Forbidden Bonds by Lexi C. Foss
I was honored to be able to edit Lexi’s newest book. Here is my honest review.
This is book 2 in the Immortal Curse Series, which features Tom and Amelia who were in book 1. Tom is being punished by his father to babysit Amelia at his families cabin in the woods. He’s supposed to keep her prisoner, but Tom conveniences Amelia that the chocked she wears not only dims her powers but will also detonate if she goes further than two miles away from the cabin, just to keep her from running. These two should be mortal enemies but Tom starts to realize the mission his father is on, isn’t exactly what it appears to be. Tom starts to tank on his own which causes him to soften to Amelia. Amelia is in a dram, more like a terrible nightmare, but when Tom starts to give her these liberties she’s causes because she knows at any moment she could be back in the cell she once lived in. She doesn’t allow herself to get comfortable, but Tom is kind of nice to her, and she starts to form a plan to get away. She just needs to get stronger and wait for the perfect moment. Can these two enemies truly find love for each other in such conditions?
The characters are incredibly developed. You start by hating Tom, and end up loving him. You think Amelia might have a Stockholm syndrome but later re-evaluate because of the bond these two form, and by Tom’s actions.
This is a paranormal romance novel but honestly that is such a small part of the story, that it’s a side plot. The really focus is about these two unlikely people and their personal growth that leads them to their connection.
While this book could be read as a stand alone because Lexi gives enough details, I would strongly recommend reading book 1, Blood Laws.
I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!