Bound by Sophie Oak
Series: A Faery Story #1
Published by Siren Publishing on April 29, 2011
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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 happily ever after.
** A Siren Erotic Romance - [#390 Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Fantasy Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, BDSM, spanking]
I adore fantasy and paranormal books and is a go-to author of mind so when I figured out I had missed a series of hers and it was paranormal, I yelled “Score!” so loudly my poor dog Patton jumped up looking for the emergency. The only thing that could’ve made me happier was if Sophie Oak had a Biker BDSM Menage Series (Hint Hint Ms. Oak – pretty please!).
My expectations were pretty high. Although Bound was a good book that I enjoyed, it’s not my favorite S.O book. I can’t even put my finger on as to why. It was sweet. Like a little fairy tale book with hot sex and even hotter fairies. Oh and lots of faery beasties like hags, demons, and homicidal kelpies.
Meg is kidnapped from Earth, taken to a different plane and made the Grand Prize in a bondmate tournament. Beckett, the displaced King of Faery wins her by defeating a bunch of vampires and carries her back to his hut where his symbiotic twin, Cian, who was supposed to rule with him, lays “fading”, lost in his head and near death from not finding his bondmate.
I liked Meg. She was funny, plucky, and had guts. Of course, its a fairy tale so she was a little sweeter than I tend to like, but she did hit a goblin on the nose so that made her sweetness and light go down a little better. Cian was my favorite of the twins. Once he found his sanity again, and bonded with Meg he made me laugh, a lot. Beckett on the other hand did nothing for me. He was a complete jerk to Meg. I believe “stick up his ass” was mentioned a few times. I wholeheartedly agreed. He somewhat redeemed himself towards the end of the book, but we didn’t get to spend a lot of time with the new and improved Beckett before all hell broke loose.
I liked some of the supporting characters like Dante, Cian and Beckett’s vampire cousin. He was great for some comic relief and was always up for some fun. I think I would like to read a vampire offshoot series about him and his family. That whole dynamic was fascinating to me.
The sex was hot but I felt like we missed out on time with the three of them. Mostly it was one on one time, and although that was steamy I missed the menage aspect of the relationship. Overall I enjoyed the book, I just wanted more.
Spice’s Rating: 4 Stars
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