MaryAnn is human, but she knows all too well the overwhelmingly aggressive instincts of Carpathian males. And they're not exactly the kind of men she'd prefer to be bound to for life. A dedicated counselor for battered women, MaryAnn has a fulfilling life with no room for someone like Manolito, born and bred in the Carpathian Mountains, a law unto himself.
But when MaryAnn agrees to go to South America to offer guidance to a brutalized young woman, she has no idea of the trap that awaits her in the sweltering thick of the jungle. She has been lured there by Manolito himself, who has seductive plans for the unaware, irresistibly human female.
Once there, she will be his. Once his, she never will be released. He is her lover, her predator, her lifemate. She is his dark possession.
I found this the best of all the series about the carpathians. I found the first 3 or 4 so similar I questioned whether to buy anymore. They were all basically the hunky carpathian is close to turning into a vampire and he finds his lifemate in the nick of time and then has to convince her that he is the best thing that ever happened to her with a fairly weak story weaving the (very well written)sex scenes together. Dark Possession had a great story line with some twists and turns that made the love story of the two main characters believable and interesting. I am now listening to Dark Curse and am finding this one has a good story line as well. Maybe they will only get better from now on.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This was fast paced and filled with action, danger, humor, romance and excitement. I loved Maryann and Manolito characters. Christine Feehan at her best. I rate this highly along with Dark Demon. I found myself laughing out loud during various scenes in the book. The narrators were great with Jane and Phil reading Manolito and Maryann. This made it more enjoyable and more character driven.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This is by far one of the best in the series. The love scenes are sizzling. I liked the two different readers, they played well off each other. My one minor problem is the mans accent sounded nothing like I imagined it should. He had a posh accent more like he was from England than the Carpathian Mountains ( the "Old world" accent we hear referred to in these books) and what I think would be his prevalent accent, South American, I mean, he has only spent how may centuries in Brazil? Other than that it was great.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Any additional comments?
I am having a hard time finishing the book in audio format because of Jane Brown's narration. MaryAnn is a women of color and Jane Brown gave her the voice of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Though I know that using a voice that reinvents the description of the character was very much intentional, I will say this anyway: The powers that be need to consider the description of the character when hiring a narrator. Stay true to what the author envisioned.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I've heard almost all of the Dark series, and I agree with the above comments. I did enjoy having the two narrators, but thought the posh accent odd, and didn't understand why the 'echo' was used in the telepathic conversations.
I did not like the dialogue, or lack of. So much time is spent with internal dialogue, descriptions of the rain forest, maryann's fashioin choices. I feel that most of the female leads show strength, but maryann's lack of insight is irritating.
For a saucy romance, she's good, but i would suggest, reading the series in order. I realize she has to refer to the other characters for ease of story, but really, a lot is wasted on the catching up for people not in the know
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
My favorite series. Listen to them over and over again. Narrators Gigante, Brown, Ferrone GREAT.
this book was great! not only was it one of the Carpathian series but it was dear to me because the heroine was black. its hard to find interracial couples in a book that is well written. I love Maryanne she is fierce yet feminine!
loved it , cat wait to start my next book. they had fun telling the story
I was disappointed in this book, l love the series but this one was a snoozer. Probably more the narrators than the book itself. hope the same people don't narrate the next one. I did not like their voices or their interpretation of the voices and characters.
I have been listening to the whole series and I think k this is the best read version so far. wtg