Nicole Martin is a scientist that comes back to her hometown to claim control of her family's company. After so many years of hiding and trying to escape from the face that her family was killed in front of her, she has to face the music. Nicole's character seems a little bit too naive for my taste. I kind of pushed that aside since her character came from a mega wealthy family and she was probably coddled growing up due to the vampire rebellion that killed her family at such a young age.
The vampires in this series are quite different from the norm in this genre. Vampires are second class citizens, only there to fulfill human's needs. While most are basically slaves to the human race, not all are docile. There are vampire clans that rebel, and this is where we meet Riker. He is part of the MoonBound Clan and it definitely was not love at first sight when he met Nicole. His mate was Nicole's childhood nanny, who was killed. This left Riker an angry vampire and not very fond of humans. The basic plot of Bound by Night is something I feel like I've read before, but there are a few twists that make the book unique. The world building on the other hand is fantastic and exactly what I would expect from Larissa Ione. If you're a fan of her other series I would highly suggest Bound by Night.