Unchained (Blood Bond Saga Vol 1)
by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Helen Hardt
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Unchained (Blood Bond Vol 1)
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Vampire Dante Gabriel is starving. What he craves is red gold—human blood. After being held captive as a blood slave to a female vampire for years, he has finally escaped. Unchained at last, he follows his nose to the nearest blood bank to sate his hunger.
ER nurse Erin Hamilton expects just another busy night shift…until she finds a gorgeous stranger vandalizing the hospital blood bank. Though her logic tells her to turn him in, she’s pulled by stronger and unfamiliar emotions to protect the man who seems oddly infatuated with her scent. Chemistry sizzles between them, but Dante, plagued by nightmares of his time in captivity, fears he won’t be able to control himself…especially when he discovers a secret she doesn’t even know she’s hiding.
Reviews for Unchained, Volume one in the award-winning Blood Bond Saga by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Helen Hardt.
“Helen gives us the dark, tormented vampire hero we all love in a sensual paranormal romance with all the feels. Be warned… the twists and turns will keep you up all night reading. I was hooked from the first sentence until the very end.” ~New York Times bestselling author J.S. Scott
“A genially written and enthralling romantic suspense that will take over all your senses…” ~MammieBabbie
“Unchained was unlike anything else I’ve ever read before!” ~Natalie the Biblioholic
“A dark, intoxicating tale.” ~Library Journal
My Book Review:
This is my first read by Helen, I love a good vampire read and the blurb looked really good – this is quite a different take on vampires from what I’ve read before, so quite a unique kind of story really.
Dante was kidnapped as a young man and held captive for 10 years by a female vampire before he managed to escape. He meets Erin, and ER Nurse as he robs the blood bank for food. They have an instant connection and although she should be frightened by the sight of him she finds herself defending him and wanting to help. Dante can’t resist the connection to Erin, the need to be with her and is fighting a compulsion and a bond that he knows nothing about.
In this world the vampires are very much like humans apart from the fact they drink blood, the sun burns them, they age slower but can die. That’s not really my idea for a vampire, I like them to be immortal, dangerous, domineering and sensual, so this threw me a little.
There’s a lot of push and pull between Dante and Erin in this, them getting together and nearly getting in on, this happens like five or six times, and each time one of them stops it before it gets any further, and I was like come on just get the deed done now please!
I also ended up skipping bits which is not like me! The first book was good and fast paced, the second one seemed to drag its feet a little and the third one picked the pace back up. But still I’m not sure if I’m sold on this story altogether or not, but will finish the series off so I can find out what happens!
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About the Author:
#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.
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