Review: Bound by Forever by S. Young

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Review: Bound by Forever by S. Young
Bound by Forever
Book Info

Released: November 17th 2020
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: True Immortality #3
Pages: 388

“Sadly just a tad flat for me, even though I still liked it.”

~ Under the Covers

I’m sitting here struggling. First because I think this series has so much potential and I feel like it’s always just a bit short of hitting it off the park. And this book in particular I really wanted to like. I really did. That’s not to say it’s not good, but could’ve been so much better.

BOUND BY FOREVER is the romance between a fae with the ability to see the future and the shifter bodyguard that is assigned to protect her from a group of witches that want to get rid of her. This story has action and a great overarching plot that we see developed more and more throughout each book in the series. All that good!

If you are looking for a paranormal book that will cure the wanderlust you’re feeling, then this whole series is a good one for that as each book will usually take you to different countries. The hero is Japanese and my favorite thing about reading this book was the fact that a good part of this book is set in Japan and we get to explore not only the place but the culture with our characters. I loved seeing that!

This is an opposites attract story. Kiyo is broody and grumpy and Niamh is a bit more reckless and cheerful. They both have gone through a lot and I really liked exploring both of their backstories in this book. However, I think maybe there was a bit too much development for individual characters and the overarching plot and the romance was left a bit to the side. This is definitely a slow burn but it was almost a fight for these two to accept their bond. I think that dragged on too long for me. But then again, I’m not a big fan of slow burn in general.

And on another positive note, I absolutely adored how S. Young brought everything full circle with Kiyo and his past. I don’t want to spoil it but his connection to another character in the series made me a bit emotional and was probably one of my favorite scenes of the whole book.

While I love the concept of this series, and I’ll certainly be reading the fourth and final book to see how this all turns out, I think there’s a little spark that is continuingly missing in these to bring them to the next level. And BOUND BY FOREVER was just like that. Sadly just a tad flat for me, even though I still liked it.

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About Samantha Young

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has sold in twenty-five countries.

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