Monday, September 29, 2014

Early Review: Chained by Night by Larissa Ione

Chained by Night
Author: Larissa Ione
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN:   1476700206
ISBN13 9781476700205
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher
Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation.To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?

CHAINED BY NIGHT is the second book in the MoonBound Clan Vampire series by Larissa Ione. It follows the romance between the MoonBound leader Hunter and the daughter of a rival clan's leader, Ailyn. We met them both in BOUND BY NIGHT, so we know a little bit about them and why they're thrown together in book 2 before jumping in, so if you have not already read book 1, I would do so.

Ailyn has been treated like trash and told she was weak and useless for as long as she remembers. She has been 'sold' by her father to a horrible leader that has multiple mates and a taste for very young girls. She has big dreams of escaping the life that awaits her but before that can happen she must accompany her twin sister Rasha who is to be mated to Hunter.  I won't rehash the whole situation that brought along the need for Hunter to mate with Rasha, but he in no way wants this match. He's willing to take one for the team (meaning the good of his clan). 

The attraction between Ailyn and Hunter is apparent from the time they meet. They both know nothing can happen between them but circumstances make it very hard to stay away from each other. I enjoyed watching them fall in love and overcome pretty dire situations.

There are a lot of surprises in CHAINED BY NIGHT. There seems to be a lot of misconceptions involving just about everyone in the book. You will learn something new about both the main characters and quite a few supporting ones by the end.

In case you're wondering, we do get to see Nicole and Riker in CHAINED BY NIGHT. Not a lot of time has passed since BOUND BY NIGHT, so Nicole is still newly pregnant and working on a way to make it safer to deliver their baby.  I have a feeling I know who will be the next couple in book 3 but I won't reveal who. I wouldn't want to give anything away before you read book 2. I am very interested to see now their relationship would come together though, so I am excited to see if my feelings are right.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.