by Robin T Popp

December 2007
ISBN: 978-0446617857
Reviewer Graphic Button Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback

The Night Slayer series continues with Lord of the Night. In the last book we met Jessica and now we are introduced to her sister Kacie Renault. Kacie’s parents were killed when she was young and since then she’s hated vampires. When Erik Winslow first started training her at the age of sixteen to fight vampires, she couldn’t help but get a crush on him. But six months later, when she learned he was a vampire, her feelings turned to hatred.

Now, years later, Kacie has finished college and returns home to pick up some of her belongings. Erik finds evidence along side the body of one of his best friends, and another vampire, that points towards Kacie as the killer. Eric knows revenge is going to be expected, but he knows there is no way he’ll let Kacie come to harm.

Being forced to share close quarters with Eric, Kacie comes to realize that not all vampires are evil. As they become even closer, Eric realizes there is nothing he won’t do to protect her, but unfortunately Kacie isn’t so good at following his commands and tends to get into trouble during the daylight hours he’s unable to go outside.

It took me a little while to figure out how this book was related to the previous ones in the series, and I missed the interaction with the characters we’ve met in the earlier books, but once the action started it wasn’t easy to put the book down. It was amusing to watch Kacie try and hold on to her hate of a species while falling in love with one of them. It was also entertaining to watch her trying so hard to protect a man who was much harder to kill than herself.

Reviewed in November 2007 by Jackie.

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