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Dark Secret: Dark Series, Book 15

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Rafael De La Cruz has spent centuries hunting vampires with his brothers. With each passing year, his capacity to feel emotions has grown weaker and weaker, until finally there's barely a memory of one left - only sheer willpower keeps him from turning into the very abomination he hunts. But it'll take more than will to keep him away from the woman who is meant to be his and his alone.

For five years, rancher Colby Jansen has been the sole protector of her younger half-siblings, and with fierce determination and work she has kept her family together and the ranch operational. Now, the De La Cruz brothers are threatening that stability. They claim that her siblings belong with their father's family, not with her. Colby vows to fight them - especially the cold and arrogant Rafael De La Cruz. But Rafael is after more than her family; he wants Colby, and will not let anything stand between them. After ages of loneliness, the raw desire to possess her overwhelms his very soul, driving him to claim her as his lifemate.

©2005 Christine Feehan; (P)2006 Recorded Books

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    Maria Romero 02-28-09 Member Since 2016

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    "Here we go Again!"

    Christine Feehans books are remarkable. They combine imagery, emotion, complexity, and darkness in such a loving way. There is no other for me that can write a paranormal book this way all her books including this one are intriguing. Rafael de la Cruz and Colby Jansen are compeling characters who do not let adversity stand in their way and are both extremely stubborn which makes for an interesting read. The ancient language and the code of natural healing along with the idea of a community coming together almost seems like something we should emmulate today. I only wish that men were as caring and concerned as Feehan's character are but not as bossy and controlling. Yet Feehan is not stingy in the sexual erotic area. These couples are highly sexual! They might even make you quiet hot under the collar. The stories all generally follow the same plot with some variations but it's always nice to see what new setting or situation is going on. Each book links them in some way to the previous ones but Feehan does not dwell too much on the previous characters unless it is in some way an integral part of the story. Her books are always good reads.

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    Leslie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-26-07
    Leslie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-26-07 Member Since 2012
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    "Dark Series"

    It is amazing to think that Christine Feehan has created an entire world filled with both vampires and the race of beings that can become vampires. The fact that the male Carpathians are so in tune with their feelings, once they have them, makes the stories compelling. Be ready for some seriously erotic scenes. Not a frightening series. It is wonderful the way the series builds upon the characters book after book.

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    Paul Palestine, TX, USA 09-18-07
    Paul Palestine, TX, USA 09-18-07 Member Since 2013
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    "not this time"

    i have purchased about 10 of these books. I was drawn in, mostly by the new twist on vamps. the concept of the "carpathian" is pretty good. the intimate stuff was hotttt...(the first time) honestly it gets old...but i come back for the rest of the story. I get in to the individual storylines of each of the members of the race.
    this time, however, I dont care. De La Cruz is an ass. for awhile there i thought this would be the first tragedy ending for a carpathian. I can not be convinced. in the other books, the slow coming around of the woman can be imagined and as much i want to slap these chicks sometimes, it still seems to work. not this time. the rest of the story is good but the relationship between colby and de la cruz should end with a nice walk in the sun.

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    C o fallon, MO, United States 08-26-07
    C o fallon, MO, United States 08-26-07 Member Since 2015
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    "Dark Secret"

    Dark Secret was my first Christine Feehan book and first "dark series" I read. I can not get enough and eagerly await her next book. If you like the paranormal and vampire type books with lots of romance, you will love this book. I can not wait to have all her books on audio. I love the Ghostwalker and Drake Sisters series also.

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    Deloris Auburn, WA, USA 07-09-07
    Deloris Auburn, WA, USA 07-09-07
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    "Dark Series"

    I personally love this series. Christine Feehan manages to balance intrique, love, romance, humor, and magic in just the proper proportions to keep her reader enthralled!

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    Jeanine Columbia, SC, USA 06-19-07
    Jeanine Columbia, SC, USA 06-19-07
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    "OK but not Great"

    I feel that this book although it does involve several dark hunters, does not have the intensity of most of the others. It is OK, but not one of Ms. Feehan's best.

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    Malini 04-08-07
    Malini 04-08-07
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    "The best of the Dark Series"

    Dark secret is stage for not only a vampire romance, but also for a formidable battle-ground between the master-vampire and a great hunter of justice. Dark Fire is my favourite but, I must say this book has greater substance. No doubt the author’s writing talents have grown with her continuing dark series. I read the Dark Secret book in 2005, but listening to the book has made it even more enjoyable and captured the scenes in its essence. I can’t wait for the other three brothers’ stories to unfold, especially Nicholas’s. Great listening!

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    Clydene San Diego, California 04-03-07
    Clydene San Diego, California 04-03-07 Member Since 2014

    So many books, so little time...

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    "Can't Believe that someone wrote this"

    It is impossible for me to say that this is the worst book I have ever heard, but it has to be the worst book that has ever been written. The language used to tell this story is horrible, every scene and dialog between the main characters is sophomoric. The exchange between characters is predictable and full of cliches. In fact it is such a steady stream of cliches it is impossible to think that someone actually approved this book for publication. This book is like some nightmare version of a Harlequin Romance, but that would be an insult to Harlequin Romance novels.

    Pass on this one. It is not worth the monthly book credit. I will give her other book a chance, but I cannot recommend this book. It makes me want to retch just listening to the exchange between characters.

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    Bettie Temple Terrace, FL, USA 03-27-07
    Bettie Temple Terrace, FL, USA 03-27-07
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    "Pretty disappointing!"

    I had only read one other Feehan book (from the Drake series) and found it to be fairly entertaining. However, I found the whole arrogant male domination thing too much in this book. I did not like the idea of taking someone's right to choose away from them, it made the main female character look weak and stupid. Ok, the Carpathians are different and live by their own rules, but I have read other books in the paranormal romance genre where there is still a strong female lead character. I found both the sex scenes and much of the plot way over the top. Finally, I found the narrator both irritating and annoying. I kept thinking it might get better - but it didn't.

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    Kelley CA, United States 03-20-07
    Kelley CA, United States 03-20-07 Member Since 2012

    Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.

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    "Hot Undead Action XXX"

    Fans of Paranormal Romance and excess in general will find plenty to like about this wild fantasy. Spunky heroine softens the heart of an otherwise rock hard guy who does his best to convince her to join the undead and become his lifemate. Needless to say - he has some very persuasive arguments. I found the romance of unquestioning devotion and fierce protectiveness absolutely irresistable.

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