Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: Unbreakable Bond by Jess Bryant (@Jess_Bry)

Unbreakable Bond
Author: Jess Bryant
Release Date: May 13, 2018
Publisher: Blue Lemon Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Author

Sometimes fate gets it all wrong.

Zoey Kent has lived with that fact ever since she turned eighteen and learned that the man she loved could never be hers. He’s a born shifter, a wolf, and she’s a mere human. Fate doesn’t care if on paper they’re a perfect pair. She isn’t his fated mate and she’s resigned herself to the knowledge that someday, she’ll have to watch Michael mate with another. It’s never crossed her mind that there might be someone else out there for her, that she would be the one to mate another, to choose another over everything she’s ever known or wanted.

Sometimes fate gets it all right.

Rafe Hudson left his pack behind years ago. Physically and mentally scarred from an attack that left his parents and twin dead, he walked away from his responsibilities as Alpha. He never intended to return but lone wolf or not, he can’t leave Michael open to an attack he’s learned is coming for his only brother. What he didn’t know was that going home would mean scenting his mate, the one person in the world that could make him whole again, that could give him everything he thought he’d lost. His pack, his home and his family.

But fate always has a plan.

There’s no way Michael’s brother is her future, is there? Just like there’s no way that the girl his brother has loved since they were kids, was always meant to be his, right?

Only fate knows why they were brought together but there is one thing for sure, the sparks between Zoey and Rafe are undeniable. The bond between them is unbreakable. And together… they’ll change the face of the pack forever.

It's not always easy to pull off insta-love, but Jess Bryant did a good job of making it believable.

The best part of UNBREAKABLE BOND was that I really WANTED Zoey and Rafe to have their happily ever after. It was very easy to like both of the main characters and root for them to work out. I enjoyed witnessing their bond grow and the romance was super hot, so be ready for some steamy scenes.

Now for a few not so awesome things. UNBREAKABLE BOND was a solid 4 for about 60% of the story, but then a few things started to stick out. For one, Raf seemed to become a little bit of a whiny butt head for a bit and it was a total turn off for me. There is alpha male protectiveness, but this was a bit much at a few points. The other thing was the over use of terms of endearment. My mate. My heart. My soul. My life. Love of my life. My fate. My man. My woman.. OK I might be exaggerating a little bit, but there were many instances where 3-4 of these worlds would be used back to back in the same sentence—multiple times—in a 3 page span. It became annoying and ruined the flow of quite a few scenes.

After finishing UNBREAKABLE BOND I wanted to know what would happen next. I immediately dove into Michael's story, UNBELIEVABLE FAITH.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.