I received this book for free from Jove in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bound Together by Christine Feehan
Also in this series: Water Bound
Series: Sisters of the Heart #6
Published by Jove on March 21st 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Psychic Abilities, Motorcycle Clubs, Romantic Suspense
The Sea Haven series comes to a climactic end as the mysterious man from Blythe Daniels’ past re-enters her life in a dramatic way. Viktor Prakenskii had always intended to come for Blythe after his work undercover was at an end, but with a dangerous enemy heading towards Sea Haven, he knows he cannot wait any longer or he will jeopardize the woman he loves. His arrival sets off an explosive chain of events, and everyone in the small community of Sea Haven, including the Drake family, will never be the same.
Viktor Prankenskii never planned on falling in love and even though he was on the job, undercover he fell hard for Blythe Daniels. But her step father was the man who was evil and needed to be taken down and unfortunately he had to leave before he could explain himself except for one letter that she never received. It has been five years and Viktor is coming for Blythe along with bringing the men and women whom he saved. But there is a enemy, a man who is hunting Blythe’s cousin Elle and her husband Jackson. He knows he must get there first and set a trap for the one enemy he has been hunting for years. But he also has a wife, who was abandoned for five years and he must repair things with Blythe. He knows that she is exactly what he needs and what his adopted family need, but will Blythe let him into her heart again….
Viktor Prankenskii, is the last of the brothers. He is the oldest of them, and is the one that suffered the most. He sacrificed so they could be sent to less dangerous schools. Viktor lost his parents when he was seven years old, and was torn away from his younger brothers whom he vowed to protect. He was sent to the most horrid of schools, where only eighteen survived out of a couple hundred children. Only by forging a strong bong with the other children were they able to survive. Viktor along with the others suffered unspeakable acts and have barely regained their humanity. Killing is the only thing that they know. And even though they direct it at the evil of the world, they are not easy to be around and very dangerous. Viktor is a hero that is very rough around the edges. Blythe taught him love and affection and strength. Viktor is a hero that goes after what he wants no matter the cost. Very formidable but he has vulnerabilities that win you over very quickly.
Blythe never knew how hard it would be to lose Viktor years ago, to feel betrayed and not knowing why he left her with no word especially after all they shared and what was worse was what she lost later that she still keeps a secret from her adopted sisters. A moment in time she wishes she could forget because of the grief it causes her. Blythe is a kind and giving woman, she likes open spaces and the peace and quiet. She not only feels betrayed by Viktor but by her family who sided with her mother instead of her. Blythe keeps to herself, she feels a strong bond with the others, but doesn’t know if she can ever share her true past with them. Blythe was such a strong character and I loved her instantly. She has this quiet courage that is so admirable and I love the way she handled Viktor and his unique “family” of adopted brothers and sisters.
Plot and Story Line
Bound Together the final installment of the Sisters of the Heart sisters has come to a conclusion. And you know this one might be my favorite one, although its a hard tie with the others. But there was something so very different that I wasn’t expecting at all. First off, we have a story of a second chance. Our hero has had to work undercover because he is being hunted by the same people who murdered his parents. And he refuses to put Blythe in unnecessary danger. Now its been five years, and things have changed. At first Viktor has to learn a few things, including the fact that Blythe wasn’t looked after like he had planned on. And that he has an adopted family, men and women that he will protect at all costs. He knows that they need Blythe. He sees that the darkness overcomes them at time, but he also remembers his wife’s goodness and kind nature. And another aspect that I never expect from Feehan is a MC club. Vicktor and his men and two women have created a club. Then on the other spectrum, Blythe is shocked to see Viktor. But she handles it with grace and even though she fears him at times, she also has no clue how she could ever fit in his world. But with typical Feehan style she just makes this story just flow just right and their story becomes one you cheer for. I couldn’t put this book down, seeing which way it would turn out and if they would really destroy the villain in the end. I am intrigued by this MC club though. I wonder if Feehan plans on doing a series based on these men and women? I definitely won’t be disappointed if she does. The romance between Viktor and Blythe was poignant and emotional, their story isn’t for the faint of heart. There is a moment in this story where they share and are honest with each other, and this is where their story really changes.
She was genuine. Sweet. Protective. Nurturing. Everything he’d never had and didn’t know he needed or wanted. It was impossible not to love her. He hadn’t known that kind of love existed. Not that fierce, driving need that was so deep, so intense, it shook him every time he looked at her. Every second in her company was sheer paradise.
The “secret” that Blythe has you know pretty early in the story and it sets the tone for the rest of it. It can be heartbreaking at times but what really moved me was the way that Viktor and Blythe lean on each other through their struggles and their triumphs. A Truly spectacular finish to a astounding series you don’t want to miss out on.
You know I really like this cover. It has a majestic feel with the way it captures the ocean here.
Bound Together is a beautifully written love story that brings together a second chance romance, the healing power of love and redemption….a story that is intense and emotionally pictured. WONDERFUL!!