Flame-haired Lissa Piner is a skilled glass blower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can crea ...more
I just finished listening to a reread on Kindle and it stands up very well to reread more than a year later. I really loved the setup of this book. It takes place in Europe and has a different feel from the previous books. Lissa is a badass, and she meets her match in Casimir. Not quite instalove, but fairly closed, but I loved their bond. The scenes of them beign in love and expressing their love and working together really worked for me.
I adore all the Prakenskiis, but ...more
This series is about six sisters related not by blood but of the heart, who find peace and healing from their violent pasts in the small seaside town of Sea Haven. Each sister possesses a different power of the elements.
Fire Bound focuses on Lissa Piner,
a talented artist, who travels back to her home town in Italy, to find who had killed her parents when she was just ...more
It was a mess. A very hot mess.
I keep reading Feehan's books because I'm curious about her characters and I want to see how the series end...I wish I didn't have this compulsion. She has amazing ideas, but daaaaaamn the execution kills me. Kills me dead.
The story was very unbalanced. I expected them to deal in the 1st half of the book with her problems and then with his. It didn't happen. Feehan used her brand of repetitive writing and managed to cram his story in about 1 chapter, they had s ...more
He didn’t allow her – or anyone else – to see his reaction to her; he tucked it away to bring out later to savor. It was a gift. Feeling. Anything at all besides loneliness and despair. Feeling for a woman was a gift.
What a poignant and soul-stirring romance that was!
I cannot help and picture them like that: in an infinite embrace of love. A love you believe touched their empty hearts and ignite their passion for one another...This was tru ...more
For many years I read Christine Feehan's books and enjoyed them. I love continuing series and finding out more about characters as the series goes on. Her paranormal world is interesting and unusual and that always made for a good read. There was always some violence and some sex but there was a story and an emotional connection with the characters. I stopped reading her Carpathian novels a couple of years ago because the sex and violence over ...more
I have been reading this series every month and this is why I tend to shy away from binge reading series. After a few books, this one was more of the same insta-love between a sister of the heart and a Prakenskii. All the other ones didn't annoy me like this one, but the romance didn't move me that much.
Lissa Piner was a sister that I didn't know ...more
I really tried with this book, even though it meant skimming through the Unending Sex Scene (seriously, how much stamina do these people have?). But the unnecessarily graphic rape scene when the villain rapes a woman whose husband just died made me give up.
Do not recommend.
I think Feehan probably has built a book generator program at home by now that churns these out, replete with the exact same physical, emotional, and sexual descriptions of ...more
Lissa Piner is a talented artisan who uses her gift as a fire elemental to create one of a kind glass-blown works of art. Trained by her uncle as an assassin, Lissa has spent her whole life slowly killing her way through the family that had her parents murdered. Thought to be dead herself, Lissa works in secrecy, able to change her appearance with the skill of chameleon. When she is contacted to possibly create some of her a ...more
Lissa Piner, is a talented glass blower and is slowly building up her reputation and has been invited to share her work in prestigious hotels and her plan is to go without any protection. She doesn't need any problems from her over protective sisters and brothers in law. And Lissa, at first thought she had finally was home free so she could put into play her real plans, but Gavriil sent his brother Casmir af ...more
I couldn’t wait to start this story—another book in a series I love! The Prakenskii brothers are all alpha, all the time, while the Sea Haven sisters’ strengths match them in every way. Each instalment so far has seen a blood brother paired with a sister (by choice), with each story offering something as unique as the elements around us. What they all have in common is the unquestionable love and commitment they have for each other…
Casmir Prakenskii is a man ...more
So much seemed to be missing and then so much was just OTT and repetitive, especially the LENGTH and number of the sex scenes, I mean they even did it on a horse, um, nope sorry! The sex scenes on occasion just seem inappropriate in relation to what was happening around them or had just happend, violence etc.
There were three or four sex scenes that I skipped over.
Sure, we can believe a “gifted” person can know immediately that they have found “the one” but still they are going to need to get to know each other at least a little bit ...more
Now, that I have cleared that up! On to the actual book review ...more
*I should add that Lissa is a badass assassin type physical person and her first, well into her 20's, sexual experience was described as having a "barrier". Again. Can we just get away from this idiocy in romance?
Casimir Prakenskii is the middle brother out of seven. He has the uncanny ability to assume any role needed in his dangerous line of work. Casimir agrees to follow and secretly protect Lissa as she travels overseas for business. He infiltrates her uncle's household as a bodyguard-for-hire to properly shield Lissa from any possible threats. Casimir senses that she is his destined mate and a fellow kindred fire elemental. He reveals her uncle's betrayal and promis ...more
UGH...the ONLY thing it was missing was that horrible 1970's boom-chicka-bow-wow music and it would have porn! Setting, story line, character development...basically EVERYTHING...was secondary to sex scenes and bad, pretend D/s sex scenes at that. Possible trying to keep up with FSoG?? Not something I would read to anyone that enjoys an in-depth story.
This review contains spoilers because it's that bad.
It was your below average romance novel. I had read several of the Drake Sisters books, but I struggled through 80% of the pages in each book because I do not like the author’s writing style, but I wanted to know what happened to the sisters. This Bound series is in the same world, but these “sisters” are women brought together by tragedy and not rel ...more
Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Rated: 4.5 Stars
Another hot installment in the Seahaven series. For some reason I like Casimir the best. He’s domineering but still has a deep appreciation for Lissa’s strength and abilities. They meshed well together and the danger and intrigue was perfect for them both. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and the hot hot romance...more
I have only read the first book in this series and then this one so during parts of the book I felt a little lost but overall I enjoyed how Feehan had these two bad ass characters come together.
Lissa is a glass blower and her work is getting noticed all over the world. She is set to do some special pieces for hotels overseas. Although she is going to miss the women who she lives with this is something she not only needs to do for herself but in the income that she will make will help on their f ...more