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Bound by Fire

(Cauld Ane #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,039 ratings  ·  143 reviews
Pepper Brooks has always dreamed of escaping her small town life and her alcoholic mother. Working double shifts at her dead-end waitressing job, she saves every penny in order to join her best friend in Scotland. Her plans are threatened, however, when she finds herself alone and in danger with no apparent way out.

Connall Gunnach is traveling to the United States to
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published August 22nd 2017 (first published January 1st 2013)
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 Leo (Queen of the Rants)
3.5 stars.

I liked it, the best of all no OW drama.

I might read Brodie's book since it was mentioned that he has been waiting for 10 years to mate with his mate does that mean he's been celibate? But what about the OW that the heroine saw him in book 1? I guess We'll see.

Conall was a sweet hero, the heroine annoyed me with her strong dislike of hero's money.

May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
First book by this author and I loved it. I would read more of this series but I am cheap so I will have to wait hoping to catch one on sale :)
This was....different.
Now I'm not trying to get my head around the paranormal stuff, cause there is not much point but the romance was good, on hero's side.
If heroine was my friend, I will shake her, bitchslap her and probably lock her up in a rapunzel-like tower.
She's a danger to herself and the society!
She has shown a "backbone" (read stubbornness) all at the wrong places.
She went to the rich guy's house in past avoiding her BFF Sam's warnings! Sam and her brother had to rescue her from that
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Mrs. Jackson told me she was writing a paranormal book, I told her I don't do vampires, werewolves, fairies, etc. She promised there would be none of that. I have read the first book in this series and was really excited to see what she would do with book number two!

This book was a great follow up to the first book. There were some new things revealed with a second person becoming a part of the Cauld Ane people. There are surprises not hinted at, that show themselves before the end of the
BOUND BY FIRE is the second book in the Cauld Ane series and like the first, has all the right ingredients for a spectacular paranormal romance: hot alpha male who will love you unconditionally and will follow you to the end of the earth and drag you back if you try to leave, an action-packed plot, and writing that encompasses you and sucks you in.

Pepper has not had an easy life with an alcoholic mother, mother's boyfriends that paw at her when her mom passes out, and now a stalker who seems
Pepper, who is Samantha's best friend didn't expect to meet her soul mate when she was introduced to Sam's future brother-in-law. Pepper is an avid horsewoman and had been training for the Olympics with Jonesy her horse she helped to deliver and she raised him, as his mother died while trying to deliver him.

Connall also knew that Pepper would soon become his wife as he had waited for Pepper for years. Connall is a world renown vet who raises Arabian horses and has a massive home in Scotland.

Sameen Hasan
Awww, Awww, Awww!
Not a believer of this much insta love but still it was a fun read.
Carrie Lahain
I read this second installment of Tracey Jane Jackson's Cauld Ane series straight through and right after finishing the first book--BOUND BY BLOOD. While I was fading fast (talk about a reading hangover!) by the end, BOUND BY FIRE carried me through to the very last page. Animal lover Pepper Brooks is an engaging and appealing character. She combines touching vulnerability with strong conviction. Connall Gunnach, her fated lover, is so far the most fully realized of Jackson's unique trio of ...more
Lover of Romance
I recently have fallen in love with Tracey Jane Jackson, and so far I have loved this series. This is the second book, and I decided it would be good to read this series in I am. Bound By Fire, revolves around Pepper and Connall. Both of these characters we see from the first book. Connall is the brother of Kade (The King of the Caulde Ane). His mate, is Pepper's best friend. Pepper has been keeping secrets from everyone that she knows and loves, but only to protect them. When she ...more
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. I enjoy the clean romance,and I love the characters. I think it is very well written. I am sorry Jackson isn't writing faster! I love this series, and can't wait for the next one. From the book: Pepper Brooks has always dreamed of escaping her small town life and her alcoholic mother. Working double shifts at her dead-end waitressing job, she saves every penny in order to join her best friend in Scotland. Her plans are threatened, however, when she finds herself alone ...more
Megan Ancheta
I enjoyed it, but it was so similar to the first book in the series (including entire conversations from the first book). I think the author needs to come up with more original ideas for the following books.
Elle Schroder
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
The Cauld Ane are a form of immortal Vikings, who moved from Iceland to Scotland in the 1400s. The core team that the stories revolve around (at least to start with) include siblings Kade, Connall, Brodie and Fiona, along Fiona's mate Angus and his sister Payton. Most of the Cauld Ane are hundreds of years old, with some of them having been born in Iceland in the 1400s, although Payton is only 14 at the start of the series. There is virtually no explanation as to why they differ from humans. ...more
Trudy Dowling
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was honored to receive an early copy of Bound by Fire. Connall and Pepper's story is so HOT!!!! It was full of suspense. I was on the edge of my seat because this an exciting suspenseful romance.

