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Bound to You by Alyson Caraway - Book Tour & Review


Bound to You by Alyson Caraway @alycaraway @vulpine_press @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours 

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She’s a power-hungry battle angel
Coriel is determined to rid the world of demons and prove she has what it takes to be archangel. But when a fierce battle ends in tragedy on her orders, she is banished from the Heavens—and finds herself at the mercy of Hell’s sexiest and most powerful demon knight.

He’s the demon knight who wants her
Rather than take his rightful place on Hell’s throne, Zagan prefers to spend his days in the human realm corrupting souls—and he’ll end the life of any angel who tries to stop him. But rather than slay the beautiful battle angel when he has the chance, he binds her to him with his life-saving kiss, forcing her to obey his every command.

The line is drawn
Coriel has no choice but to submit to her captor, though the curse of his kiss is not what lures her to him. While Zagan takes great pleasure in exerting his dominance over the Heavens’ fiercest warrior, he soon wants her to do more than just his bidding. As the war between angels and demons rages, he wants her by his side … to rule Hell as his queen.  


My Review
Bound to You is a paranormal romance about a warrior angel and a demon knight. When the pair clash while fighting, Coriel, the angel, decides to make it her goal to destroy Zagan, the demon knight. But after the battle ends, and tragedy is revealed, Coriel is punished. She then finds herself bound to the demon she swore to destroy. What's a forsaken angel to do?
Zagan finds himself intrigued and fascinated by Coriel. He lusts for her, and binding her to him was more than just a way to save her life at the time. Soon, he realizes that his bond to her means more to him than anything else. And he plans to make her his queen.
Unfortunately, plans don't always go accordingly. Secrets, lies, betrayal... it's all here in Bound to You.
I'm a sucker for stories about angels and demons. I'm not a huge paranormal romance fan, but I will always give a book with angels and demons a chance. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It showcases angels in a way that I always suspected them to be (at least in terms of lore): uncaring jerks who believe human souls are lightened when they are punished (there's a scene where this happens, and it's not pretty). Demons, though, aren't much better. Zagan seems to be the exception, although he does have his moments where he gives in to his demon ways. And Coriel, after she becomes forsaken, still finds herself wanting to slaughter demons, as well as humans and other angels too.
I did find the book a little slow in a couple of spots, but once it gets to around 60% or so, things start to really pick up, and the last 40% of the book is a bit crazy. There's a lot going on, and it's a bit intense. I enjoyed it.
If you're a fan of PNR novels with angels and demons, definitely check out Bound to You.
4 stars.
About Alyson Caraway
Thanks for wanting to learn more about me! I’m Aly, and I’ve been writing since middle school. I’ve always been a fan of paranormal, fantasy, and supernatural fiction. I’ve consumed it in many forms, including from books, movies, video games and anime. I would walk home from school hoping a black cat with a crescent moon on its forehead would come to me and tell me I was a reincarnated superhero, just like in the anime Sailor Moon. When that didn’t happen, I wrote my own Sailor Moon fanfiction, then original stories, all with strong heroines with magical powers. I realized my own magical power was my love for storytelling and world building.
I’m in love with my characters finding a love worth dying for. I love putting them in impossible situations and seeing how they figure things out and persevere. I really hope that you enjoy their journeys, too!
When I’m not writing about lusty demons, angels, and other paranormal beings, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and maltipoo. I’m an avid video gamer, student of Japanese, tea aficionado, crafter, reader, and all-around nerd. I strongly believe in the healing powers of retail therapy.

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