The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard’s blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn’t know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait—to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte’s brother and mentor.
Charlotte is familiar with Tariq. Not only is he one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in the city, but he’s also a renowned collector of old carousel horses, which Charlotte restores. Their shared passion opens Charlotte up to trusting him with her life and with the desire she can no longer control. But it also makes her vulnerable to a centuries-old curse that will unite her and Tariq in a war against the enemies of humans and Carpathians alike..
I felt the story was good I liked Tariq as a character more than many other male characters in the Dark series lately.
I didn't care for the intimacy between him and Charlotte or his relationship with Charlotte, I didn't care for the turn or nothing ultimatum which kind of put me off but again Tariq was redeemable enough to keep me interested.
As good as Dark Carousel is and as much as I've always loved the Dark series, the longer I read into the book the more it began to feel as if the original point of the Dark series is beginning to fade from the authors focus. I miss the days of Dark Legend and Dark Symphony when the male leads won your heart, the enemies weren't so sketchy and what drove the Carpathian people was more clearly understood.
I enjoyed Dark Carousel much more than the last few installments in this series and I was entertained by the turn of events more than the last few books. I was relieved that I felt more anticipation this time around than I have in awhile but also in the back of my mind I've felt like the more books that have been coming out in this series the more it feels like the newest installments are just a way to add more cast to an already over flowing group of characters.
So I had a few mixed feelings over how I felt about this book but I still felt it was four star worthy.
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Received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley Publishing
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