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Bound By Nature (Forces of Nature #1)

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  1,149 Ratings  ·  114 Reviews
The mind may forget, but the heart remembers…

It doesn’t take Hayden Garrett’s college degree to figure out why Officer Josh Peterson is the last man alive he wants to face. Not because of the council’s harebrained idea to broker peace between their clans.

It’s the sweaty palms that prove Hayden never got over his embarrassing attraction to his alpha rival. Mate with him? No
ebook, 1st Edition, 122 pages
Published March 23rd 2010 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd (first published February 17th 2010)
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Mar 24, 2010 Kassa rated it it was ok
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Ahhh, pretty, updated cover! Now we just need a new book in the series...

I just finished re-reading this after a first read last fall. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, why wasn't this one on my "fuck yeah!" shelf? Well, it is now! This was beyond fantastic!! It had GFY, shifters, big, strong Alpha males from rival packs, sexual tension you could taste, hurt/healing/comfort coming out of your ears, mind boggling sex, a man in uniform, beautiful, heartfelt romance and a HEA that will have you wanting to ru
I want to start this review by saying " I totally blame Susan" lol. Her review and updates had me so freaking curious that I just had to read it !!

I really enjoyed reading this one...although "enjoy" might not be the right word here..since parts also killed me and pissed me off. That's not neccesarely a bad thing, since I like it when books can make me feel things...and this one sure as hell delivered on that note !!

It is pretty heavy on the angst, but I have read way way worse.

I'm not gonna go

☝☝☝This pretty much sums up my whole reaction to this book. It was just so stunning, engaging, marvelous, and I never wanted it to end. I definitely know a book is good when I get utterly pissed off that I have to go to bed and must stop reading.

First, Ms. Davis' writing was spot-on and just flowed so smoothly that my attention never wavered, not even for a second. She did a fantastic job in expressing her MCs' emotions and getting us into their heads. I truly feel that all of this book was alwa
Nov 09, 2015 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: shifters, mm
BR with Elsbeth
(Who could handle the angst way better than I could)

This book was not bad at all. But….. the ANGST. The overwhelming ANGST.


I’m not a big fan of relationship angst and this book was filled with it right up until 70%. That. Is. A. Lot. Of. Angst.


This book switches between present time and 5 years ago throughout most of the book. It was not badly done in this story. I think it worked (just not for me). I’m not a big fan of time jumps, I want to be there for the whole thing, not skip
LD  Durham
Feb 01, 2011 LD Durham rated it did not like it
What I learned from this book:

Hard-ons occur at alarming frequency with no real stimulus and this causes tightening pants that are uncomfortable at all times. Anything will cause these MCs to pop a tent and then deflate without incident.

Repeating the word "Alpha" does not, contrary to the author's belief, make me, as a reader, believe that the two MCs are Alphas. It only annoys me enough to wish I could throw an ebook every time that word is used as a noun, adjective, or verb.

Alpha = hot-head
Heather C
I really enjoyed everything about this book. Even though each chapter flipped back and forth from present day back to 5 years ago, I didn't have any issues with it. To be honest, I really liked it because it seemed like I was getting 2 love stories in one and it helped build up the suspense and sexual tension as the mystery and romance unfold. I especially liked that Joshua and Hayden were both Alphas from rival packs, so it slightly fits into my favorite theme of enemies-to-lovers. Overall, the ...more

BR, November 13th with Susan.

This was quite an angsty ride!!

It had all ingredients I love; shifters, big Alpha males, GFY, hurt and comfort and a lot of sexual tension!!

Josh and Hayden being apart 5 years was painful and especially learning what happened to them. Their coming together again was oh so sweet.

