Night Play (Dark-Hunter, #6; Were-Hunter, #3)
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Night Play (Were-Hunter #2)

4.37 of 5 stars 4.37  ·  rating details  ·  29,514 ratings  ·  941 reviews
Bride McTierney has just been dumped via FedEx. There's not much that could ease such a broken heart until Vane Kattalakis wanders into her shop and her life. Their whirlwind affair feels too good to be true. Deadly and tortured, Vane Kattalakis isn't what he seems. Most women lament that their boyfriends are dogs.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 8th 2005 by Piatkus Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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What makes Night Play a cut above the rest in the Dark Hunter seris, is the fact that it's totally character driven. (For me, it's always about the character.) I adored the heroine, Bride. She's a real woman and her feelings are so well expressed (by showing not telling,) SK hits dead on with this one.

The book starts out with Bride being dumped by her selfish boyfriend of 5 yrs. Not five minutes after she received her dumping papers, via HER OWN fedex account no less- we meet the hero who swoops...more
Julie (Mom2lnb)
Sep 27, 2010 Julie (Mom2lnb) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Fans of PNR Romance, Werewolves, the Dark-Hunter Series, Sherrilyn Keyon
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"4.5 stars" The Dark-Hunter series has had some ups and downs for me, but I have to say that I'm glad that I have continued with it or I would have missed out on some wonderful stories. When Sherrilyn Kenyon is “up”, she can write a very good story, and Night Play was definitely an “up” book for me. It had the swoon-worthy romance that I've loved in some of Ms. Kenyon's other books, lots of fun and interesting characters, and a good plot. Night Play picks up the narrative of Were-Hunt...more
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
Night Play was a wonderful read for me, its my #1 favorite book so far in this series. I know I have many more to read, so I will definitely have more that I will love just the same,but for now this book is on my top favorites.

Vane & Brides story was utterly amazing! I thought they were a,one of a kind couple.Were-Wolf and a Human,its obvious right from the start neither one of them are perfect, yet they manage to stick together through the evil and goodness in their relationship and make it...more
"So long as he had breath in his body, no one would ever hurt anyone Vane cared for again. And he would bring death to anyone who ever tried."

Wow. Wowowow. How do I even start this? I wish I could get all of my feelings down in words! I absolutely loved Night Play and it was apparently exactly what I needed after a minor reading slump thanks to all the uni literature. Gosh, it was fantastic! I never realized just how much I missed this world with all of its wonderful characters before now.

I wa...more
Miss Kim
Sep 15, 2008 Miss Kim rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Dark Hunter lovers
Vane is a Katagaria Were-hunter. He was born a wolf, and lived his life as one until puberty hit and he was suddenly transformed in to a man. Bride McTierny is a woman who has just been dumped by her boyfriend of 5 years. She is self conscious about her looks because she is heavier than the average woman.

Vane had seen Bride a few weeks back, when she stopped by Sunshine Runningwolf's art stand in New Orleans. He was totally taken by her. Sunshine had told him she would introduce them, but he tol...more
Tilly Slaton
Night Play is the Dark-Hunter story of Vane and Bride.

This is one of my favorite stories in this series. Their relationship is inspiring and I found myself holding my breath as I read through wonderfully intimate (sexual and non-sexual) scenes.

Vane is a wolf. The whole story behind him is a bit complex so I will leave well enough alone! He’s a wolf. He’s a man. He’s sexy. Bottom line. Betrayed by their father, Vane and Fang are left hanging from a tree. If the alligators don’t get them, the Daim...more
My first ever DH book, I can't believe it:) it feels like... well last year haha, way back when I don't know there's a Goodreads site...happy memories:)

There's so much information on who, what, where and how these characters came from especially the Hero, but it was explained in every detailed in the beginning,which got me interested in the first place. So...I won't going to tackle that anymore but I'll make some rambling thoughts about the Hero and Heroine and also why I love this book!:)

I love...more
5 stars despite Ash doing the Macarena!! But that’s what I love about Kenyon’s Dark Hunter world…her ability to mix humor in with their tortured tales. She also has a talent at making some swoon worthy heroes, of which, Vane did not disappoint!
Jan 08, 2014 Jacqueline rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Anyone who loves a different take on the paranormal world.
Recommended to Jacqueline by: No one, but the series was recommended to me by a kind Barns-And
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You know that particular (show/book/movie/character/actor/song/etc.) that people are always going on about, the one that accumulates so many fan-girl screams that Helen Keller herself could hear the piercing level of awesomeness? You're inevitably thinking, "This (insert relevant item here) can't POSSIBLY be that damn great!" Well, you're wrong....more
Ravioli Rachel
Not my favorite of the Dark-Hunter Series so far... however I still enjoyed it immensely!

