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Jaxon Montgomery kept herself isolated from all others, being careful not to make friends or spend too much time with anyone else. She was trained as a Navy SEAL and is now a police officer, confident in her abilities and well able to protect herself - except from her stepfather. When Jaxx told others that her stepfather had murdered her Navy SEAL father to marry her mother, she was laughed at and no one believed her. But then they found the brutally slaughtered bodies of Jaxx's younger brother and fragile mother and a few started to believe. When her stepfather returned to kill the family who adopted her, the family of another Navy SEAL, Jaxx refused to endanger anyone else and kept to herself. She feared that anyone else that she showed affection to would be murdered, but she didn't want to be alone...
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Lucian was the most powerful of the Carpathians - and the most ancient. For thousands of years he has walked the earth, hunting vampires and protecting the innocent. He even pretended to be a vampire for hundreds of years so that his twin, Gabriel (Dark Legend), would hunt him and not turn vampire. The only thing that kept him from meeting the dawn was the thought that his life mate was out there somewhere, waiting for him...

Jaxx was not at all what Lucian had envisioned in his life mate. Carpathian women are tall, slender with raven hair and jewel bright eyes, Jaxx is short with short blonde hair and a spunky attitude. Sparks definitely fly when Lucian carries Jaxx off to the safety of his mansion, telling all of her acquaintances that he is her fiance. Jaxx fears Lucian, but, deep in her heart, she knows that she can trust him. However, she also knows that her stepfather will start hunting Lucian if he doesn't let her go soon and she cannot bear to have another person killed on her account. She tries her best to protect Lucian, but he doesn't seem to understand the danger. Lucian is not sure what to make of Jaxx. He is the most powerful of his kind and it is almost laughable that this little human thinks she can protect him from anything. Both sides will have to adjust their thinking as they fall deeper and deeper in love and Jaxx comes to terms with being a Carpathian life mate!

The review of this Book prepared by Debbie

Lucian Daratrazanoff is legendary among his people, the Carpathians. He and his twin, Gabriel, have protected humans and Carpathians from vampires for over two thousand years. It is his nature to hunt, to defend, and to safeguard. His world is bleak, without color, without emotion. Only by finding his lifemate will he discover joy and peace.

Irony links him with Jaxon Montgomery, a cop who'd been reared in a military family steeped in special ops. Her past is a nightmare that saw everyone she loved murdered, and the madman who did it stalks her. Jaxx refuses to love again. Everyone she loves dies. She can never let anyone close.

Lucian's powers make him all but invincible, but this champion of justice has one weakness: his heart. How this ultra-masculine male is tamed by love is only one half the story. The other half is how his love for her sets Jaxx free.
The review of this Book prepared by Kayelle Allen

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her Fantasy/Magic    -   Yes Fantasy/Magical Lover    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy    -   champion of justice Age/status:    -   magical being If magical/mental powers:    -   invisibility    -   can read emotions    -   can change shapes    -   can talk to animals    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   super strength    -   can fly    -   can cast many different spells    -   is very quick Sex makes him    -   confident    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   sensitive    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier    -   police/lawman Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   obedient    -   a better lover    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   angry    -   mature    -   scared    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture What % of story is romance related?    -   60%    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   Her    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts    -   5-9 sex acts

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