Kate is looking for a Pulitzer prize winning story. Smith is supposed to scare her out of town and away from the Wilder’s even if they are not the main topic of her research. But, an instant attraction makes it much too hard for Smith to send Kate on her way . . . and, the more he starts to learn about her, the closer he wants to keep her . . . and it’s not only to keep tabs on her and her research.
But, there is something truly sinister afoot in Charleston. And, Kate finds herself smack dab in the middle of an evil she never could have imagined with Smith being her only chance at salvation.
Kate was such an interesting mix of worldly and inexperienced. Smith knows he shouldn’t but he can’t help himself the more he gets to know her. And her backstory . . .ohhh I could punch her father and brother! Still, she tries to see the good in everyone and takes the blame for everything and everyone on herself.
Smith is so torn between his loyalty to JD and his feelings for Kate. He really sucks at relationships and trusting others, but I loved that he shares that and tries to be honest with Kate in order to make things work. His character was truly complex and he’s so alpha and fiercely protective of everyone he cares for. I loved watching him fall for Kate and struggle with having to deal with his emotions.
There is so much treachery and betrayal in this book it’s unreal. And, while I may have had some misgivings about some of the character’s motivations, I was completely unprepared and shocked at how things played out! Damn you Eva Charles, you are a mastermind!!!! The drama is so crazy and seems so insane, but you just know this crazy stuff like this can really happen and it felt scary and totally believable.
What I found really unique with this story is just how much story was left after the “big drama.” It was a masterfully woven plot and kept me engaged and wanting more for all 426 pages! I love that Eva shows that everything isn’t always a quick HEA after the drama and let me tell you, I have all the feels for Smith’s parents! They may not be in most of the book, but their impact is incredible and I have so much love for them.
Holy crap, good grief, OMG, and just about every exclamation out there!!!! Bound is definitely one of my top reads of the year! 5 stars.
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Father Creighton and Smith Sinclair.
Two dangerous men inexplicably drawn to me.
One bound by a holy vow, the other by duty and honor.
One emphatically covets my soul.
The other, despite his regrets, desires my heart.
Each demands I surrender my body to his control.
A priest and a soldier.
A demon and a knight.
An eternity in darkness, or a lifetime of love and light.
In the end, I have only seconds to decide.
About the Author:
A confirmed city-girl, EVA CHARLES moved to rural Western Massachusetts in 2014. She found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkey, deer, and coyote roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she had been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into steamy love stories.
A romantic at heart, Eva looks forward to date night all week. The perfect evening includes well-crafted cocktails, a fabulous perfume, Cherry Garcia ice cream, and her husband, of course. If you add good friends, live jazz, and impossible shoes, she will follow you anywhere.
Eva holds a BA from Boston College, and a JD from the Washington College of Law. She spent a career working in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often find their way into her books.
When she’s not writing sexy stories, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.
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