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A teen werewolf finally meets her destined soulmate only to discover that he's not quite what she expected in this steamy debut romance.

She's met her mate . . . and he's met his match.

Megan Ross has been waiting her whole life for her mate to come and sweep her off her feet. But the wolf she meets on the beach is NOT the sweet gentle boy she's been dreaming of. Instead, he
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Swoon Reads (first published June 24th 2013)
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Alyssa
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-releases
I don't care that I've read this four months early or that the Goodreads rating is 3.3 stars (before I added my 5-star rating). I LOVED THIS BOOK.


***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
Rating: 5 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

A teen werewolf finally meets her destined soulmate only to discover that he's not quite what she expected in this steamy debut romance.

She's met her
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Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
3,5 stars

I've been given an ARC by the publisher but it has no influence on my willing and always honest review

Bound to You was an enjoyable and easy to read story. It holds many potential but it was also frustrating sometimes.

Let's begin with the positive

The concept was refreshing.
No insta love when you find your mate. There is the bond you can feel it but it could have been titled The Reluctant Alpha! James did everything he could to avoid the bond. He avoided Megan like the plague.
On th
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Rachael
Jan 30, 2018 marked it as ummm-what
has anyone told the publisher yet that the cover combined with the title makes this book look very decidedly not YA
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Karlita | Tale Out Loud
Actual rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
The happily ever after isn’t a destination…Life isn’t a fairy tale. You don’t go through trials and everything works out perfectly. Life is hard and messy. All the time.
Omega wolves usually found their mate at sixteen and it happened around the time for most female alpha wolves. However, Megan Ross has not found hers yet. On her eighteenth birthday, her father, the Alpha of Alphas, threw a party where every wolf pack on the East Coast were invited. When a s
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Nouha A.
May 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
why did I even.. :')
Hbiba
Mar 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
One star for the gorgeous cover. 🌟
Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
3.5 stars

Thanks to Macmillan US for providing me with this copy of Bound to You, this hadn’t affected my review or rating in any way.
You can also find my review on my blog, here
I was looking forward to reading this book, I really hoped it was going to be a five star because it started out very well and the pacing was perfect, but some things just didn’t work for me.

I still think the book was lots of fun, I enjoyed most of it and I’m sure many of you will love Bound to You.

POSITIVE THINGS
There
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Katherine Paschal
**Review on Smada's Book Smack**
Megan has dreamed about the day she would find her mate and be swept away by romance, love and perfect happiness. What she never expected was to meet her mate and he has no desire at all to be bound to anyone. Her dreams are immediately smashed and instead she is left with a silent, broody mate James who whisks her away to the middle of nowhere Canada and promptly forgets she exists. Megan has no idea what to do with her mate, her new pack, her current living situ
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Michelle
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**

Bound to You is a young adult paranormal romance by Alyssa Brandon. Bound to You is the first book in a new series about Werewolves (at least I hope so!). Now, let's just get this out of the way up front. I have been pretty burnt out on wolves for a while now. I have always enjoyed a good werewolf story, but after seeing countless dozen iterations of the same thing, I got a little bored. So I haven't really read too
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Elaine
Eighteen year old Megan Ross has been eagerly anticipating meeting her mate. Her father is one of the most powerful Alpha of Alphas and she's something like a wolf shifter princess. Most shifters find their mates by the time they're sixteen and she's really hoping to meet hers, her Prince Charming, at her birthday party. Well that dream comes true. He is there. They do meet. However, that's where her dreams and reality start to diverge!

He's a warrior wolf and he obviously really doesn't want to
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Keertana
Apr 25, 2018 rated it liked it
This book had a lot of elements of older, more classic paranormal YA tropes but actually done well. Megan, our protagonist, finds her mate at her 18th birthday party and moves to Canada to live with him and his pack. But of course there's a mystery behind his unwillingness to let her close and an even larger mystery behind the pack itself. I thought this story was incredibly entertaining and the romance was done really well, but the ending left a lot unresolved in terms of the larger plot, which ...more
Riddhi (desiderium.)
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The cover looks gorgeous AF! April 2018 is still so far away.I'll pass out.I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW.
I can only hope it is as beautiful as the cover.




Fingers-crossed!
Rachel's Book Reviews
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Full review to come. It was ok! Had some pros but definitely had some cons. So... 3.5 from me. I def have some werewolf recs before this one. But not the worst either.
Beth
Oct 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Beth by: Swoon Reads
I read the Hard Mate on Swoon after it was announced as a selected title. It was difficult to read to completion because it was riddled with typos and grammatical errors; as such I was constantly being pulled out out of the story-world because they were so distracting. I accept that most works on sites like Swoon or Wattpad are bound to have errors, but (and I am not exaggerating) almost every paragraph had at least one mistake. Some examples of the mistakes are, "eclectic fence"; "I wanted to b ...more
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
It's been a long while since I read a werewolf book. This particular one scratched a very particular itch: a hate-to-love story with a grumpy hero and a sassy heroine who keeps pushing his buttons. And yes, yes, there is obviously some alpha male stuff going on, especially with what I can only describe as kidnapping, but Megan learns to give as good as she gets. Also, yeah, it's a nice guilty fantasy of mine, so while I appreciated some things would be problematic in the real world, I'm going to ...more
Edit~A
Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it
James would never let anyone control him with emotions again. Never risk losing his mind. Not to love or to madness.

