WILD DARKNESS (Bound By Magick #4) by Lauren Dane
304 pages, paperback
Available now (November 2013)
Review copy provided by publisher for honest review
The bombing that almost killed Owen witch Molly Ryan has worsened the tensions between the humans and the Others. While the Others desperately campaign to prevent the passage of a law that would strip their people of all rights, the human separatists develop an agenda far worse than anyone imagined. With her position more precarious than ever, security head Helena Jaansen finds herself relying more and more heavily on her personal guard, Faine Leviathan, and, despite her better instincts, falling more deeply into the intimate connection that they share.
As Helena and Faine’s explosive passion grows, a deadly separatist plot is discovered, one which could bring ultimate destruction for the Others, and war breaks out between the two opposing factions. With the Others forced into hiding, Helena must overcome her fear of repeating past failures to save her people—and her heart—before it’s too late…
First Date: Let me start by saying I’ve only read one other book in this series and I was not at all lost. Love when that happens. Almost as good as a guy showing up at the door on a first date with flowers. There’s a battle raging between humans and the Others, one that reaches a breaking point with the bombing of a community center. As head of security, Helena has a lot on her plate and, as her personal guard, so does Faine. Helena is a warrior, whip-smart and determined, traits that totally appeal to Faine. Except she puts everyone else first, determined to protect the Others even at the expense of her own life, a trait that Faine appreciates but dislikes because he wants her safe. He needs her to take care of herself and to let him do his job. Poor Faine. Luckily, he’s man enough to deal with all Helena has to offer, even with her wont to put herself in harms’ way.
Second Date: Despite his bad-ass exterior, Faine is a lover at heart…and he’s head-over-heels for Helena. Plus, he’s pretty damned sure of himself and knows what he wants, which takes all the game-playing out of the relationship as it moves from purely professional to romantic as well as professional. But the romance wasn’t the main focus of the story. It’s the world exploding around them and reforming itself into a new world filled with both humans and Others. I liked seeing how all the pieces come together and the secondary characters who play key roles in the resolution of this series.
Third Date: This isn’t a raging, crazy love. The romance is quieter, more like two friends (in this case, colleagues) realizing that there’s something more between them and stepping over that line, hands joined. The world around them might be falling apart but their relationship only grows stronger. Kind of makes me want to grab Faine by the hand and drag him into a deep kiss, just to cement our relationship.
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