Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 10/10/2011
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Apocalyptic/dystopian, BDSM, Gay Romance, Paranormal
Todd and Nick Ruger have settled into their life and work, the master/slave bond in New Colorado tying them together in a sacred rite of service, protection, and—in their case—love. But out of the blue, Todd receives a letter from the vice-chancellor of New Colorado threatening their bond, demanding ownership of Nick under eminent domain.
It turns out Vice-Chancellor Clarke desperately needs the help of the sentries, especially Nick, to investigate a problem involving the Chancellor. With New Colorado on the verge of war with West Caldera, a rift in the government would be disastrous. Todd and Nick agree to help, and Nick enters the orphan slave compound while Todd joins the Estate security force.
They don’t expect the danger they discover. Now the target of an unimaginable threat, Nick and Todd will face terrors that lead to murder, imprisonment, and the threat of separation forever as the hopeless battle escalates into full-scale war.
Together Bound is the second book in the Sentries series, and it once again follows sentry Todd and his slave Nick. It is a good story with a stormy atmosphere, although with maybe a little too much sex.
I really liked Todd. He was strong and loving. I wanted to like Nick but I found him a little weak at times and I thought his insecurities after being with Todd for almost two years off putting. There was a lack of communication on his part that led to issues. I know this was used for effect and drama in the book but it is a pet peeve of mine.
We see more of the slave culture and different aspects of how it works, which was interesting. The paranormal aspect was inventive and frightening. The bad guy was easy to hate.
On the whole, it was an enjoyable book.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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