Title: Bound to Darkness
Carys Chase is accustomed to making her own rules and letting her heart lead the way--no matter what anyone else has to say about it. A rare Breed female and a daywalker as well, headstrong, beautiful Carys is one of the most powerful of her kind. She lives passionately and loves without limits, especially when it comes to the lethal cage-fighting Breed warrior called Rune.
Unbeatable in the ring, Rune exists in a brutal world of blood and bone and death. He's made his share of enemies both in and out of the arena, and his secrets run as deep and turbulent as his past. A dangerous loner who has survived by his fists and fangs, Rune has never allowed anyone to get too close to him...until Carys. But when the bodies buried in his past rise up to threaten his present, Rune must choose between betraying Carys's trust or putting her in the crosshairs of a battle neither of them can hope to win on their own.
Author: Lara Adrian
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Marked by Midnight, Crave the Night, A Touch of Midnight, Tempted by Midnight
Series: Midnight Breed
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Marked by Midnight, Crave the Night, A Touch of Midnight, Tempted by Midnight
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: July 30, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Going into Bound to Darkness readers are already fully aware of the struggle that is Carys and Rune’s relationship. Due to arguments with her family over Rune, Carys moved out of her family home in Crave the Night. Carys family sees only the surface of Rune. He’s a cage fighter. He’s chosen a violent profession. Nothing he does is good enough for her as far as her family is concerned. At seven weeks into their relationship Carys is starting to see that Rune has some deep secrets. This makes her begin questioning why he is keeping her in the dark about certain things.
Run from it, hide out of its sight, and bury it. That is Rune’s thoughts on his past. He knows he’s not good enough for Carys. He just wants to keep her for as long as he possibly can. He wants to keep her as his until she figures out what everyone else already has, that he is nothing compared to her. The obvious comes to surface when Rune’s past comes back into his life with a vengeance.
I loved how certain aspects tied certain characters together here. It was unexpected. I love it when the characters I’m wrapped up in do something unexpected or something truly shocking happens in their life. I got that here. I was a bit disappointed in the Opus Nostrum thread. While it is still a big thorn in the Order’s side I felt that the advancements on that front were minimal. The whole Atlantean war with Selene was barely mentioned. As with every Midnight Breed book I enjoyed Bound to Darkness. I was just expecting more action and more towards to be revealed on the big evil front.
Long time fans of the Midnight Breed series will be pleased to know that most of their favorite characters are given a tiny bit of page time here. I find that I want to know more about the children of those characters. I feel that that that information isn’t being given to me quickly enough. I love this series and I want more books now. This is a good thing though. The spin Adrian put on her vampires and the others that she has added to the mix has kept this series moving into new and fascinating places. Adrian has hinted to at least a future couple, if not the next.