Quick Recap -

Things I loved

1. Simi, she is awesome. I. Love. Her. Her lines are the best in the series.

2. When Vane puts Bride's ex-boyfriend Taylor in his place, not once but TWICE! Take that you douche-canoe!!!

3. My jalapeno green nails (okay so that has nothing to do with the series, but I keep staring at them while I'm typing... they are awesome)

Napolean lurvs the Dark-Hunter Series

Onward, to the next...more
Vane. That is one name that often comes up when I mention to people that I am reading Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series. “Oh that Vane, he’s so hot!”, “Oh that Vane, he’s so dreamy!”, “Oh that Vane, he can take me up against a tree and growl in my ear any day!” Ooookay then… So, after hearing that, I was quite excited to finally be reading about the infamous Vane Kattalakis, the wolf man, in “Night Play”.

It was nice to step away from the “vampire” Dark-Hunter world and explore the shape shif...more
Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
Uhuuyyy.. Kelar euuyyy... duh.. baca ini kenapa jadi penasaran sama Valerius yah??

*lirik-lirik oma Lely* ...

tp.. buat yang mencari Serigala Romantis... Vane lah orangnya.. hahhaha

Mari kita bercerita sedikit...

Bride,, Pemilik Salah satu butik di New Orleans.. Seorang wanita yang merasa dirinya tidak menarik sampai akhirnya dy bertemu dengan...

Vane Kattalakis,, Seorang Were-Hunter yg tanpa disadarinya telah jatuh cinta pada pandangan pertama saat pertama kali dy melihat Bride di depan kios Sun...more
review by Meesh

*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*

Tastes change a lot as a woman ages. When we're young and reckless, lots of us look at just the outer package. We want the flash. We want sexy and successful. A lot of young women will ignore a lot of very bad habits in men if they're good looking enough, drive a great car (or in my case, motorcycle), or have enough money. Then we grow up, which a lot of us feel is a very good thing. But what isn't good is the impetus for maturing.

Let me be a lit...more
"There's something inside you that scares me, Vane. Are you sure you're normal?"

Vane looked so promising in the previous books, but I’m disappointed by his character now.
I understand his unwillingness to force Bride into anything, as the "Claiming can never be forced on a female", but his doubts and uncertanties are exaggerated.
I like his magical powers: they are said to be unique and superlative, but sadly there is no real action in the story where he can actually show how powerful he is. H...more

As if there was any doubt? Vane is my new favorite... loooooove him totally awesome and hawt hawt hawt!!!! I adore Bride too so sweet and caring and I love that Sherrilyn Kenyon made a "full figured chick" into a human heroine that can kick her "Immortal" Mother in Law's ass!!!! That rocked!!! As always i loved Simi's cameos ... she is da bomb little demon!!

Just loved this one... totally going on my favorites shelf!! <3
Laura the Highland Hussy
This was a great story about a girl who gets dumped by her "perfect" boyfriend...who kept trying to change her, make her lose weight, or was just embarrassed to be seen in public with her.
When he dumps her, her self-esteem is at an all-time low, and Vane, a werewolf. He saw her in Talon and Sunshine's book, and wanted her then, but instead he left the human alone. Well, he runs into her as she is nursing her broken heart, and they have a steamy one-night stand. But it turns out Bride is his des...more
"Jogos da Noite" é protagonizado por Vane, um Predador do Homem e por Bride, uma humana, e ambos são já nossos conhecidos por intermédio do livro de Talon e Sunshine.
Após perder a irmã Anya pelas mãos dos daemon, Vane e o seu irmão Fang são expulsos da sua matilha, pelo próprio pai que os odeia, espancados e deixados para morrer, mas Vane não é um lobo qualquer, e os seus poderes são mais fortes do que muitos possam imaginar, embora não consiga evitar o ataque dos daemon a Fang, que acaba por fi...more
I have, literally, just put this book down and I can’t wipe the grin from my face! I absolutely loved it!! My first ‘Were-Hunter’ book of the series, and I am completely smitten!

Vane is a werewolf who we met earlier in the series. When we first see him in this book, the final events of Night Embrace have just played out - his sister has just died and he and his brother, Fang, have been left for dead. Flash forward eight months later and his life is shit. He is grieving and very much alone, and...more
I am just loving the Dark Hunters.

Vane is wonderful and sexy as hell!!! Again, I laughed out loud reading this book, it was extremely sexy in parts and again a great story. So glad I started this series!
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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I must have screwed up the order of this series because I’ve read the ones after this but found that I had missed this one! It drove me nuts when I found out so I decided to read it right away and boy was I glad that I did. Vane is sex on a stick! It’s really no wonder why Suzanne (and others) have already claimed him for their harems. He’s a dream!
Of course, the best thing about this book is the fact that he loves bigger women. Bride isn’t comfortable about her appeara...more
Bem, já acabei o Night Play!

