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To Hate and To Hold (Anaboris Clan #1)

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Can Jamie and Ethan overcome their hatred for each other before the vampire marriage they are cursed into kills them both? Jamie McHale has always hated vampire prince Ethan Connor, and Ethan loathes him right back. One dark and stormy night the two men tangle in a violent altercation that leaves them somehow bound together in vampire marriage. It becomes very clear that t ...more
ebook, 1st Edition, 140 pages
Published February 16th 2009 by Total E-Bound
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LD  Durham
Mar 24, 2009 LD Durham rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-m-romance
This book started out pretty strong and then got pretty boring pretty fast. All the repetition got annoying: from the repetition of how much they hate each other, to the repetition of how much the bonding was making them do, to the agonizing over the love they felt, to the sex scenes that played out exactly the same way every time (reach for the nightstand for lube and condom, prep, maybe spill some lube, insert, scream a bit, splurt onto chest and/or belly, be happy, shower). And if they weren' ...more
Natsroshan
My first gay-vampire story and it won't be the last.
I've discovered Dakota Rebel and i think that she wrote an amazing story: i really liked the love/hate relationship between Jamie and Ethan.
Both are extremely "male", stubborn, arrogant but fragile at the same time.It is written at the first person(Jamie),but i could glimpse some of Ethan's feelings.
The sex was hot and beautiful but not shallow.
I did not want it to end...grrr.
Lily
Vampires Jamie and Ethan have never gotten along. For over 15 years they've fought and tried to outdo each other and that hasn't changed even now that they're adults. When Ethan comes back to town after being away for a while things get heated between them quickly.

This time however the fight ends with Jamie and Ethan bonded as mates by a magic spell. Now they are forced to stay close, very close, for at least a month before their bond can be severed. Without a choice these two hotheaded men fina
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Mandy*reads obsessively*


Ok, I had to put the 'disability' tag on this story, just for those two stubborn idiots! :)
They love each other or are at least attracted to each other so much that they do what any guy would do, beat the crap out of each other on a regular basis!
I got Jamie's issues with his parents and all, and once I decided not to think about all the stuff that didn't make sense and just go with it, I thought it was fun and cute.
But I did have to have a talk with myself to ignore all logical thoughts.
I enj
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Monika
Mar 27, 2013 Monika rated it really liked it
Shelves: g-vampire, g-romance

Review posted on World of Diversity Fiction

Ahhh! A vampire story, I love them, I’ve missed them and this one was fun to read.

Jamie and Ethan could be so damn frustrating, I just wanted to smack them.....a lot! How did they not see the love between them, did no one ever tell them when all you want to do is lash out at the person you think you hate it usually means you have feelings for them. Jeez!

I thought To Hate and To Hold was great, a light easy read that had me from start to finish. It made
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Ami
This light story is quite amusing. Jamie (the narrator) and Ethan have been enemies and couldn't seem to stop fighting. Until one stormy night, after being struck by lightning, their are cursed to be bonded. So they couldn't exactly leave each other, it will give them pain if they do, and better yet, they need to have SEX to ease the discomfort. Let's start the smut :p

There are sex in almost every chapter, I skim most of it. But the characters are actually quite likable. It's so clear to readers
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Shannon
Sep 10, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: already-lent
This was a much sweeter book that I thought it was going to be. Sure, they "hated" eachother, so much that they couldn't keep their hands off eachother(literally). The sex, while pretty good, could have been so much hotter had there been more details and foreplay. The chemistry was definately there, just not the steamy deets.*sigh* Overall a good read and super entertaining.
¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★
Two Vampires as a Couple...YUM! So Why Not 5 Stars.

The Book ~

The Writing~1st POV. This is Jamie's Voice~just ok.
The Plot & overall flow~interesting...but, has dry WTF spots.
Smexy scenes~Just ok~and why does a vampire(s) need a condom.?
The MC ~My Fav the NEED to touch...That was nicely done, and that made this book just ok~ 2.5 Stars~




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willaful
Apr 09, 2012 willaful rated it liked it
"Ethan Connor, Vampire Prince and total douche bag, had been back in Royal Oak for less than an hour, and already he was pissing me off."

