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Bound Together
Author: Marie Coulson
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: November 2012
ISBN: 1480125717

Book 1 of Book 1
Book Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Reviewed by drm2115

[ Review Posted: Dec 12, 2012 ] - See all my reviews
Congratulations to Marie Coulson on a wonderful debut novel! BOUND TOGETHER was a truly enjoyable book.

BOUND TOGETHER is a large novel that completely held my attention. Ms. Coulson developed well-rounded characters that made for an engaging read. The female character Layla is well written, as the story developed her internal conflict, which was tangible and you could feel her attraction to the two men in her life (oh, more on Jared and Olivier in a bit). Layla is a nice balance of fun and responsible. Her relationship with her friends and families were really well done, as it built on the story and helped foster the readers' connection to Layla. Layla's friends Liz and Amy as well as a few other supporting characters added to this story.

And now for the story development of the book. Enter two men, two handsome men who are different and equally compelling both to Layla and the reader. Ms Coulson crafts two fun and entertaining first encounters for Layla and each of these men. Oliver "Ollie" Green is a gorgeous, pierced, guitar-playing, wannabe rock star who lives across the hall from Layla in her dorm at college, while Jared Garrett is young successful businessman who knows what he wants and that he wants Layla. The author paints these men in wonderful detail. Ollie is a fun, loving, caring and compassionate young man that any women would want to hang out with, while Jared is intense, passionate (on, the over the top gestures), a bit dark, obsessive and kind of like an addiction.

Ms Coulson has both men making gestures and showing affection to Layla in ways that would melt most women's hearts. Both men are clear about their feelings and their expression of it to Layla will make your heart melt (well, and break a bit as you know only one man can have her in the end). All of this really adds to the readers' experience, you see why she would desire both men.

Layla's wit and sarcasm for me was truly entertaining. She can be frustrating but more often than not I found myself loving her sass.

The range of emotions Ms Coulson makes the reader feel makes for a truly can't put down read. I will say this book is a bit of cliffhanger, and I am very much looking forward to book 2, Torn Apart.

Each of the three characters had a backstory I am hoping to learn more in book 2, especially why certain things happened. I do not want to spoil anything for the reader, so I will simply say, enjoy the ride—the ride on the motorcycle, the ride in the jaguar, the ride to win Layla's heart!
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