Monday, April 09, 2018

Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon - Blog Tour





Bound to You
Alyssa Brandon
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: April 10th 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, 
Young Adult

A stubborn teen faces off with her brooding, indifferent (but super hot) soulmate in this unique and sexy take on a classic paranormal romance story.

She’s met her mate . . . and he’s met his match.

Megan Ross has been waiting her whole life for her mate to come and sweep her off her feet. But the wolf she meets on the beach is NOT the sweet gentle boy she’s been dreaming of. Instead, he’s a warrior, one whose suffering has led him to lock his heart away in a prison as cold and hard as a diamond, who fights to resist the bond and their deep attraction.

Far from home, with a soulmate who is still a stranger, Megan learns that the path to true love isn’t quite as straight and easy as she thought . . .

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Alyssa Brandon’s debut novel Bound to You is guaranteed to make readers swoon, sigh, and maybe even cry before it’s over.





Review
3 Stars
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Bound to You brings a different take on the world of the werewolves. It's an interesting concept with two alluring main characters.

Megan is eighteen and has been waiting for the day that she would meet her true mate. He comes along on her birthday, but he isn't at all what she imagined.

James is one of the many alphas attending Megan's birthday. He isn't really looking for a mate, but he doesn't have a choice in the matter.

When Megan sets eyes on James on the beach, she recognises her mate instantly. Instead of swooping in and sweeping her off her feet, he gives her the cold shoulder. She discovers that he is no ordinary werewolf. He is a warrior! The short introduction is made and she leaves everything she loves behind for her mate. After all, it's her dream come true. Isn't it?

James' indifference takes its toll on Megan, but he has good reasons for avoiding the mating bond. He hates magic. A past experience has made him cautious and he has sworn not to allow any form of magic to have control over him. Not even the mating bond! Can Megan change his views and have her happily ever after?

James is broody and temperamental, but he is lovable with it. Megan gives him the benefit of the doubt until her patience runs out. The thing is that James' pack isn't like any other and they keep their objectives a secret until it might be too late. It's the danger it represents that might well make James realise what's right in front of him and what he might stand to lose.

I like the storyline, but there are some gaps that leave a lot of questions. I would have liked to have learnt a little more about Trist and the attack which changed him. Lucy is another enigma. Who is she? Robin and Tommy are great supportive characters and in some ways they contribute to the much needed changes in James' pack. Despite some of the shortfalls, I enjoyed the story and the off and on interactions between James and Megan. I admire Megan for her perseverance and for being brave enough to point out the weaknesses in the pack. Despite James' infuriating behaviour at times, I like the role he plays and the way he redeems himself. It's a pleasant read that would appeal to those who like a broody, but attractive alpha and a strong and romantic heroine.

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.


Author Bio


Alyssa Brandon is a recent college graduate from Sweden who enjoys reading, doing yoga, puzzles, and, of course, writing. Bound to You is her debut novel.












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