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Bound to Remember (Spellbound #1)

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Bound to Remember
Book One of the Spellbound Series

Vampires and Witches and Myths, oh my!

Toni is a young doctor with a past she can't remember and a deadly reason for forgetting it.

Ben is a nurse who has his own tragic past and transfers hospitals after an act of heroism forces his secluded life public.

Ben can’t believe his eyes when he meets Toni, she has an uncanny rese
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 116 pages
Published October 26th 2011
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Jenn Bragg
This book was another self-publishing nightmare for me. The premise of the story is more than a little overdone, but solid. The characters were likable enough, even if the hero's proper use of English left me reading his sentences as if he were Ferris' monotone teacher calling role in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Still, I felt at the beginning that it could have been a very pleasant, soak-in-a-bath fluffy read, had it not been for the over abundance of grammatical, spelling, and even typographica ...more
Crystal
Lola James has a way to keep me smiling all throughout her stories. Bound to Remember is a fun read filled with mystery, sexual tension, a vampire and Greek Gods.
At first I thought that this was going to be another hot vampire falls I love with a human and they have obstacles to overcome story. Boy was I wrong! Turns out the human has issues that the vampire wasn't aware of.
Bound to Remember is full of excitement and organized chaos that kept the story entertaining and fun to read. The twist a
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Cait Lavender
Bound To Remember is Lola James first novel, and it’s a good one. She weaves a clever and flirty tale between a doctor, Antonia Nikos and a male nurse, Benjamin Slaton who is also a debonair vampire. Both feel an instant attraction to one another and come to realize they’re far more connected than either of them realize as their worlds collide.
I enjoyed this cute and fanciful tale in a few hours, so if you’re looking for an epic paranormal romance, this is not your book. The plot, while not over
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Donna (BLHmistress)
I had this book sitting on my Kindle shelf for awhile now, and I finally decided to read it after finishing another book by Lola . Again, she won me over with the characters and the story line.

What I love about her books is that I can relate with her lead female characters, they aren’t perfect, they have or seem to think they have imperfections. Toni is no exception. Though she is a doctor, she isn’t like her friend Dawn. Popular with the guys and such. Then walks in Ben, tall, dark and oh so
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Geli
Not a bad story..... The ending just didn't sit well with me. Left me feeling a little unsatisfied. Seemed just a tad bit rushed after everything leading up to it. But i suppose that's why there's a part two.

Anywho, I was really captivated by the story although it was a bit much. Just less than three days and all ready Toni's best friend is believing that she and Ben are "together"? I'd smack my best friend for ever believing a lie like that from me, let alone smack her for not smacking me for t
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Rachael Ryan
A very quick read and perfect for plane trips, etc. The first of a series, I really wanted more of the characters. I wanted to see more of the main characters relationship develop. I will be chasing up book two to find out!
Bleumoon
I was really enjoying this book. The pacing was great... maybe a bit rushed, the characters were easy to connect with (except for the rushed pace which felt unnatural at times) the story fresh... then I tap to turn a page and I am at the end?! I back paged to be sure I didn't miss something. Seems like maybe the book shouldn't have been so rushed or books 1 and 2 should have been combined to create a complete book 1. I was happy with the writing, the characters and the story but the ending turne ...more
Jennifer Hines
**2.5 Fiery Hearts**

*I received this book free from Mark My Words Book Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

I have to start out my review by saying that it was originally part of a blog tour, but it was canceled after I read the book and I still feel obliged to write my review. I can say that very poor editing made this extremely difficult to read, but I can also say that it is currently being re-edited so hopefully readers will be able to concentrate more on the storyline instead of tryin
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Mandy's Review:

The book wasn't very long, so that lent to the story evolving fairly quickly. Within a matter of days, Toni is attracted to, and has started having feels for, Ben. I know that's happened to all of us at one point in our lives, but the depth of her feelings seems to have developed extremely fast, even for a novella.

