La Crimson Femme
Review: Bound by Sophie Oak
★★★★★ @AuthorSophieOak @authorlexiblake
This past few months, I have been able to return to my love of reading. Writing the reviews are a necessary evil - hah. Since my kindle is limited with space, I actively started clearing the books off. Ones I have read and reviewed were removed. Ones that I read and didn't review, I moved to a separate collection in the cloud. Then I found a few books I didn't even realize I owned. Yes, this trilogy I have always wanted to read was patiently waiting for me to pick it up. So I made the mistake I always make when I read Ms. Oak/Ms. Blake, I started it at night before I went to sleep. Because surely, I can read a few chapters and finish it the next day.
In the wee morning, blurry eyed, I'm on a huge adrenaline rush as pieces to a puzzle come crashing down and fit together in my head. I had JUST read "Stealing Summer" by Lexi Blake. This is in the same bloody world! If I had read this series before I read Stealing Summer, I may have enjoyed Stealing Summer even more. But then again, maybe reading Stealing Summer is what made this book even more enjoyable for me. I'm so conflicted in which way would have been the best. In the end, it does not matter because I loved this book.
The story threw me for a loop when I first started. There is no slow introduction and setting the stage. Since it is a Sophie Oak book, I don't read the blurb, I just read it. So to my confusion, Megan Starke is somehow kidnapped and I'm not sure what is going on. I feel like I tumbled down a rabbit hole and I have no idea what is going on. Quickly it becomes apparent that something is amiss... we aren't in Kansas anymore...
I love how Ms. Oak blends the different worlds/realties in this book. I also adore the characters - Beckett and Cian. These twins and how they function are well designed and matches up to Megan so well. Seeing the same character in an alternate universe is a bit eerie yet intriguing. I can't say enough of this book except that I suffered a huge book hangover and immediately dove into the next book.
This paranormal romance is highly recommended to fae and menage lovers.