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Bound By Nature (Forces of Nature #1)

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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
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ebook, 1st Edition, 122 pages
Published March 23rd 2010 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd (first published February 17th 2010)
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Fossilfriendly
My god this is a horrible story. Where to start?

1. You are driving home in a truck after visiting your new lover. Suppose you witness what you think are a couple murders dumping a body. Do you A) drive straight to the nearest copshop and tell them what happened? B) drive straight to the nearest store and have them call the cops? Or C) TURN AROUND SLOWLY so the murders can follow you more easily and allow them to follow you back to your lover?

2. You and your new boyfriend are HUGE walls of solid
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Kassa
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Ana_P
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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.
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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 always
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LdDurham
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
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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
Gigi
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 run through a field of spring poppies.

Damn, I fucking loved this book! Jus
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Betryal
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
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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
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Ayanna
Whenever there's stuff about large bulging muscles or whatever, I always picture stuff like this (NSFW): http://albron.wordpress.com/3d-group-...

It's quite awkward because honestly, body builders are really damn freaky. They kind of pass the line (or gulf) between attractively buff and over-large, swollen monstrosities.
The cover image people are nowhere as buff as the descriptions would lead you to believe.

Apparently, they get even larger O_o



The time jump is awful.

It starts in the past and is a
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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
Julia
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
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
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Nile Princess
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Monika
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
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Charlie Richards
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Lexi Ander
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
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Chris
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
Santoso
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
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Deb
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
Morgan  Skye
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
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
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Shay

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
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Jess Candela
2.5
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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Tami (synchro from BL)
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Gwengwel
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Sylvie
Feb 08, 2011 Sylvie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
2.5 stars

I picked it up because it was about shifters. The writing for the most part is okay, but the plot and characters..and the constant flash forward and backwards left something to be desired. Frankly speaking, it wasn't the best structural device for the book. I kept getting pulled out of their scenes. I can't understand the logic or motives behind sending someone to a horrible place to protect them, but perhaps others will. I came in expecting powerful shifter packs, but it's not what I e
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Nicci
I like this book okay. The romance between Hayden and Josh, sweet and innocent. There were problems with the story such as the author forgetting the name of the pov character and ends up using the other character's name, forgets Hayden couldn't possibly have graduated from Dartmouth without explanations. But mostly, there was this whole of idea of the wolf packs, alpha wolf, and rival clans. How come the pack wasn't more involved in the story when they were desperately needed. Perhaps Josh would ...more
Ryoma Gartre
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Sarina
I was really kind of disappointed in this one; I expected so much more from the description than what was actually given. By the time I was done, because if I start something I always try to finish it, I regretted the waste of time. (view spoiler) I mean really, I just feel like I was misled about the entire thing.
Lily
Overall, this was a nice story that could have been so much better. There is quite a bit of angst as well as some fairly violent scenes that may not be for everyone. I loved the author's first book and while I was somewhat disappointed with this story I look forward to reading her future books.


My complete review is at Rainbow Reviews.
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