Fire Bound is Christine Feehan with a gentle touch, and I am here for it. Granted, Feehan’s heroes are so alpha that “gentle” in this case is very subjective. It’s a wonderful example of how her books can have an emotional range with the presentation of its heroes and heroines. More than that, it’s a paranormal romance that does what Feehan does best: spies and conspiracies, fated mate romances, and lots of push and pull between the lead couple.
Glassblower Lissa Piner has found her true home. With her parents long dead and no family to speak of in the United States, she has regained a sense of life in Sea Haven with her sisters of the heart. She’s felt fulfilled by working with them on their collective farm; it gives her a space to protect the people that she cares about, something she didn’t feel like she could do many years ago. As her heart-sisters have slowly gotten married off, however, Lissa has been given the reminder that she’s the family loner.
The men that these women have married all hail from the Prakenskii family. The Prakenskiis are trained assassins with enemies everywhere. It means that a woman that loves a Prakenskii is subject to his stubborn personality and his constant desire to keep her protected. While Lissa isn’t with a Prakenskii man, her pseudo-brothers-in-law still want her to be safe. They decide to put their brother Casmir on the job of shadowing her while she goes to Europe to sell her handmade glass chandeliers.