by Christine Feehan
Jacques is a Carpathian male (a superhuman being that feeds on blood but is not evil), but he has no real memory of who he is because he has been severely tortured. He has been locked in a box underground for several years, and his only connection to the outside world is a mental link with a female surgeon. Shea is inexplicably drawn to him, but she has no idea why--she thinks she is just having bad dreams.
Shea is also special because she is half-Carpathian, but she thinks she only suffers from a rare blood disorder. However, there are people out there who know what Shea is and are hunting her down, as they are hunting all of those of Carpathian descent.
Shea rescues Jacques, but she has no idea what she is getting herself into. Jacques is barely holding on to his sanity, and at times has no real grasp on reality. Shea is the only thing keeping him sane--his life mate and his anchor to the real world. However, Shea and Jacques are going to need help if they are going to survive the forces that are seeking their destruction.
In ways I thought this book was better than Dark Prince, but the "steamy scenes" are getting a bit repetitive. I like Shea and respected her as a strong female character.