Blood-Bonded by Force (The Community Series #3) by Tracy Tappan
Released: March 6, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Suspense/Thriller
Publisher: B.Reed Publishing
Reviewed by Lena
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The Vârcolac warriors face their biggest challenge when one of the demented Topside Om Rău goes rogue and starts stealing Fey power, driving them all toward an Otherworld apocalypse.
With a single act of unspeakable cruelty, half-demon Pändra Parthen permanently binds herself to Vârcolac warrior Thomal Costache. Stuck together for life, the two enemies must find a way to live with what cannot be undone. As time apart from her ruthless father allows Pändra to uncover her true self, she tries to mend the breach with Thomal. But he is stalled in seething rage, troubled by an inner turmoil even deeper than the abuse he suffered at Pändra’s hands. To free Thomal, Pändra makes a perilous sacrifice…and lands herself in the demon town of Oţărât.
Half-Rău Big Nỵko Brun is the one man who has a slim hope of breaching Oţărât. But Nỵko took himself out of the hero business after failing the people he loves too many times. He even abandoned Faith Teague, the woman who was destined to be his mate. Left to fend for herself while her world crumbles around her, Faith also makes a sacrifice that traps her in the violent hell of Oţărât. Now the fate of both women rests on Nỵko’s enormous shoulders, but he can’t manage a rescue without Thomal’s help…and then only if the proud Vârcolac can somehow find room in his heart for his enemy.
**Content warning: not intended for gentle readers, this book contains profanity, violence, and intense adult situations.
This is the third installment of Tracy Tappan’s Community series and she does not disappoint. This like the other books was fast paced and fun to read. As with most paranormal romance stories, it can be easy to get lost in all the different worlds and species but Tracy makes it easy to follow along and enjoy the story and the action. She also did a great job of recapping the different characters and their storylines, which was always really helpful and added to the enjoyment.
Although some of the scenes were tough to take, they were necessary in order to appreciate how far the main characters Thomal and Faith had come to realize they were truly meant to be with each other. Their story was definitely one that I had never read but certainly enjoyed.
The other element of the story that I loved was the parallel story line amongst several of the characters. Although these worlds are very different from the one we live in they still have the same problems we do like sibling rivalry. Many of the characters spent most of the book trying to prove themselves as individuals no longer wanting to live under their sibling’s shadow. Being the youngest in my family, this theme struck close to home. This made this an unconventional paranormal romance. It was this added element that tugged at my heartstrings.
Blood-Bonded by Force is a great read with lots to offer.
Rating: 5 stars
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