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?
Andre Boroi no longer feels emotion or sees in colour and is hanging on to life by a thread. Considered to be a ghost, his only wish now is to defeat the deadly master vampire Costin Popescu but as the story begins Andre is gravely injured and needs the healing sleep that ancients rely on.
Teagan Joanes mistakenly put her trust in someone who is obsessed by her and barely escaped with her life. Lost, alone, and trapped up on a mountain she finds herself drawn to a cave but what she finds there is anything but ordinary! Deep within the mountain is a man who appears to be dying but this is no ordinary man and Teagan is about to be drawn into a world where blood means everything!
First, I have to say I liked the fact that Andre wasn't the usual arrogant alpha male Ms Feehan often gives us. Yes, he is uber protective but from the start his intentions towards Teagan are to bring her into his world as gently as he can. After all, finding his life mate is something he had given up on but Teagan is a woman like no other he has met. In addition, Andre has a truly sad back-story that explained so much about his attitude. Teagan is young and although intelligent, doubts her own charms. She's a geologist with a penchant for climbing and a knack for finding gems which she describes as her tuning fork. She also seems to suffer from verbal diarrhea with an internal monologue that totally both bewilders and entrances Andre! Teagan is not used to being dismissed and has difficulty with Andre’s high handedness but then again having been alive for centuries it would be almost impossible for this dominant Carpathian male not to take charge. Theirs is a loving sensual romance but it's not without its turbulence!
I'm loathe to say too much obviously but an awful lot of this book takes place in a cave which seemed a little odd. Yes, it has a hot spring (don’t they all?) but luckily there's no incessant chanting. The scenes when Teagan is climbing are very descriptive and clearly the author has done her homework which added a fresh element to the story. If honest, the constant descriptions of the couple’s hair, skin, etc felt a tad extreme but Ms Feehan does know how to write intense, hot sex.
I would have liked Dark Ghost to have been about Gary and indeed, he is mentioned here but not seen. We meet a new character at the end who I hope Ms Feehan reprises as she seldom revisits past characters. As for the end, well for this reader, it seemed quite abrupt. I turned the page looking for more but I guess when you are done, you are done!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
***(Note from Dolly: In the process of formatting Dark Ghost for the blog, I noticed the pricing of it. Just so you know Dark Ghost is a hardcover release so it's a bit pricey. Kindle and Nook editions are $12.99; hardcover at Amazon is $17.98 and at Barnes & Noble is $18.25)