Dark Challenge (Dark #5)
Julian Savage was golden. Powerful. But tormented. For the brooding hunter walked alone. Always alone, far from his Carpathian kind, alien to even his twin. Like his name, his existence was savage. Until he met the woman he was sworn to protect….
When Julian heard Desari sing, rainbows swamped his starving senses. Emotions bombarded his hardened heart. And a dark hunger to...more
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Sing for me, cara mia. I love the sound of your voice. It is a miracle. You bring me peace and joy when you sing. You make my body burn as it never has before. Sing for me.-Julian
First read June 2012 Reread January 18, 2016
Reread January 27, 2017
Dark Challenge the 5th book in the Dark series by Christine Feehan was a nice read. But for me a little slow which is why it's a 4 star and not 5. Julian and Desari are a very sweet couple and I enjoyed reading about Desari's ...more
Just this phenomenon would be enough for me to give 4 stars to this book. But.. the sex scenes! Someo ...more
This is the story of Julian Savage (Book #3-Aidan's twin brother) who has been a solitary hunter for nearly his entire existence. His lifemate is Desari, the younger sister of Gregori (Book #4), wh ...more
Dark Challenge is the story of Julian and Desari.
Julian is the rebel twin of Aiden, a vampire hunter who chose to live alone after he exchanged bloods with a vampire and prepares for his end.
On his last mission as requested by Gregori, he meets the gypsy singer Desari, surrounded by leopards, and finally finds his lifemate and colors.
It was absolutely lovely to see two Carpathians mating. I loved the family bond between Darius, Desari, Barack, S ...more
Finally a woman that doesn't fight fate! I loved how she saw how she felt and wasn't scared of it or blaming him for her feelings. I forgot how much I enjoyed this book.
La única pega que le pongo a la saga, es que parece que Christine Feehan tiene alergía a los encuentros familiares. Me encantaría leer como interactúan entre ellos después de tantos años separados.
I liked the whole concept about the Carpathians. This was really original and I’d never come across anything remotely like this. The women being rare and therefore precious and protected was sweet, and even the males’ arrogance was tolerable. I liked the fact that they couldn’t see colors or feel emotions without a lifemate. Even the term lifemate was cool to me.
But boy does this lady know how to beat something to death. The repetitiveness in t ...more
Julian could not take his eyes from her. She was so beautiful, he could barely find it in him to breathe. This was the one? His lifemate? No one, least of all h ...more
I loved reading Julian's story. After Aiden, I just had so many questions about this intriguing and mysterious character. Why was he so secluded? Why would he go away from ev ...more
So I decided to try re-reading some of my favorites of these. I have to say that I probably would not give it a 5 stars today, I have better paranormal to compare it to and... after reading on in the series and getting the repetitive sex and domineering male thoughts and actions, I would dock this one star for the snore worthy sex. I would change it but I would want to read the whole series to readjust all the ratings so that they match. I don't think I have that energy. So r ...more
Wow!! what Julian finds is not only his Lifemate but a whole group of singers and band players that are all lost Carpathians. They call themselves the Dark Troubadours. Not only are they ...more
Since I’m a fan of strong female leads, Desari was not a “why are you doing this to me gal” as previous books. The intolerable Carpathian Warrior male dominance made me a little weary. Get over it already . Desari’s charact ...more
He meets Desari, the beautiful singer in the band The Dark Troubadours and he knows he has found the woman who will save him.
Wow….the 5th book in the series is HOT HOT….I absolutely loved the band and the members. The story is absolutely incredible…..I drank in every word I read…..I c ...more
once u get past the initial coolness& sweetness,once u step back,it all seems rlly ridiculous. they lose emotion &color.its all rlly dramatic.
her stories&characters r so similar and predictable that it becomes a case of-will this girl be a singer or dancer this time? her storylines r all the same.she just changes the professions of the girls.wud be nice if she got more realistic &relatable characteres&jobs.
her dark series r so alike.a lot o ...more
And this definitely switched things up for me. It was even a bit feminist! (other reviews for this series here)
Let's get down to it!
So, as we know from Dark Magic, Julian, Aidan's twin, is pretty close to changing. In an effort to keep him going a bit longer, Gregori gives him the task of protecting a human woman the society thinks is a vampire.
Of course she's his lifemate.
But here's the good part: She's Carpathian!
OK, so back in the day, the Carpa ...more
Despite my complaints I am glad that Julien found his lifemate and that they can live happily ever after now.
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He arched an eyebrow at her. ‘Just my mouth is amazing?’
‘You are such a man.’ Her eyes laughed at him. ‘You need constant reassurance that you are magnificent.’
He nodded. ‘Magnificent. I like that. I could live with magnificent. Good choice of words, lifemate.”
‘You are such a caveman, Julian. You look tall and elegant and princely, yet you have not matured beyond the cave.’
…’I have no intention of riding above caveman mentality,’ he growled in her ear, his breath teasing tendrils of hair and sending little flames dancing through her bloodstream. ‘There are so many benefits for the caveman.”