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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Book Review: Spider Game (GhostWalkers #12) by Christine Feehan

Spider Game (GhostWalkers #12)
by Christine Feehan
January 26th 2016 
464 pages
by Jove
In the new GhostWalker novel by the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Viper Game, a trained killer meets his match in a woman whose very kiss can stop a heart.

The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn’t exactly Trap Dawkins’ idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn’t there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It’s where she found her victims. Poor suckers. Then again, who wouldn’t want to leave a place like this with a woman like her?

It’s not Cayenne’s fault. Locked up, experimented on and never knowing kindness, she was bred this way—with a heart of pure venom. Trap understands her. He survived his own dark past and he shares her desire for getting even. But now Trap’s greatest danger is Cayenne herself. Because what’s inside her is hard to control—especially when it’s aroused by a lover as reckless as Trap.

Trap is a macho, cold as ice Ghostwalker and he's lethal as hell. His father was a cold hearted jerk who along with his brothers, killed Trap's family and left him for dead. Trap's uncle's got away and have been after him ever since. He doesn't get close to anyone because he's afraid his uncle's will take their revenge out on them, so he stays icy cold...until he meets Cayenne.

Cayenne is a spider hybrid and she's lethal. She grew up in a cage and never knew love or comfort and has no idea how to act or behave once she is freed from her cage. Being a spider hybrid does give her some advantages though, she can hang from ceilings, spin her silk webs to encase people as well as make her surroundings feel more home like.

I really liked Cayenne, she is vulnerable, sweet and caring. She deserves a hero, not an over bearing, knuckle dragging cave man but that's what she got. Yes, Trap is a total alpha male and he has reasons for being cold as ice but he showed some heart in the way he treated her when they were together and that made him a little more likable. But he knew she hated being around people or in large crowds and when he talks her into going out, he behaved badly and I was mad for her. But she forgives him, a little too easily if you ask me and they have sex. Trap seriously needs sex addicts anonymous. It's all he thinks about. He knows that she has no experience and they are just getting to know one another but he is constantly saying things like, "You are mine." "You need to be in my bed." "Don't show your silk to anyone else, you are mine and so is that unless you need it to defend yourself." I don't mind when a guy tells a woman, "You belong to me." Most times it's cute but when Trap does it, he made it seem almost abusive. There's being alpha and jealous and then there's being a jerk. It's a good thing that we see he really cares about her or I might really hate this guy.

They have to overcome someone trying to kill them, their own insecurities and a few other stumbling blocks along the way.

But if you've read the other Ghostwalker books then you know what to expect. Most of them have alpha men who don't have a clue how to react when they find their mate's. These guys need a woman to teach them a few things. I have a feeling that we'll be seeing more of Cayenne in future books and I'm sure she'll have tamed the beast that is Trap.

I give this 4 out of 5 sheep

Mary Kirkland
Dark Thoughts Blog

About the Author:
I write every day and have done so since I was old enough to pick up a pen. (I spent a lot of time getting in trouble at school for writing instead of doing the things I was supposed to do.) Once I create my characters, I try very hard to have them react to situations as they really would. Sometimes I have preconceived ideas of what I would like them to do, but they don't mind me, because it would be out of character for them. They take on a life of their own. Sometimes when I throw difficult situations at them in the hopes I'll get a certain reaction and they don't do what I want, I complain bitterly to my husband and he laughs at me. Still, it is important to me to have them be real, not perfect people, so they make mistakes we lesser mortals might make.


  1. I'm all for a woman teaching me a few things lol

  2. "You need to be in my bed..." The last time I tried that line my wife laughed at me. Should I be worried, Mary? ;)

    1. Well Blue, if that line didn't work. Maybe a different one would?