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Unchained (Blood Bond Vol 1)
Dante Gabriel finds out how relationships work. Erin Hamilton is still helping people – she has a real compassion. By the time you get to the end of chapter two you’ll realize that this is a saga that needs to be read in order – events that have happened previous to this.
I was happy to see that I’m able to continue my Blood Bond soap opera. It’s a series where the books are short, which is good for me. Now that the weather is changing that means more yard work. Since I can get this finished in just a couple of hours, it leaves me plenty of time to get some other things done.
This story continues to tease me with the continuing connection between the main characters. Dante is conflicted about how to handle things. And so is Erin. The secondary characters stay mostly in the background with this one. It lets us really get to know how Dante and Erin are working at being a couple. I’m invested in this series now and there’s no way I can stop here.
Erin lets us see the ending – even though here it’s the beginning. It’s the story that takes Erin and Dante to the next level. These are short stories and thank goodness for that. Once I read the first sentence I was hooked. It feeds a need that I’ve had since high school.
Our author goes a little further with her storyline here. There’s a mystery that was hinted at in previous books and it needs to be solved. Some of you may already have some ideas but I’m clueless when it comes to things like this. And that’s one reason why I have to keep reading. If I was one of those that could so easily solve something than I might not carry on to see where this author was taking her readers.
Our main characters are really taking over here but the secondary characters are still important. They help to move the story along as well as adding to the question, “who?” It’s all one big puzzle and we, or is it them, have to figure out how all the pieces fit. Especially when what may be an important piece comes through. But the ending doesn’t help except for the fact that I have a real need to continue.
This book starts with a mystery that has yet to be solved. It’s the driving force for this story. Even though Erin and Dante become more intimate here, we are pulled deeper into a mystery that starts with Dante but weaves itself into Erin’s world.
One of our secondary characters has returned to add to the mystery. And our author had added in a new character. We’ll just have to wait and see if he helps toward a solution or if just add to what has yet to be solved.
One thing that is certain is that our author is not done with us yet. That makes me very happy. I like a story where there’s more going on than just watching a relationship develop between our main characters. It was also nice to see that Erin has a hard time processing some of what’s going on. On the other hand, she’s pretty sure about others. But the ending gives me not one but two more mysteries to add to the mix. I can’t wait for more. This author has to know she has me hooked – my old Dark Shadows obsession just may have been replaced.
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