"It's like this, Garret. We're gonna date a while, right? Because I want to know everything about you and because I want to woo you. Just like I promised I would a couple of months ago. We w
Mar 08, 2010 Betryal rated it it was amazing
I'm so suttle in my reviews but not giving away any spoilers. Much. :grins:

After reading others reviews I read this book myself to proclaim my own views and thoughts. How I perceive this story and in my perspective goes like this... I see:

What happened? Was tragic. What became from this tragedy and how it resulted? Indescribable passion and beauty. A touching, breathtaking union between the 2 characters came from it all as a result. A touching love story of 2 souls torn apart and the need to be
Aug 28, 2016 Jordan rated it it was amazing
This one tugged on my heartstrings.

Full review coming soon!
Sandy Nguyen
I totally agree with Kassa that at some points, I just wanted to throw the ebook into something and make a loud noise for the God's sake. It left me both heartbroken and frustrated at the same time. And I can't stop feeling annoyed even after I have finished it for a while.

The story starts fine and is supposed to have a bright and light vibe with it. Then, suddenly it turns all dark and frustrating. It should have become a brilliant first-crush story which leaves a silly, loves-truck smile on y
Mandy*reads obsessively*
I liked this story, the love the MC's had for each other was sweet.
But I had a few issues that just wouldn't let me enjoy it without reservation.
You have two Alpha wolves, he's because of what had just happened between them they can't shift, but AFTER the 6 weeks in a coma, Josh couldn't get the two Alpha fathers together and tell them all that had happened and make the baddies disappear!
He let his mate go to jail for 2 years to protect him? When he had 2 packs at his disposal to either protect
Karen K
I enjoyed this book, especially the seemingly overpowering bond between Hayden and Joshua. It has all the elements of a great romance - plenty of angst, hurt, comfort, misunderstanding, drama and most of all love. I loved the way the boys marked each other, how they both postulated what the other "must" be thinking and feeling. Together these two wolves are a force to be reckoned with and I can't see anything stand in the way of their bond. I'm hoping the author is going to let us see a little m ...more
BWT (Belen)
Oct 15, 2015 BWT (Belen) marked it as no-or-probably-never
Shelves: mm-fiction
I will probably never read this. Almost entirely because of this review:

If even half the things happen, and aren't exaggerated (which I have been assured they are not), I would flip my shit if I read this. I'm saving myself rage and heartache by saying "no" now.
Jun 01, 2013 Ayanna rated it did not like it
I accidentally started reading this again because it was on Scribd and it has a different cover and mostly, I didn't remember reading it all, so I started reading it again. I got about 14% in but apparently now is a good time to stop. The rest of what I see in this review and Fossilfriendly's (linked below) disappoint me, because like I actually kind of like parts of it? Parts of it are actually pretty not-badly written, if only the author would stop with the self-congratulatory bullshi
Nile Princess
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May 27, 2012 Monika rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, g-shifters
4.5 Stars

I just finished scanning the ratings for this book and I have to say I’m surprised by a lot of them. I loved this book! Yes there were a few little niggles that didn’t quite work but overall it was a great story.

I’m not a fan of books that are written moving from past to present to past etc, usually they leave me feeling confused which in turn makes me annoyed, but this one worked. I was never confused, it actually made the mystery part of the story intriguing. Each section left me with
Lexi Ander
Aug 04, 2010 Lexi Ander rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-shifters
This was an excellent book. Josh and Hayden are alphas of rival packs. Hayden has been in love with Joshua since early high school. Now 27, Hayden is a bitter drunk who feels that Joshua has betrayed him but he just can't remember why.

This twisty story kept me on my toes. I did have trouble with this at the beginning because Hayden's bitterness was just oozing off the page giving me a pissy-broken-heart. I actually put it down for several weeks before I picked it back up today (no back reading n
Dec 01, 2015 *Kayley* rated it really liked it
Apparently I went on a little Alpha binge read these past couple days and I have no regrets. Bound By Nature was sweet, frustrating and hot all in one. I knew going in there would be some angst and therefore had no issue with it as it seems a lot of others did.