I was so excited about this, waited a lot until I finally got the chance to read it. That said, I read the excerpt and because of it was looking forward to read it, but when I read it, it was not what I expected.

“Why? Are you afraid? Afraid your wolf is right and you’re going to start to want me? Love me?”
He turned his back on me, his broad shoulders in the black shirt making a wal
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Lauren
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Kate Avery
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’d forgotten how much I like paranormal stories, I think I got a bit oversaturated a while back and I haven’t read one in a while, but luckily this one fell into my lap and was exactly what I needed to renew my love of the genre.

I really liked the tension at the start of this story and that Megan and James didn’t just fall together, that even though they were mates they weren’t too lovey-dovey and that they had to work to form a connection.

I always find this a little difficult to judge, to my m
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Margaux
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**Galley provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Ok so this book is all about the sexual tension, and lemme tell you. I loved every second of it. I was definitely confused about the "young adult" label that got slapped on this book. It's all about mating... which is distinctly "adult" in my mind. I would categorize it more as a "new adult" title. But I digress.

The werewolf lore involved in this story was familiar but not worn out. I like the Gothic idea of a towering mansion in
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Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

This is the debut novel by Alyssa Brandon. I enjoyed the overall story. There were a few issues I had with the book itself. I thought there was a few holes in the book that maybe the author might close if there are more stories coming later? I'm not sure if there will be.

Anyway. The writing and the story flows pretty well. The story focuses on Magan and James and their mating bond. She want's to consummate it he doesn't. There are many reasons
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Jennifer H.
I'm struggling so hard to get invested and care about at least one of the characters, but I've lost my steam at 26%. I just can not with this one. I hate when I have to DNF. 😞

*Thank you to NetGalley and Swoon Reads for allowing me the opportunity to read and read.*
Brandy Klocko
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. Yes, the writing was a bit underdeveloped in some places and it started off a bit too fast BUT somehow I really felt the emotions and the heartstrings were pulled. Really drew my sappy romantic side out. I also liked the fact that it was such a quick and easy read!
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Stephanie
Cover Story: Hand Modeling
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Uninspired
Factor: Werewolves
Relationship Status: Rooting For The Random Neighbor

Read the full book report here.
Sascha
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Before this review, I have made it a point to indicate that many novels are: your-mileage-may-vary (YMMV), meaning that the novels are well written and appeal to many readers, it just so happens that I am not in that particular target audience. And this is more than fine because there is always going to be some reader who is touched by a writer’s work.

Bound to You, which has had a lot of success on Wattpad, is a YMMV for me. The character of Megan the werewolf dreams of being mated and having so
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Allison
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m giving this book 4 Stars because I enjoyed the story, it was a fun wereworlf ya-romance, and I would read more books by this author especially if it turns into a series! I really hope it does! There are so many fantastic stories she could tell, and even have some prequels that could venture into a historical paranormal romance genre! That would make me very happy!!

With that being said when it comes to character and plot development, at this point, and the writing style it should get 3 stars
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Marissa
Nov 19, 2017 rated it liked it
It's been a long time since I've read a werewolf romance book, but this caught my attention because it didn't seem like the ones I've read in the past. Which is good - I wanted something different. Being the daughter of an Alpha pack leader, Megan is given a party in hopes that she will find her "mate." But, this werewolf story is not the happily ever after Megan was hoping for when she finds her mate in a Warrior Alpha named James. When James realizes he and Megan are "True Mates," he practical ...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Jeraca
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, new-adult-novels
I received this free eARC novel from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.

Megan is desperate to find her mate. As an 18 year old werewolf, an alpha born from the Alpha of alphas, she is having a hard time finding the person she is supposed to spend the rest of her life with, but that makes sense since she is not a normal werewolf. When her father throws a party and invites all of the single eligble guy werewolves, Megan cannot wait to find the one for her.

Sadly for her, though, she does
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Amy
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have rounded this review from three and half stars up to four stars because in the end I did enjoy Bound to You. So, Bound to You is about a young woman who on her eighteenth birthday is ready to meet her soulmate. Meghan is a werewolf and has been dreaming about the day she will meet her mate. For Meghan, this man will fall instantly in love with her and they will live happily ever after. Real life isn't like a fairytale, though, and Meghan finds herself bound to a hot Canadian werewolf who s ...more
Teenreadsdotcom
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Megan couldn’t be a more normal teenager, surrounded by a large and loving family, talking about boys to her best friend and anxiously counting down the days until she starts at Caltech. But beneath all of this, Megan hides an important secret: she belongs to a family of werewolves.

On her eighteenth birthday, Megan’s one wish is to meet her werewolf mate. During her birthday celebrations, Megan’s wish comes true, but instead of the sweet, caring boy she hoped to find, Megan is drawn by a magical
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“I was never anyone's first priority. Never the one who had someone looking out for me. I was hoping having a mate would get me that. I'm sorry I was under that misconception. I'll do my best to leave you alone from now on.” 1 likes
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