Ben is hiding several major secrets from Toni. Secrets concerning a dead girlfriend, a vampire, and a witch. Toni doesn't believe in vampires ... even though Ben's alway
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Claire
A well written, very easy book to read. Not much bad language or sex scenes so would say ok for latter YA audience.

So, Toni is our girl for the book. She is a doctor in her local A&E.
Ben is introduced at the meeting almost at the beginning of the book. He is a nurse and is told to shadow Toni so he can get the gist of the A&E.

But this isnt the first time Ben has seen Toni....and she has a canny resemblance to his ex....his DEAD ex....

Toni is smitten almost immediately, and within days s
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Dharia Scarab
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
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Marlaine Flamingcrystal
I like the little bit of mythology and magic in the story. The relationship between Toni (a witch) and Ben the decent/cute vampire develops at the speed of light. I wanted to slap Toni to get her to slow down, but before I could do that - wham - she fells for Hades the sexy badboy from the underworld and poor Ben is out of the picture. *Pssst whispers*, I can't blame her for that as most women fall for a sexy badass. But here the trouble starts...the story would have been more believable if Toni ...more
Louisa
Oh, really great book, and what a cliffhanger! I want to read Unbound now!!!!!
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Jun 14, 2012 AH marked it as to-read
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Carrie
Bound To Remember is an interesting mish-mash of Greek mythology, vampires, witches, and of course, romance.

Toni is living her life as an emergency room doctor. She doesn’t have time for much more than her job but she would like a little romance. Her ex Kevin is working in the same department and seeing him all the time reminds her how lonely she is.

Enter Ben, the new ER nurse assigned to Toni for orientation. The attraction is strangely obsessive. Toni can’t get Ben out of her mind and when the
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Ashley
When I was contacted by the author to do a review, I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I’ve heard great things about her and the book was right up my alley when I read that it involved vampires.

It was just another day at work for Dr. Toni Hollander until Nurse Ben Slaton walks in. They are instantly attracted to one another and she’s ecstatic when she learns she will be his personal tour guide. After seeing the chemistry between the two, Toni’s ex, Kevin, tries to interfere with no luck.
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Brewed Bohemian
I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from Bound to Remember but since it was the first book in the Spellbound series, I figured I'd get a paranormal story. I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed. I would list Bound to Remember squarely in the YA Paranormal Romance arena.

The story follows Toni in her job as a night ER doctor. She is coming out of a bad relationship when a hunky new male nurse joins the ER team. He's mysterious, never seems to eat, moves incredibly fast, and has an immediate attra
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Phaedra Seabolt
This is a very quick read with it's primary focus on vampires and witches. The main character, Toni, appears to be a human who is a doctor. She is paired early on with a new nurse in the ER and asked to teach him the ropes. Benjamin, also called Nurse Hero, is obviously interested in Toni and has an air of mystery surrounded him. However, he makes a mistake and asks Toni to stay the night at his house. If you have read anything about vampires, you will recognize him as a vampire pretty quickly, ...more
Sarah's Book Blog
Ok, so I will admit that I was a little iffy about reading this book at first. I never really heard anything about this book or author but after trying the sample on my kindle I immediatley bought it and don't regret it.
It is fast paced leaving you reading it from start to finish. Its about a young resident Dr. Toni Hollander who gets assigned a new night shift nurse named Ben who happens to be one sexy nurse. There is of course the hot ex who works with them as well and doesnt want to be with
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Megan
I got this as a free book from Amazon Kindle, not realizing that it was the first part of a serialization. I wrote a review for it and everything before coming here and finding out that it wasn't a complete story. My feelings towards this as a novella were a lot more forgiving than they are now that I know this is the first part of a longer series.

Lest you think I'm just being bitter about the manipulations of the author to make us buy the next book (and, okay, yes, I am), even as a novella, thi
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Ashley Hill

Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters http://www.paranormalsisters.blogspot...

