Dark Desire (Dark #2)
The stranger silently summons her from across the continents, across the seas. He whispers of eternal torment, of endless hunger...of dark, dangerous desires. And somehow American surgeon Shea O'Halloran can feel his anguish, sense his haunting aloneness, and she aches to heal him, ...more
First read June 2012 Reread January 10, 2016
"You aren't getting ready to bite me again, are you? I've got to tell you, there isn't a place on my body that isn't sore." She flashed him a wan smile. "Just out of curiosity, your rabies shots are up to date, aren't they?" -Shea
Dark Desire the 2nd book in the Dark Series was better then the first book. This book was darker, but I loved Jacques and Shea more than I did Raven and Mikhail which is saying a lot. I connected ...more
Jacques is one tortured ...more
Genre : - Paranormal Romance
Series : - Book 2 in the Series. Jacques is the brother of Mikhail from Dark Prince
Writing - Third person, Dual POV.
Main Characters :Shea O'Halloran - a surgeon who is on the run, from "vampire" hunters. Is doing research into a blood disorder she thinks she has.
Jacques Dubrinsky - Carpathian Male, tortured and trapped. He has a mental connection to Shea during his imprisonment. Tortured to the point of madness, he has no memories of his life before ...more
I loved the continuation of the story, although I was a little lost until I figured out how long it had been since the end of book 1, Dark Prince. I was surprised by the length of time between books. I mean times were desperate and Mikail and Raven still had not tried to have a child? What was up with that? Anyway, once I got a firm grasp of the timeli ...more
Jacques story is extremely intense and incredibly brutal. Captured by vampire hunting fanatics, he is held prisoner for over 7 years. Tortured. Complete agony. After so many years, the physical wounds can heal but the mental ones have made him deadly dangerous and unpredictable.
Sensing the presence of a female, he believes her as his betrayer. He sees in color. He knows she is his lifemate. The rage festering his insides lashes out at her, ...more
Originally read Fall 2014
RE-READ June 16 2015:
Still loved this and could see myself reading it again in the future (after a long break). Why do I love it so? I am not sure I will be able to put it into words but something about Jacques, the very tortured hero, just captured me and held tight until the end. He was a truly tormented character; his psychic/emotional/physical need for Shea was palpable. Shea was just amazingly forgiving, giving, unselfish, caring and a bunch of other positive quali ...more
This has been mentioned over and over in reviews and I'll just briefly re-iterate here. These novels are fairly repetitive. They seem to follow this pattern, so far.
Modern-minded, yet virginal heroine meets ancient, controlling po ...more
I almost never read a series of books in order! I read this bk#2 in the Dark series after I read Dark Magic (in my undisciplined haste to get to Gregori's bk).
The thing is, when meeting Jacques, in Dark Prince, I didn't pay him any attention. He was just important b/c he was a Dubrinsky. No telling idiosyncrasies, no apparent Wooh-ha factor.
Yet, this book, Jacques' story, started very well. Jacques dueled w/ betrayal, loss, psychosis and obsession, and I still didn't get ho ...more
Me gusta ver como les va a los protagonistas del libro anterior. Te deja con muchas ganas de conocer más a Gregori. Me sorprende que tenga tanta seguridad sobre quién en su alma gemela y no lo dude en ningún momento. Pero para tener respuestas a estas cosas, todavía me queda en libro ...more
The women are pathetic, the men are ridiculously needy, and the plotline is weak. Having said that, I did at least finish it, so it must have something about it. What I'm not sure of.
The character of Shea really bothers me. She digs Carpathian Jacques out of the wall and even though he attacks her she still feels the need to help him out. As you do. Seriously, the women need to be much stronger than they are. If I had an overbearing ...more
The hero, Jacques, has been tortured and buried alive for seven years and he has slowly been converted to a monster without speech, thriving on hatred and revenge.
He lives to find and kill the humans and the vampire responsible for his confinement but also to find and hurt the woman he sees in his visions. The beautiful read head that dosent answer his call for help.
After seven years of trials a ...more
I have a love hate with this series, I love the whole idea of the stor ...more
Overall, this book left me with a ...more
I only got about 30% in. It was just drawn out and didn't hold my attention. I know some people really loved this, some hated it. Oh well. To each his own.
Maybe if I had started with the first book instead I would have liked it better, but this was the earliest one available for audio at my library.
I kinda love that Jacque is crazy and that Shea is the only one that can calm him. I love the whole life mate thing. I hate shifter books where there isn't a life mate. What's the point right. I love the way Christine Feehan has written the mates in this book. Where they call to each other over thousands of mi ...more
I don't know what to say about this. I started reading it, not realising that I'd read Dark Prince and given it 2 stars...
This gets a lot of love, but the book spends too much time literally repeating the same feelings, thoughts and emotions on a loop; the story just doesn't move anywhere - I think I made it to chapter 7 before I threw in the towel, although I did skim ahead a bit.
Shea's character, for being some kind of super smart genius, is dumb as mud sometimes. I completely understand thi...more
The second was much better than the first book, and my preference here lies in the slightly insane character of Jacques, who's been tortured and buried alive for seven years, forced to live off bugs and other little crawlies in the night. Shea O'Hallorhan is the br ...more
Dark Desire bk2 in Christine Feehans Dark Series. This about my 7th re read or maybe more. This is Jacques Dubrinsky's story brother to Prince Mikhail Dubrinsky and leader of the Carpathian Immortal people. Carpathians don't consider themselves as Vampires but an Immortal race of being with extraordinary powers. They can shape shift into any animal or bird. They can turn into mist, rain and even the wind. They do survive on blood and hunt Vampires what they ...more
I don't know what's going on with me but this used to be my favorite of the series and now I'm wondering why. The hell these poor Carpathian men have to go through with their lifemates. Do the women (even the pregnant ones) stay inside when others like them are being killed? No, and then question why are the men trying to tell them what do to. Do they feed before they're extremely weak even after years (Raven) of being a Carpathian? No, and the men are accused of ...more
Julian disappeared at a time when some human vampire hunters were in the mountains and no-one had been able to find him, he had been tortured, staked and left to rot in a box. Somehow Julian had lost his ability to telepathically communicate with his people, however, perhaps because of this loss, he was able to find a girl a long way away. Due to his los ...more
But, man..."Dark Desire" was really pissing me off. How can a man -- I don't care if he's Carpathian or not -- how can a man tell a woman he only wants her happiness, puts her above all others, is looking out for her, etc., and then FORCE her to accept HIS way of thinking, HIS way of doing things, H ...more
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You are a sick man, Jacques. Very, very sick.”
Shea stared up at the teasing smile on his face, then pushed at the solid wall of his chest. “You’re making that up.”
Jacques moved off her, then reached down to pull her to her feet. His clothes were scattered everywhere, and he made no move to retrieve them. Shea’s shirt was still hanging open, and her jeans were down around her ankles. Blushing, she pulled them up. His hand stayed hers, preventing her from fastening them. “Do not bother, Shea. The pools are just ahead.” He walked a few feet, then looked back over his shoulder. “I did not make it up, and I know you are staring at my backside.”
Shea tossed her mane of red hair so that it flew in all directions. “Any woman in her right mind would stare at your particular backside, so you don’t need to add that to your arrogant list of virtues. And stay out of my mind unless you’re invited.” She was staring, but she couldn’t help it. He was so beautifully masculine.
Jacques reached behind him and captured her hand, lacing their fingers together. “But I find the most interesting things in your mind, my love. Things you do not have any intention of telling me.”