Thursday, January 28, 2016

Release Day Blitz + Review + Giveaway: Bound to Fate (Bound #1) by Kiru Taye


Title: Bound to Fate 
Series: Bound #1
Author: Kiru Taye
Genre: New Adult, Suspense Romance
Publish Date: January 28, 2016
Review Source: eARC provided by Author for an honest review.

Lara Johnson is coping with the emotional scars of losing both parents in a tragic incident and facing the challenges of starting a new school. Getting involved in a relationship isn't on her priority list. Certainly not this illicit desire for a man, who demands the best from her, yet leaves her breathless in his presence.

All Ike Thomas wants to do is to keep out of trouble and get through the one year internship required for his degree program. But trouble finds him, in the form of an intelligent and brave girl who turns his world upside down. Falling in love is forbidden. So why does it feel so right?

A love like theirs cannot be denied. But catastrophe lies in wait and one night changes their lives forever.

Bound to Fate is a story about surviving tragedy, forgiveness, and the overwhelming love that pulls through against the odds.
Content warning: This book contains scenes that might be triggering for some readers.

Hands down, one of the best books I have read in a while.  I don't usually like New Adult books so when I decided to review Bound to Fate I was already on guard.  Turns out there was no reason to be.
The Heroine, Lara Johnson, is timid in the beginning.  She's a bit naive.  She's damaged, having lost both of her parents, forcing her and her younger sister, Lola, into the custody of their Aunt. She's also only seventeen when the story starts.

Our Hero, Ike Thomas or Mr. Thomas when the book opens is only twenty-one years old.  He's a University student on a placement as a teacher at the Hillcrest school where Lara joins class after the start of the year.  He takes a shine to the new girl in class, knowing they have a huge mid-term coming up and she's got one week to learn six weeks worth of material.  He quickly learns she's just as damaged as him.  But he's her teacher.  Therein as they say lies the rub.

Kiru Taye is an incredible suspense writer.  This is my first novel by this amazing talent of an author and it sure won't be my last if they are anything like this one.  The suspense is beautifully written, keeping you glued to your seat.  I can't tell you the last time I read a book in less than two days.  I simply don't have the time but I made time for this one and you should to.

I won't give much more away except to tell you that if it's heat you want, you'll get it.  Ike and Lara have passion and heat in both their anger and their draw toward one another.  It's enough to make you fan yourself and keep you begging for more.

I can't wait for Bound to Ransom coming out in March!  I'm not sure I'll be able to wait that long, need it now!

Highly Recommended!

Lara stood in the middle undoing her shirt, her fingers working buttons through each hole in a slow, methodical manner.
Ike stilled at the
threshold, hesitant to cross the invisible line both physically and mentally. Compelled, he couldn’t look away, each of her actions mesmerising. She removed her shirt, tossing it on the bed, revealing the sexy black balconette bra. Moving her hands to her back, she undid the zip to her skirt.
The sound had his heart rate escalating, the rush of blood thundering in his ears.
He’d seen her bare skin before although he’d never seen her fully naked. He shouldn’t be looking at her. Any decent man would’ve turned his back to her or even returned to the living room. He did neither.
Her skirt slid down her hips, past a black lace thong that presented her bum cheeks to him as she leaned over to pull the skirt from her legs.
All the blood in his body rushed south and his dick hardened. Painfully.
She straightened and turned around. He’d never seen her this bare before. His breath caught. She was beautiful. Slimmer than he remembered, but still beautiful.
“You’re still here,” she said as she walked over to the wardrobe.
Her tone had held no surprise. In fact, the corner of her mouth was curled in a teasing smile as if she’d know he was watching her all along.
His cheeks heated. A lump lodged in his throat so he coughed. “I’m sorry but I couldn’t look away.”
“I don’t mind. I like you watching me.” She pushed the left bra strap down her arm, then repeated the action with the right one. Then she reached behind and unclipped it. It hung loose down her arms and midriff, revealing full, firm breasts, areoles like discs and nipples as hard as bullets.
“You do?” He made a conscious effort to look away from temptation before him, up to her face.
“Yes.” She flung the bra over a chair and hooked her thumbs into the tiny straps of her thong. “I think you’re a very sexy man. I’ve always thought so. Always wanted you.”
She slipped the thong down her legs and flung it aside, too.
“You have...” He lost his train of thought as he stared at her naked body. As if he wasn’t painfully hard before. He swelled again.
He met her gaze again. No shyness there. She wasn’t ashamed of her nakedness. She sat on the bed and pushed back until her head lay on the pillow. Then, her thighs fell apart, showing her glistening pussy.
“Can you see how much I want you?” she said in a low voice.

Kiru is the award winning author of His Treasure. She writes sensual and passionate multicultural romance stories set mostly in Africa. When she's not writing you can find her either immersed in a good book or catching up with friends and family. She currently lives in the South of England with her husband and three children.



1 comment:

  1. You totally made my day. Thank you for an awesome review.