This month I had the opportunity to read Bound To You, by Lola James. In the story, Antonia or Toni for short, is a beautiful young woman with a tough decision to make. She is caught in a battle of love with the two men who hold her heart. She has also been recently turned into a vampire, and this new way of life is hard to adjust to.
On one hand, there is Hades, god of the underworld, who is breathtakingly handsome, powerful, and loves Antonia so much that he is willing to wait an eternity for her heart. Hades also happens to be stuck in a marriage with the wicked goddess Persephone. It just so happens that Persephone wants Antonia dead, and attempted to take her life. This was the moment when Antonia became a vampire.
On the other hand, there is the vampire Ben, who is gorgeous, caring, and adores Antonia. He would do anything for her, and truly believes that he and Antonia belong together forever. Antonia finds it so hard to resist Ben, partly because of her feelings for him, and partly because of the bloodlust of being a vampire herself.
This book is fast paced and exciting! I love how the author combined vampires and the gods into this romantic and beautiful story. I love the romance and mystery of vampires and also the wonderful stories of the gods and goddesses. There were many moments where I felt despair for Antonia, wondering how on earth she was going to try to make such a hard choice between two men that she loved. At the same time, I found her life to be so exciting as well. Now that she is a vampire, she will live eternally, has awesome supernatural powers, and plenty of romance!
This book has just the right amount of adventure and romance to curl your toes, and keep you coming back for more!