March 14, 2012

Review: Trinity Bound by Carrie Ann Ryan

Title: Trinity Bound
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Publisher: Carrie Ann Ryan (Mar. 30th 2012)
Get it: Coming Soon!

NOTE: Book suited for mature readers, 18+, due to sexual situations and language.

Goodreads Synopsis
Hannah Lewis, a rare earth witch, is taken from the only life she’s ever known. Held against her will by a sadistic wolf, she almost gives up hope that she’d ever see her real life again. But as her fellow captive, a werewolf named Reed, tries to calm her fears, she begins to feel a spark of something she never thought she’d feel – love. But is Reed, alone, enough to get her out of this dark basement so she can move on with her life?

Reed Jamenson, the artist of a werewolf Pack of Alpha males, knows instinctually that Hannah is his mate. Thus, despite their imprisonment, he will do all to protect her and then worry about their hearts. But is he strong enough to find a way for both of them to escape? And why does he feel as though something else is missing?

Josh Kolb, an ex-military human, stumbles upon Reed and Hannah and finds he must trust this new world of supernatural beings to survive. But that desire will lead the three to a triangle of attraction that will test the boundaries they all possess and its consequences in defeating the enemy. Can they all trust one another to save themselves and life as they know it? Even at the cost of their own hearts?


NOTE: I received an eARC copy of Trinity Bound from the author.

**Trinity Bound is book 3 in the Redwood Pack series so be aware that this review may contain a spoiler or two if you haven't read book 2 yet.**

At the end of book two, Reed Jamenson is captured by the Central Pack, an enemy Pack to the Redwoods, and held prisoner. Their intended target, however, was Jasper, Reed's older brother and the Beta of the Pack. Reed finds himself chained to a wall next to a woman he's never met before but whom he is aware is his intended mate. Both Reed and Hannah feel a strong connection to one another but their main concern is figuring out how to escape. The problem is, the chains holding them are magically enhanced, thus making it impossible for either one of them to break free. That is until ex-Navy SEAL, Josh Kolb, a human with a special gift of his own, is able to locate them and help them escape. What Reed never would have expected, however, upon meeting Josh, is that Josh is also his mate.

I was thrilled to receive Trinity Bound from Carrie Ann. I was looking forward to reading more about the Jamenson family. Reed is the artist in the Pack, but he feels that he has no real purpose. The journey that Reed takes with his new-found mates does, to some degree, make him feel worthy to be apart of the Jamenson family and the Redwood Pack. Josh, he too has his insecurities but that's because of a life lived alone. His secret gift makes him choose a solitary life due to a painful past. So finding Reed and Hannah, despite his feelings towards them, he still isn't sure that a life with them can work. And Hannah, her world fell apart when she was taken by the Centrals.

I have to say that I found the banter between the characters in this book to be rather funny at times. And there were suspenseful parts that kept me on the edge of my seat, so to speak. I also enjoyed the romance between Reed, Hannah and Josh as well. What I really enjoyed was what Hannah was capable of doing with her power as an Earth Witch. That certainly made for some interesting confrontations.

Now one thing that sort of had me curious, and perhaps confused, was once Reed and Hannah were rescued from the Centrals, there is quite a long space of time (or so it felt that way) where it seemed as if nothing was being done. I mean, you'd think that Reed, at the very least, would want to retaliate against the Centrals for what they put him and Hannah (as well as Josh) through. But this time was used, instead, for the three of them to get to know each other. I'm not objecting to that at all, but I think maybe it was just drawn out a bit longer than necessary. I also found myself momentarily confused, at one point, because the story changes perspectives between the three main characters and it wasn't always obvious, right away, who's perspective I was reading.

Since the copy of Trinity Bound that I read is an advanced copy, I don't want to make too many judgements regarding errors that I came across, because those may be ironed out before the book is actually released later this month. But yes, there were some issues with spelling, punctuation and such. Even so, I still enjoyed the story!

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