Also by this author: Viper Game
Published by audible studios, Penguin on September 1st 2015
Genres: Fiction, General, Paranormal, romance
In the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance,” (J.R. Ward) a wounded warrior and a woman on the run find salvation, passion and unimaginable danger in the ghostly darkness of the Carpathian Mountains…
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? From the Hardcover edition.
Okay so this is a cross between a book and an audio review since I had both but I did most of this book in audio and read a chapter here and there from the book to see if my feelings ever changed. I found that it is easier to get sucked in to a book though I catch more details when listening to an audiobook. My biggest take away is that audiobooks point out anything and everything that can be annoying or repetitive. I can’t tell you how many times Teagan said she was a modern woman. It drove me crazy. She said it about herself at least a dozen times. Listening also makes it hard to take sex scenes seriously. They sound awkward, at least to me. That said, this is one of only 3 audiobooks I’ve been able to listen to from start to finish. The voices are great and don’t take away from the story. But….the story wasn’t all that great. I liked it okay and I finished it which says something, but I didn’t love it. I don’t feel like anything really happened. Heck, 90% of the story seems to take place in a cave and the entire time I kept wondering when they would ever leave the cave so I could see some action.
We also hear about Grandma Trixie over and over again but NOTHING is resolved where she is concerned. There were also some holes. Teagan is searching for a stone to heal her grandmother’s illness because she’s a healer and works with gems to advance her healing abilities but Grandma Trixie isn’t actually ill, but Teagan who supposedly is a rockstar healer, doesn’t know that she is in fact completely fine. It drove me crazy.
I love Christine Feehan’s books and this is the first in this particular series of hers that I’ve read but I’m not sure I’d read any others in this series. It just didn’t do anything for me. I will though look out for these particular narrators in the future.