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Honored Vow (Change of Heart #3)

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,886 Ratings  ·  255 Reviews
Jin Rayne is still growing into his frightening new powers as a nekhene cat and his place as reah of Logan Church’s tribe when he learns that a sepat, an honor challenge, has been called. Logan, who has never wanted to do anything but lead his small-town tribe, must travel around the world to Mongolia and fight to become the most powerful leader in the werepanther world.

Paperback, 1st Edition, 290 pages
Published November 21st 2011 by Dreamspinner Press (first published November 20th 2011)
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Change of Heart by Mary CalmesWith Caution by J.L. LangleyWithout Reservations by J.L. LangleyDuck! by Kim DareTrusted Bond by Mary Calmes
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R * A Reader Obsessed *
Aug 10, 2016 R * A Reader Obsessed * rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
Wow. This is some serious shit here. If you thought Trusted Bond was out of its mind, this is beyond rational sense because for sure, this ain't your momma's shifter book.

Calmes has created something unique, never slowing the pace, never apologizing for the horrific stuff she puts Jin and Logan through. She's making a point, making everyone see the truth of this world she has created, and making them notice the absolute, antiquated absurdity of their culture.

Convoluted and frustrating, compelli
Jun 01, 2015 Otila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
When it comes to Mary Calmes, you just gotta say "Fuck it" and go with it.

I like this series. Sure, all the werepanther laws and rules and shit make no fucking sense and nobody knows them--except for Jin--unless it's convenient to the plot, even tho they all live and die by these rules so you'd think everyone in the werepanther world would learn them. Anyway, it doesn't matter. It's MC so I just go with it and enjoy the ridiculous entertainment and the hot, lubeless, fluttering hole sex.

Sep 27, 2015 Gigi rated it it was amazing
Jin Church!!!! Loved to FUCK out of this book. On to book 4! Thanks Sara and Jenni Lea!
Oct 16, 2015 Brendy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nh-shifters, mm
WARNING: I tried to be general, but it might have some spoiler...just saying!XD

This is hard for me to write, I’ve taken a break for some of my favorite series ‘cause I really didn’t want a book hangover… and adding to that I’m just barely getting myself into the whole M/M genre… It never even crossed my mind that one book… a fictional book that plays for us a kind of caveman world… or as one the characters said a barbaric world… could be able to make my heart pound, my eyes go teary, my mouth sm

Holy mother effing... everything.

There will be no way I can coherently review this.

It was too much.
It wasn't enough.
It was everything.
I will always want more.

This was richly beautiful and gorgeously brutal.

So much happened in this book and boy did it go to the dark side. I went to the dark side with it and never wanted characters to die bloody deaths by way of Mortal Combat and spines being ripped out through their mouths more than I did in this book.

This was bloody and had so many new la
Finished...I cannot stop crying...the end was so beautiful and bittersweet at the same time...this is hands down my favorite shifter book...the love I have for all those was one, pretty please??
Jessie Potts
Nov 28, 2011 Jessie Potts rated it it was amazing
Final Book for Jin and Logan

Ok for those of your freaking out about the title, while it may be the last (for now) for Jin and Logan it won't be the last for their world. The next book/s will focus on Domin and those who followed him.

On a side warning note this book is brutal. I mean Jin's story was always edgy and mixed with violence, but Mary Calmes takes it to a whole new level so if you're not ok with skinning, beatings, limbs being ripped off and Jin being whipped then don't even bother pick
Macky ~ Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews
I can honestly say that the Change Of Heart series has just got better and better as its progressed. This one started with a shock horror moment that not only had my heart pumping but almost broke it in two. Then when I had just come down from that heart stopping moment I was immediately sent head first without a safety helmet into a story filled with delicious intrigues, deception, treachery and twists and turns that had me glued to every intense minute of it!

OMG!! My heart took beating after

So, I didn't love this.

I think part of it might be that I have OD'd on Mary but the other part was that I can't wrap my head around how ridiculous Jin is.

Jin is basically the definition of 'too stupid to live' and this was made abundantly clear by about chapter 5. I just couldn't bring myself to care about him anymore, I was actually rooting for the bad guys on a couple of occasions and that's bad. I'm kind of over it now, but for realz, Jin is a fucking liability. And actually I judge
Michelle Fredette
Jan 18, 2013 Michelle Fredette rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First off, let me start by saying I really liked the first book. Loved it even. In the second book, there were character and plot issues that annoyed me, felt overdone, but I was okay with because she seemed to set up nicely for a third book. In addition, I always try to find a positive in anything I read, and I really tried for this book. But, boy was I wrong.

I got this book the day it came out, excited about where the story would be going and who she would decide to write about next. By the fi
4.5 Stars

Jin and I got off to a rocky start. To be honest, we didn’t like each other very much when we first met. He thought I was too judgey of his behaviour, and I found him to be irrational and self-centred. We just couldn’t get along.

Luckily, over time, we got to know one another better. He realised I was only being hard on him because I cared so much about him and his tribe. I, in turn, began to understand that his actions weren’t as selfish as they first appeared, and that he was truly a
I didn’t like this. This was just too barbaric and brutal. It really pushed the edge of what I could handle, and normally, a Shifter book I can deal with a lot more violence then in a regular book.

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Jan 31, 2014 Gina rated it it was amazing
Lord have mercy I love this series!! This series has managed to keep my excitement level high through 3 books! I haven’t done a damn thing except go to work and read this series. I didn’t want to take a minute away from my reading time! I can go to the gym after!!