I thought the premise of Hayden not remembering what happened that fateful day would be an issue for me but I actually really enjoyed experiencing him remembering what happened. It was not for the faint of heart and made me feel all the f
Jun 26, 2010 Chris rated it it was ok
I really liked Boys of Summer by Cooper Davis. Alas, this m/m werewolf romance does not measure up well. While I don't mind books in which flashbacks are used well (such as in A.M. Riley's books Amor En Retrogrado and Son of a Gun), the alternating chapters of present and past in this book drove me nuts. As did a glaring continuity error in which one character puts on his glasses... and then picks up and puts on his glasses a paragraph later. How many simultaneous pairs of glasses can one person ...more
The blurb of this book does not do it justice. Te premise is an interesting one, and different than most in the same genre: a budding romance between two Alphas.

To be sure, this is not a very light read. The plot takes a very dark twist and is hard to stomach--emotionally--at times (perhaps this is the reason for the undeserved low ratings by readers here who expected otherwise). But I really appreciate it nonetheless. It is very rare that an author can masterfully take her reader on a believabl
Apr 16, 2014 Julia rated it really liked it
Well I liked this one! Typically a story told with a series of flashbacks gets on my nerves a bit, but the author did such a great job of conveying the emotional state (anger, coldness, longing, hurt) of the characters prior to revealing all of the "whys" that it completely worked for me. By the time things were resolved, I was still glued to the pages and happy for Josh and Hayden. I thoroughly enjoyed the angst in this one too. Instead of being beaten over the head with angst, it was hidden an ...more
May 21, 2011 Shay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Ok so I have to say that I enjoyed most of this book. The author's writing was actually pretty good I only crinched once or twice at some of the phrases that were used like , "For real." I'll allow that one because well that's the only one I can think of. Any I'm not a fan of stream of consciousness, in fact I hate it hate it hate it in most cases, but it really worked for this story. As the story went along, it helped you feel like you were building awarness of what occurred in the past right a
Jun 05, 2017 Tristan rated it liked it

It's my fault for reading this even when I knew it wouldn't work for me.
Elisa Rolle
The same type of cute characters Cooper Davis had in her previous novel, Boys of Summer, are again in this new novel, even if this time the genre is different, Paranormal instead of Contemporary. But even if the men involved are werewolves, nevertheless they are innocent, almost naive, and it’s strange since both of them should be Alpha males, usually the strongest and toughest of the pack.

Hayden and Josh are born and raised in the same small town in Wyoming but in different packs. They are bot
Charlie Richards
Sep 14, 2011 Charlie Richards rated it it was ok
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Morgan  Skye
Jun 06, 2014 Morgan Skye rated it really liked it
Hayden and Josh are shifters and mates. Hayden doesn’t believe Josh is gay and thinks he is, in fact, taunting him. In actuality Josh is trying to find a way to get closer. When the two finally do get together in a passionate clench the chemistry is amazing, it turns out they are mates, and their love is deep and profound… but not for long. Trouble has followed them home and they are subject to the most atrocious violence you can imagine (because it’s important to know and this is a possible tri ...more
It started out OK and went downhill from there. I liked that it reversed expectations by making Josh the tough "straight" police officer the sympathetic, shy, nice guy while the pining gay Hayden was a jerk too wrapped up in himself to really see the guy he was ostensibly in love/lust with. It was also a nice change up to have their mating suggested for the good of their people rather then taboo as is typical of most M/M shifter stories. The characterizations were decent, and there was the occas ...more
Tami (synchro from BL)
Dec 10, 2012 Tami (synchro from BL) rated it did not like it
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Jess Candela
Jan 27, 2012 Jess Candela rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2011
I think Kaje Harper may have ruined me for all other werewolf stories. That said, I think I'd have had trouble with the plot holes in this one anyway. Like why two large, adult werewolves, even in human form, were no match for two humans. Or how the human was able to punch through the door, let alone do so quickly. Or why the humans didn't kill them. Or how anyone could have believed a story that had such a severly injured (comatose!) Hayden behind the wheel. Or how a coroner's report wouldn'
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