The premise of this story -- two gay male vampires who hate each other mysteriously find themselves bonded as mates -- sounded really fun, and it was. The story is narrated by Jamie, who had been the Vampire Prince before his parents were murdered. He and Ethan have been at each other's throats -- figuratively and literally -- for years. But suddenly they find
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Kari Gregg
Feb 19, 2010 Kari Gregg rated it really liked it
Shelves: glbt, paranormal, capture
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Wency
Jan 28, 2014 Wency rated it liked it
I really have to admit, I quite enjoyed this one. The sex is hot and I'm a sucker for forced marriage or union. But, that's a big BUT,

I kind of find the plot of this book lacking though it's has nice premise. It's just execution of the story what I have a problem with. It became really repetitive. They will fight, then kiss and make up, then fight again and kiss and make up again. Like I said, the sex is hot but that's what they pretty much had been doing. FIGHT. SEX. WAKE UP. FEED. SLEEP. If no
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L-D
May 24, 2012 L-D rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jamie McHale and Ethan Connor are sworn enemies. When Ethan returns after 2 years away, their fighting picks up right where it left off. As soon as their fighting turns physical however, the bonds of a vampire marriage snap into place due to an untimely curse. Now they are forced to stay together as any physical distance causes excruciating pain.

While this wasn't the most original plot, I love the enemies to lovers genre and I thought this was well done. I really liked Ethan and Jamie by the en
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Skye Blue
Mar 13, 2015 Skye Blue rated it liked it
Vampires....yum
Hate sex...yum
enemies to lovers...yum
Fluffy sugary goodnes...ummmm, okay, I guess I can handle that.


Fun story. I liked the whole, forced to be close part.
Wish there was a little more depth with Jamie's parents deaths. Maybe a little more about how there are kings, and how that all works. But I still enjoyed the story without these things. Quick and fun.

Paris
Sep 17, 2012 Paris rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, kindle
It is your ordinary romance. MCs (a.k.a. the author) create a lot of ado about nothing. It is just their stupidity that gets on the way. But I guess love does make fools from the best of us.
I couldn't be very sympathetic with MCs. There wasn't anything wrong with them :-) The only obstacles are themselves.
Plenty of sex scenes. But rather boring. Do vampires use condoms? Or was the author afraid to advertise unsafe sex?
Anyway, read and forget. Wouldn't waste your money on it.
Lucy
Nov 26, 2010 Lucy rated it really liked it
While the knee-jerk reactions of lashing out did get a little annoying, I loved the story of two vampires who have hated each other for years, constantly fighting, who are bonded by accident and must remain together for a month. Hate and love are so closely aligned and I thought it showcased this well. The back story of Jamie's parents' murder and Ethan's parents added to the side story. The lack of communication made me want to scream at them, but they were so tangled and sweet.
Chris
Jun 26, 2010 Chris rated it really liked it
Good m/m paranormal romance about two vampires who hate each other and get bonded together as part of a mysterious curse. Their cursed bond forces them to get very, very familiar with each other...
Gabs
Jan 29, 2016 Gabs rated it liked it
Este libro ya lo había leído hace algunos años y fue uno de los primeros libros de contenido H/H que leí. Me gusta, mucho, sobre todo los personajes, a pesar de ser un libro tan corto igualmente logré encantarme con los personajes y la historia.
Claramente el libro es muy sexual, pero no me molestó de sobre manera.
Y tampoco me voy a referir a los diálogos ni la profundidad del libro porque o sino sería pésima la impresión, porque en realidad es un libro muy inmaduro en muchos sentidos a mi parece
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Amanda
Mar 12, 2009 Amanda rated it it was amazing
An awesome, awesome book. There's nothing I love more than hot, stubborn men in love. Highly recommended.
Lasha
Mar 28, 2012 Lasha rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Dakota Rebel’s To Hate and to Hold takes that delicious trope of enemies turned lovers and utilizes it to the fullest. Jamie and Ethan have been enemies since their teens, when Ethan “stole” his first boyfriend. Add in the fact that Jamie’s family used to be the ruling monarchy for vampires in their town, only to be dethroned when they were murdered; then Ethan’s parents became King and Queen and Jamie feels highly resentful of Ethan and his slutty, stealing ways.

After the two men bra
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Julesmarie
FIRST RE-READ 25 June 2016
I remember totally loving this the first time. Granted, it's been four years since then, but I found it much more juvenile this time. Still entertaining, but I'm lowering my rating. I gave it five stars the first time, would have given it three this time, so I'll settle on four.

