November 3, 2010

Review : Dark Desire by Christine Feehan

Title : Dark Desire
Author : Christine Feehan
Reading Dates : 2 Oct - 4 Oct 2010
Dark Desire (Carpathians 02)
Dark Series
This is the first book in the series. You can see the series reading order on the author's website :
From Amazon :
The stranger silently summoned her from across the continents, across the seas. He whispered of eternal torment, of endless hunger . . . of dark, dangerous desires. And somehow American surgeon Shea O'Halloran could feel his anguish. Drawn to the far Carpathian mountains, Shea found a ravaged, raging man, and recognized the beloved stranger who'd already become part of her. But was she to be his healer . . . or his prey?

Book Review of Dark Desire.
I liked Dark Desire more than Dark Prince, but not enough to continue following the series.

Dark Desire does better than Dark Prince because I can forgive the male protagonist's high-handed behaviour. After surviving years of torture and imprisonment, it is believable that Jacques is not always in control of himself and will at times lash out at those around him especially at the start of the story. And his behaviour and attitude does improve along with his health.

Other than that though, what I like and dislike about the series remains the same. The Carpathian's transformations are described beautifully but there is a severe imbalance in the relationships in the story. Despite all the talk about not allowing themselves to be bullied, there is a tendency for the women to be left safely waiting at home or be victims in need of rescuing.

My conclusion : Borrow the book for a read.

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1 comment:

  1. I read these books when they first came out and back then all males were written that way. If you skip forward to the ones she has put out in the last few years the books changed tones with the times. Dark Slayer is a very good example of that. Some books date themselves but these are special to me because they were the first PNR series I read :) Though if you like strong women, you would love her Sea Haven novels---the 7 sisters are great! The first book in her second sea haven series just released the year and was again strong female leads!


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