I know novellas are short and fast paced but I wish the relationships in them could truly develop and not feel like “lust at first” sight cause that's what they feel like to me in all the New Adult novellas. I think this and two other things were the only problems I had with this short, the rest was enjoyable. It's light and fun with the mixing of mythology. Mixing vampires and Greek gods was a blast and I can totall
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Wenona Hulsey
This was a good read. It held my attention from beginning to end. Even though there were parts of the book that reminded me of other books that I have read recently, it was still unique in its own way. Every time I thought I had it figured out and knew what was going to happen I would get thrown a curve ball and left wondering what was next.

I fell in love right off with the character Benjamin Slaton. The way the author describes him the first time he is introduced in the book, I was thinking he
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Jenn ~ Nemirdis
Bound to Remember is the first book in a new series by Lola James. The story is about a young doctor named Toni Hollander. She works at a hospital with her best friend Dawn and ex-boyfriend, Kevin. Life is pretty normal until the day a new nurse starts working at her hospital. The new nurse is Benjamin, and Benjamin has a secret, he's a vampire. Benjamin's secret is going to complicate Toni's life. Things become further complicated when Toni and Ben share a steamy kiss, infuriateing Kevin. Throu ...more
paperdollmom
This books really holds your interest. It is completely obvious that the author is a big The Vampire Diaries fan, or so I would assume with many of the same plot and vampire characteristics. Enchanted jewelry or spells so they can walk in the sun, witches, the main character looking exactly like a vampire that has been killed in the past, even the use of the name Catherine. Being a fan of The Vampire Diaries myself, I didn't mind that. It was a fun read. The author also brings in a little Greek ...more
Rebecca Graf
There are so many vampire stories out there. At first they began to blend all together. Now, I’m pleasantly surprised to see many authors taking different twists on the old stories and giving readers something new and entertaining. Lola James has done just that with her Bound to Remember book.

A young doctor finds herself strangely attracted to a new nurse. Immediately, strange things start happening as Toni feels herself unexplainably drawn to Ben. The more she learns, the more confused everythi
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Valerie Mcqueen
Bound to Remember by Lola James

Rating 4****

This book was provided from the author for honest literary review.

Toni is in the middle of Tue grueling days of ER rotation in medical school. The ones where you sacrifice any outside life in order to be a slave towards tour degree. In fact, nothing exciting ever happened to her until Ben walked in.
Instantly taken with the sexy male nurse, Toni realizes that Ben is harboring some deep, dark secrets.
In fact, several of the things around her are not as
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Ashley
This is the first book I've read of Lola's. I really don't know how to feel about this book to be completely honest. I felt no connection to the characters because I felt they weren't quite developed enough and felt overall that the story was very elementary and amateur at times. It was choppy and the dialogue between the characters was lacking. I noticed a lot of run on sentences, and errors and with being an English major it bothered me which took away from me getting totally involved in the s ...more
Lisa Markson
Lisa's review of
Bound to Remember
By Lola James

I have to admit I read her other series Fates Design and absolutely loved it. I didn't know about this book till recently when I saw that book 2 is being released soon. Lola definitely had me from the get go. Only took 1 hour to read the whole book cause I couldn't put it down for any amount of money. It had my two loves in life for books Vampires and Mythology. I love both of these types of books and she was able to intricately do both in one book a
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Lariza
The premise of the story was okay. That said there were a lot of grammatical errors and it was frustrating too read! I felt the overall story lacking I needed to know more about Toni's and Ben's pasts and more about Hades. The relationship between Ben and Toni went at warp speed- to me they needed to slow down. I did understand their connection, but I wanted more interaction between the two. I didn't like how she would black out that was frustrating I mean she already knew what Ben was there was ...more
Stephanie
Feb 28, 2014 Stephanie added it
Shelves: not-for-moi
I noticed the cover in one of the sidebars and thought this was a Kimpossible book. I would totally read an adult Kimpossible series. So imagine my disappointment to find out this is actually a serial about vampires and witches. I don't think this one is for me.
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