|Release Date: January 27, 2015|
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"Play with fire, pay the price.
Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…
Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both…"
My Thoughts:I am officially done with all of the currently published Night Huntress Universe books and I really do not know what to do. When I finished the original series I was distraught, but at least I had the spin offs to look forward to, but now I’m done with those too and I have to wait like the rest of the world to read the next book and I’m so so so sad. Over these past few months I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to these books and now that I don’t have any more to look forward to I'm bummed.
Vlad stepped up his game in this one. Dayumm he is so hot and dangerous and I loved it. I also loved how far he came over the course of this book. I also really admire Leila. That woman is tough as nails and what she endures is gut wrenching, but I admire the way she made it through. Although I was kinda bummed she got captured yet again. I mean, I get it, Vlad has enemies, but we don’t need to have her get caught every book. I really hope this is the last of that kind of plot line.
I’m really beginning to love Vlad and Leila as a couple, especially because we get to see them working together in this one. I love how strong they’ve gotten together. I also like that their stories really do stand on their own. The cameos from other characters are few and far between and I think that says a lot about them. Sure we get to see a certain red head again, but it is super super brief and honestly that scene made me more mad at Vlad then anything. Teresa was not amused that her babies who had their HEA were being pulled out of safety. But anyway. Like I said. Not their story.
What surprised me about Bound By Flames was how dark this book was. I mean none of these books have ever been rainbows and butterflies, but this one felt especially dark. Some of the scenes in this book made me feel physically sick. It was just bad and dark.
All in all, Bound By Flames was a great read and I truly cannot wait for Vlad and Leila’s next book. Not sure what I’ll do until then, but I’m sure it will be worth the wait.