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Review: Dark Ghost (Dark #28) by Christine Feehan (PNR)



Book Blurb

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?

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Andre is an ancient and known as the ghost. He has kept to himself and knows his time is coming. He has yet to found his lifemate and feels he may never do so. He has decided to head to the United States following his adopted brothers. However he must first dispense of the master vampire and his pawns that he came across first. He goes to a cave he has used in the past to heal from the last battle.

Teagan is looking for a stone to help heal her grandmother. She isn’t sure which one she will need but she will know when she finds it. She accepts her friend, Armend Jashari’s help as a guide around the Carpathian Mountains. Unfortunately he has a different plan. He is not what she thought. He is obsessed with her and wants to hurt her. Teagan fights her way free and flees into the mountains. She goes up knowing that Armend won’t expect that, plus she has to find that stone for her grandmother. Her search leads her to the cave that unbeknownst to her Andre is healing in the soil. She is able to enter the cave that changes her life forever.

She sees Andre lying in an open hole in the ground and fears he is dead. The healer inside her wants to help him. Andre hears her voice in the distance and dreams in color. He knows his lifemate has found him. Finally he is safe from becoming a vampire.

He plans to bind her to him and bring her slowly into his world. Unfortunately a master vampire, a group of serial killers and Teagan herself change his plans. He is left with no choice. Keeping her safe is his utmost responsibility. Teagan fights everything he reveals to her as her fears take over.

This book is the newest in one of my favorite series. I love them and have read them all. The story starts out pretty intense. Andre is wounded after the battle and Teagan is fighting for her life from a different enemy. So I was immediately drawn in. I couldn’t put it down. I love how she was able to get into the cave and how she constantly surprised Andre with her abilities.

However after a while her fears and how she changed her mind all the time drove me nuts. It was an “alright already get over yourself“ type of reaction. Most of the book dealt with her struggle with being a lifemate and entering the Carpathian world. Her stubbornness got old in terms of her character. She did get better by the end.

The storyline of the book was interesting. I like the introduction of the mountain top monastery and the ancients who live there. More stories will revolve around them I’m sure. Love new characters. However I was sad to see that there were no other past characters in the book. A couple were mentioned but not seen. I like to see past characters appear in other books.

This book is not the best in the series but is definitely worth the read. I give it a 4 out of 5.







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