But now these natural enemies are on the run together, fighting their attraction to one another even as they flee an army of demons—demons who must not capture her at any cost. Lily is the last vampire in the world, and the demons would use her blood to create an unending vampire horde.
Lily will do anything to keep her cursed species from rising again, even put her trust in Ian. And to save the City he loves, and keep Lily from eternal enslavement, Ian would lay down his life.
This is a 70,000 word paranormal romance with some steamy content.
Lily is a born Vampire and it would seem she is the very last of her kind but she has spent the last three hundred years asleep conserving her energy in the Shattered City. Believing herself a prisoner, she has no reason to trust her jailers and even less reason to trust the demons! There are plans afoot to use Lily's blood to create even more of the cursed Vampires but that's the last thing the world needs. As Lily learns more about the place she is held in her growing curiosity about the Werewolf, Ian, who guards her causes her to question everything she once took for granted. Ian sees the woman behind the fangs and is determined to show Lily how to live and love but danger is sneaking closer to the City and Lily just might be running out of time!
Well this had a lot of things going for it I must admit. It's not one of those instant lust type of stories and nor is it fated mates so a big thumbs up to Ms Dahl for that! Ian is just so well, sweet and I don't mean that as a criticism. He is an all round nice guy and it's hard not to root for him. Lily is in kind of a quandary really and is so full of doubts about herself and her own worth that it was, if brutally honest, a little hard to feel a passionate response towards her. I don't like to feel sorry for my heroines and yet I did at times but luckily she has the ever patient Ian to help her grow as a character and finally we get to read of her embracing life and all it offers.
So yes, Hunting Night is a paranormal romance but it's also a book that tackles prejudice and encourages us to accept differences in each other. I do like a book that has moral fiber and luckily it's a story told in a way that doesn't feel that it's a point being hammered home. A feel good story that's well written and I'm curious about what Ms Dahl will think of next.
I was gifted a copy of this for an honest review.