Review: Trusted Bond

Title: Trusted Bond
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: Change of Heart #2
Release Date: December 10, 2010
Genre: Romance, Adult 18+, Shifter, M/M
Pages: 276
Source: NetGalley

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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.

My Thoughts

Trusted Bond  is the continuing story of Jin Rayne, the Reah of the Mafdet tribe, and Logan Church, the Semel-re of the tribe and his ‘true mate.’

From page one you see Jin up to his usual misadventures, hiding from his mate in a strange attempt to protect his own attackers. Jin’s just like that, can’t stand to see others hurt, especially if it’s over him. Very soon though the real danger appears in the form of an ex-love that decides that kidnapping and torturing a Reah is a good idea. Even escape does not make things right for poor Jin though as the greatest of all Semel manages to get his power hunger paws into Jin and holds him captive.

But all Jin wants is Logan. All Logan wants is to find and get back Jin. This should not be so hard even in Egypt!

I have yet to be disappointed by a Mary Calmes story as they are always passionate, engaging, H.O.T, and sweet. It’s a hard combo for so many authors yet she has truly mastered her writings. I found myself happy, scared, repulsed, angry, excited, and just plain sappy, throughout Trusted Bond. This book is part of a series and to fully enjoy it you do need to read Change of Heart first.

Jin and Logan are two of my favourite were-characters of all time and Mary’s amazing ability to show their erotic yet soul searing love for each other puts her in a special place as an author and on my bookshelf!  I recommend this book to any that love M/M erotic books but where the story is really the focus and the sex supports, not rules, the book or characters.

My Rating

About the Author

Mary Calmes currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, with her husband and two children and hopes to eventually move off the rock to a place where her children can experience fall and even winter. She graduated from the University of the Pacific (ironic) in Stockton, California, with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She works at a copy store but has been unable to incorporate that into a book… yet. She also buys way too many books on Amazon.

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