Spider Game - GhostWalker, Bk 12 Author:Christine Feehan The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn’t exactly Trap Dawkins’ idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn’t there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It’s where she found her victims. Poor suckers. Then again, who wouldn’t want to leave a place like this with a woman like her? ... more »;
It’s not Cayenne’s fault. Locked up, experimented on and never knowing kindness, she was bred this way—with a heart of pure venom. Trap understands her. He survived his own dark past and he shares her desire for getting even. But now Trap’s greatest danger is Cayenne herself. Because what’s inside her is hard to control—especially when it’s aroused by a lover as reckless as Trap.« less
Pam M. - reviewed Spider Game (GhostWalker, Bk 12) on
Helpful Score: 5
First off, I liked the book. But I found it incredibly frustrating.
It took me a while to figure out why. Eventually I decided that the problem was it was written as if the following happened: The author wrote 400 pages. The editors said "we can only publish 250 pages, but we'll keep all the sex scenes and cut out 150 pages of everything else". The sex scenes are hot, everything else is disjointed and a lot of plot and character development are missing.
I noticed the same thing with Dark Ghost. Maybe that's going to be the style from now on. A pity if so.
This is the story of Trap and the woman that he released from the cell when the team went in to rescue the triplets from the lab. Not a lot of story is told. The overall plot advances a little (we learn more about Violet).
After previous stories in this series which I LOVED - this was a disappointment. It seemed that it was more soft porn than paranormal romance. I don't mind some sex scenes in my stories - it tends to spice up the story line normally - but this was overload in the extreme. It was about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through chapter 10 before we actually saw a story/plotline emerge, and even then it was heavy on the sex which leaned toward BDSM.
I honestly didn't care much for Trap either. His character is the sort of male that puts my hackles up and makes me want to punch someone. He's overbearing, demanding, and expects subservience to an extent that pisses me off.
I also didn't feel the narrator has a tonal range that effectively "read" the women and the men. Most of the characters sounded extremely similar compared to other narrators I've listened to.
Overall it is just very disappointing for me. I'm hoping the next book can redeem my love for the series.
I used the Great Reads Guarantee to return this audio book because it was so disappointing to me. I hope others do like it as I normally love all of Christine's work, but it just did NOT work for me at all. I had to force myself to listen to the whole book.
Not the best Ghostwalker book...although I liked Trap's character in book 11, he seemed to evolve into a different person in 12. I could tell the author tried to be a little more creative with her love scenes in this book, but a lot of the language is very repetitive throughout all the Ghostwalker books (not sure about her other series, since I have not read them).