Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves Trilogy, #1)
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Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves Trilogy #1)

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Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything...more
Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Published (first published March 3rd 2011)
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Samantha Young
OMG. This self-published novel has completely taken me by surprise. Not only is it well-written, entertaining and somewhat addictive, but it's driven at the helm by a dry-voiced narrator called Scout, who you can't help but love. The characters in Destiny Binds are amazingly well-rounded, the shifter mythology incredibly believable, and the romance one of the best I've read in YA indie. OK, so admittedly there isn't as much action in this novel as other YA paranormal but the dialogue and the cha...more
Woah. Seriously. Dude, where did this book come from, and please tell me there are more on the way. This was one of the best YA paranormal books I've ever read. The fact that it's self-published just blows my mind.

I've been sitting here, trying to come up with a coherent review of why I loved this book so much, but I keep getting sucked back into the story. I'll just have to post some highlights:

- I loved all the characters, especially Scout. I sympathized with her, I loved her voice, found mys...more
Joy (joyous reads)
Wonderful start.

Disappointing end.

Love triangle hell.


I was truthfully enjoying this book right up to the last few pages. Despite all the editing mishaps, it had me giggling at a smarty-pants heroine who can talk and walk smack with the rest of them. And at one point, I thought, wow another Indie gold! I can't believe I waited so long to read this book. Then everything fell apart. The sad thing is, it happened toward the end.

This book is your typical werewolf s...more
Tammy Blackwell
Mar 06, 2011 Tammy Blackwell added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hot boys! Supernatural creatures! Betty White sans clothing!*

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*Please note: Betty White does not actually appear naked in this book.
Abbi Glines
I thought I was done when it came to reading books about shifters... Boy was I wrong! This book is unique, the main character's "voice" is great, and I loved the spin on the shifting world. Honestly it's better than many traditionally pubbed shifter books I've read.
Annie Brewer
Well holy shit this sucks!!!! I loved this book...probably the best wolf series to date. However...*sniff sniff * I can't get over this. My heart is in pieces right now just as I thought it would be. Jase and Charlie...WHY???? How. Could. You.????? *SOB SOB* I'm so pissed right now! Fuck my head hurts and I'm in pain....oh God Alex...noooooooooooooo. I need time to heal. My heart is shattered and I need time to get over this ending. I love Scout. She's such a strong and noble heroine and I feel...more
An absolutely fantastic series. Great characters, great plot, great romance and werewolves, always a plus for me.

Scout is an awesome mc. I loved her after just a few pages, and she just got better throughout the book, her character grew so much. She looks odd. She has white, white blonde hair, extremely pale skin and eyes the colour of ice chips, which gets her a lot of negative attention. But this doesn't bother her, she takes it all in her stride and gets on with it. She's snarky and sarcasti...more
Meg Hawkins
Taking a much-loved genre and reworking it--in a way that is both innovative and amusing--is both very difficult, and highly in demand (especially in young adult literature). You've seen it in fairy-tale retellings (ever since Robin McKinley kicked things off); now, get ready to see it in Supernatural Romance.

Supernatural Romance has its structure (normal teen meets mysterious teen, discovers magic, enter third party--for the purposes of a love-triangle), just as Fairytale does (prince/princess,...more
What the F*ck! So this book was disappointing.

