When it comes to killing vampires, werewolf Cade Thain is the best slayer in the Northwest. So when a witch hires him to take out a pureblood vamp, the assassin thinks it will be just business as usual. One less vicious vamp on the streets... one more undead parasite gone from the earth. Then he meets her.
Allison Gray isn't the prey that Cade expects. Beautiful, innocent, she stirs a dark desire within him. Allison hasn't transformed fully into a vampire, not yet, and it's Cade's job to make sure that she never does. Allison thinks that he's at her side to keep her safe, but Cade is supposed to pick the right moment --and kill her.
Killing Allison is soon the last thing that Cade plans. As she begins the transformation that will turn her into a vampire, her bloodlust and their desire merge in an explosion of need that neither can control. But Allison's enemies are closing in, and the coming battle will take Cade and Allison beyond life, beyond love... and into a deadly darkness that waits to claim them both.
I'm loving Cynthia Eden's Bound series, Bound in Darkness is the second book in this series, I use the term 'series' lightly because while they all have the same theme running through them, you don't often get characters from one novella in the next one. Although they mention Jace and Morgan as the main or first vampire/werewolf bonding that other's through this series mention. These novella's can very much be read as stand-alone and read in an order. Which is great for someone like me who hardly ever reads a series in order!
Cade Thain is a serious bad-ass! He has the tattoo's and scars to prove it! Since he was a child he's hated and been hunting Vampires since they did bad, bad things to him and his pack. So when a Witch hires him to kill a pureblood Cade just thinks it's business as usual. Yet the Pureblood he's been sent to kill is still human and Cade is instantly drawn to her.
Allison, is a poor misguided human about to turn into a vampire thinking there's a cure and Cade is her saviour. Little does she know she's going to get stabbed in the back. More than once!
Allison is a great character, although she gets tricked more than once she never really lets it get her down and is always willing to fight. She'll never take what the witch has planned for her lying down!
Allison and Cade have a really complicated but super interesting relationship and it makes Bound by Darkness a really super read!