While I have truly enjoyed all the Dark series books thus far, this one is THE best (so far). Do read them in order if you can, but hold on tight--for this one. I believe in giving your loved one the ultimate choice of his/her future - and if they even want a future with you...then they must choose it. This time, in this book, Tempest has a choice - it s not made for her. I am not giving this story line away, but I love the interaction of these two characters. Just fantastic!
In the continuing story of the Carpathian race, it is Darius' turn to find his lifemate. Desari, the singing sensation, has hired a female mechanic to care for the vehicles in their touring company. Darius is Desari's brother and in charge of security for the band. As soon as Darius sets eyes on Tempest, he claims her as his lifemate. Tempest, however, is human, and terrified of Darius. Darius decides to court Tempest, but dangers threaten all of them as the group of assassins threatening Darius' sister Desari are closing in and they see the new mechanic as a way to get close to their prey.
6th in the "Dark Series", an entertaining read and one of my favorites in series.
Synopsis from back cover: So Darius warned her when she accepted a position with his traveling troupe. And gazing mesmerized at the merciless slash of his mouth, the implacable resolve on his face, the soulless emptiness of his black eyes, Tempest was afraid to ask what it was.
She had always been different, apart from others. From the moment his arms closed around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer's spell, Darius seemed to understand her unique gifts. But did his kiss offer the love and belonging she sought, or a danger more potent than his own panthers?
Somewhere deep inside herself, Tempest realized she knew the answer. She had no choice but to accept the velvet stroke of his tongue, submit to the white-hot heat piercing her skin, welcome an erotic pleasure like no other.
If you have not read any of Christine Feehan books I suggest you try this one, for me it was very well written and Darius (very strong European males) is one of her better subjects, this story gives you more information on being a Carpathian and the mysteries behind the Carpathians.. well worth the time to read...
Fantastic! I love all the Carpathian books, but Darius is one of my favorite characters. I can't help but admire him, talk about a self made man. Tempest is no simpering miss herself... sparks fly in this one. It was nice to get more of the backstory on the battle that seperated him and his siblings from the rest of the Carpathians. I can't wait to hear more about the larger than life Lucien & Gabriel.
To date, I am reading these in order and this is one of my favorites. I loved that this group of Carpathians are different than the others from the Carpathian Mountains. I do find it interesting that Darius, as a boy, could keep two female infants alive in the wild when more powerful ancients can't figure it out. Just food for thought.... Maybe his knowledge will come in handy later in the series. As always, the romantic and sensual parts never disappoint.
I had a bit of difficulty believing Darius would call anyone 'baby' or 'honey', still CF delivered as usual. This particular story had a bit more excitement than previous books in the series. And a couple of surprises made the pages flow by.
I read this but it was not my favorite book by CF. I did not like Darius, him and Rusti just seemed like they did not connect with each other. I actually like the previous books of this series better. It was still a good story but to me it did not deliver. There was no spark between Darius and Rusti.