“I want you, Judith. I want to live with you and love you. I want to be everything you need.”
In that statement you could substitute Judith’s name for any number of Christine Feehan’s previous heroines and you would capture the overwhelming theme of her books. Yet, for some reason, I cannot stop reading them. Each book I pick up I wonder if this one will be the one to break the mold and each book ends up following the same pattern. Her books have an overwhelming alpha male who once he finds his mate pushes her beyond her comfort zone and gives her no chance to dismiss him.
Spirit Bound is no different than the rest. Set in Sea Haven and the second book in the Sisters of the Heart series Spirit Bound focuses on Judith and Stefan. Judith is an artist that translates her emotions through her painting and Stefan is a Prakenskii. If you have previously read Ms. Feehan you know being a Prakenskii means you are a yummy Russian, almost mobster-like figure. They are dominant, edgy, and dangerous men. Ilya and Lev have been featured in previous books. And I get very excited when I see another story about the Prakenskii boys. They are what use to define alpha heroes.
Stefan is sent to the town of Sea Haven to draw out his brother Lev. There a contract on Lev’s life and Stefan is determined to find the assassin and kill him before he gets to his brother. The bonus to the story is that he is to form a relationship with Judith as cover. No hardship for him since from seeing the first picture of Judith he has been captivated. Once he meets her he quickly realizes she is it- the one that will be the light to his dark.
Ms. Feehan has a tendency to be a little wordy. There is a lot of talk in this book. Talk about soul mates, and completion and light to his dark. You kind of pick up her books knowing that this is the way things are. I found myself skimming a lot of pages because the same theme is recycled. But there is comfort in that. I know exactly what I am going to get with Ms. Feehan. When I want a book with mated love and possessive heroes; I run straight to her books. She has never let me down in that area.
Another thing I liked about this book and about Ms. Feehan’s books in general is the relationship between the female characters. The women in this book are not sisters but they are very close. They are very supportive and loving of each other. They have banded together in this small town and raised a farm. Each of them represents a different element and they have harnessed their talents to promote the land. We found the same thing with the Drake sisters. The continued relationships over the series of books are something I really look forward to.
So yes, this book fulfilled my need for alpha and some yummy sex scenes. It wasn’t anything terribly original or stimulating. I would suggest reading the first book of the series as the character are recurring and are very important to the overall storyline. Final grade- C.
His eyes changed to piercing aquamarine, vivid and brilliant. She saw the darkness rush over him, obliterating every color of his aura until he was nothing but a shadow. Her breath caught in her lung, fingers digging into the sheet for an anchor.
“My name is Stefan. Stefan Prakenskii.”