Review: Darkness Bound by Stella Cameron

Darkness Bound by Stella Cameron
Series: Chimney Rock (# 1)
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing/Forever
Page Count: 384 pages
Source: reposted by permission from Reviews by Molly

After her husband’s tragic death, Leigh Kelly arrives on Whidbey Island determined to start over. Yet the tiny town of Chimney Rock is not as peaceful as it seems. Women have been disappearing, and Leigh can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched . . . especially at night. Soon, she’s experiencing visions she can’t explain and fighting her attraction to a handsome stranger who seems to know her most intimate desires.

As the leader of the Team, a pack of werehounds forced to hide their very existence, former special ops soldier Niles Latimer is desperate to prove a man’s heart beats beneath his predator’s body. And Leigh-the mysterious beauty possessing powers she doesn’t yet understand-may be the one woman who can help him. But Niles isn’t the only one who recognizes Leigh’s true identity. Something evil is waiting in the woods-and the hunt has begun . . .

Review: Stella Cameron has a new fan! I loved this book and everything in it. I’m, of course, becoming a SERIOUS paranormal lover….it’s coming close to taking over my love of mystery thrillers. Seriously, ya’ll. The more I read of vamps and weres, the more I fall in love with the sexy men and their awesome mates. Anyway, back to this. Stella Cameron has created a suspenseful, mind-blowing, captivating novel that will knock your socks off!

Chimney Rock #1 is a fantastic start to an awesome new series. From the start, Ms. Cameron incorporates the suspense into the story with Niles Latimer and his friend Sean. Their werehounds, who want nothing more than to gain the trust of the human world and live among them in a peaceful manner. The thing is…there’s also the werewolves. Their not so keen on the idea of making peace with the humans, for they wish to turn the humans into wolves and create a werewolve pack that is bigger than ever. Wiping out the human race. Dominating the island.

But, then Leah Kelly moves back home after the death of her husband, Chris. Niles knows she’s the human mate for him. Leah doesn’t know about Niles and Sean, and that the island she’s returned to is filled with weres, both hounds and wolves. Niles has to mate her to safe the werehound race, for there aren’t any female hounds left to reproduce.

The wolves have other ideas on that. That’s were the suspense takes off like crazy and really makes the reader feel a part of the middle of the story. With twists and turns, ups, downs, ins and outs, like a fabulous romantic suspense novel should have, this story will leave you with a shocked feeling through out as the whirlwind ride intensifies. But, by the end of the novel, you’ll be so glad that you read this start to a fabulous new series!

Most definitely recommended! A 5 Rose worthy novel that is filled with passion and suspense, and fabulous shifting characters, you’ll instantly become a fan. I know I did! I am already anxious for the second book in this series, Darkness Bred, Sean’s story. FANTABULOUS job, Ms. Cameron! I am a forever fan!

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