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Monday, July 1, 2013

Bound by Night by Larissa Ione: A Review

The first installment in a sexy new paranormal romance series by Larissa Ione, author of the bestselling Demonica series!
When Riker stumbles upon Nicole in a chance meeting, he immediately recognizes her as a member of the Martin family that once enslaved his wife—and she recognizes him as the wild vampire she saw kissing a pregnant slave in the moments before her violent death—an image that has haunted her dreams for years.Riker, a member of the wild vampire Moon Clan, is haunted by his own demons—his wife Lorraine had been captured and enslaved by the Martin family. It was during a botched escape attempt that she was killed, along with their unborn child. Still wracked with grief and anger, Riker is now fueled solely by the desire to rescue vampire slaves…and slaughter their owners.
When Riker kidnaps Nicole and they spend a night together in a cave on the way back to his clan, suddenly they begin to realize that they aren’t as different from one another as they may have thought—and they’re finding themselves drawn to one another…
(From Eidelweiss)
My Thoughts:
To be honest, when I first starting reading this story, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was afraid it was going to turn into just a run-of-the-mill story in a genre of like stories and that it wouldn't stand out among them. Boy, was I wrong! This was a pretty amazing story with characters that are at once real and different and I was caught from the start and held fast the whole way through.
Let's start with Riker. He is a to-die-for type of hero and I just loved reading everything about him. The way he performed his duties and then took care of Nicole - I would love to have someone like that take care of me! And Nicole was a woman to admire who wouldn't let herself be pushed around by anyone - a perfect foil for Riker. And all of the side characters were amazing and interesting in their own rights. I can't wait to read more about them.
This is a series I'm so glad I started and will definitely be waiting for the next installment with bated breath!

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