Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent
Published: August 23rd, 2011 (Mira)
Age group: Adult
Series: Unbound #1
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Rating: ★★★★☆ ½
Most can't touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.
Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one. But when her friend's daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can't rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.
Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner... every touch... every kiss.
And more blood will be spilled before it's over...
Blood Bound is one of the best urban fantasies I've had the pleasure to read.
Liv is a tracker who follows the scent of blood, and when her childhood friend asks her to track her husband's murderer, she is obliged to help her out because of an oath they made when they were children. When it turns out that it's her friend's child the killer was after, Liv can't rest until she is safe. Along the way she gets help from Cam, a former lover who she doesn't seem to be able to forget, even though they can't be together. This makes for some very interesting scenes in the book and definitely spice things up during their investigation..
I absolutely loved reading this book. I loved the whole binding process, the skills and yes, I also enjoyed that gang leaders lead the city, and have divided the city into parts. I loved putting the puzzle pieces together one by one, and even though I saw the twist coming, I really like how Vincent has executed it in the story.
If you are looking for a good paranormal romance, with mystery, intrigue, magic and yes, some sexiness, Blood Bound is going to rock your socks off.