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Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson, Guardian, Bk 8)
Bound to Shadows - Riley Jenson, Guardian, Bk 8
Author: Keri Arthur
In the darkness, demons come out to play... — and someone must bring their sins to light. — Part vampire, part werewolf, Riley Jenson knows what can happen when vamps don't play well with others. But she's never seen anything like this: a series of brutal murders surrounding the latest hot spot for vampire-human hookups -- and the victims ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553591163
ISBN-10: 0553591169
Publication Date: 10/27/2009
Pages: 368
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 246 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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eqfan80 avatar reviewed Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson, Guardian, Bk 8) on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Riley spends much of this book being torn between feeling the tug of her soul-mate bond to a man she despises and her choice to loving another. My heart went out to her as she struggles with the death of all the dreams she had of living "happily ever after" when she found her soul-mate. It figures that she would be bound to a psychopath. In the end, she has to decide whether to chance her own life. Because if she kills her soul-mate, as he so badly needs to be killed, then she may just be killing herself. As in all good stories, love wins in the end.
rureadinganotherone avatar reviewed Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson, Guardian, Bk 8) on + 30 more book reviews
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A Riley Jenson must read, wow so much action. So much turmoil over Quinn and Kye, her Soul Mate, a very unexpected twist. Great book.
barbsis avatar reviewed Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson, Guardian, Bk 8) on + 1076 more book reviews
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I guess you have to understand the werewolf mentality to get past the fact that Riley's in a committed relationship yet she has sex with strangers. Sometimes I find this disturbing especially the one-nighters. Soul mate or not, I really couldn't understand her having sex with Kye who she admittedly hates. He's also blackmailing her and he shot her brother. WTF. In theory I understand the soul mate thing but I guess you have to experience it to fully understand the draw even to a hated foe.

A very satisfying conclusion to the whole Rye situation. It will be interesting to see where Riley goes from here.
longhornfan avatar reviewed Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson, Guardian, Bk 8) on + 9 more book reviews
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This may be the best in the series for Riley's character development. The previous books showed her torn between the choice of becoming a Guardian and wanting a "normal" werewolf life. To be honest, this got old. We all knew what the outcome was going to be. In this storyline, however, she actually has to choose between, as she says, her soul and her heart. It does kind of make me wonder why Rhoan didn't have this problem, unless it was because he was drawn more to the vampire part of their heritage.

One thing which drives me nuts is why Ms. Arthur keeps introducing new races of beings whom no one except one person has ever heard about. You would think there would be at least a database of pooled knowledge in the Directorate library of paranormal beings---especially considering some of the vampires working there are centuries old. The new hire paperwork should list a question "Name? DOB? What other paranormal beings have you come across in this century? The last one? The one before that? Use the back of this page as needed."

And for all you out there that are calling Riley some choice names out there for her free and easy use of sex---you do realize you are flirting with how the humans in the series treat werewolves? These almost rants seems to drive home to me whether this series is also a commentary on alternative lifestyles which have stereotypes of loose individuals with low morals and a high sex drive, like swingers or LGBT. Sex outside the so-called norm is ugly and repulsive and anyone practicing it is called names and demeaned (is that a word?). It's ok to not understand how Riley can have sex with a man she despises for information while being in as much as a committed relationship as a werewolf can be to someone not her soulmate. I don't agree with calling her a whore, though.

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IDOLFAN avatar reviewed Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson, Guardian, Bk 8) on + 51 more book reviews
An amazing book. Loved it!
reviewed Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson, Guardian, Bk 8) on + 2 more book reviews
if u have read all the other Riley Jenson Guardian books u need to read this book b4 u read the next 1. That said if you love werewolves, action, a wee bit of romance and a whole lot of hair raising, nail biting suspense then this book is 4 you. an a bit of vamps 2 if u like that
goldenyes320 avatar reviewed Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson, Guardian, Bk 8) on + 16 more book reviews
This book contains the most conflict for Riley yet. Hard to put down.