Some Favorite Quotes:
a means to an end we hadn't realized would have come eventually anyway.

But I supposed if it was that important to him, I could try to eat a little someone.

Being with Ethan
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Edina Rose
Feb 15, 2012 Edina Rose rated it liked it
Two hot tempered vampires, mortal enemies, bonded to each other without their consent. Now they must "CONSUMMATE" the bond (yes, sex) or they'll DIE.

Ethan and Jamie totally hate each other since they were little kids. They are famous for their fights and people are just waiting for them to finally kill each other one day. They are evenly matched and each one gives as good as he gets.

Then one day, one more fight and ZING! They are both struck by lightning and they realise they have been bonded.
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Lucy Smith
Apr 19, 2016 Lucy Smith rated it it was ok
This story was ok. I liked the characters, and the plot was intriguing. The problem was there was no world building. They were vampires, but it was hardly ever mentioned. There were questions left unanswered. There were actions the characters took, that weren't explained. If this had been fleshed out a little more it could have improved.
Kira
Dec 18, 2010 Kira rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, vampires

Okay, so I am a huge lover of anything vampire. That said, I love anything from Dracula to the sparkling fairi...erm..vampires in Twilight.

I read this book the other day and picked it up because it was about vampires. I thought why not, I haven't read any vampire m/m yet so...

Now it's okay, the sex is hot, the vampires aren't explained too much and even though it's quite original, I wasn't that impressed. Basically it was vampire-themed PWP. Sure there was enough plot to make it into a book but
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JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Apr 18, 2012 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, vampire, ebook
This was cute, in an agry sort of way. Jamie and Ethan are constantly fighting and being mean to each other. Then, they find themselves bonded together by a curse that they cannot undo for a month. Side effects of the bond are that they cannot spend any time apart without touching or they are in a lot of pain, their energy drains, and they can die. And, they have to have sex to help ease the side effects. There is also mystery surrounding the death of Jamie's parents, who actually put the bondin ...more
Nik
Apr 11, 2012 Nik rated it really liked it
Loved! First, I *love* the enemy to lovers theme-its one of my favorites and this was just that. Jaime and Ethan together were both hilarious and frustrating! I loved watching them move together from tolerating each other (barely) to loving each other! I will say that Jeremy and his role was a bit of a head scratcher and I thought his bit at the end was a little quickly resolved when there had been such mystery about him from the beginning. *shrug*

A really sweet and fun read, with a bit of myste
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Cyn Coons
Normally I'm a fan of unrequited love that eventually turns into something that's, well, um, not-unrequited.
But, when I'm reading something like that, it's usually unrequited on the protagonists side.

Not to spoil it all, but this time, it wasn't quite what I was used to, and it made the ending all the sweeter.

That's not to say that the book was drop down amazing. Things got settled a little too neatly. I would really have rather had some more plot, and a smidgen less porn.
Still, it pulled at the
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Trish
Sep 15, 2012 Trish rated it liked it
this was an ok read for me.

i like a bit more plot to my erotic reads. i know that sounds contradicting but it's what i prefer.

it was written well and the plot had potential but it was overshadowed by constant sex. the mc's supposedly hate each other and beat the crap out of each other all the time. then bam! bonding occurs and all is right with the world, lets fornicate forever.

i found myself skipping the sex scenes to get to the meat of the story and then found myself at the end, at which poin
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Karl
Sep 19, 2013 Karl rated it liked it
I did not love this. I did not hate it either but felt somewhat bored at times after reading about a half to three-quarters of the way through. I felt there were too many sex scenes- which wouldn't have been an issue if they were not repetitive. The love story aspect was cute. But the main characters were a bit juvenile in their interactions- I found myself wondering- why are they fighting, again? And the fact that these characters were vampires felt like a superficial veneer. There was no inter ...more
Shell
Jul 03, 2010 Shell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Ethan Connor and Jamie McHale have been enemies for years and one night in the midst of a knock down drag out fight the two are having, magic intervenes binding them together in a vampire marriage that can't be broken for a month and a day. In this vampire marriage, they are unable to be separated for long without becoming ill.

I found To Hate and To Hold to be an endearing read and was amused as the two young vamps struggled with their inner turmoil and conflictin
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