For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.
Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?
"The Immortal Guardians series is one you'll want to follow." --The Romance Review
"These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day!" --Alexandra Ivy on Darkness Dawns
"Whizzing along at light speed. . .this sophomore effort sizzles." --Publishers Weekly on Night Reigns
Zach has been watching over Lisette for quite some time. Oh, he doesn't let her see him but the brave Immortal Guardian is all he can think about. When he is cruelly betrayed and captured, the only way he can escape his torture is to dream of Lisette; but one night he finds the strength out of sheer desperation to teleport to her but he's a broken man, wounded and unable to heal. Lisette has been fascinated by this enigmatic winged creature and knows that by aiding him her fellow Guardians will think she is betraying them, but it's simply beyond her not to help Zach. As he slowly heals, it's clear the bond they share is too powerful for them to ignore, but the couple is playing a dangerous game if they are found out.
Seth is convinced that Zach has meddled with the Immortal Guardians affairs and has taken steps to ensure the safety of those who follow him but there's a new breed of vampires prowling the streets and they seem faster, more powerful, and even more worrying, much better organised! Is it possible a new vampire army seeks to make the streets run with blood? Seth is beyond tired and needs answers but unfortunately it looks as if someone close to home is betraying both humans and immortals alike. There's only one who has been acting strangely and that's Lisette !
As I initially stated, this series is growing and it's becoming far more than just a straightforward warrior versus vampire story. Night Unbound is brimming with things that capture and tease the reader’s imagination and we are learning things that whilst helping to clear up the mystery, are not giving definitive answers. I'm loving wading through these murky waters and yes, I have ideas but I'm happy to see how it all plays out.
Now, as to the main couple in this story, it's a very tactile pairing! Oh yes, lots of time for hot monkey sex and if honest, the romance for me felt a little rushed but hey ho, in fiction anything goes. Zach may have waited a long time for the love of his life but having found her, he is quite clearly determined to make up for lost time! As for Lisette, well she's an independent sort and not that good at doing what she's told but she is very brave and has a huge appetite that compliments Zach's perfectly!
I have no wish to spoil any surprises for other readers but a lot happens in this book. Yes, we do learn more about the backbone known as Seth and it's kind of nice to learn he is not infallible. As one of the strongest characters in this series, it was well beyond time for his true nature to be exposed. There are action scenes aplenty and a harrowing battle with severe consequences to keep readers eagerly turning the pages. Dianne Duvall even brings readers up to date with characters from previous books and that's sure to delight many. Night Unbound is well written, fast paced, and very sexy. Whilst Zach and Lisette are not my favourite couple, I did enjoy reading this book and I can't wait to see what the author comes up with next!