Thursday, 23 October 2014

Mandy Lou Dowson - Bound by Fate

*This book contains adult situations, scenes of erotica and mild horror 
** Review by Susan

From Author Mandy Lou Dowson comes a brand new series jam-packed with the type of characters that readers everywhere are falling in love with.

Moon Bound Series novels, where the Weres are hot, the intrigue deep, and the mystery thick. Follow the pack as they find love in unlikely places, and find themselves in the process. Book One in the series follows Beth, the only un-mated pure-bred female in the Loam Floor pack -- a witty, young female, hell-bent on making her own way in life. Join her as she uncovers a secret from her past that could destroy everything she loves.

Giving her Guardian the slip has never been a problem for Beth. Even for a wolf, she is wicked fast and almost impossible to track. Then she meets Gareth, her new Guardian. Gareth is ruggedly handsome, unfailingly stubborn, and seems determined to sniff Beth out, no matter where she runs. 
After a disastrous night of passion with Gareth, Beth has no choice but to put herself forward for mating. Although, it's not just Gareth that has his eye on this female. Donovan, a wolf from a neighboring pack , has his own reasons for wanting this she-wolf, and when Beth makes the wrong choice, she finds out exactly what happens when you're "thrown to the wolves". 
Secrets are revealed and choices are made. Will love conquer all, or destroy everything Beth has ever known?

"Bound by Fate" is Mandy's first book in the "Moon Bound Series" and well it's simply amazing.  I can't say I've ever read a book about werewolves before.  Am I a team Jacob fan in regards to Twilight?  Yes I am....equally on Edwards side too though!  But this book had me wrapped round its little finger from the word go.

The maternal instinct of a rogue warewolf when threatened and the life of her cubs hanging in the balance? My heart was in my mouth from that first page and it never left there for the duration.  
Beth is our main female character and we see her as a young (unmated) female in her pack and see her being mischievous and cheeky (heck it's why I love her!).  When a romance threatens her virtue a decision is taken to give her a mating ceremony a little earlier than first planned.  Being part human & warewolf (and a purebred warewolf at that!) she would be in high demand and not just to the unmated males she knew! Could her new mate bring an end to a long running feud? Would Beth find herself one true mate?!

I honestly didn't know what to expect or to feel anywhere near the love I did for Beth and her heartache throughout the story but I did. There are various times she was against some horrid decisions but came through it and still managed to find herself happiness.  Only through these situations did she find out the truth about her past and truly understand where she "truly" belongs and who she is "bound by fate" to. 

Her characters are all wonderful and unlike some books where I struggle to keep up with the different people involved I fell head over heels with them (well most of them!). 

An awe inspiring read and I am so excited for the next book in the series.  It really is another five star read and I guarantee you will love it! 

You can keep in touch with Mandy and news about her books on her Facebook or Twitter

Get your copy of Bound by Fate here (UK) or here (US).

I was sent a copy of this book to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

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