A little back story. This is the second book in the Cauld Ane Series. Book one, Bound by Blood, introduces the reader to the Cauld Ane race. They are an almost immortal race, but unlike vampires, they don't need blood. Their biggest weakness is heat. They can't survive living above 68 degrees.
Suzanne Radcliffe
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bound By Fire is Book 2 in the Cauld Ane series and is about Pepper and Connall. We met them both in book 1, Bound By Blood. Pepper is Sam's best friend and Connall is one of Kade's brothers.

Pepper has had a tough life and is barely scraping by so she can save up and move to Scotland. Now another problem has come up. She's got a stalker threatening the lives of her loved ones if she doesn't do as he instructs.

Connall is on a plane bound for Georgia to attend Kade and Sam's wedding when he
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bound by Fire is the second book in the Cauld Ane Series by Piper Davenport. I love this story as it follows Piper and Connall in their story. They meet before a wedding and are attracted to each other at first site. However, there are ups and downs through out the story. Piper has a crazy stalker who seems to get more dangerous through out the story. Plus Piper has a lot to take in because Connall has a big part of him that he has to share that Piper has to take in because she is his destined ...more
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy moly, definitely not quite the way I expected this book to go. But I’m certainly not disappointed. Bound by Fire basically picks up where Bound by Blood ends. But you do get a bit more of a back story on Pepper.

However, things are a constant surprise in this book. From Connall’s reluctance & Pepper’s insistance to the what-is-going-on moments, I never knew quite what was coming. You still have Kane and Sam, of course from the first book. But Kane is Connall’s brother and Sam is Pepper’s
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bound by Fire picks up where Bound by Blood leaves off. I don't think you'd have an issue if you read it as a stand alone, but I don't know why you'd want to. These are great stories with action, suspense, hot, sexy men and feisty women that keep them on their toes, oh and did I mention steamy, yes plenty of heat, even if heat is detrimental to the Cauld Ane, they sure know how to turn it up when the time comes :)
When Connall first lays eyes on Pepper, he knows, it's the way of the Cauld Ane.
Kim  Brewing
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to the world of the Cauld Ane, you're going to love it here.

This is going to be one of those reviews that doesn't really talk about the story, because honestly - you need to read it and experience it. Although there are similar events that happen in this book as in the first book (connected to being Cauld Ane) there is quite a difference too....and I loved it. There is tonnes of suspense but the love story between Pepper and Con is front and center. Well written, the story flows from the
Cup of Tea
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in return for an honest review. To be honest I am not normally a fan of books with paranormal elements I have only read a couple of authors that keep my interest. But Piper Davenport does not disappoint with this book! Pepper and Connall have a instant connection but we still get to see them build their relationship. This book has several twists that I did not see coming and it is a definite page turner! I loved reading about the family and other characters in the story. ...more
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really a fan of this series

I’m binge reading this series which I just the first two books today. I really like these characters...can’t really encapsulate why...they just resonate with me. There are some plot holes that have yet to be filled...things get thrown out and then not quite dealt with. We still never solved the blood mystery that started the whole series in book one. And there seems to be an awful lot about their species that these paranormals don’t know.

