Marsh has created a clever and original story in Bond With Me. A master worldbuilder, she easily blends vampires and the Moscow underworld into a tangible setting. While the story is fast-paced and hot, the characters fall a little flat. As compelling as they are, empathizing with and caring about them is difficult.

Mischka Baron is looking for her cousin and fears the worst: that her cousin has agreed to bond with a fallen angel. Entering the elite club where the fallen angels seduce their victims, she struggles to stay immune to the charms of Brends Duranov. Soon fallen angels and their bonds start showing up dead. In order to protect them, Mischka may have to agree to the one thing she swore she’d never do — bond with a fallen. Brends has had his share of women, but none as tantalizing as Mischka. When she’s targeted by an unknown killer, all signs lead to her being one of the last remaining women in a bloodline that can restore his lost wings, but only if she bonds with him. Motivated by the promise of a return to heaven, Brends won’t stop until Mischka is his. (LEISURE, Sep., 320 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Annette Elton