Series: Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles #2
Author: Arial Burnz
Published: Feb 12/13 by Mystical Press
Genre: paranormal romance
Synopsis from Goodreads:
After being away at fencing school for seven years, JAMES KNIGHTLY has returned as a master swordsman, ready to captain his own ship and finally wed his childhood sweetheart, Cailin MacDougal. What he finds waiting for him is a dagger-toting hellion for a bride, an immortal father-in-law, and an enemy bent on extracting revenge by threatening the family James holds most dear–the MacDougals.
BRODERICK MAC DOUGAL is lured away from his family with the promise of–at last–learning a way to protect those he loves from his clan enemy, Angus Campbell. Broderick knows he’s headed for a trap, but the bait is too tempting to resist…and he unravels the beginning of a prophecy that will lead to redemption for all vampires. The cost of such redemption, though, may be the very soul of the woman he would die for…his wife, Davina.
Reader Advisory: This story contains some explicit love scenes, described using graphic and direct language. This story also contains explicit, nail-biting scenes of violence and sword fights.
I found the cast & dialogue of this novel more appealing than that of the first novel. Burnz has increased her character development so that you understand who everyone is. As much as I enjoyed the characters in this novel, I would have like to know more about their past. It’s so much easier to love a character when you know where they came from.
This was another enjoyable paranormal read from Burnz. I’m getting more into the series at this point and am intrigued to see what happens next.