Dark Desire (Dark Series #2)

Dark Desire (Dark Series #2)

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by Christine Feehan

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They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light . . .

The stranger silently summoned her from across the continents, across the seas, whispering of eternal torment, of endless hunger . . . of dark, dangerous desires. And somehow American surgeon Shea O'Halloran could feel his anguish, sense his haunting

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They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light . . .

The stranger silently summoned her from across the continents, across the seas, whispering of eternal torment, of endless hunger . . . of dark, dangerous desires. And somehow American surgeon Shea O'Halloran could feel his anguish, sense his haunting aloneness.

Drawn to the far Carpathian Mountains, Shea found a ravaged, raging man, a being like no other. And she trembled. For in his burning eyes she recognized the beloved stranger who'd already become part of her.

But was she to be his healer . . . or his prey?

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Dark Series , #2
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Dark Desire (Dark Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 531 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Fallbreeze More than 1 year ago
I began reading these books after a recommendation from a friend. After having read the Sookie novels and twilight, the Carpathian/Dark Series provided an "old school" vampire story. It was very remniscent of scenery in Stoker's Dracula. I found the first book dark prince enjoyable, but this book was VERY, VERY enjoyable. The story of Jacques is one I could read over and over again. You begin the book struggling to understand him, almost loathing him. But in the end you find yourself rooting for him. This book starts off fast and doesn't skip a beat. Love it! Love it! Love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best description and summary of Dark Desire is found in its preface: 'Dark Desire was first titled Dark Madness. I think the original title described the way I felt when I wrote this particular book.' And it is madness. Jacques stops short of insane his mind is twisted and scarred, not by evil, but by mental and physical agony. For years he has been sealed within a tomb, prisoner, tortured upon each awakening by hunger and pain. He cries out for help, but no one answers his plea. All he can do is bide his time, planning his revenge against those that captured him and those that would not come to his rescue. By far, this is the best Carpathian novel Feehan has written to date. I love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great follow-up to Dark Prince. Jacques has suffered greatly due to Carpathian hunters. We see the impact being harmed has had on Jacques, brother of Mikhail. Shea has come from afar only to be confused and disturbed by what she seems to be. Can these two wounded souls come together in order to heal themselves and each other? Obviously, it is a romance novel...but it has strong characters, emotions, and plot. The entire Dark series will captivate any reader and engage them to read more. It is also lovely to see previous and future characters from this wonderful, enthralling series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a great deal of the Carpathian novels, and this one is still my most highly remembered favorite. Jaques and Shea are a very likeable couple. Some parts seem rather overly sentimental and repetitious, but it is, all in all, a very sweetly-told romance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jaques is the younger brother to Mikhail. When Shea a young doctor finds him she discovers he's been horribly totured worse he has no memory of who he is. Shea is determined to help him. But soon she gets caught up in his own world a world she doesn't know if she can handle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like to read a series in order. So when "Dark Prince" went on sale for .99 I bought it to check out the series. The prolific series and seemingly devoted fan base was misleading. Book 1 was boring dribble glorifying weak characters whom I found impossible to like. This Book, book 2 followed an extremely similar plot line to book 1. The 2 main characters were a bit easier to like though. They had real discernable reasons for being the way they were. I mistakenly thought that the series was going to start getting better since this book was marginally better than the first. I went and bought book 3, which I regret now that I've finished reading it. Giving the "Dark Series" a no thanks, third try was not a charm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Nancy Riggs More than 1 year ago
A series that takes one out of the mundane world and allows one's immagination to wander. Christine Feehan is a wonderful author.
Atlanticia More than 1 year ago
Jacques and Shea's story is one of emotional and physical triumph and I loved every minute of it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Dark series, so far this is still my favorite, though I've read all of them over and over. I will continue to await future installments and pray she re-writes the one her grand daughter accidentally deleted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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I love Christine Feehan's works. For the past 2 decades I have tried to collect all of them. And this book is one reason that I started.
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This is the first "Dark" book I read, and it's still one of my favorites, enough so that I just bought the Nook version even though I have a read-nearly-to-rags paper copy. Jacques and Shea are one of my favorite couples.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely unforgettable I would definitely say this is my favorite book from the dark series ! !
chalie More than 1 year ago
Love it!!!!!!!!!
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