Type: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: NetGalley
The Sea Haven series comes to a climactic end as the mysterious man from Blythe Daniels’ past re-enters her life in a dramatic way. Viktor Prakenskii had always intended to come for Blythe after his work undercover was at an end, but with a dangerous enemy heading towards Sea Haven, he knows he cannot wait any longer or he will jeopardize the woman he loves. His arrival sets off an explosive chain of events, and everyone in the small community of Sea Haven, including the Drake family, will never be the same.
I want to move to Sea Haven and marry a Prakenskii. That’s all there is to it.
Bound Together is the final installment in the Sisters of the Heart series. I didn’t want to love this series as much as the Drake Sisters, but I can’t help it. Christine Feehan conjured up six amazing brothers for Ilya Prakenskii and gave them all fabulous women to fall in love with, all set in the perfect small town of Sea Haven. How can I not love that?
Up until now, Viktor Prakenskii has been an unknown. The oldest of the Prakenskii brothers, he has devoted his life to keeping everyone he loves safe. To that end, he has had to live a life apart from his birth brothers in order to protect them. He has seen and done things that have scarred him forever and made him a man to be feared. He’s spent the better part of his life ridding the world of drug running, human trafficking pedophile scum. The people he surrounds himself with, men and women made into brothers and sisters because of their shared experiences, have all endured the same horrific upbringing as Viktor. He managed to save not only himself but seventeen others and gave their lives a purpose.
Five years ago Viktor met Blythe Daniels, and as with all of the Prakenskii men, he instantly knew she was the one. He swept her off her feet and married her within weeks of their first meeting….then he disappeared without a word. During the past five years, Blythe has worked hard at moving on with her life, making a place for herself and her “sisters” on their farm. She has tried to put her romance with Viktor out of her mind, even though she gave herself to him heart and soul. With no word from him for years, Blythe knew she’d been played and is certain their “marriage” isn’t even legal. When Viktor blows back into Sea Haven she is completely unprepared. She has had five years to get over the man who loved her so completely and then left her…..but she never did. Seeing him again brings all of her feelings right back up to the surface.
I adored Blythe. She was smart and genuine and so compassionate despite the tragedies in her own life. It didn’t take her long to realize that despite her hurt, Viktor is her soulmate and she wouldn’t change that even if she could. I loved the way she opened her heart, not only to him, but to the motley crew of brothers and sisters he brings with him. Viktor was….well…. a Prakenskii. He was alpha to the core, protective and bossy and sexy. He was so strong for everyone else but had a weakness for Blythe. After living with violence for decades, he needs the peace and light that Blythe gives him.
I only have two complaints with this book: I know her connection with Viktor was incredibly strong, but I felt like Blythe accepted him back a little too easily. He did leave word for her and sent hundreds of messages to her and his brothers (which none of them received), but she didn’t know that until after he reappears in her life. She went from being devastated at seeing him again to forgiving him in record time. I also feel like the climax with the villain was a little too tame. The criminal that threatens the lives of Viktor and his brothers, as well as most everyone associated with the Prakenskii brothers and the Drake sisters, was built up to be this unstoppable, powerful monster, but he was taken down so easily. If it hadn’t been for those two things, I would give this book five stars. I love Christine Feehan’s writing, I love her heroes and I look forward to what I hope will be a spin-off series with the men and women of Torpedo Ink.
I give Bound Together by Christine Feehan 4 stars!