I loved this book! I think it's a book I could have sat down & read cover to cover, even if my house fell down around me. Really, I think I'd forgotten how much I love Christine Feehan's books! Like another reviewer said - this "Game" series is some of Christine Feehan's best.
Anyway, I thought it was one of the best "Game" books in a while. I just love when the heroine is IT for the hero - Kadan just knew from the beginning that he couldn't and didn't want to live without Tansy. No "I'm fighting this for stupid reasons" kind of thing. I do have one niggling thing.... something that wasn't resolved (at least for me), but maybe it will be continued in the next one?
One thing I do want to say is that I disagree to a point with the people who said Kadan was over-the-top alpha/dominant. I think he was your typical Feehan alpha hero... but he came across to me as insecure and even vulnerable. I don't think his behavior and demands toward Tansy bordered on abuse. He honestly felt like he didn't deserve her, had never hoped to have what he did with her and he was so afraid she wouldn't accept him. I feel like he did and said the things he did because he needed her THAT much. Tansy wasn't a spinless heroine at all. She was stubborn and courageous and I feel that she would have stood up to Kadan if he treated her in a way unacceptable to her. She knew how desperate he was for her.
If you're a fan of this series, you don't want to miss Murder Game!!!
I have followed Christine Feehan's "Ghostwalker" series from its inception and enjoyed them immensely. I have every book and read them all several times each. This one is a huge disappointment. It's Kadan's story. I had enjoyed his character in previous books so was thrilled to begin this story. Unfortunately, this book walks a thin line between Alpha male/subordinate woman and spouse abuse and I think it crosses it. Tansy is supposed to accept him touching her anywhere at any time even though she was uncomfortable with it because he "needs" to. Tansy is supposed to accept him "fisting" her hair and forcing her in oral sex even to the point that it causes her initial pain but that's okay because he "needs" it, and so on throughout the book Unlike prior books where the Alpha male is tamed by the equally alpha female, in this one Tansy is shown as subordinate in all things. I didn't like that at all.
The Ghostwalker series is in my opinion, the best of the series that Christine Feehan has going now. It mixes the paranormal romance and the romantic suspense genres well. This is Kadan's story. As others have mentioned, he is hardcore alpha, so if you like your men dominant, this is for you. We get to re-visit several of other Ghostwalkers and I'm looking forward to seeing more of Jeff. This could be read out of order with no problems.
For those readers who love Christine Feehan's alpha males, this one's for you. The hero is about as alpha as you can get, which is something that gets old for me in her books. That said, it's a good read for the supernatural plotting and the Ghostwalker series' progression. Just not my type!
After reading one Carpathian novel, I wanted to give Feehan another chance. But, this is the second and last book I will be reading of hers. Twice, in the book, the main character said to his love interest "if you ever do that again, I will beat you within an inch of your life." Now, if my partner or love interest said that to me, I would RUN, not walk. It's verbal abuse, plain and simple. The amount of manhandling the main character does is also astonishing. I'd have gotten a restraining order, and a gun if I were the heroine in this novel. I'm honestly surprised this is a romance novel ... to me, it was more of an abusive controlling man having a sick fixation with a woman who clearly couldn't stand up for herself and RUN.