Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing Gary Jansen, the man she loves nearly lose his life when it isn’t even his fight. Once he was a gentle and very human researcher. Now he’s a fearless and lethal Carpathian warr ...more
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I'm for real gonna spill my guts don't read any of this if you don't like spoilers!!!
"No, Gary," Gabrielle said. "Finish it. Say it in the ancient language, maybe the ritual needs to be recited in the ancient language. They aren't going to take you away from me. Not that. You're all I have left. I can't make it without you. Say the words to tie us together."-Gabrielle
So when I started this book I was worried. ...more
I'm not upset this story wasn't about Gary and Gabrielle. What I am upset with is how Trixie and Gabrielle came across as being weak, empty headed and pathetic. Lets first look at Gabrielle. The night of her wedding she's rejected because she's not the lifemate of Gary. Fine, no problem I can deal. She foolishly follows him up to the monastery and discovers her real lifemate. He jealous, pissed and feels she's betrayed him and treats her in abusive manner. Like the good cow she is, she cries ...more
“Dark Promises “ introduced us to some ancient Carpathians who have been tucked away at a monastery isolated from people... m ...more
Wow! That is the best word to describe Dark Promises! This is truly Christine Feehan at her finest! I was an emotional wreck while reading this one! I'm not kidding! Big wet tears! I never seen it coming! My mind was screaming and crying, "Why!! How can this be"!! It's completely not where I thought their journey w ...more
Gabby was the usual whiny heroine and Aleksei was the typical caveman Feehan seems to be fond of writing lately. So disappointing. Where is the author who wrote Dark Slayer? Sex is fine in a book as long as it isn't the entire flipping story! Add to it the abusive way this started? Seriously, WTF???! ...more
I'm feeling very apprehensive about the direction this series is going...
Finally read this one. I still wasn't sold on a grandmother, however young, being a lifemate (thank God not Gary's, at least.) And I was still bummed that Gary and Gabrielle weren't meant for each other in the end. ...more
The main hero is super scary at first, but he settles down. There's definitely a dom/sub thing going on, which may turn some readers off. I LOL'd when the hero said he'd bite the heroine's lip if she kept doing it. I guess Feehan was channeling Christian Grey. *shakes head* Will it never end?
Was it repetiti ...more
Gabrielle has been in love with Gary Jensen for a long time. But Gabrielle has had enough, especially seeing the changes that her sweet Gary has gone through after his conversion. Gabrielle is a scientist, she doesn't believe that she can live in the Carpathian world, its way too violent for her. But on the eve of their wedding night, Gary and Gabrielle realize the truth and soon after Gary loses all colors and emot ...more
I have been a reader of Christine Feehan's Dark Series since I read the first book, Dark Prince and have read all the books in the series.
DARK PROMISES is Book 29 in Christine Feehan's Dark series. This was, for me, the biggest "misses" in this series.
I was so looking forward to Gary Jansen and Gabrielle Sanders, the humans turned Carpathians, story. And what happened when I turned a couple of pages???? This book is not their story together!!! That's right!!
What is suppose to be their w ...more
This new Gary is mesmerizing. I would definitely would like to read about his HEA in the near future. The introduction of the Carpathians from the monastery is really a t ...more
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated: 4.5 Stars
I enjoyed this book and the hopeful lead in to the ancients but also the unexpected. That's hard to find in such an extensive series. I hate to say that I wasn’t too fond of Gabrielle and just didn’t warm up to her but she sure got lucky with that mate of hers. He is super-hot and dominee...more
Gabrielle was so unlikeable. I really hated her whiny, immature ass. Never ever liked her I thought I would feel so sorry for Aleksei. But he managed to be such a total asshole, I think they deserved each other! It is really hard to enjoy a book when you dislike the MCs.
The other couple was only slightly better. Trixie was such a ridiculous compilation of stereotypes that she annoyed me too. But not nearly as bad as her granddaughter, Teagan, from the last book. I did like Fane. He wa ...more
Unexpected? How is that possible when it is the twenty-ninth book in this series? Twenty-ninth! I don’t know how but the author manages to include enough of the familiar to keep the story true to the series while, at the same time, throwing a wrench or two in the works to also make it unique. And this time out there are two couples who are faced with their battle for love…
Gabrielle and Gary are characters that I’ve loved from the beginning. I was so excited to find their journ ...more
The portrayal of brute violence against woman as acceptable so long as the offender is a 'lifemate' is mindless and--I want to say reprehensible, but that smacks of censorship so I'll stick with mindless, because it is a bit more polite than using ignorant.
It is terribly afflicted by '50 Shades' syndrome: throw in as much sex as you can, in this case about 80% of the book, which left no room for a story. Worse, it left no room for a convincing connecti ...more
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 15, 2016
Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing Gary Jansen, the man she loves nearly lose his life when it isn’t even his fight. Once he was a gentle and very human researcher. Now he’s a fearless and lethal Carpathian warrior with the blood of an ancient lineage coursing through his veins—a man Gabrielle still needs and desires and dreams of with every breath she takes. All she wants is a life far away from the Carpathian mountain ...more
The foundation of the Carpathian male finding his lifemate and pulled from the brink of the abyss is on terra firma in this story. But, it’s not the Carpathian male ...more
Dark Promise was a wonderful read! I think many were disappointed that Gary and Gabrielle weren't lifemates. Christine never said they were. Many like myself had high hopes for this couple. But, it wasn't meant to be. Christine being the outstanding writer that she is, is so far ahead of her fans on choosing the right lifemate for our long suffering Carpathian males. But, I love playing, "guess the lifemate" and will continue to do so.
Aleskei gave Gabrielle what she needed to thrive ...more
Gabrielle is in an abused relationship from the beginning and that doesn't change in any point, and is justify as love and dominan man behavior.
" The definition of Domestic violence includes:
Physical abuse like hitting, shoving, kicking, biting, or throwing things
Aleksei was downright abusive .. he actually considered killing Gabr ...more