Bound by Darkness (Night Breed #13) by Lara Adrian
Synopsis: Carys Chase is accustomed to making her own rules and letting her heart lead the way–no matter what anyone else has to say about it. A rare Breed female and a daywalker as well, headstrong, beautiful Carys is one of the most powerful of her kind. She lives passionately and loves without limits, especially when it comes to the lethal cage-fighting Breed warrior called Rune.
Unbeatable in the ring, Rune exists in a brutal world of blood and bone and death. He’s made his share of enemies both in and out of the arena, and his secrets run as deep and turbulent as his past. A dangerous loner who has survived by his fists and fangs, Rune has never allowed anyone to get too close to him…until Carys. But when the bodies buried in his past rise up to threaten his present, Rune must choose between betraying Carys’s trust or putting her in the crosshairs of a battle neither of them can hope to win on their own.
Review: Another delicious installment in the Midnight Breed series. This one focuses on Rune, a cage fighter with dark secrets and a rough past, and Carys, the daughter of Sterling Chase and Tavia. We met the couple back in Nathan and Jordana’s story, Crave the Night. Her family doesn’t think he is worthy of her and he believes he doesn’t deserve her but can’t resist her either. Their relationship is explosive and passionate. As Carys struggles to win Rune permanently as her mate, his past rears up and they are thrust into a battle between the Order (almost all of the original members of the Order do make cameos) and Opus Nostrum. The terrorist cell is hell bent on starting a war between the Breed and humans and Carys and Rune have to stop them and get past Rine’s past and his fears about whether a real future is possible together.
I enjoyed their story and I enjoyed returning to the Nightbreed universe. The story was easy to get into and I loved how bad ass Carys ends up being in the final battle to save Rune and herself from the terrorist group.