Genre: Paranormal Romance
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 that she's the twin sister of the wife of former Dark-Hunter Kyrian-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.
Tabitha kicks Daimon butt! Which is what causes her to accidently stab Valerius when he steps in to help her. She is also quick witted, laughed at this moment when Valerious wakes up in Tabitha’s house and realises he has no clothes and asks Tabitha where they are, which happens to be the laundry leaving him sitting in a bed naked:
“Beg all you want, you’re still going to be naked”, Tabitha paused at the wicked image in her mind,”Come to think of it, a gorgeous, begging, naked man...that’s the stuff of fantasies. Begging won’t get you your clothes, but it could get you something else.” She wiggled her eyebrows at him”.Not to mention the “penironi”, that was genius. Valerious spent most of his life being hated and alone much like his brother Zarek (His story can be found back in Dark-Hunter #3) who also despises him, although Valerious tried to help Zarek in the past it often ended up harming him more which lead to the animosity between the brothers. The great thing about these books is that you don’t just get one story; it is enriched with side characters. It is so sad what happened with Nick and what he did with Simi! It was cute how Simi didn’t care for it and would rather have gone shopping, finding it more satisfying. Tabitha would have to be one of my favourite female leads in this series.