Dark Garden [NOOK Book]

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Two sworn enemies who can?t resist each other. Something has to give.

The Blakes and the Cavenders have been going at it since 1870 and Vienna Blake keeps up the family tradition, gunning for the Cavenders at every opportunity. All the same, she?s shocked when Mason Cavender confronts her in her office and accuses her of murder. Vienna has the stunningly sexual Mason thrown ...
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Overview

Two sworn enemies who can’t resist each other. Something has to give.

The Blakes and the Cavenders have been going at it since 1870 and Vienna Blake keeps up the family tradition, gunning for the Cavenders at every opportunity. All the same, she’s shocked when Mason Cavender confronts her in her office and accuses her of murder. Vienna has the stunningly sexual Mason thrown out by security, but she can’t rid herself so easily of her powerful, instant attraction to the woman she’s been groomed since childhood to destroy.

Last in a long line of “Cursed Cavenders,” as the media describes them, Mason has just walked away from the small plane crash that killed her brother. Now in charge of her family’s crumbling business empire, she suspects sabotage and believes beautiful, ruthless Vienna Blake is responsible. Fearing for her life and grieving for her brother, Mason hires a private investigator to get evidence she can take to the police. She is frustrated when the man finds nothing but makes the bizarre suggestion that she hire a psychic to undo the “curse” on her family. He gives her a name. Phoebe Temple. Phoebe’s dreams have always centered on the victims of crimes, and she isn’t surprised when the woman steps from her dreams into her life, asking for help.

Exposing family secrets always comes at a price. With passion and family honor in the balance, Mason is willing to pay her dues. But can she persuade Vienna to accept a truce before it’s too late? Dark Garden brings together two powerful women who must confront the past if they want to seize the future. The third book in the Dark Vista series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602823099
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books, Inc
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Series: Dark Vista , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 602,651
  • File size: 288 KB

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  • Posted June 21, 2009

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    Typical romance, but not very paranormal

    Mason Cavender and Vienna Blake find themselves locked in a Hatfield and McCoy feud that has ravaged their families for generations. Though the two families originally started out as partners and intermarried, Mason now finds herself struggling as the last of the Cavenders to save what little they have left and Vienna is poised to deliver the death blow that the Blakes have desired for so long. Vienna has held back however because of the impossible attraction she and Mason have felt for each other since they were young. Though they have tried to establish a relationship several times in the past, family animosity always got in the way. This feud definitely has overtones of Romeo and Juliet mixed in with it. The two women desire each other, but don't trust each other. The problem is they can't seem to be happy without each other. Both families are haunted by secrets from the past. Secrets that might stand between any happiness Mason and Vienna can share if they aren't dealt with.

    Jennifer Fulton writes a very convincing romance. Her characters are attractive, dynamic and dominate the pages. Although the reader knows they will work out their problems and find a way to be together, the battle between them and the inner working of the family dynamics keep the story interesting. The puzzling part is why this is tagged as paranormal. There are hints of an ancestor's ghost and one of her dogs that prowl one of the estates, but they play a minor part in the story. Paranormal fans who are expecting an otherworldly presence that affects the progression of the plot will be disappointed. The secrets the families hide play a huge part in what happens, but they're hardly paranormal. The book would have been just as satisfying to read without the slight references to ghosts, which are more distracting than anything. There are also some plot lines that seem to be unresolved, especially one involving shocking behavior by one of Vienna's cousins, and the ending seems abrupt. The romance carries the book though.

    Dark Garden is a typical Fulton romance, nothing surprising, but a good story. It has a somewhat dark tone to it that gives it a Gothic feeling which should appeal to those fans, but it provides a few hours of entertaining reading for anyone. Fulton is normally a solid writer and this book reflects that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2010

    A good read

    While Mason and Vienna try to hold on to their heritage, each find an undeniable pull of attraction that threatens to undo the wishes of thier ancestors. A good read, but without much paranormal nuances.

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