This book starts with shocking violence and absolute heartbreak, my mind and heart were filled with sadness. And just when I think things were going to quiet down, it immediately picks up speed again and I Logan is forced into an honor
Rosa, really

3rd time reading this book (well, I read it once, listened to it once and listened/read it now again) and I'm tempted to take off a star.

It's just so fucking ridiculous.

Then again, it's Mary so that means it's also ridiculously entertaining. And I only wanted to beat myself over the head over the gross stupidity 5 or 6 times....And snarking over it with Otila makes everything better so....

Fuck it. Four stars.
Fiona Goodman
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MsMiz (Tina)
Nov 22, 2011 MsMiz (Tina) rated it really liked it
Shelves: glbt-all, pdf
There is strength in Honored Vow that I did not feel in the first two books. It is less chaotic than number 2 and the writing feels more cohesive. The storyline is good even if there are moments where you are looking at the previous page going, did I miss something? (really only one spot towards the end) This book has advanced the series very well and I will be interested to see if we get more of Jin and Logan. I was surprised at the end and happy all the same. The character growth was big, even ...more
Serena Yates
Jan 08, 2014 Serena Yates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay
What an amazing continuation of this extraordinary series! The first book was great, the second only deepened my admiration for the world building and the direction the story took, but this third volume – let me tell you, this story will stay with me for a very long time. I thought Jin and Logan had a hard time in the second book, but things in this round get impossibly worse.

The werepanther society we got our first glimpses of in the second book unfolds further and the picture that emerges is
Jenni Lea
Jan 10, 2014 Jenni Lea rated it it was amazing

Just as good the 2nd (3rd? 4th?)time around.
Vicktor Alexander
10 Stars....

I want to give this book 10 stars.

Every page I turned the book got better and that's not an exaggeration, that is truth. This book, this story and Mary's writing oozes, leaks and throbs with perfection, with genius.

I don't think anyone more than me pleaded, begged, cajoled, blackmailed, whined, and prayed for a third book in Mary's werepanther series. I had fallen so in love with Jin and Logan in Change of Heart, at the time seeing myself in Jin and my deceased fiance, Christopher, i
Nov 25, 2011 Heather♥ rated it it was amazing
This is definitely one of my favorite series and I can't get enough of Jin and Logan. The first couple of paragraphs into this book almost gave me a heart attack because of Crane and just like that I was completely immersed in the story. The tension and angst steadily increased and there were times I was afraid to read more because of everything our beloved characters were having to endure (starting with Crane). It was beautiful to see how much the tribe cared about Jin and how strong the bond w ...more
Kelsi Coffman
Jan 12, 2012 Kelsi Coffman rated it it was ok
I guess when I read all the reviews for this book, I thought it wouldn't be all that bad. I guess I should stop believing what I read on goodreads, because time and again, I get excited to start something and it turns out that it's all not very good.

Mary Calmes does an all right job of creating a history and back story, however her ability to actually mold the romance into it all was, I felt, a half ass attempt. I dunno, I guess I was expecting some plot, but really, it was all just a really bad
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Love it all bookworm
Sep 24, 2015 Love it all bookworm rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters, mm, audio-mm
4.5 Semel stars

Okay.............. Get ready.......... for a lot off ...........



And a lot of love:

There's a lot happening in this book!!
Dec 27, 2015 Liz rated it really liked it
This was by far my favorite in the series so far. It's exciting, romantic, and intense. In the first two, I felt like things were a little messy with so many secondary characters, but I really got attached to several of them in this one. Crane was amazing. He goes through hell and back, and we see quite a bit deeper into what makes him tick. And Yuri.. I adore him. I also have to say how much I appreciate reading about the "bisexual best friend" type character who does not follow the stereotype ...more
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I felt like this was a worthy addition to the series. I had a rough start in the beginning but it wasn't long before I got drawn into the story and didn't want to put it down.

This one revolves around Jin and Logan having to partake in a series of challenges to see whether Logan or another semel will become semel-aten, the tribe leader of Sobek, and basically the highest of all semels. In the process, Jin and Logan deal with the consequences of being apart, Jin has a hard time controlling his new
2.5 rounded up to three because Mary Calmes is a really good writer. I always enjoy her style, it is fluid and evocative. Her plotting and characterizations leave something to be desired for me.
Jin isn't as big of a Mary-Sue in this installment of the series, but he is starting to uncomfortably resemble Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake - all powerful, irresistible, seemingly smart while constantly doing stupid things which put friends and lovers at great risk.

Turns out the werepanther world is
Nov 22, 2011 J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The breadth and depth of the werepanther world and culture that Mary Calmes has created is truly amazing. The characters that live within this culture are fascinating and the events and experiences they go through draw you in. This book (the third in the series) continues the story of Logan and Jin, as their love, passion, and devotion for each other grow deeper and stronger in the face of politics, intrigue, and new challenges and circumstances. This series is not just about Logan and Jin, howe ...more
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Wow this was brutal ! I felt so so much for my guys here as they went to hell, beyond, and finally came back. I read this after re-reading the first two in the series. Yet another one of those times when I kick myself for not continuing a series. I have a problem with early ejaculation when it comes to series - I'm often giving up, even when the going's good or great, long before the gettin's good. Ms. Calmes is the master in the alpha male that doesn't become an a-hole genre. Nobody does it be ...more
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Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becomi ...more
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“You have to live, Jin, and know that I've never been prouder of anything than being the owner of your heart.” 10 likes
“Don’t do that? This is your sage advice?”
“Yeah.” He burped and blew it out the side of his mouth. “Sorry, the burritos we had for lunch are kinda comin’ back on me.”
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