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Dark Desire (Dark Series #2)

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18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

By far, my favorite yet!

I have yet to read the entire 'Dark' series, but after reading 4 or 5 books from it, I have to say Dark Desire has to be one of the top two of the series!! I recommend anyone thinking of reading this book to first read Dark Prince. I don't believe I would have truly ...
I have yet to read the entire 'Dark' series, but after reading 4 or 5 books from it, I have to say Dark Desire has to be one of the top two of the series!! I recommend anyone thinking of reading this book to first read Dark Prince. I don't believe I would have truly understood the character of Jacques had I not done so. Dark Prince gives the reader a slight glimpse of the innocent boy Jacques was before his torment and Dark Desire gives you the story of the man he became and what he overcome. From the first chapter of this book I was consumed until the very end. It was unlike any other in the series I have read. I was saddened by the torture and sorrow Jacques suffered and felt the hatred myself for the people that did that to him. The first chapter of the book is heartbreaking but seeing what Jacques endured help to understand his reactions and emotions in dealing with his lifemate and his family and friends. It is obvious the writer was dearly attached to this character. Out of all her characters in the 'Dark Series', I feel I knew the characters of Jacques and Shea more intimately than any other. The detail in which this book was written is astounding and at the same time heartwrenching. It is a great read for anyone searching for a great love story filled with hurdles and triumphs!

posted by Anonymous on August 22, 2006

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

TOO REPETITIVE

I wouldn't want to be criticizing a writer since I myself do not even come close to professional writing. I hold great respect for writers. However, this particular book is way too repetitive. While reading I felt as if Christine Feehan were 'going in circles' (in terms...
I wouldn't want to be criticizing a writer since I myself do not even come close to professional writing. I hold great respect for writers. However, this particular book is way too repetitive. While reading I felt as if Christine Feehan were 'going in circles' (in terms of constantly repeating the same words, phrases, and even situations within this story). I was utterly bored reading this book. The story seems dull. In the first half of the book basically nothing happens. Although I realize it is a sort of a fictional and paranormal story, it seems way too fantastic and the characters are not very believable / credulous. I wish this author didn't have to repeat the same words and phrases over and over again. Such excessive repetition only makes the story look worse than it could have actually been. And as I have mentioned above - utterly boring. Very disappointed. P.S. Here are some examples of repetition: endless assertions of Jacques of how Shea is over and over his 'lifemate;' how small Shea's body is; Feehan had to repeat hundreds of times that Shea had red silky hair (as if once wasn't enough); the word 'clenched;' etc.

posted by Anonymous on June 21, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Boring

    I'm not sure why anyone would give this book more than 1 or 2 stars. I found it to be a very few pages of weak plot and undeveloped characters, buried in pages and pages of mind-numbingly repetitive over-dramatic drawn-out sex scenes.

    I bought both the first and second books in the series, hoping the author would find her sea legs, so to speak, with the second book, but no -- if you remove the excessive sex scenes and combine the two books, you might have enough pages for a passable short story. I won't be buying any more of Ms. Feehan' s books, as I suspect the third time would NOT be the charm.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Nvm reult five

    Result five

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Blah blah blah

    Hundreds of pages of inane blather with a small plot contained within. Tedious, you can read two or three lines per page for fifty pages and not miss a thing. Great for use as......nothing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2006

    Are you kidding me???

    This was absolutely the worst fantasy novel I've ever had the misfortune of purchasing.It was so bad that I seriously wondered what the publishers could possibly thinking putting this in print. To say it was smarmy beyond belief is a gross understatement. The dialogue is so sophomoric and repetitive you'd swear some teenager penned this during study hall. The main characters repeat the same lines over ..and over and over again. The few supporting characters that held a glimmer of interest, ended up being a speed bump in this virtual smarm-fest. Save your money people, this isn't even a good trashy romance. If you enjoy reading page after page of - I NEED YOU NEAR ME, you can't be away from me, I must have you near me ...oh...my..god - then this is just your cup of tea. Not even Harlequinn can match this innane, vapid spectacle. I've honestly read better & vastly more talented fan fiction on the internet.

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