Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia.
Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true motives reveal themselves, forcing Amelia to decide, yet again, how much she’s willing to sacrifice.
Will Aidan get to Amelia before it’s too late, or will the very power that sustains them keep them apart?
We met Amelia and Aiden and Micah and Bethany and a slew of others in Bound by Duty. In this second installment of the Bound Series, we pretty much pick up where we left off in that book. So that I don’t give spoilers of that book away, know that the last book was told by Amelia’s POV. In this one we’re given another POV. And in this one we learn a whole lot of the changes that he’s going through and how he’s coming into his own. See, it’s not just our girl Amelia that’s having to come to grips with who and what they are.
Honestly, it’s hard to tell who’s the villain and how’s the hero in this story. Because let’s face it, the villain IS the hero of their own story. What I do know is, there were some hair-raising moments. There were some moments where I’m practically screaming at my kindle “OH HECK NAW!” I will say that I picture Beth from the Walking Dead when I think of Bethany, only with more sass and a bigger southern drawl. This story continues with the first, so you could read them together and get an almost seamless story. There’s still the build to the major climax of the story, we’re getting more pieces of the puzzle. We’re learning new things all the time. I can’t wait to read Bound by Prophecy next in the series.
Ms. Smith continues with her world building and she’s adding a bunch of new stuff in there that’s keeping it fresh and exciting and meshes well with what she’s already established. I love how the two are prophesied to be together, but there was no insta-love and there was still the CHOICE to follow it or not. So would I recommend this book to anyone? I would, it’s a good book for anyone who’s in their upper teens on to old age. (whatever age that means for you!)
Stormy Smith calls Iowa’s capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her. She knew quickly that stories of fantasy were her favorite, and even as an adult gravitates toward paranormal stories in any form.
Writing a book had never been an aspiration, but suddenly the story was there and couldn’t be stopped. When she isn’t working on, or thinking about, her books, Stormy’s favorite places include bar patios, live music shows, her yoga mat or anywhere she can relax with her husband or girlfriends.
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