- Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
- Release Date
- April 2011
- Book 1 of A Faery Story
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance
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 happy ever after.
Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jun 21, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
209 people found the following review helpful
Sophie Oak, my queen of menage, has left her cowboys at home to plunge me into the fantastic world of hot Fae kings, vampire planets, and the woman who changes all of their lives. BOUND, which I hope and pray is the first of a series, was brilliantly written, amazingly erotic, and utterly captivating, but it left me with one question: who knew fairies could be so hot???
This is the story of Megan, a human, who wakes up chained in some kind of tent, being tended to by some kind of gnomes. YES, gnomes! She was kidnapped from earth by some creature she has no idea the name of, and her world hasn't made sense since. That is, until a hulking god of a man who is the most beautiful man Megan has ever seen comes into the tent to "inspect" Megan.
Enter Beckett Finn.
Beck Finn finally found the woman who will complete him and his twin brother's triad. He and his brother are supposed to be heirs to a throne, but his brother is dying because they don't have the third to complete them. However, when they all come together, not everyone will be happy. And they will be stop at nothing to make sure Beck and his twin Cian will never reclaim their throne.
This was such a great fantasy romance. Fae, vampires, alternate realities...it was all here. I loved the way the author used alternate universes to explain how all of these paranormal characters are present. The plot was extremely well written, and it kept me riveted the entire time I was reading.
Megan was a fantastic character. She had a pretty disappointing life when she was kidnapped and brought into Faery. Once she got settled into her new life, she really was quite fierce. And when she was taken away from her men, she was a force to be reckoned with.
I thought the concept of symbiotic twins was very intriguing. Beck and Cian weren't just twins, but they were actually two halves of a whole person. It added an interesting dimension to the story and to the relationship between them and Megan.
Of course, since we're talking about Sophie Oak, the woman I have appointed my "Queen of Menage", the sex was...HOT...scorching, and just overall yummy. The playfulness and Cian and the dominance of Beck was the perfect balance for Megan.
The characters in the book were fantastic. Not only the main characters, but also the secondary ones. They provided humor, sometimes villainy, but were all well-developed. The world-building was also intricate and magical, and added to aid the fantasy that the author created. Some of the explanations provided about the fantasy world also gave me some different perspectives when thinking about our world as well.
BOUND was quite a departure from the books we've seen from Sophie Oak so far, but she did an amazing job. She can really weave a wonderful story into erotic romance like no one else. The ending was left open, so I am hoping that it's a sign that there is more to come from these characters.
So, another 5 star read from Sophie Oak. With the great story, amazing world-building, fantastic characters, and immense sensuality, BOUND was no less than perfection!
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