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Review: Bound by Night by Amanda Ashley

Sep 25, 2011

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.

(Book Description)

I gave this book a 2.5

Amanda Ashley is a very good author with a wonderful imagination that has been able to capture me in the past.  Bound by Night was not what I had hoped for.  As I began to read the beginning of the book, I found it hard to believe that Elena would stay living with her uncle in today's day and age.  Even more unbelieveable for me was the fact that she would stay in an old abandoned castle, that just happened to be furnished. There were times in the book that had the feel of a historical. I began to wonder if I was reading a book meant for young adults.  Drake was not a very strong character, he was a bit soft for my taste. I felt he just didn't fit into the vampire roll very smoothly.  As the story was reaching it's finale, I began to feel it a bit more. Although I did not enjoy this book as much as I wanted to, I am very excited about the second book in the series.  Based on the excerpt of book two, I have high hopes for  Bound by Blood and plan on reading it.  Amanda Ashley has many paranormal works that are suberb and should not be passed up.

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