Read: 29th – 1st September 2015
Format: Digital Proof
My Overall Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars
…So what’s this book about?
The blurb says:
He wasn’t civilized or tame. He had his own code and he lived by it.
Monk. Bounty hunter. Vampire slayer.
Andre Boroi has spent centuries battling the undead, holding out against the dark with honor. But now, gravely wounded by master vampire Costin Popescu, Andre will be easy to track – his spilled blood marking the killing trail for Popescu and his hungry band of underlings. Andre’s only chance is to disappear into the gray mist of the Carpathians. To wait. To hope.
She had a healing touch and a scent that was his lifeblood.
In the mountains in search of a precious crystal, geologist Teagan Joanes suddenly finds herself hunted by those she once trusted. Then she comes across the warrior- wounded, wanting and irresistible. Andre has been craving her for an eternity: his lifemate. Her warmth envelops him. Her scent pulsates. And with every beat of her heart, Teagan surrenders to a passion she can’t possibly comprehend. Now they are bound by destiny, but is it enough to keep them safe from a stalking, relentless darkness that threatens to swallow them alive?
I was lucky enough to receive this version for free via Netgally.com in exchange for an honest review.
…So, what did I like about it?
I haven’t read any of Ms Feehan’s books before so know nothing of her Dark Carpathian series, but I was impressed how quickly I felt involved in this world; relevant back-story was explained sufficiently without causing a detrimental effect to the pace of this novel.
All of the characters were written with a skill that gave them depth and became real for me very quickly. Andre and Teagan’s separate and very different lives, the reasons why their relationship would be a struggle from the start and how it developed during this paranormal tale was balanced nicely with Andre’s hunt for the undead and the dangerous threat of Armend and his friends finding Teagan.
…So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
Nothing major but it’s the little things that niggle, right?!
Ok, well, the ending sort of just *bang* finished, kinda like a soft cliff-hanger; we didn’t really know what Andre and Teagan were actually going to do after the final “mind blowing” sex scene – I found it a bit frustrating? And that’s the other thing; I don’t find “brutal” sex erotic, it didn’t happen often but when it did, it took the edge off for me.
…So, basically what I’m saying is…
I have really enjoyed reading this book. The fact that it’s the 28th novel in this series was a bit daunting but, luckily for me, it can be read as a standalone! Fabulous! If you enjoy strong alpha heroes and independent capable heroines, tense often traumatic and brutal confrontations and hot lust/romance scenes then give this a go. It’s certainly left me wanting to read more of The Dark Carpathian series.
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