Claire doesn't agree with the way her group has treated Lucian...even though he's a vampire. Torn by her own conscience, she asks one critical question: will he chain himself to her for his freedom? Her intention is to keep an eye on him, prevent him from harming anyone, and use him in her quest to stop the vampire race from their bloodthirsty acts of destruction. But Claire didn't expect Lucian's seductive power, and before she knows it, her captive has captured her own heart and soul.
Tortured and cruelly used, Lucian, is held captive by his own hated father. With the help of one brave human woman, he's about to escape! Claire knows all about the vampires and the depraved slave practice. She is determined to find and free her friend Zoey but needs the help of a truly powerful vampire if she's to locate her missing friend. Claire will have to trust Lucian even though she knows he is suffering from bloodlust after being virtually starved by his own father. Connected by their mutual desire to do right, the couple start the slow process of thwarting Daniel from achieving his biggest goal, complete and absolute world domination! Slavery is just the tip of the iceberg and finding the ultimate doomsday device becomes a race they can't afford to let Daniel win, but if they can't save Zoey what will Claire do? Lucian may be everything she wants in a man but can he ever be what she needs?
I really enjoy Ms Roane's work. I loved her recent serialization set in this world but I didn't quite feel enamoured by Chains of Darkness. Oh Lucian is a hot, caring and almost sensitive guy and he's brave and prepared to sacrifice himself if need be but for me something was missing. I really wanted him to succeed but as this is a series, Ms Roane couldn't let him completely save the day and we have to settle for a partial victory. Lucian is not the usual arrogant male and at times really seemed to question his own worth whilst all those who support him referred to him as "boss". It wasn't exactly a case of low self esteem but it stopped me from fully embracing his alpha status.
Claire, I felt, was more believable as a heroine although the book does start with her already having abilities which could confuse new readers. I liked that it wasn't instant love, although instant lust was certainly a part of this story. In this world we get to read about the most unusual type of ménage possible! So hot sex guaranteed!
I do like the Men in Chains series and it's such a change from all the bad ass warriors who live together and face a common enemy type of book that so many authors offer us. The writing is vivid, the emotions intense and the sexual content smoking! If you enjoy hot and sexy paranormal romance then this series is a must read!