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
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
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
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