Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Review 'Viper Game' by Christine Feehan

GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot knows the price he paid for the secret military experiments that gave him his special catlike abilities. After all, he left his home a healer and came back a killer. While Wyatt and his GhostWalker brother Gator may have known exactly the sort of game they were getting into, Wyatt never anticipated where it would lead - or to whom.

The swamps hold many mysteries, but few are as sinuously seductive as Le Poivre de Cayenne. The woman the locals call Pepper is every bit as enigmatic as the three little girls she's desperately trying to protect. From what, Wyatt is soon to discover. Right now Pepper needs a man like Wyatt. Passionately. But her secrets are about to take them both deeper into the bayou than either imagined-where desire is the deadliest poison of all.

My Review:

A couple of weeks ago I received ‘Viper Game’ from the Little Brown Book, Group in exchange for my honest review. Last year I read ‘Dark Blood’ by Christine Feehan, although I really enjoyed that book, I felt like I had to have read more books in the series to fully understand and love that book.
But I really did enjoy her writing and I felt curious to her other books. So when I received ‘Viper Game’ I felt really excited. ‘Viper Game’ is the 11th book in the GhostWalkers series, and even though I haven’t read any of the previous book, I couldn’t wait to start reading.

In ‘Viper Game’ we meet GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot. Wyatt has undergone secret military experiments that gave him special cat-like abilities. Together with other GhostWalkers Wyatt decides to come home to his grandmother, after she called him for help. Wyatt and his brothers grew up with his grandmother in the bayou and Wyatt has missed his home. But Wyatt is up for a huge surprise when he meets the seductive and beautiful Pepper. Pepper also has her secrets and her job is to protect three little girls from an evil man. But from the moment Wyatt and Pepper meet they are linked together and they soon find out that they have an amazing and incredible bond.

In the beginning of this book I felt many different things. I loved the setting in the Bayou and the swamps, I loved the characters Wyatt and Pepper, I loved the bond Wyatt has with his friends and grandmother but I didn’t really enjoy the relationship between Wyatt and Pepper. It just felt a little off for me, since they met and very shortly after they decided (or at least Wyatt did) to never be apart from each other ever again. It happened so fast and I just didn’t really feel that connection. But I kept reading because I was definitely curious about what would happen next.
Thankfully I felt myself enjoying the relationship between Wyatt and Pepper more and more. And in the end I really liked there connection and their love for each other.

The main characters Wyatt and Pepper are definitely strange and at times a little difficult. Wyatt is handsome and can be very sweet but he is also very dominant, jealous and at times vicious. This guy really made me angry when he was acting all dominant and told Pepper what to do. But I did understand that was just the way his cat abilities and his character worked. Still it bothered me at times.
Pepper is beautiful and seductive and she is able to make every man go down on his knees. But the thing is, Pepper doesn’t want that ‘gift’, she hates it and tries hard to escape her faults. The thing about Pepper was that she changes her mind just a lot of times. In the end I just wanted to yell ‘NO NOT AGAIN!!”.
The character I definitely love the most in this book was Wyatt’s grandmother Nonny. I could totally imagine her being a real person. I loved how she was the oldest, and smallest of the group but she definitely was the toughest. Everybody respected her and I loved that.

This book was definitely a nice one. I enjoyed reading it and even though I didn’t love everything, I still couldn’t stop reading. At times the ‘sexy’ parts took a little to long for my taste, but they were definitely enjoyable. This book wasn’t only romantic, and sexy, there was also a lot of action, fighting and thrilling moments. I can’t wait to the next Christine Feehan book, she’s definitely able to surprise you.

My Rating: 


About the Author:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan has over 40 novels published, including four series. Each of her four series has hit #1 on the NY Times. Christine Feehan has received numerous honours including being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America RITA and receiving a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times.  Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature for 1999. Since then she has been published by Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards.

In her own words:
'I am a mother, first and foremost in my life. Family is very important to me. I have several children all of whom drive me crazy on a daily basis. And I have four Maltese that are even worse. LOL! I love living in the country and I find that it continues to inspire my writing.. which is my ultimate passion in life.

I am a writer and have been almost my entire life. I have to write every day or I'll drive my family crazy. I first became a published author in 1999 with the release of Dark Prince. Before that I had a wide variety of jobs including being a full time mom, a martial arts instructor, a telephone operator, and I even worked for a newspaper. Now I’m able to write full time. I usually have four new books released per year.' 
For more information about the 'Dark' series and Christine Feehan please visit her website, Goodreads and Amazon. Or look for Christine on Facebook.

Many thanks to Poppy Stimpson and Little, Brown Book Group for giving me the opportunity to read this amazing book. 


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