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Spider Game

(GhostWalkers #12)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  4,688 ratings  ·  456 reviews
In the new GhostWalker novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Viper Game, a trained killer meets his match in a woman whose very kiss can stop a heart.

The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn’t exactly Trap Dawkins’ idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn’t there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It’s where she found her vict
Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Published January 26th 2016 by Jove
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Lana Sims I have always enjoyed this series, but I hated this book. I think the author overdosed on Fifty Shades of Gray (which I also hate). All through the bo…moreI have always enjoyed this series, but I hated this book. I think the author overdosed on Fifty Shades of Gray (which I also hate). All through the book, he keeps thinking this woman will do anything for me and let me do anything because she cares, when actually this woman will do anything for him and let him do anything to her because she has no self-esteem. In the real world, I would have a restraining order on this guy. Although maybe I just couldn't relate because I have never had a submissive fantasy. (less)
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Lana Sims I loved the early Ghost Walker novels, but the last one was just unpleasant was a horribly abusive male protagonist.

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Alex is The Romance Fox
1,5 stars

Is Christine Feehan getting bored? Really, her last few books have left me feeling.............something like this........
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Spider Game is the 12th book in her GhostWalkers Series - so what did I think of Cayenne and Trap's story??

Firstly, the main character's names......really!!! Cayenne & Trap!!!
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But that's not the only reason why I found this story to be yet another....
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I found Cayenne to be a pretty cool heroine....she was kickass - (that's the reason
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Spider Game - Christine Feehan
Spider Game (GhostWalkers #12)
by Christine Feehan

The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn’t exactly Trap Dawkins’ idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn’t there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It’s where she found her victims. Poor suckers. Then again, who wouldn’t want to leave a place like this with a woman like her?

It’s not Cayenne’s fault. Locked up, experimented on and never knowing kindness, she was bred this way—with a he
Visionary Druid
Dec 03, 2015 rated it did not like it

The hero Trap made reading this book difficult.
Several times I needed to step away because he made me uncomfortable and fearful for the heroine.
There is a fine, fine line between arrogance... but Trap steps beyond that line and into abusive territory.
I had told my husband if he EVER behaved like Trap did to Cayenne to me, he would get a cast iron in the face. He laughed and told me to tell him everything about the hero that made me feel that way. So I started to tell him. Each thing my husband
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
3.5 Stars

I absolutely love the direction Ms. Feehan is taking the GhostWalkers series. The world is scary intense and, truth be told, just a little bit freaky! Cayenne’s enhanced DNA being that of a Black Widow spider was more than a little unsettling for me because I’ve been bitten by one of those bitches and it hurts. Like, mad pain! To imagine an adult woman with those traits... **shudder**


As I shared in my review of Viper Game, it’s true the stories are changing from the way they were
May 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
*Sigh* Maybe it is time for me to give up this series. As good as those first series books were, these latter books continue to cross lines that I just don't care for. If the book was presented as a pure BDSM book, then I could have understood Trap's actions, but it wasn't. The plane scene was particularly cringe worthy. Trap acted like a complete A*&hole toward Cayenne. Those are your friends you stupid idiot not strangers. Then for Cayenne to put up with his BS. Yes he half-assed tried to expl ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
The Ice King and the Black Widow

This is my revised review for the book. It's been a while since I read it, but I needed the time to coalesce my thoughts. I am pretty darn disappointed, to be honest. Yeah, I still gave it four stars, and I'll explain why later.

I was loving the first 1/2 or so of the book, and it went downhill shortly thereafter. Trap was an ahole from the beginning but not in an intolerable way. I actually kind of liked him initially. I really enjoyed the banter on the scene at
Feb 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
What the hell has happened to Christine Feehan? I have always admired her writing style and the worlds that she has created, but I'm beginning to wonder if she isn't in an abusive relationship, and her latest books are a cry for help!

Towards the end of this one I actually started copying down the worst quotes and it made me feel physically ill...

