I just finished reading Dark Possession by Christine Feehan and it was awesome. It's the latest installment in her Carpathian series. This was Manolito and Maryann's story. In truth, their story began in the special reunion book that came out at the end of last year, Dark Celebration. And Dark Possession follows just how these two learn to come together.
Manolito is very much an alpha male. His already dominant personality is just made even more so by being sent out with his brothers to South America alone and far from his people by his prince to hunt and protect the world from the vampire. Maryann is a city girl and successful business woman who has dedicated her life to counseling and helping to hide battered women. The one thing she doesn't want is an arrogant, domineering man. And these two worlds are about to collide.
But Maryann has her own painful secret, and that secret just may change the face of the Carpathian world forever, if it doesn't destroy her and Manolito first. Only truly accepting the bond of love she shares with Manolito might save them all.
I read this book in 7 hours and loved it. I couldn't put it down. Manolito and his four other brothers are used to being a law unto themselves. And their women are often far more dominated than most Carpathian women because of this. But Maryann is a truly unique woman with gifts every bit as powerful as any fully developed Carpathian male, and her work as a counselor for battered women has given her a will of steel. Manolito and his brothers are about to come face to face with a storm they can't control.
I give this book 5 stars. It rocks and you'll love it. Though, as I said, their story truly begins in Dark Celebration, this book can stand alone because all that happens in Dark Celebration is covered in this book. Dark Possession is out in stores now. If you like vampire stories, you gotta read Christine Feehan's Carpathian series.