Title: Viper Game
Author: Christine Feehan
Publisher: Jove Books
Acquired: Self Bought
Release Date: January 27 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Hailed as “the queen of paranormal romance” by J.R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Christine Feehan continues to amaze readers” (The Eternal Night) with her phenomenal novels. Now, from the author of the Dark Carpathian series, comes the newest in Christine Feehan’s explosive GhostWalker series…
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 bayou 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.
Wyatt, is a ghostwalker, he left the swamps as a doctor and came back a changed man with more underneath the surface…a monster. Wyatt has a hard time controlling his new urges and the temper he has always had has increased tenfold. He and his men joined the ghostwalker program as soldiers, so that they could be enhanced and make a difference. But Wyatt and his men never imagined the evils of Dr. Whitney or the lengths he would go to. When Wyatt returns home to his grand mere, he learns that there is a good reason he was summoned home. With his brothers gone, he is the only one that can protect his home and his family. When he learns that there is a new danger, he goes to investigate, and comes back meeting a seductive woman of power and is a ghostwalker herself. A woman that was taken at a young age, experimented upon, and used as a sexual weapon. But he soon learns that there are three young girls in need of his help and love, girls that are toddlers, but could be soldiers and weapons. He joins forces with Pepper, and soon learns that their connection is more than sexual, and that he will keep her forever…
Wyatt Fontenot, grew up in the swamps with his grandmother, and three other brothers. Wyatt is a doctor, and sees things in a logical manner. He is a man of science, or he was before he left home. But when he became a soldier, and volunteered to have psychic abilities, he is drawn into a world of deceit and danger he never imagined. A evil that would threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. Wyatt is a man of danger, a brilliant mind, enhanced abilities, reflexes of a cat, and a sexual predator. He is a man of honor and loyalty, to family and his brothers. He will do anything to bring Whitney down. Wyatt was a wonderful hero, and like many in this series, won my heart over. He is sensual and is potent in every aspect.He is a scoundrel and loves to tease. He is also a leader and in command at all times. He loves giving orders, but not receiving them. Pure Alpha Male Specimen we have here.
Le Poivre de Cayenne (Pepper). Pepper was taken from her parents when she was two years old, and was taken by Dr. Whitney, experimented on with viper DNA, and was turned into a sensual weapon. She was made to be a seducer, and then kill with the venom in her teeth. She along with other girls in the facility in France, grew up being tortured and used, and being made into killers. But Pepper has a heart of gold, all she knows is to fight, but there is a instinct in her to protect. When she is brought to the facility in the swamps, she is brought to three infant girls, who also have viper DNA, and can be lethal when they feel threatened. She made a connection to them, and will do everything she can to protect them from harm, no matter the cost. Pepper is one hell of a character. I was completely amazed by her. On the surface she seems tough, gritty and dangerous. But at the core, she is just like any other woman, with dreams, thoughts, and desires. She is maternal toward these three girls, and you see how her character changes and start to embrace who she has become.
Plot and Story Line
Viper Game is a story that is compelling and full of intensity from the first couple chapters. Viper Game had a different tone to it than the other books, but I enjoyed the level of intensity it portrays. Now for those who have read this series, Wyatt is Gator’s brother. So we are taken back to the swamps, which is beautifully described and with detail that you almost feel like you are transported to that scene, withe sounds and scents of the animals and plants and the land, and dangers. This story takes in a new level of intensity. We learn of a new facility of girls, but this facility was in France. Girls who have been genetically changed, in ways that are different from the other girls and women we have seen in previous books, with animal DNA. We also see another girl that plays a part in the story, where I hope her story is next…and I think I know who the hero is going to be. But back to Viper Game we see a story where two people were matched a few years previous by Whitney, and we learn that they will join forced not to only rescue the girls, but because of other circumstances. I don’t want to reveal what that is….try to leave a bit of mystery so you will go buy it ASAP. :). What I really found stimulating about this story was the sexual tension between Wyatt and Pepper. Wow they could make a nuclear blast happen with all of their chemistry. Wyatt is one sexy beast in bed, and loves controlling the tempo, but at the same time is so careful with Pepper and tender at times, that my heart just want to break. Despite both of their sexual nature, we see a more in depth focus on the emotional tone to their relationship, the building of love and trust. Pepper is in need of love and loyalty, she has never known it. Wyatt grew up in a rowdy but loving home. I love seeing these two collide, and merge their opposite personalities. Even though its not my favorite book of the story, I really had a good time with it, and enjoyed the different setting. I can’t get enough of the Ghostwalkers.
This cover is so gorgeous, and I just love looking at it. It portrays the story so well, and is unique and set apart from any other cover that Feehan has done. I love the way that the heroine is portrayed in the cover. They did good job of matching her to the heroine in the story. I love the green, and the snake wrapping around her. If you look closely you will also see a snake skin a bit on her face. In the background we have a image of a jungle swamp. It adds a level of mystery and danger.
Viper Game is a stimulating and sensual romance that will have you curling your toes and make you breathless in anticipation for what is next. A tale of danger, thrilling suspense, and intense desire that will fog up your windows. A story to enjoy, delight and crave.
“Life is to be lived. It doesn’t really matter the how and why of things. It matters how you choose to live. I taught you to live life large. Tha’s all, Wyatt. Love when you can. Laugh. Sing. And take care of your family and friends and then your community. It’s not always easy, but it’s good and at the end of it all, you’ll be satisfied.”
“Somethin’ tells me, sugar, your always goin’ to be gettin’ yourself into trouble and I’ll always have to go rushin’ to your rescue. You got trouble stamped all over you, woman. Any man can see that a mile out.”
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