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May 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Another ridiculous plot.. Team # 4.

I hated it. I hated Trap.. I am sorry but money and good looks is not everything. He was THE worse male lead character in the series, followed very closely by Wyatt from the previous book, another member of Team # 4.
1.5 Stars for the heroine...

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I am very generous here with my rating...the book indeed had so much potential, the heroine, in particular, was a very interesting woman with unique abilities that made you root for from the start! She was very different with all her enhancements, but what hold the strongest appeal for me was her very strong sense of justice and integrity. She had no money, no identity, no home, yet when she stole clothes of someone's garden, she left money for it and if she neede
Sandy S
Oct 03, 2015 rated it liked it
3.25 stars---

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 26, 2016

The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn’t exactly Trap Dawkins’ idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn’t there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It’s where she found her victims. Poor suckers. Then again, who wouldn’t want to leave a place like this with a woman like her?

It’s not Cayenne’s fault. Locked up, experimented on and never knowing kindness, she was bred this way—with a heart of pure venom. Trap
Feb 01, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Thank God I finished. Took me too long even when I skipped pages and pages. Unnecessary long book. I was very looking forward to Trap and Cayenne's story but Feehan disappointed me yet again (hardly surprising). This book had so much potential with the old team showing up and old enemies but Feehan didn't use that opportunity to write an epic story but spent a lot of time on Trap's thoughts. His thoughts took half of the book most of it was repetition. Cayenne is very interesting gal but Feehan' ...more
Tammy  Zautner
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
Say hello to another book this month that has tested every ounce of my restraint and patience. Once again, I’m utterly disappointed in the direction a series has taken. These books have gone from being an automatic buy to being one I’m weary to even pick up. Which is a shame since this was one of my all-time favorites. I’ve recommended the Ghostwalkers to so many reader friends, can’t say I’ll be doing that again any time soon. I’m not sure when Feehan left the building; however, these latest bo ...more
Julia's Book Haven
I didn't love this book, or hate it, it was pretty 'meh' for me. Which sucks because I think Cayenne was probably the coolest heroine we've had in this series for awhile. I just thought her powers were pretty cool and I wish we could have had more fight scenes to see her use them. Trap on the other hand really did nothing for me, I felt no emotional connection to him and mostly thought he was a dick.
I'm not sure what is going on with Feehan but her last few books have really been unimpressive a
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
I enjoyed Spider Game the 25% storyline was good the other 75% sex scenes was just to much. CF needs to write novella's if she can't develop enough story to write for a full novel. Now she is taking a page from Fifty Shade of Grey for her sex scenes. The small amount of story about Dr.Whitney and Violet never got off the ground and didn't make much sense. It was over before it started. The story about Trap and his murderous uncles was good but not enough of it. The ending was rushed and the Uncl ...more
Dec 28, 2015 added it
Thank you Lord,I finally finished this book!
Review pending as I need to gather my scattered thoughts!
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
Too much sex, not enough plot/ action!
Well this is another Feehan series down the tubes.
The main problem with this book is that I noticed all the plot inconsistencies. I'm not bothering with separating my spoilers so:
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Jan 31, 2016 rated it did not like it
I own everything Christine Feehan has ever written in the Dark, Sea Haven, Sisters of the Heart, and Jaguar series and as a writer I have always loved her characters. Her women are no weak willed fainting flowers and her heroes are no only alpha protectors they have always been known for knowing when to back off and let their leading ladies take the lead. This does not seem to be the case anymore. This is the second book she has released that has a dominate leading male who has crossed the line ...more
Stephanie  G
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Trap Dawkins is a trained killer who’s met his match, because what’s inside Cayenne is hard to control – especially when it’s aroused by a lover as reckless as Trap in this adrenaline-charged paranormal romance.

Cayenne’s been locked up, experimented on and has never known kindness and the readers can’t help but get caught in the exhilarating web of passion and thrills as Trap sets out to convince Cayenne that she’s not a monster. The chemistry and emotional turmoil flows from the pages and captu
Secretly Reading
Oct 10, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

The genetically modified leads have a strong chemistry that worked well. The sex is spicy, and the emotional intimacy almost as strong.

