Dark-Hunter: an immortal warrior who has traded his soul to Artemis for one moment of vengeance on his enemies. In return, they swear to spend eternity protecting mankind from the daimons and vampires that prey on them. Valerius isn't a popular Dark-Hunter - he's a Roman, which means that the largely Greek Hunters have a major grudge against him and his civilization for superceding them. To make things worse, he's very conscious of his aristocratic background and breeding. So it serves him right when he runs into Tabitha Devereaux. She's sassy, sexy, and completely unwilling to take him seriously. (Not to mention Tabitha is also the sister-in-law of Kyrian, a former Dark-Hunter and Val's mortal enemy.) What Tabitha does take seriously is hunting and killing vampires-and soon she and Val have to grapple with the deadliest of all Daimons - one who's managed to come back from the dead, and one who holds a serious grudge against both of them. To win against evil, Val will have to loosen up, learn to trust, and put everything on the line to protect a man he hates and a woman who drives him nuts.
One of my favorites in the this series! Not only does SO much happen in this book that I really pertains to the future of the series, but I absolutely love Valerius and Tabitha's story.
As much as I love those darn alpha males as the the lead roles, I am such a sucker for those characters like Valerius that has had to endure so much torment over his two thousand years. His dry humor with Tabitha's wild and erratic life are so polar opposites but they work so well together! They make it fun and seriously entertaining.
All the 'back story' information that is given to us in this book is something that is talked about so often throughout this series. The heart break and loss, the decisions made, the deliciousness that is Ash...oh dear....yes, all important!
Amazing book. Loved everything about it. I do wish that last little bit was a bit more detailed, and didn't jump around so much, but I'm still pleased with everything that transpired!