Bond with Me by Anne Marsh
- paranormal, romance, thriller -
reviewed by Tara SG
Book Order (Fallen)
- Bond with Me * * *
- His Dark Mark (April 2011)
Author’s Website : www.annemarsh.wordpress.com
Author’s Twitter : @sexygoblins
Amazon : paperback (available July 2011) / eBook ($5.59)
Add To Your GoodReads TBR List (13 ratings : 3.77 avg)
In Six Words:
dark and sinister. sexy and romantic.
Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?
I was looking for something a little dark/sexy and I’ve been having a terriblecase of Shiny Book Syndrome. So when this caught my eye, I went ahead and read it. I was surprised to enjoy it as much as I did. It was a grittier story set in a dystopian future where paranormal creatures are out in the open and people literally trade their souls for favors. I liked the mythology, but it wasn’t overly original now that fallen angels are the new vampire. I enjoyed getting to see the villain’s POV (this also seems popular lately, but was well done). The bad guy(s) are evil. No blurring the lines. No glossing over the disturbing things they enjoyed. I think this worked really well for this story. It was a nice contrast from how good the female lead was.
The characters were fun, but I didn’t grow overly attached to them. Mischka is nice, proper, and always does things by the book. She had an apartment decorated in all whites and creams. However, she wants to get crazy and wild, but doesn’t know how to break out of her shell. Enter sexy goblin Brends. Brends has no issues with being bad. He’s a fallen angel and temptation is all part of the job. He also doesn’t understand his obsession with Mischka. That doesn’t stop him from using her to help him catch the guy who killed his friend… at least she’s being helped too, right?
The book was sexy and a touch romantic. The side story between Pell and Dathan didn’t take away from the main characters and was a sweet edition. I wouldn’t have minded seeing more of them. Overall, I’m glad I picked up the series and I’ll be looking for more by the author.
Fallen angels… They rule Moscow’s seedy underworld, promising untold pleasure to the females who dare to mate them. That promise – and Brends Duranov’s own raw sexual power – has hopefuls mobbing the velvet rope outside his elite club G2’s.
But Mischka Baran has no intention of hooking up with one of the Fallen. Not even after Brends gives her an unforgettable taste of the sin and seduction he can deliver with those wicked lips. She’s after information, not a stint as some Goblin’s toy of the month. What she doesn’t know is that with a sadistic killer carving up his brethren, Brends is playing for keeps, hunting the one woman whose bloodline can end the mayhem, whose bond can restore his lost wings.
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