The plot of Whitney and Violet will be familiar to series readers but will likely have new readers totally confused. Some of the paranormal aspects of the story weren't explained well (where exactly does Cayenne's spider webs come from) but still interesting. The community of men from this Ghost Walker team are wonderful, especially the brothers, and wil
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Paranormal and romance woven into perfection...

I LOVE this author. Let's just get that right in the open up front. She hooked me on the Dark series and anything she writes I'm sure to follow. Regardless of the series—whether vampires or shifters or green-eyed aliens (if she ever chose to write them)—I know the characters will be interesting and the writing will be stellar. This outing was no exception. Even if I paused just for a second at the thought of... spider woman?

Trap Dawkins is a Ghostwa
Cat Wright
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016-reads
Where to start? I won't recap the book, you've read it and either liked it or not. I'm of the NOT group and am really so very disappointed in Feehan for the trash she is writing and collecting money for. Is she just going to rest on her laurels now? I truly feel ripped off. I've been reading her since 1999 and though there have been some books that were truly GOOD and others that were ok, they were all enjoyable. And that was in all her series.

For me she has now ruined the Ghost Walkers series.
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
First off, there was a review I read that said that Trap was completely abusive. I disagree with that statement. Sure, he was a huge emotionally abusive jerk twice but, while I’m not excusing his behavior, I can kind of understand it. While I do understand it, I really wish he could’ve gotten a hold on his emotions so he didn’t treat Cayenne that way.

I don’t think Trap is as bad as Wyatt is, he continually hurt Pepper but Trap was amazing with Cayenne when he wasn’t being a jealous jerk those tw
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
TOO MUCH SEX. Seriously, I love this series. I love the matching of wits between the various Ghostwalker teams versus the dastardly Dr. Whitney and we didn't get enough of that. Also, the subplot of Trap and his uncles wasn't developed as well. But the whole alpha male thing was emphasized ad nauseum.
Cayenne was rescued from her cage in the last book Viper Game and we learned that her dna was spliced with a Black widow DNA. So from last book, we went from snake DNA to now spider DNA. Yikes!

Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
You know what I worried most about this series?
Ms. Feehan created these H/h abilities more and more like H/h in Carpathian books.
I'm glad that not happening and still one of the series I like:)
I had a hard time connecting to the MCs. I feel Trap underwent a personality change from the last book to this one. I felt sorry for Cayenne. But no. It was a bridge too far.

The story was ok. But I was mostly bored. Waiting for something to happen.
Varied Books
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
After reading the Books 1st chapter where Trap described Wyatt as being too sweet I decided I would hate this book. B/c Wyatt was a complete jerk I thought Trap would be a colossal asshole. So happy I was wrong.

I loved Cayenne the h. Her life was hell until Trap the H rescued her 4 months ago. The H tracked her down b/c she ran after she was rescued. I loved being in her mind. She wasn't like most of CF h's that say it's wrong to kill the vile petverts and evil people. Whatever I say some people
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
3.5 stars.

I was interested in the spider-woman ever since she was introduced in the last book Viper Game.

Cayenne turned out to be a very very forgiving and like-able heroine. Loved her super-hero spider-woman abilities.

Trap, on the other hand, turned out to be a bit of a jerk. I get that he had a tough upbringing and he is "Ice" under critical situations but I didn't think that excused him from the nasty remarks he keeps giving Cayenne whenever he feels jealous and under stress. I don't think
I haven't really like the tone of the men in the last few of this series. Yes, these men are alpha, but they are becoming mean. Trap was right up there with the way that he could turn off and on his emotions in public. Once Cayenne understood she was ok with it, but the first time it happened I thought it was cruel. Cayenne was still so unsure of things between her and Trap, so Trap becoming a cold bastard undid all the positive forward movement he made with her.

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