an outcast shifter story!  And we also get to see Vane and Fury in this one!

My heart broke reading how Wren had been treated as a child.  His mom was a truly horrible person.  But I’m glad that his dad was salvageable and came through for him in the end. Wren was a smoking hottie (as expected) and I loved the relationship between Maggie and him.  It was great seeing Maggie finally standing up to her father, with her sexy Were-hunter beside her.  And the hot sex scenes…. *back to the fanning*

Savitar was quite an interesting character as well and I look forward to seeing more of our little beach bum, especially since he’s in charge of Nick for the time being.

There was nothing I didn’t like about this book and I didn’t want to put it down!