Dark Guardian… A Carpathian Novel by Christine Feehan
Back cover ……
Jaxon Montgomery is a woman hunted. Trained by the Special Forces, honed by a traumatic childhood, she is a policewoman with an undisputed reputation. She meets her match when she is set up to be murdered by an enemy. Hunted on all sides, she can only turn to the mysterious stranger who seems more dangerous than any other she has ever known.
He ran with the wolves…
Materialized from the mists…
Hijacked the very heavens to his whims…
My review …..
Lucian has been actively seeking his lifemate, he knows she is in the world (after a battle with his twin and conversation with his twin’s lifemate who told of her being in this time)
He knows she suffers, he can’t feel it, but he is aware only because Francesca told him.
He is weary, he only wanted his brother safe, and then he intended to seek the dawn, well actually, he had fooled his brother for over 400 years, Gabriel thought him vampire, thus keeping both of them from turning, he knew his brothers lifemate lived in Paris, but kept hiding from them both. He wanted his brother to end his existence, he had fought long and hard, and now wanted peace. But with the chance of a lifemate, Lucian has no choice but to find her and see to her happiness.
He doesn’t think for one moment he will find her, and how will she put up with him ? How could a modern woman put up with such a dominant male ?!
We see Jaxon at different stages of her life, it’s not been an easy one …..
Her father is killed, then her mother and beloved brother. Next comes her adoptive family, in fact anyone that takes an interest in Jaxon meets a nasty end …..
so Jaxon can’t afford to form attachments, although her father taught her self defence and the academy taught her more, the continual threat is always hanging over Jaxon.
When jaxon and Lucian first meet it’s at a shoot out in a warehouse, Jaxon is seriously injured, Lucian rescues her and takes her to his home.
Lucian is stunned when he finally meets his lifemate ….. he sees bright colours for the first time in more than 1,000 years, emotions bombard him, the thought that he would command her loyalty and just bind her to him (the males have a ritual that they recite, the couple are then tied together for all time) seems ludicrous now to him, he wanted to set and woo her, but the shootout at the warehouse changed that, one thing Lucian is good at …. making plans 😉
The story takes the same route as all her stories, but each story is different, with Lucian and Jaxon it’s about him tempering his need to protect her, he thinks that his lifemate should stay at home, Jaxon has always been a fighter, a protector, as far as she is concerned, it’s a partnership, so when he goes to hunt, he can expect his mate to go along and back him up.
Out of the two legendary twins, I liked Lucian a little more. His and Jaxon’s story has always been a favourite of mine. The banter between Jaxon and Lucian had me smiling at odd moments as I read it.