For five years, Viktor Prakenskii has put his life on hold in order to take down the world’s most feared motorcycle club from the inside. But carrying out the insane violence and seeing the club’s exploitation of the innocent has brought his traumatic past roaring back. And there’s only one cure: to see the wife he left behind...
Blythe Daniels thought she’d never see Viktor again after he murdered her stepfather and left without a word. She rebuilt her life without him, becoming a personal trainer and physical therapist...becoming strong enough for others to lean on. But when Viktor comes back to Sea Haven, he’ll make Blythe question everything she thought she knew about good and evil—and the dark desires of the heart...
The last Prakenskii boy is coming to Sea Haven after five long lonely years without the woman who awakened his heart. Yet there's so much that has happened in those intervening years that Viktor will have a fight on his hands to win back Blythe. Blythe has survived loss and tragedy but there's still a fire burning in her, an anger that has never really been appeased. Now Victor is back but the secret life he has led is bringing danger into Blythe’s home but that's just the beginning of Blythe’s worries as it's clear Viktor is there to finish an undercover job; so why should she believe him after all this time?
Well, Bound Together is an ensemble piece and no mistake. Yes, there's a tightly written plot and yes, there's a steamy romance within these pages but I thought with so many characters it felt like a lesson in logistics! It was fun catching up with old friends and seeing what's happening in their lives now but all the new ones just had my head spinning.
I'm loving the new direction and all the delicious possibilities if Ms Feehan decides to flesh out her MC idea and note, their home would be close to Sea Haven which means old favourites could pop up now and then. Torpedo Ink is without a doubt an intriguing bunch so I look forward to reading more about them.
If you've enjoyed Ms Feehan's previous work, then you will have noticed her heroes are always domineering men who need to be in charge. Viktor is no different and is almost seen as the messiah by those of Torpedo Ink who follow him and indeed his road name is Czar! Around Blythe he is still a control freak but she's ready to slap him down. I did enjoy seeing them reconnect and thought their feelings were palpable but honestly, I'd have liked to see him work a lot harder for her understanding and forgiveness. Their intimate scenes happily do not dominate the book but the word intimate might not apply one hundred percent so you do need to read the book as it's quite humourous at times. I don't particularly associate this author with humour so this lighter touch worked very well.
My final thoughts are, there's lots going on as it hurtles to a climax. The new characters overshadowed a lot of the story which meant the romance for me whilst good, didn't completely direct the storyline.
I really enjoyed Bound Together but think it's high time Blythe gets a much bigger home!