Texas Ranger Tara, a magical
shape-shifter, is running from her abusive ex-husband when
she runs across Tim Emory in Mexico. Tim rescues her, and
then introduces her to a man that has haunted her dreams all
her life. She was in Anfall as a child, and remembered the
gorgeous man in front of her as a royal pain.
Prince Sennsárin of Anfall, also a
shape-shifter, has also dreamt of Tara. She’s the one woman
who will satisfy him. Yet he has a reputation as being a
ladies man and that is hard for Tara to get over. He takes
her to Anfall, where she struggles to come to terms with the
truth of her parentage.
While there, the Princes of Anfall
battle an ancient enemy they thought long gone. Will they
defeat it this time, and will Senn and Tara overcome their
differences and learn to love each other?
Ms. Cullen returns to the magical world
of Anfall with her book, Dark Prince of
Anfall. But unlike the first book, this one failed
to enchant me. Ms. Cullen tells a good story, but I didn’t
feel a connection with the characters this time. The book is
very busy, and I felt like some scenes, especially the
shifter-scene, were rushed, which disappointed me. Some of
the transitions between scenes felt jerky, also.
I had trouble accepting the character
of Tara. As a Texas Ranger, I would expect her to be
stronger than the character was portrayed. A host of people
from the first book reappear, and it was interesting to see
how Kas and Lauren have changed. Still, the book never took
hold of my heart, which was a disappointment.