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Born to be Bound by Addison Cain
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really liked it

My first read of this kind

First, I've never read an "Omegaverse" book or series, and am generally averse to anything paranormal or similar. That said, I LOVE the whole possessive, alpha male thing, and so this kept popping up on recommended book lists. I finally decided to give it a go. And you know what? I liked it.
That said, it was also so different from my normal reads that I had to get past the different language used (such as "rut" and "knot"). The whole mate-bond thing took some getting used to as well. But, these are common elements to the type of story this is- it would be ludicrous to criticize a book for being exactly what it is supposed to be. These are just my reactions to it as a non-Omegaverse reader.
In any case, I enjoyed the dynamic between Shepherd and Claire. When he wasn't forcing/coercing her, that is. I couldn't figure out if he was actually developing feelings for her, or if it was all an elaborate manipulation. On her end she would have a moment of softness for him here and there, but was it only because of her physiological reaction to him? A chemical reaction, if you will?
I am curious enough to read the next book because, let's be honest, the cliffhanger on this one was rough.
I don't know if I'll read another Omegaverse series once I run out of steam on this one- it is so different from my typical reads that I found it a bit distracting. I definitely prefer my romance to be non-paranormal.

TRIGGERS: non-consent, dubious consent, OW/cheating.


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May 3, 2019 – Shelved
May 3, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
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August 27, 2019 – Finished Reading

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