Jaxon "Jaxx" Montgomery has survived domestic violence though her brother and mother died at the hands of her stepfather. Now she is a highly regarded police officer with quite a reputation for success. On the current case she senses a deadly trap and aborts the mission. However, a macho rookie Craig Benton ignores her order to retreat and charges inside the building setting off the ambush. Jaxx and her partner Barry Radcliff place themselves in danger to rescue Craig. Only the work of a wolf saves their lives.

The wolf Lucien takes Jaxx to safety because he knows this feisty human is his life-mate. After living on the edge of the dark, he, like his twin brother before him, has finally found the woman that enables him to see colors in a world of black and white. Though Jaxx is drawn to the Carpathian she wonders if he is the magnet that brings the monster back to finish the incomplete slaughter he started years ago or is he the monster?

The latest Carpathian vampire romance is an exciting entry that employs a human to refresh the tale of Lucien. The return of Lucien's sibling Gabriel and soul mate Francesca add a nice touch, as the audience will relish seeing them support the lead characters. Lucien remains a powerhouse of morality and Jaxx is a fine intrepid individual who is his perfect foil, but seems more Carpathian than human. DARK GUARDIAN is a wonderful novel that enhances the Christine Feehan universe completing the twist from DARK LEGEND with the strong story of one of the darker Carpathians.

Harriet Klausner Copyright 2002

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 10, 2002


A Carpathian Novel

Jaxon Montgomery is a woman hunted. Trained by the Special Forces, honed by a traumatic childhood, she is a policewoman with an undisputed reputation. She meets her match when she is set up to be murdered by an enemy. Hunted on all sides, she can only turn to the mysterious stranger who seems more dangerous than any other she has ever known.

He ran with the wolves?
Materialized from the mists?
Hijacked the very heavens to his whims?

He was the Dark Guardian of his people. So how, after centuries of bleak, soulless existence, had he suddenly come to crave petite, curvy, colorful lady cop Jaxon Montgomery, who foolishly made it her life?s work to protect others from harm?

Fiercely daring, Jaxx would sacrifice anything to shield others - particularly since a deadly menace dogged her every footstep, threatening all who got close to her. And strangely seductive, piercingly erotic, this stranger claiming her was no exception. He was powerfully, perilously mesmerizing-oddly gentle yet clearly a born predator. He had vowed to possess her, to guard her for all time. Yet with his every thirsty kiss, was he drawing Jaxon more deeply into danger?and his dark mysterious desires?

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Shapeshifter

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Dark Guardian
(Dark: Book 9)
by Christine Feehan

Dorchester (Leisure Books)
May 1, 2002
Available: May 1, 2002
ISBN #0843949945
EAN #9780843949940
384 pages
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