ARC Review: Chained by Night by Larissa Ione

Posted October 2, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Chained by Night by Larissa Ione
Chained by Night
by Larissa Ione

4 Stars


Released: September 30, 2014
Series: MoonBound Clan Vampire #2
Published by Pocket Books
Pages: 400
Format: ARC

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“Just a solid romance that draws on everything alpha about a paranormal hero and takes us on an entertaining ride.  And entertained I was.” ~ Under the Covers

When I read the first book in this series I remember thinking that it was a good story and the plot of the series was really intriguing, but it left me wanting a bit more.  So I was both excited and scared to go into this one.  I wanted this one to live up to the potential of this series!  But I was scared to have high expectations.  I shouldn’t have worried.  Larissa made me happy, once again!

Even though this didn’t have the level of sexual intensity, I guess, that I’ve come to expect with Larissa’s stories, that didn’t take away from the fact that these two were hot and sensual together.  There’s something about Hunter that even though he’s a vampire it makes me see him as a shifter.  There’s a rawness about him.  A loyalty to his clan.  The power that surrounds his persona.  I found him alluring and intoxicating.  There’s no need for bad boys when you can get one good to the bone but that will tear to shreds anyone that dares touch what’s his.
When we left off book one, Hunter had agreed to take on a mate from another clan to help rescue one of his own and his mate.  Now as he receives his future mate in his home, he realizes he has a deep connection to her twin sister.  Good and evil, Rasha and Aylin are polar opposites.  One has had everything she’s wanted her whole life, growing up bloodthirsty and with all the power given to her by being the daughter of the head of the clan.  But Aylin has only faced hardships.  Being born with a disfigurement, and walking with a limp, she’s seen as less than everyone else in her clan, always made aware of her place in the food chain.  She’s always known not to wish for things she couldn’t have.  But she’s also always had a brave and good heart.
Aylin and Hunter were truly perfect for each other.  I loved seeing their attraction grow from an easy friendship to a combustible love.  CHAINED BY NIGHT was a sweet and sexy ride, full of action and adventure.  The kind that you want to go back to almost as soon as you’ve had to put the book down.  The forbidden love story, that shows us that true love can conquer anything and they will face whatever obstacles they have to and be together.  This book reminded me why I fell in love with paranormal romance in the first place.  Books and stories like this.  We don’t need the sex acrobatics or a crazy twist.  Just a solid romance that draws on everything alpha about a paranormal hero and takes us on an entertaining ride.  And entertained I was.  I can’t wait for more from these vampires!

*ARC provided by publisher

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BOUND BY NIGHT: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
CHAINED BY NIGHT: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads


About Larissa Ione

Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career in meteorology to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.


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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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I am so excited about this book. I’m a big fan of the author. I’m glad you liked it!! I’m really looking forward to this. Great review! 🙂


Must check out this series…Thanks Francesca!

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, I like the sound of this series.


i’ve only read a few of her stories but i have enjoyed them….thanks for the review francesca

Jennifer @ The Book Nympho
Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

I really enjoyed Hunter! And this series is pretty good on audio as well. Win/Win