Monday, November 14, 2011

Together Bound

Title: Together Bound
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-61372-159-9
Genre: {M/M}, Science Fiction, Sequel
Rating:  4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Todd and Nick have been together as master and slave, but more importantly mates, for over a year.  Their work as sentries keeps them busy so the men have learned to enjoy their down time.  When Todd receives a letter from the Vice Chancellor regarding Nick’s ownership, their life together changes in ways they do not see coming. 

Together Bound is the sequel to Marked Yours by author Elizabeth Noble.  The story picks up several months after the end of the first story, and while the author does do a little history building in the beginning, it is necessary to read the books in order so that you have a solid grasp about what is going on. 

The main characters, Todd and Nick, are as engaging as ever.  In no time, I found myself pulled back into their world, watching as the drama around them unfolded.  The connection between the men is stronger than ever and while the sex scenes between them will heat up the page, it is the subplot that will hold the reader’s attention.  The Vice Chancellor has called the men in for help and while Todd does not approve of the way the man asked, he does understand the reason for the secrecy.  As the two men go into a government run orphan slave compound, their lives and relationship will be tested.  Both Todd and Nick must face an enemy that has the power to tear them apart.  The emotions they go through, due to this latest assignment, are easy to understand, yet, at times I wondered if the author was planning on waiting for the next book before the air between Todd and Nick was cleared.

Although Together Bound does not end on a cliff hanger, it does leave a clear opening for a third book, and I can’t wait to see what these two will find themselves involved in next.

1 comment:

elizabeth noble said...

Thank you for the kind words and review.