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Bound to Remember

(Spellbound #1)

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  724 ratings  ·  87 reviews
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 resemblance to an old friend of his, and Toni can’t help but find Ben irresistible.

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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
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Cait Lavender
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Donna (BLHmistress)
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Oct 27, 2012 rated it liked it
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
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Probably one of the worst books I have ever read. That will teach me to be more careful when I download free self-published books from Amazon!

So many of these free books feel like they were written by a 15-year-old! This is certainly the case with Bound to Remember. The writing is awful and I wonder if the book was edited at all (repeated paragraphs, spelling mistakes, grammatical errors...). The development of the story is ridiculous and the characters uninteresting. I definitely won't be read
Rickus Bookshelf
Feb 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: owned, 1-star, paranormal
Don't understand how this one was even published. Full review over here: ...more
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh, really great book, and what a cliffhanger! I want to read Unbound now!!!!!
Nov 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Ashley Ehlers

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
Oct 02, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
✨✨ 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 she trust
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
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
Jennifer Hines
Apr 24, 2014 rated it liked it
**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
Kari Hilmanowski
Oct 23, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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
Sarah's Book Blog
Mar 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Wenona Hulsey
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Haley Whitehall
Jul 26, 2015 rated it liked it
It is so hard to rate this novel when I enjoyed the story so much until the end. The author is a very good writer, and I loved how the paranormal element was presented in a hospital setting. Toni is an emergency room doctor and she instantly falls for the new nurse Ben. She can't remember much of her childhood, and Ben has his own tragic past.

Ben is a vampire, and when Toni finds out he fears for her safety. The more Toni is taught about all the paranormal things she thought didn't exist, the mo
Phaedra Seabolt
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 23, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Valerie Mcqueen
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Lisa Markson
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: challenge
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
C.S. S Bernhardt
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a fast fun read. I picked it up a while back and it was on my TBR list. So this past weekend I read it. Now I am going to have to get the next one.
What I liked about this book was that it had me from the beginning. It gets right into the characters and plot. This is a different type of vampire book and so far not so dark. I like a good story with vampires and witches if there is not too much blood and gore to them. There is a lot of sexual tension going around and I’m hoping she expoun
Dharia Scarab
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
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
Flamingcrystal 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
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A fool for a love story, a sucker for a cupcake, and let’s not talk about what she’d do for a Klondike bar. Lola enjoys long walks on the beach and movies that involve chainsaws.

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