Bound by Night by Larissa Ione
The first installment in a sexy new paranormal romance series by Larissa Ione, author of the bestselling Demonica series!
Nicole Martin was only eight years old when she narrowly survived a massacre: her family’s vampire slaves rebelled and killed everyone in her household. Twenty years later, Nicole now dedicates herself to finding a vaccine against vampirism…and eradicating the gruesome memories that give her nightmares.
Riker, a member of the wild vampire Moon Clan, is haunted by his own demons—his wife Lorraine had been captured and enslaved by the Martin family. It was during a botched escape attempt that she was killed, along with their unborn child. Still wracked with grief and anger, Riker is now fueled solely by the desire to rescue vampire slaves…and slaughter their owners.
When Riker stumbles upon Nicole in a chance meeting, he immediately recognizes her as a member of the Martin family that once enslaved his wife—and she recognizes him as the wild vampire she saw kissing a pregnant slave in the moments before her violent death—an image that has haunted her dreams for years.
When Riker kidnaps Nicole and they spend a night together in a cave on the way back to his clan, suddenly they begin to realize that they aren’t as different from one another as they may have thought—and they’re finding themselves drawn to one another…
This book was totally different from the books I have read from Larissa Ione before. It starts off by the humans being able to sell vampires, the vampire are slaves. The main character Nicole is a target from everyone because she is the daughter of the powerful CEO, which sells the vampire as slaves. However, she is very clueless on how the company are treating the vampire from being away so long. She becomes kidnapped from vampire clan for leverage. She begins to work with the vampires in order to find some answers arising for the vampires. She instantly become attracted to a sexy, cold vampire, Rivers. Their romance is super hot that there were so much tension that they finally follow their heart. They had a lot of trouble of letting go of the past, but they overcome it because they love each other. Overall, it was a slow read at first but then it pick up the pace. A good read for a rainy weekend.