"A good 'bridge' book in Carpathian series"
Graphic artist Alexandria Houton was at an interview for
the hottest new vampire game. Then she came face-to-face
with the unbelieveable - a real vampire. Alex would do
anything to save her brother from the monster, but what can
a mere mortal do?
Aidan Savage has been tracking a vampire and has found and
destroyed him. With regret he sees that the vampire has
attacked a woman and prepares to give her a merciful
death. When 6-year-old Joshua attempts to protect his
sister from this new threat, Aidan is shocked to realizes
he has found his lifemate.
Dark Gold is the 3rd in the Carpathian series, but is a
stand-alone book as it introduces us to an American
hunter/protector in San Francisco. Although a good story,
it is not my favorite of the Carpathian tales.
There is a focus on Alexandra and Aidan's relationship -
although strangers, they must learn to live and love as
they are now bound together. Alexandria's struggle to deal
with the change from human to Carpathian is a mix of
denial, self-pity and blame which can be frustrating to
read. That she blamed Aidan for finishing what the vampire
started was an irritant. She does overcome this attitude
problem and by the end is a likeable character.
Aidan's home is a bit different than other Carpathians as
he has human retainers working for him who have full
knowledge of their race and the dangers. His housekeeper
and her husband are comfortable enough to tease Aidan and
add a good emotional balance to the story with their care
for Joshua and reactions to dangerous situations.
This was a good 'bridge' book in the series, bringing
Carpathians to USA. The sensuality and plot were well
written and DARK GOLD is an enjoyable romance book.
For PNR & eBookIsle
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted March 28, 2007