Synopsis: Susan Michaels was the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until she walked into a setup that ruined her reputation. Now she’s working for a small Seattle paper, penning stories about killer moths and alien babies, convinced that her life couldn’t get any worse.
That was before an idea for a breaking news piece brought her to a local animal shelter where she ends up listening to her source rant about vampires and gets coerced into adopting a cat despite her allergies. But when her new pet suddenly reveals himself to be a gorgeous—and lethal—shapeshifter, Susan realizes that there’s far more at stake than a career-saving by-line.
Born into a world of predators, Were-Hunter Ravyn Kontis was betrayed by those he loved best. Soulless, pitiless, he has spent three hundred years battling the Daimons who seek to subjugate humankind. Against all odds, Susan evokes in Ravyn feelings of tenderness. Desire. Love. And with the ultimate battle about to begin, this one very human woman holds the power to shatter both their worlds…
I found that I enjoyed this one a lot more than I have the last couple of DH books I’ve read.
Dark Side of the Moon is Ravyn and Susan’s story. I felt like I was able to see more of them in this one so it was easy to understand why they’d fall in love. Ravyn is a lot different from the other Dark-Hunters because he’s not JUST a DH. Sherrilyn Kenyon used her usual formula of the DH having had a human mate betray them. There is a little bit of a twist with Ravyn’s story though. I liked that he didn’t seem as reluctant about getting involved with a woman… the way the Dark-Hunters usually react.
Susan is sassy and sarcastic and a little down on her luck when she meets him. He’s drawn to her; with a deep need to protect Susan and make her life better. She’s been betrayed by someone she thought she loved, her career is in shambles and she’s lost the only family she had left.
When Susan and Ravyn are wrongfully accused of murdering two of her dear friends things begin to heat up. They race to prove her innocence before they are both thrown in jail, or worse.
The usual gang makes their appearances; although some of them not as often as in past books. You also get to meet new characters, which was refreshing for me since I’m not reading the Were-Hunter series and some of them pop in.
Overall I liked it and it ramped up my interest in continuing on with series. The epilogue really left me reeling and anticipating the next book.