by Christine Feehan

February 2005
ISBN: 0-425-20641-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

After the dead of her beloved stepfather, Colby Jansen has taken over the responsibility of raising her siblings and keeping the ranch running. Things are beginning to get tight for them, though. To make matters worse, her stepfatherís family is now threatening to take away the children, and they are bringing reinforcements with them: the De la Cruz brothers. What else can go wrong??

Rafael De la Cruz was sent to South America, along with his brothers, to help hunt vampires. The Chevez family has been serving them and under their protection, for a long time. When they ask him and his brothers to assist in trying to get back the Chevez children from America, they agree to help them out. For Rafael, all it took was one look at Colby to put an end to centuries of living an existence devoid of feeling. Colby is Rafaelís lifemate and he is not going to allow anything to get in his way to claim what belongs to him ... but there is danger lurking on the horizon Ö

Dark Secret is Christine Feehanís latest installment of her Dark series (also known by some as her Carpathians series). This is the second story involving the South American branch of the Carpathians, five brothers that were sent to South America to hunt for vampires there. As in the previous books, we are treated to an intense, mega sexy and all Alpha male that has the reader panting almost from the second he is introduced to the story. As to Colby, I must say she is one of my favorite heroines so far in this series. Her strong feelings and sense of duty towards her family completely endeared her to me. I found both characters particularly well written, especially Colby. Her reactions throughout the book are consistent with her character, even after she accepts the inevitable, and that is something I appreciated in this story. Dark Secret is one sexy, quick paced, intense read that all lovers of paranormal romance will enjoy, and most definitely a must read for all of Christine Feehanís fans.

Reviewed in May 2005 by Mireya.

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