Bound by Night by Larissa Ione
Date Read: September 2013
Larissa Ione's bestselling Demonica series has captivated fans with its sensual blend of dark passion and demonic fury. Now she takes you to another intoxicating world—where a dangerous clan of wild vampires rules the night...
A WOMAN OUT FOR BLOOD
Nicole Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories—along with every bloodsucker on the planet. But there’s one thing she cannot destroy: her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should hate and fear the most . . .
A VAMPIRE OUT FOR REVENGE
A member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by demons of his own. When he recognizes Nicole and remembers how her family enslaved his loved ones, his heart burns for vengeance. But when he kidnaps Nicole and holds her in a secret lair, his mortal enemy becomes his soul obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his only salvation—a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch . . . or bury him forever
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: MoonBound Clan Vampire #1
Also by this author: Eternal Rider, Immortal Rider, Lethal Rider, Rogue Rider, Reaver br> br>
Read for Review (Edelweiss)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50
First Thought when Finished: Bound by Night is how you start a series! Plenty of character development to go with that world building-I APPROVE!
Story Thoughts: To start with, I put off reading this because I wasn’t sure if I was up for more vampires right now. I love them but lately I have been in a shifter mood. However, this delivered with the kind of action and in-depth storytelling that I have come to expect from Larissa Ione. The romance didn’t really click for me until halfway through but I am guessing that was by design. The story was strong enough that the lack of romantic feel didn’t bother me at all!
Character Thoughts: Nicole & Riker were very similar characters in some ways: had skewed views of each other, had hard lives, and were both brilliant at what they do. I think Nicole was more open than Riker but the slow burn romance helped them work through that. I was impressed that Larissa let the love build while acknowledging the attraction and the lack of wanting that attraction. Side characters (future leads) rocked. I could wax poetic about the next couple but I think I am going to let you experience that on your own 🙂
Final Thoughts: Now I need the second book! 🙂
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