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Bound By Night (Moonbound Clan) - Larissa Ione

I'm hearing a lot of meh from other reviewers on GR which may have influenced my views...

 

But I rather liked it. It was lower key than the Demonica novels - set in a world that is more similar to our own, albeit with vampires. Somehow (and another reviewer made the point that this was highly unlikely), humans have subjugated the much stronger vampires and are using them as domestic slaves.

 

The blurb:

 

<blockquote><i><b>A WOMAN OUT FOR BLOOD</b>

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 . . .

 

<b>A VAMPIRE OUT FOR REVENGE</b>

A member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by demons of his own. When he recognises 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.  </i></blockquote>

 

Nicole and Riker are pleasant enough, she has been naïve about her family's business and the experiments they have been doing on vampires. She has also been labouring under a misapprehension about what really happened the day her nanny died and Riker's involvement in her death.

 

When Nicole is kidnapped she quickly realises that all her so-called specialist knowledge of vampires is woefully inadequate and that her belief that they are no better than animals is erroneous. Riker has spent the past 20 years mourning the death of his mate (Nicole's nanny) and has not let another female close to him so why would the first female he feels any interest in be the CEO of the company responsible for vampire slavery?

 

This is quite light and fluffy, Riker has issues with humans and Nicole has issues with vampires but they slowly move closer together and I felt that they both had a few moments where they got cold feet (understandably).

 

What I found most intriguing were the glimpses into the world-building that lay below the surface. Things like how did vampires get created – things that are vaguely alluded to and then a huge leap occurs close to the end – won't say more because I don't want to spoil.