Once again
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading book one, Bound by Blood, I immediately went and bought this one because quite frankly, I fell in love with this series immediately. I love, love, love Kade and Sammantha (book 1) and couldn't wait to dive into Pepper and Con's book. Ms. Davenport did not disappoint. I am NOT a paranormal fan and I can honestly say that this is one of the best series I have ever read. I love the spunk that Pepper had and well who wouldn't love a alpha male with a heart of gold?? Con was just as ...more
Diana Ricketts
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
This one was okay for me. I liked the idea of the stalker storyline, but I wished there had been more to it. The beginning of the book was really engaging. I liked the stalker communicating with her and I liked the initial meeting with Con and Pepper. The final buildup with the stalker was more action that book one but still seemed too tidy... I like insta-love stories; fated mates are some of my favorite reads. This one just got to be too much. Too perfect, too sappy, too fast. Pepper kind of ...more
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Pepper is a very troubled young woman. And it seems like no matter which way she turns, trouble keeps following her. As strong and unswerving as she is, it doesn't seem like that is going to change. Even before they meet, there is a deep and abiding connection between her and Connall. He is determined to end her problems, despite her conviction that she has to do it all on her own. This story is ripe with Insta love, scary villains,
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read the original version of this book, and I'm thrilled to say that this version is even better! The story itself is still the same, but there were some subtle changes made that really enhance the story.

This is one of my favorite's of the series because I just love Connall. There are times when Pepper gets on my nerves a bit with her stubbornness, but Connall is really fantastic with her. This book also has a lot of action mixed in with the romance to keep things moving at an exciting pace.
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
During the first book we met Pepper and I could not wait for her story and I am so happy that her mate ends up to be Connall. Pepper is going through an insanely hard time and I just felt so bad for her during this story and I hope that anyone in real life who is dealing with a stalker finds someone to protect them like Connall does. That being said I loved everything about this story and I am so glad that it is just as amazing as the first was. This was a great addition to the series, it ...more
Laura Green
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Is it hot in here or is it just me? I absolutely loved Con and Pepper... there was enough suspense with Pepper's stalker was enough to keep me engaged but not enough to distract me from their love story. The pacing on them was spot on and kept me turning the page far after I should have gone to bed.

It's not really a secret I'm not new to Piper Davenport but each of her books leave me satisfied while still wanting more. Not of more story she fully ties all things up but just more of her words
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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What a great addition to this series. The first book was amazing, the second knocked my socks off. One of the best parts is how the beginning of the second book showed you snippets from when all the trouble started for Pepper. Instead of starting the night her and Connall met, the author took it back a few weeks to when the stalker first showed up. This story also allowed the read to revisit some of the other characters we met in the first book. We not only get to revisit them, but we get to ...more
Shyla Wright
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

What do you do, when your being stalked and trying to figure out how to stop it. Pepper has a stalker that is making her life hell. Connell is Peppers mate, but getting Pepper to trust in him is going to be hard. How do keep the love of your life safe, when someone is intent on keeping you from her. Pepper learns to love and trust that Connell will always take care of her. Such an amazing story filled with despair, hope, loyalty,and love. This is a must read for all.
Mickie Troubetaris
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series and was ecstatic to receive an ARC for my honest review! I fell in love with Pepper and Connall immediately and so will you! Pepper's character has been threw a lot in her short life and really only has her friend Sam! With Sams upcoming wedding brings Connall to Pepper! Connall is very Alpha and protective of Pepper! I loved this couple how could you not! I love everything Piper writes can't wait for the next installment of this series! You can't go wrong it's ...more
Jacqueline Trim
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The brothers, oh the brothers ! Where can I find one to bound me and throw away the key.

Piper did an exceptional job in putting these characters together. As you read you can’t help but think it’s all real and I can go and find such gorgeous, caring, faithful and sexually fulfilling men. Oh what can I do to be bound by such a man. I think of Adam, Noah and all the old patriarchs who once lived that long. I want to be bound. Lol. I’m hooked on my 4Th and I’m already dying with laughter for Max.
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