Fantasy Lover - Sherrilyn Kenyon Oh my, my my…. there are so many books and so little time. Which is the one and only excuse I have for waiting so long before picking up any of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books. Never fear though, that situation has been remedied. I am now totally on board the Dark-Hunter train, no worries It’s no secret that any book that has any connection whatsoever to mythology will immediately get my interest. Fantasy Lover is loaded with mythology. It’s also loaded with tortured and broken characters and loads of romance. Is it any wonder that I had a hard time putting this one down?There was a lot more to Fantasy Lover than just romance and a curse to break. The characters had depth and wit and there were so many quote worthy moments in this book it would be hard to pick them out. There were also touching moments. Not that there weren’t times that I wanted to give either Grace or Julian a ‘time out’ but that’s normal in any romance that involves characters with low self esteem. I know, it’s crazy that a mythological son of Aphrodite could have low self esteem, but Julian does and those moments just about crush them both.Grace doesn’t feel like she deserves someone as swoon-worthy as Julian and Julian doesn’t think that anyone, including Grace can really ever love him for the real ‘him.’ Then there’s the curse, which seems to be unbreakable. What these characters go through fighting to get beyond everything in their past and hang on to each other makes for quite and amazing story. A story, that yes, included tears. *sigh*The supporting characters added to the fun of this book and I can’t wait to get to see what Sherrilyn Kenyon has in store for readers when the actual Dark Hunters are introduced. The next book in the series is Night Pleasures and features Kyrian of Thrace, who was introduced in Fantasy Lover in a round about way. This series has been around for a while, which is lucky for me because that means I don’t have to wait long to pick each book up. Sometimes procrastination has its benefits