By Larissa Ione
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 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 sole obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his only salvation-a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch . . . or bury him forever.
This was a great way to start a series. As humans try to control and enslave the vampires, the vampires rebelled and there were many victims on both sides. As a child, Nicole watched as vampires she thought were friends murder her family. Years later she is kidnapped by vampires to be used as leverage. It is only then that she begins to see the truth that her family has hidden all those years ago and continues to hide. Riker, a vampire that holds no pity for humans, can’t stand the thought of anything happening to Nicole. Both need and can’t stand each other.
I really like the banter between Nicole and the rest of the clan. She was not going to give them what they wanted even though she knew she would die. Nicole had a hate/hate relationship with Riker because she believes what her eight year old eyes told her. There were times I wanted to kill Riker, though I knew he had his reasons for treating Nicole the way he did but the way their relationship developed was a true miracle. Sometimes the past needs to stay in the past if they will let it go.
Bound By Night
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