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Bound by Night
by Larissa Ione
published September 24, 2013
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: Sexy vampires, badass fight scenes, steamy sex…this story has it all. … ***This review may contain spoilers*** The story: Humans have discovered a way to enslave vampires. In addition to being slaves vampires are also being used as lab rats in scientific experiments. Eventually there is an attempted vampire rebellion. The ones who are lucky enough to escape or have never been caught and enslaved live in clans hidden from humans. There is some difference in beliefs amongst the clans which results in hostilities and violence between clans in addition to hostilities and violence against humans. Riker: Riker is a vampire whose wife, Terese, was enslaved by humans and then dies. He hates humans, especially the Martin family who he feels is responsible for Terese’s death. Before becoming a vampire Riker served in the military and now uses those skills for his clan. Nicole: Nicole Martin’s parents have perfected the technique of enslaving vampires. Terese is one of the family’s slaves and serves as Nicole’s nanny. Nicole has always loved Terese like a sister. When her family is killed in the vampire rebellion she begins to despise them. Riker blames his wife’s death on the Martin family and has been planning his revenge for a long time. When he finally comes face-to-face with Nicole Martin she is not what he expects and there is instant attraction between them. I really loved this book. There is something about a forbidden romance that I can’t resist. From the very first page I was drawn into the story. The characters felt very vibrant and real, very believeable. The events moved at a steady pace. I never felt like things were skipped over or dragging on too long. There were a couple of surprises thrown in that I didn’t see coming which I loved. The chemistry between the two main characters was instantaneous. The sex scenes were hot and steamy. The fight scenes were just the right length, felt very realistic and described so well you could picture them. Overall a great book. Recommended for all romance and paranormal romance readers. Five stars for Bound by Night.