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Monday, October 17, 2011

Bound By Blood by Amanda Ashley

BOUND BY BLOOD
(Bound #2)
Author: Amanda Ashley
Source: Publisher
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Zebra (October 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1420121324
ISBN-13: 978-1420121322




SUMMARY:

A VAMPIRES LOVE IS ETERNAL.

Zack Ravenscroft loves women-all women-and they love him. The irresistibly seductive owner of the hottest casino in Vegas, Zack has tasted every wicked pleasure Sin City can offer. But never in his six hundred years as a vampire has he seen a morsel as delectable as Kaitlyn Sherrad, the mysterious young newcomer in town. Zack knows nothing about her-except that he craves her.

Kaitlyn is half vampire, half human-and all woman. As the cherished daughter of the Carpathian Coven's master, she has been given every luxury a girl could desire. Now her only need is for a prince. But though she's ready to gamble her heart on Zack, a powerful enemy stalks their every move...watches their every kiss...and waits to destroy their undying love...


MY THOUGHTS:

Bound By Blood takes us into the life of Kaitlyn Sherrad. She is the half human/half vampire daughter of Elana and Drake Sherrad from the previous book Bound By Night.  It is set 21 years in the future from the previous book and Kaitlyn is all grown up and on her own in Las Vegas.  Her parents have bought her a cabin and she is ready to start her own life after college.  One night she meets Zack Ravenscroft outside of her cabin.  They are both instantly attracted to each other and enjoy the company they each provide.  While Zack is considered an Other, a made vampire instead of a born vampire, Kaitlyn knows her father would never approve of a relationship between the two.  What Kaitlyn doesn't realize is that her father is not the only thing she should be afraid of.


Nadiya is back as the evil vampire villain and is seeking revenge on the Sherrad family.  Her son was murdered in the previous book by Drake and she wants Drake to suffer as badly as she has.  She sets her sights on Kaitlyn and will stop at nothing to kill her and make Drake feel the agony she has.  


There are a few things I liked better in this book than the last.  I liked how the characters in the book grow and stay relative to the time frame.  In the last book, I felt like I was reading a historical romance at times even though it was suppose to be set in the present time.  It could have been because the last book was set in a different country, but the characters seem to have been better developed in this one. I also liked how the author made Zack out to be witty, charismatic and at times a vengeful vampire.  He could be evil and monstrous at times when needed, but he also had a soft side that he showed around Kaitlyn and his employee's. 


The few things I didn't like were mainly the same things I have experienced in other vampire novels.  The instant attraction to each other and the sudden knowledge of knowing this person is your soul mate is ever present in this novel as well.  I just don't seem to like how the characters can meet in chapter one and know they are meant to be together forever by chapter two.  I like progression in my romance and not instant love.  Yet, even with this detail I felt myself enjoying the story and loving my vampire fantasy within this gorgeous cover.  


I have read every book by Amanda Ashley and the Bound series is quickly becoming my favorite series by this author so far.  I look forward to reading more of her work and can't wait for her next novel to appear on shelves!


MY RATING:



Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS

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