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Bound by Night by Amanda Ashley

Bound by Night by Amanda Ashley
* I received a copy of this book from Kensington in exchange for an honest review*

A Vampire’s Kiss Is Forever. . .

Once featured in a horror movie, the crumbling Wolfram estate is said to be haunted by ghosts, witches, and worse. But Elena doesn’t believe a word of it—until she spends the night and wakes up in the arms of a compelling stranger. . .

Tall, dark, and disturbingly handsome, Drake is the most beautiful man Elena has ever seen. For centuries, he has lived alone, and Elena is the first woman to enter his lair—and survive. And Drake is the first man to touch her heart and soul. By the time she discovers who he really is—and what he craves—it’s too late. Blood lust has turned to love, and Elena is deeply under Drake’s spell. But forever comes at a price for each of them. . .

Elena has been living with her aunt and uncle for the last seven years, ever since her parents were killed in a car accident.  Life has been hard but at least her aunt and cousin made it bearable. Her cousin has run off and Elena is now alone with her uncle.  He has been making passes at her for awhile but now things are even worse.  He is determined to marry her and make her his but the thought is repulsive to Elena.  The night she ran away was the beginning of the rest of her life.

Lord Drake Sherrad is growing tired of his life.  His father has been pressuring him to return to the fortress and take his rightful place on the council and fulfill his marriage obligation to the family.  He just wants to live his life in peace at his favorite residence, Wolfram estate.  He never anticipated that the beautiful woman asleep on his couch would turn his life upside down.

Elena has had a hard life but she is still a strong person.  She is afraid of the prospect of being on her own but she is more terrified of her uncle.  Wolfram estate and Drake become her sanctuary until she realizes what Drake is.  She is devastated when their marriage is annulled by his father but soon realizes that Drake and his brother’s have a bigger plan in place.

The story takes place in Transylvania and is full of romance.  Drake and Elena are good together and seem to fill a void in each other.  They love each other deeply and Drake would do anything in the world to keep her safe and happy.  I felt sorry for Liliana, she truly loved her husband but their marriage didn’t provide her with what she truly needed, Rodin’s love.

The story may have been set in modern time but the settings seem to be lost in the past.  The castle didn’t have any modern conveniences and most of the furniture had been there for years.  Even though the fortress had every modern convenience you could imagine, Rodin, King of the fortress, still believed in the old ways and laws of their people and refused to move forward.  Both Elena and Drake helped move the castle and the fortress into the future.

Overall I enjoyed this story and can’t wait to read Kaitlyn’s story.  I give Bound By Night 4 Flaming Hearts. 


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