Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Trusted Bond (Change of Heart #2) by Mary Calmes

Trusted Bond is the second book in the Change of Heart series.  What a great book.  Here's the Goodreads blurb:

Jin Rayne is having trouble adjusting to the new life he’s supposed to love. Instead of adapting to being the mate of tribe leader Logan Church, Jin can't get past the fact that his lover was straight before they met. He's discovered the joy in belonging to Logan but fears his new life could disappear at a moment’s notice, despite Logan's insistence that they are forever, end of story. Jin wants to trust Logan, but that desire will be put to the test both by a rival tribe leader and by a startling revelation about Jin's existence. At stake is Jin's life and his place in the tribe. If he's going to survive to see Logan again, he'll have to release his fear and freely accept the bond, for only then can he truly trust.
Jin is put through so many crazy things in this book but in the end he comes out stronger and with a better grasp on his feelings.  It's amazing how strong he is.  He is not a character to be taken lightly.  I love that about him.  He defies stereotypes and expectations.  Jin's journey takes him to some crazy places like a dungeon and a huge mansion in Egypt.  I loved that the story really focused on Jin and his journey through all the awful to this place where he comes to realize how he fits into the puzzle that is his life and his tribe.  I loved it.  Logan isn't in all of the book but he shines when we do see him.  The time spent in Egypt also gives us tons of information about the world and culture of the wereleopards.  It was fascinating.  I really don't know how to describe this story other than amazing.  I loved every moment of this book and I've read it twice through.  It blows my mind how emotional the writing is.  When Jin is hurt, it breaks your heart and you can feel the love between Jin and Logan just pouring off the page.  It's fantastic.  I really hope all readers of adult paranormal give this series a try.  It's just lovely.

You can find Mary on her blog and you can find more of her work on her author page on the Dreamspinner Press website.  Click here to find the Change of Heart series on Goodreads.  Trusted Bond earns 5 Fairies for a book that had me laughing, crying and screaming all the way through.

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