Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

2992061What it’s about:

In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption . 

Nykyrian Quikiades was a League assassin until one mission changed everything. Now, the only League member to have left and lived, he’s hunted by many. When he’s asked to protect Kiara Zamir, the daughter of a politician, old and new enemies emerge and they will both have to overcome their trust issues in order to survive.

What I thought:

My Rating: 5 Stars

“Baby, it’s either laugh or cry and crying takes way too much energy. If you can’t find humor in the shit life heaps on you, you really will grow miserable.”

I honestly don’t know what on Earth took me so long to read this series. It’s been on my to-read list for ages and I LOVE Sherri’s Dark-Hunter Series, so I always knew this one would be good. The world Sherri creates in this series is phenomenal and I loved being immersed in a universe so cleverly built. Sci-fi can be difficult to write, but I think Sherri’s talents have no bounds and she did the genre justice.

As always, Sherri has managed to completely suck you in and keep you addicted from page one. I really couldn’t put this book down and I just fell in love with all the characters. Nykyrian and Kiara are well-written characters with rich back stories that completely steal your heart. I cried for Nykyrian as the book went on and I just couldn’t believe the horrors that he survived. I did find Kiara a little slow at accepting the reality of Nykyrian’s way of life, but I think Sherri did a good job of maintaining her characters through the book. The romance was believable and enjoyable to read. I fell in love with Nykyrian more and more as the book continued and I really enjoyed that aspect of the story. The romance just fit in so well.

The side characters were great too and as expected, Sherri builds fantastic and exciting stories that you can’t wait to read. I’ll be devouring this series with gusto and I’m super excited to see how it progresses and which characters I’ll meet next.

Master of Seduction by Kinley MacGregor

714585Book 1: Sea Wolves series

What it’s about:

Master of Seduction is a pirate tale about Black Jack Rhys and the beautiful, upper crust Lorelei Dupree. In an attempt to get his revenge on his enemy Lord Wallingford, Jack kidnaps Wallingford’s future daughter in law, Lorelei. Lori is a strong willed and fearless girl who is trapped in a proper world she rebels against constantly, and yet still manages to stay in. When Lori gets taken, she fears what will happen to her, but finds herself unable to be anything but strong with Jack. They begin a relationship filled with amusing bickering and intense sexual tension.

What I thought:

Don’t let the terrible cover fool you, this book is incredible! Not that I would have expected anything less, I LOVE Kinley MacGregor (AKA Sherrilyn Kenyon), everything she writes is fantastic. I really loved this book,  it’s on my favourites list along with many more MacGregor/Kenyon books.

Lorelei is a strong, cheeky female who I loved to read about . She has a rebellious streak and can’t help but stand up to those around her, often with hilarious consequences. She has grown up being taught that all pirates are savage, evil men and that no good happens where they are concerned, though once she spends some time on Jack’s ship, she starts to realise that these stories my just be wrong.

Jack is the man of every girls dreams, he is sexy and strong but still sensitive and cares about others (even if he won’t admit it). I loved his attitude towards the world and the way he treated his adopted son, Kit. Plus who doesn’t love a hot pirate?

The dynamic between the two main characters was fun and you enjoy every minute of their interaction. This book is great for anyone looking for an easy read with some fun, swash-buckling moments and plenty of romance.