Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bound to Remember #Review @1Lola_James

Bound to Remember
Book One of the Spellbound Series

Vampires and Witches and Myths, oh my!

Toni is a young doctor with a past she can't remember and a deadly reason for forgetting it. 

Ben is a nurse who has his own tragic past and transfers hospitals after an act of heroism forces his secluded life public. 

Ben can’t believe his eyes when he meets Toni, she has an uncanny resemblance to an old friend of his, and Toni can’t help but find Ben irresistible. 

Enter Kevin, Toni’s sexy but arrogant Ex. Kevin’s jealousy of Ben blinds him from his main objective, Toni. 

A dangerous secret is revealed and a magic spell seems to be a quick remedy, but the witch that helps has a little more than magic up her sleeve…

**Recently re-edited**

I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from Bound to Remember but since it was the first book in the Spellbound series, I figured I'd get a paranormal story. I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed. I would list Bound to Remember squarely in the YA Paranormal Romance arena.

The story follows Toni in her job as a night ER doctor. She is coming out of a bad relationship when a hunky new male nurse joins the ER team. He's mysterious, never seems to eat, moves incredibly fast, and has an immediate attraction to Toni. His secrets are revealed quickly in this short book. But as it turns out, Toni has secrets even she is unaware of.

Lola James' writing isn't bad; but it also isn't complex. The light writing style and the depth of the characters are what made this book seem YA to me. That might not have been the intent, but I think Bound to Remember is a good entertaining read for a younger audience.

There were sections that felt borrowed from other stories, especially all the hunks walking around Toni's ER. I felt like I was reading an episode of Greys Anatomy in a few scenes.

The best part of this book was the Greek mythology sprinkled in and used as a twist ending. It was delightfully surprising to have a different paranormal element show up.

I recommend reading this book with some good strong Greek coffee - Small, sweet, and just enough punch to have you looking forward to the next hit.

Reviewed by
Brewed Bohemian

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