Title: Bounds Gods: Chained (Bound Gods #2)
Author: Adrienne Wilder
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Genre(s): Erotica, BDSM, Dark Romance, Fantasy
Page Count: 194 pages
Reviewed by: Natalie
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Leo has been sent on a mission to find a missing doxie. And after weeks at Leo’s side, Kaleb is suddenly alone. Free of the cruelty the Chimera, he should be rejoicing. But instead, he becomes aware of a void in his heart, he never knew was there until Leo wasn’t there to fill it. When Leo returns Kaleb is faced with the choice of disobeying Leo—forcing him to take ambrosia—or risk losing him forever.
With a single flower, Leo is back under the control of the Association. And what kind of punishment is suitable for a doxie who disobeys his Master, even though it saves his life? Leo has a list of ideas, starting with Kaleb’s first visit to a Gathering.
At the Gathering of the gods, doxies, and mortal men, Kaleb first lays eyes on Aaron. The beautiful doxie is presented by the god Sol. There he will be fed the ambrosia, Awakened to his journey of immortality, and then serve his god, Sol, for all to see. Only the horror of Aaron’s treatment by Sol makes Kaleb realize monsters come in many forms.
And not all of them hunt doxies.
What can I say about Chained? Well, first, if you haven’t read The Chimera (Book 1) in the Bound Gods series, I highly suggest you jump on board.
Book 2 picks up where we left off with Leo continuing to train Kaleb and teach him what his purpose is as a doxie. We get a more in-depth look into the Association. The reader also gets a better understanding as to the importance of ambrosia and how it impacts both the Gods and the doxies. Sexual aphrodisiac anyone?
In Chained, we see Leo struggle with the fact that he’s attached to Kaleb. Not only does he not want to train any other doxies, but the beast within him wants to claim Kaleb as his own as well. Aside from the SMOKIN’ HOT sex scenes, what I most enjoyed about Chained is the “mystery” aspect. Doxies are being hunted, and it’s become Leo’s job along with the other Gods to find who or what is responsible for doxies being hurt, maimed, and even killed.
I cannot emphasize how incredibly juicy this series is. It’s dark, it’s depraved, it’s oh so freaking yummy. Seeing Leo get all Alpha male territorial with Kaleb was DELICIOUS! I have come to enjoy Leo and Kaleb’s characters so much, and I eagerly await the next installment in the series.
For a refresher on Book 1, see my review here.
Overall thoughts? Well worth your time. An easy breezy 5-star read for sure. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment. I haven’t been this excited about a series in a long while!