Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Review: Darkness Bound by Stella Cameron

Darkness Bound
By Stella Cameron
Release Date: March 1, 2012

After her husband's tragic death, Leigh Kelly arrives on Whidbey Island determined to start over. Yet the tiny town of Chimney Rock is not as peaceful as it seems. Women have been disappearing, and Leigh can't shake the feeling that she's being watched . . . especially at night. Soon, she's experiencing visions she can't explain and fighting her attraction to a handsome stranger who seems to know her most intimate desires. 


As the leader of the Team, a pack of werehounds forced to hide their very existence, former special ops soldier Niles Latimer is desperate to prove a man's heart beats beneath his predator's body. And Leigh-the mysterious beauty possessing powers she doesn't yet understand-may be the one woman who can help him. But Niles isn't the only one who recognizes Leigh's true identity. Something evil is waiting in the woods-and the hunt has begun . . .

Review: It's been way too long since I've read a good paranormal romance, so Darkness Bound was just what I needed! Instead of the normal paranormal creatures, though, Stella Cameron has created Werehounds, a more dog-like version of Werewolves. What made this book so interesting, though, was that there were so many creatures involved in the story. There were were werehounds, werewolves, faeries, vampires, and even more creatures, which ensures this story is anything but boring. 

I loved how Niles had his eyes on Leigh even before she came to Chimney Rock because of her special paranormal abilities (those she didn't even know she had). He felt so protective and attracted to Leigh after knowing her for only five minutes, but that created feelings that were so much deeper. Leigh was still getting over the death of her husband, so of course she was a little hesitant to let her feelings out for Niles. Following their relationship as it developed was so cute because they were so careful with each other. 

The relationships between the different paranormal creatures got a little confusing with the werewolves and vampires not getting along with the werehounds. I didn't really understand where the Faeries fit in, but I know it's imperative for the werehounds to start reproducing again, which is where Leigh comes in! Leigh has to accept Niles and her paranormal side soon or else the werehounds could fail at establishing peace in their lives. There was a lot of action and enough romance to satisfy me, so any other paranormal romance fans are bound to love this one! The next novel, Darkness Bred, is bound to bring even more action and passion and I can't wait!

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