Li-o em dia e meio, se calhar nem isso. Gostei bastante do Vane; Achei este livro muito levezinho, muito calminho...

Apesar de tudo, gostei bastante de ver o Ash com a Marissa! E gostei de conhecer um pouco mais a Marissa, visto que ela já tinha aparecido, mas neste livro fez uma aparição mais longa. E além de já ter lido o Acheron (não consegui resistir-lhe), ainda fiquei surpresa do quão altruísta o Ash pode ser.

Gostei muito de rever o Kyrian e a Amanda. Como gostei...more
Sofia Teixeira
Passados alguns meses volto ao fantástico mundo dos Predadores da Noite de Sherrilyn Kenyon. Tal como seria de esperar, foi uma leitura intensa e viciante, não me tendo demorado mais de dois/três dias a ler.

Neste volume, Jogos na Noite, a escritora leva-nos a passear por um outro mundo - o dos Predadores do Homem. Vane, que já conhecíamos de 'O Abraço da Noite' por ter protegido Sunshine, é a nossa personagem principal e é nos seus segredos mais obscuros que mergulhamos. De raça Katagaria, um se...more
Sara Gonçalves
Há tanto tempo que esperava ler este livro! Principalmente depois de ver como Catarina tanto gostava dele. Quando finalmente lhe deitei a mão, não hesitei em começar a lê-lo! Já sabia o princípio (pensava eu) que tinha lido num excerto de outro livro... Pois, pensava eu. Porque uma pessoa chega à página 35 (sim, até decorei o raio da página) e já estão eles no marmelanço! E eu "Mas que raio?". Não estava a perceber de todo a coisa. Mas no fundo até tem sentido, porque se isso não acontecesse, a...more
I really liked this one, but it didn’t seem like there was much conflict other than the parental issue. All of a sudden I was listening to the epilogue and it seemed like more should have been going on. With that said there was so much that loved, the big Thanksgiving dinner at Sanctuary, being the best. All the events that happened that were great, among them Simi and her actions. Simi and her craziness is one of my favorite parts of this series. I loved how Bride came to some great realization...more
Lígia Bibliomigalhas
Os livros de Sherrilyn Kenyon são sempre uma lufada de ar fresco nas minhas leituras.

Um dos comentários que fiz mal vi o livro foi que cada vez estes livros estão mais fininhos. Aliás, acho que a Sra. Kenyon foi um bocadito preguiçosa com este livro... A fórmula é a habitual para quem já conhece a saga, mas aqui houve muita coisa que podia ter sido mais desenvolvida e focada e a autora passou-lhe ao lado. Gostava de ter lido mais sobre estas personagens que povoam este livro e fiquei com a sensa...more
Genney Blass
4.5 stars. This was very intersting from the beginning to the end. Vane deliciously mysterious, sexy Alpha Male. So much suffering he went through when he was young, him and his brother and sister. This book had a little of everything, suspense, action, romance, comedy. What more can you ask for. I must admit, I have never read books from Ms. Kenyon, the first one was very good. Now this one, very impressive, I think I will continue to read a little more her books. My Favorite Characters in this...more
I have loved all of the Dark-Hunters books so far but I have to confess that Night Play is my new favourite. There is just something so adorably sweet and sexy about Vane and I loved how Bride is just an everyday woman who has the same kind of insecurities that most of us do. Their romance is both sweet and incredibly sexy and I think Sherrilyn Kenyon outdid herself with this one.

Vane is just everything you could want in a hero, he is strong, brave, loving, protective and he is willing to put Br...more
Camilla ~ ♥ Sterek ♥ ~
Mmm.. You know the feeling when you meet a really good friend you havent seen in a long time?

Yeah, thats the feeling I had when I picked up Night Play earlier today.. Its been a while since I read the last book, I've been dealing with an obsession with books that have guy-on-guy make-out sessions, but I think I'm back now, because damn! This book was good!

Vane... Mmmm... I think I like you! If you know of any hot guys, who do magic and and can turn into a wolf, and who happens to live in Denmark...more
Fiction Fool
You know, I really want to like this author. I do. Especially since she seems to have such a faithful fan base. But here again, I've only just started this book and I'm having such a hard time FORCING myself to continue. My first problem with it so far is that the two main characters Bride and Vane have just jumped into sex with one another and they are complete strangers who just met like 5 seconds ago. Bride even asked Vane to "Make love to her" and she doesn't even know him. How can you "Make...more
Oh mah gawd. I had forgotten how much I love these Were-Hunters. SERIOUSLY. If you think your family life is whacked, just try having a mother who hates everything you represent and a father who fears you because you're stronger than he is. Throw in some magical shenanigans, a blood feud between the Arcadians and Katagaria shifters, and a whole bunch of cameos by characters from past books and I'm in paranormal heaven!

Guys, I love Vane. LOVE HIM. He's clueless about how to woo a human woman and...more
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