The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard’s blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn’t know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait—to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte’s brother and mentor.
Charlotte is familiar with Tariq. Not only is he one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in the city, but he’s also a renowned collector of old carousel horses, which Charlotte restores. Their shared passion opens Charlotte up to trusting him with her life and with the desire she can no longer control. But it also makes her vulnerable to a centuries-old curse that will unite her and Tariq in a war against the enemies of humans and Carpathians alike...Full confession/disclosure...this is the 1st book I have read by Christine Feehan. I really enjoyed it, and I am looking forward to reading other books by her, but I have no idea what is the "norm" for this series and what would be a spoiler...so I am going to give my impressions of the book and not discuss plot, just to be sure I don't give anything away...
The writing: Really well constructed and wonderful. I was impressed with Feehan's writing style and genuinely enjoyed it.
The dialog: Was believable...which is impressive as it was a book about Carpathians, possessed carousel horses and vampires.
The pacing: I really liked how in depth this book was. In parts, it felt a little dense and it was a slow read in places, but I was ok with this as in order to understand what was happening, and the significance, I needed a detailed explanation. So, while it felt like it was a little slow in places, I feel this was necessary so the reader was able to follow the story. I appreciated that, instead of "dumbing down" the story, the author made the choice of making it a deeper read.
I recommend this book. It is not a "quick" read, but it is well worth it.