I went into thinking that the MC (Scout) was going to find out she had some Seer abilities but the whole book was about her love triangle. Such a let down. I am hoping that the second book will actually address why she was so important to everyone and hopefully make her a worthy strong character. I was also a little disappointed that Blackwell did not give much explanation about the whole supernatural world. I wanted more information on the Shifters...more
So my friend and co-worker wrote this, so my giving four stars to it reeks of sucking-up-ism, or just-being-nice-ism, or I-had-to-do-it-or-else-it's-gonna-be-super-uncomfortable-around-the-watercooler-ism. But the book is actually really good! No, seriously. The best part to me is the depiction of the setting. Perhaps I am biased since it is where I live, but you don't find all that many books that even attempt to depict a modern day rural Southern town, much less do it in a way that isn't eithe...more
OH MY GOD I am crying right now and I can't think of what to write...this story absolutely crushed me!!! Honestly, without a doubt, ripped my heart out and shredded it to pieces. God, Tammy Blackwell why did you do this to me??!! I absolutely LOVED this story, with Scout's spunky attitude and quick tongue, the unbelievably sexy and sweet Alex, the mystery and intrigue behind all of the secrets hidden from Scout...everything was just right for the perfect fantasy! I was flying through the pages o...more
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! I started this book this morning and I made every effort possible to finish it today. I could not put it down. This book is utterly amazing and so enthralling I can not understand why I never read it earlier. I think I may just have found my favourite book on Wolves/Shifters! It's brilliant, witty, funny, exciting, enticing, imaginative, sweet, lovely, genuine and heartfelt. The story is about a girl named Scout aka Harper Donovan, her step brother Jase, his cousin Charlie...more
Jane Stewart
4 ½ stars. She made me laugh – a lot. I rounded down to 4 stars because I disliked the cliffhanger ending.

This is told in first person by Scout, a high school senior, valedictorian. She considers herself odd looking. Alex and his older brother move to town. Alex is a senior and gorgeous. He stares at Scout. Scout’s stepbrother Jase hates Alex for some unknown reason and tells Scout to avoid him. She tries to avoid him, but it’s hard because they have classes and school activities tog...more
If I could sum up my feelings on this book in one word, it would probably be "disappointment". Not that this book is bad, precisely, but because it had potential to be so much more than it was, only to take a turn for the Twilight about halfway through.

Mechanically, this book is excellent. The protagonist's voice is funny without being flippant, and there aren't any grammatical errors to be found. (Considering I picked this book up for $.99 off Amazon, I thought this should be mentioned.)

I actua...more
Wow ....... Shocker!!!
I was going to give this book 3 stars but i then changed my mind to the 4 stars simply because it kept me wanting more and i was fully involved in the story :-)
Scout was hilarious especially her banter, she was very quick witted and i love a book that will make me laugh out loud (had some weird looks off my partner for my outbursts lol). Loved the way she did not completly 'um n ar' about her choices which most female characters do in YA books with a love triangle. I liked...more
Jan 04, 2012 Daphne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favorite-books, were
This book was FANTASTIC, AMAZING, just like a lala song.

Tammy Blackwell did a super job putting together a story of shapeshifters, seers, love triangle, sassy attitudes and heartbreak.

Lets begin with Scout she is a senior in High School, clever, witty, and definitely speaks her mind. She has a wonderful family and best friend, everything is chipper until her fateful meet with Alex.

Scout felt the stares from Alex especially his brother Liam and once she mentioned it to her brother there was an a...more
I can't even say how much of a pleasant surprise this book was. I absolutely loved the voice of the heroine, Scout. Scout is a strong, funny and sarcastic girl. I loved her right from the beginning. The book was filled with her funny, witty, snarky, etc. remarks. I literally laughed out loud at so many points in the book, not something you can usually say about a "shifter" book. I also love the fact the the ending comes as a surprise - at least it did to me. I am looking forward to the remaining...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Not normally the biggest fan of shifters, but this really sucked me in, I liked most of the characters and the ones I didn't I wasn't supposed to so that worked out well LOL

I actually LOL'd a few times...and in public too if you don't mind!

Will definitely be continuing on with this series :)
Can't believe I left this on my kindle for so long unread!!!! So silly.
3.5 stars

I feel cheated. I’d heard some kickass things about this book – Scout’s ninja skills, a love triangle which I say I hate but really love, a roaring plot and something about Shifters? All of the above featured in the first half, in fact I was totally hooked within the first chapter and prepared to give the book 4 stars. Then the second half happened.

