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Friday, July 1, 2011

Bound by Sophie Oak

Bound by Sophie Oak
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporay
Length: Full Length (306 pages)
Other: M/F, M/F/M Menage, spanking, anal play/intercourse, BDSM
Rating: Best Book
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Megan Starke has never been special to anyone. With an unrewarding job and a failed marriage, no one would confuse her life with a fairy tale. So when she is kidnapped and taken to a magical world to be the grand prize in a fierce and bloody tournament, she isn’t sure if she is in a dream or a nightmare.

Beckett Finn was supposed to be Prince Charming. He and his brother, Cian, were to inherit the throne of the Seelie Fae and rule over a fantasy kingdom. But the thrust of a traitor’s blade stole that future. Now the brothers are fading, cursed by their royal blood unless they find a mate who can restore them. When Beck sees Meg, her body calls to him and he knows she is the key to their salvation.

Bound by passion and fate, it’s time for Meg to find her happily ever after.

Kidnapped by a demon, sold by a gnome and bought by the King of the Seelie Fae….and let’s not forget the consort seeking vampires and greedy goblins thrown in just for fun!

Megan Starke doesn’t believe in fairytales. She’s not model thin, she doesn’t have a great job, heck her parents don’t even seem to care when she goes missing. In short, Meg is alone. So it made sense when she questioned the new reality she woke up to upon being kidnapped. The Fae is real and so are a whole slew of other paranormals that had until this point occupied the pages of Irish folklore, urban fantasy and Hollywood movies.

Beckett Finn could have played the lead role in many of those Hollywood movies and all of Meg’s hottest dreams. He’s the dominant warrior half of a set of mythical symbiotic twins. His brother, Cian, is the playful intelligent half and is on the verge of fading because the brothers have failed to find their fated bondmate. With the help of faithful gnomes, Beck is brought in to meet the captured Meg. The chemistry is instantaneous and sizzling. Beck knows he’s met his mate and she’s packing some attitude! Beck has his ideas of how a bondmate should act and be treated. Meg is an independent woman from Texas. Stand back because the sparks will fly like the Fourth of July!

Ms. Oak’s story telling seems to know no limits. She isn’t afraid to step outside her comfort genre and test the paranormal waters. Bound is a superb example of what an author can accomplish when she lets her muse run free. I didn’t think I could love a series more than Ms. Oak’s Siren or Bliss stories but I’m thrilled to be proven wrong by Beck, Meg and Cian’s story.

Be sure you have plenty of time to read when you pick up Bound. If you love detailed and layered plots, alpha males, determined females, charming twins, twists and turns and open endings…Bound is the story for you. But you should know going in that this is a story that is hard to put down. Ms. Oak had me invested in Beck, Meg and Cian’s relationship even before ever meeting Ci.

For me, the title had a double meaning that lends a clue to the sexual kink that’s important to the underlying growth in Beck’s character as well as his budding relationship with Meg. Bound also describes how Meg is the glue that unites the twin’s souls and gives them incredible talents.

Ms. Oak throws in several secondary characters that add so much to this epic story. A cousin to the twins and a vampire, Dante, plays an intricate part of insuring that Meg has a chance to realize the love she has for Beck and Cian even as an evil hag tries to tear them apart. I can’t wait to read Dante’s story. Ms. Oak has already indicated that it’s in the works. The small sample of how she handles the vampire plane was but a teaser that has me impatiently waiting for the next installment.

Bound has all the best elements of an epic novel with a smoking hot love story. The characters have both strengths and weaknesses that make their fantastical story all the more believable. Pick up a copy of Bound today and for goodness sake NEVER ACCEPT A RIDE FROM A KELPIE!

1 comment:

Terra Pennington said...

Wow I am going to have to read this one sounds good.