- Totally Bound
- Release Date
- August 2014
Action/Adventure Romance, Erotic Romance
After a chance encounter in a crowded St. Louis nightclub, anthropologist Dr Kat Martin is swept into the arms and the dangerous life of Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Jace Hudson. However, their hearts aren't the only things in danger of being taken prisoner.
Jace's missions are compromised, and Kat finds herself becoming the obsession of a stalker. Only a team of America's bravest will travel from the American Midwest to the steamy jungles of Central America to discover the person responsible. Failure is not an option as Jace refuses to allow the fates that brought him and Kat together to rip them apart forever.
Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Dec 14, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
67 people found the following review helpful
Anthropologist Dr. Kat Martin and Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Jace Hudson are swept away during a chance encounter at a nightclub. The night turned into two weeks of bliss as the two spent every moment together while Jace was in St. Louis. But before long, reality comes and Jace has to return to the naval base in VA. He leaves Kat with the knowledge that he'll be back. Little does Jace know that he's put Kat in danger simply because of who he is. To flush out the enemy, he and his team will go through hell and back before it's all over.
SEALING FATE by Trina Lane was a very, VERY long romantic suspense novel at over 300 pages. It detailed almost every moment of Jace and Kat's romantic 2 weeks together...in excruciating detail. Nothing about it captured and held my attention and it took me 3x longer than what it should have to get through. Some of the sentences were beyond cringeworthy, like this one from Kat:
"Last night, you taught me to fly. Today, I want to show you what it feels like to soar."
Or this from Jace:
"Oh, baby, you feel so good. You surround every inch of me like a velvet glove."
There is only so much cheese I can take when reading romance novels, and there's a super fine line when adding those elements in a book. This time, for me, the eye rolling moments exceeded my tolerance level. There was also some random and totally gratuitous BDSM elements that so didn't make sense in the context of the story, which again just turned me off rather than arouse me.
And then…the menace. Around halfway into SEALING FATE, suddenly the couple has someone following them, wanting to cause them harm. It came out of left field, since other than a brief mention of prickling neck hair, danger wasn't present. At that point, the book became decently suspenseful and I found it to be much more palatable after the long-winded beginning half. There are a few scenes (in the cave) that were violently graphic and horrific, which left a bad taste in my mouth for the remainder of this novel.
Bottom line: I wouldn't recommend this lengthy book.
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