Scout went from cool, sarcastic, ass-kicking girl to this lovesick girl who hid really important things from her brother and best friends....more
What can I say about this novel... other than it's abso-FREAKIN-lutely amazing. I could literally could not put this book down, I devoured it in a day, even resorting to eat my dinner while holding my kindle, and carrying it through the house. Tammy Blackwell builds these characters so beautifully, you will fall in love with each and every one of them. I cannot wait for the next one, so badly that I have been turned into a stalker for the writing, searching out a release date for the 2nd book,...more
Komal Kant
First of all, the main character, Scout, is witty and has great commentary on everything. She's the kind of MC you want in a book. She sounds and acts like a teenager, she has common sense and she asks the right questions. The supporting characters are all great too! There are two love interests, Alex and Charlie, but they're both written so amazingly well that I had a hard time deciding who I loved better. I also loved that Scout actually had two decent choices regarding her love life and that...more

There were so many things I loved about Destiny Binds. It was just one of those lovable books. You know, the kind you just can't read without unconsciously adding all the matching face expressions about how the characters must feel. Which meant that through most of this book ( that I read happily in a day) I was smiling, laughing, or just plain amused). I don't even know where to begin really. Maybe the characters. First and foremost Scout is the best heroine I h...more
I downloaded this ebook after reading such great reviews from readers, and I gotta say Im SO glad I did! I could not stop reading (though, of course I had to, to do my job at work). It was not slow moving like I'd read it was at first. I mean by the time I took notice of what chapter I was in, it was chapter 8! I totally loved it. From the beginning when Scout notices the mystery guy across the field staring at her, I was kinda hooked, obviously wanting to know more about the guy and his piercin...more
"John Davis smells like Play-Doh."

I don't know what exactly it is about that particular arrangement of words, but I'm adding it to my list of favorite opening lines.

Despite the distinction of being the very first character mentioned in this book, John Davis smelling like marla-or "Play-Doh", since I'm not sure whether it's marla to anyone outside of Ireland-is his only real bearing on the story. There the poor lamb is, trying to befriend the protagonist, while she-Scout-tries her best to "ditch...more
Rating : 4.5
“And thus began what I liked to think of as the Secret Relationship Game. The premise was very simple: The contestants were to have as much contact with the other player as humanly possible, while making sure everyone else believed them completely indifferent. The major plays included brief but meaningful eye contact; the accidentally-on-purpose brushing of fingers, arms, or any other reasonable body part; and an obsessive number of text messages, e-mails, and even old-fashioned, un...more
What a delight this turned out to be! Well-written, great story, with an ending that drove me straight to picking up the sequel. I highly recommend this as a quick, very enjoyable read!
K. Bird
4.5 stars, really.
I picked up Destiny Binds on the strength of a 5 star review from And boy was it worth the 99 cents- a bargain, really. I went into the book expecting a regular, old, YA paranormal romance with all the common tropes: girl likes mysterious new boy in town, girl realizes supernatural beings exist. Love triangle occurs.

And basically that's what happens in the small town of Timber, Kentucky to Scout (Her real name is Harper Lee). She and her stepbrother, Jase...more
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This book is in my top ten best read of this year! I really enjoyed this book! I didn't know what to expect, and I usually get ahead of myself and I end up predicting the climax of the story. This book was all but predictable, it left the reader guessing at every turn of the page! It was incredibly addicting! I really loved all the characters and I mean ALL! They each had unique personalities (not your typical cliche personalities)! There was depth in each of the characters and you got an idea w...more
I could probably fan-girl rave about this for quite a while...this book was AMAZING! Imagine me, looking for some cheap books to keep me entertained for a while and suddenly I find this beauty!
First of all, I love, love, love, LOVE that there is not insta-love. I mean yes, they fall in love pretty fast but in comparison to the other books I've read recently it was a stunningly long time. It was also great the the boy wasn't dark and intense, girls actually like happy guys too, ya know?? The fac...more
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