Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bound to Brody by Ali Atwood

Title:  Bound to Brody
Series:  Shifters & Lovers #1
Author:  Ali Atwood
Published:  May 1/15 by eXtasy Books
Length:  78pgs
Genre:  m/m paranormal romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Does a second chance at love have a price?

Zac McQuade is a former marine living two lives. On the surface, he’s a special agent for the FBI but undercover, he’s an assassin for the Secret Intelligence Service. When Zac returns to his childhood home for his niece’s christening, the last person he expects to see is Brody Maitland, his former college crush. Though Zac’s attraction to Brody has gone unfulfilled, he still thinks of him as the one who got away.

Dr. Brody Maitland is a practicing psychologist with a few secrets of his own. Though he has always admired Zac, he thinks he is terminally straight. Currently, Brody is conducting an off-the-record investigation, in search of a young male patient who’s gone missing. Believing Zac’s cover story, Brody enlists his help to solve the intricate case, plunging them both into a deadly game of intrigue and deception. As the attraction between the two very different men heats up, they are faced with the ultimate test of love and loyalty.

My Reivew:

Atwood pulls readers right into the heart of the story. The characters that she develops tug right at your heart, but both in different ways. The suspense of the story had me on pins and needles throughout. The achingly apparent bigotry throughout brings the social commentary to the front, while at the same time the characters rule the show.

Atwood creates natural, real characters who carry the story forward very well. She takes time to develop each character separately, highlighting their differences and similarities in a heady mix. There is a well-developed relationship between the characters. You can really see where it comes from and where it’s heading. The budding relationship combines with the suspense of the story for a heady mix.

Atwood once again had my attention with this fantastic novella. This is a great start to a new series that I can’t wait to delve further into.

And now, enter to win in this fantastic giveaway for 3 pdf copies of Bound to Brody by Ali Atwood.
Contest is open internationally, where applicable by law. 
Entries close at 11:59pm June 26/15. 
Winners will be drawn June 27/15. 
Winners will be notified via email to the email provided to the giveaway and will have 72h to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.


  1. Thank you for the opportunity. Sounds like a great book

  2. Thank you for the opportunity. Sounds like a great book

  3. After reading the blurb, I really want to read Bound To Brody so I can find out how Zac and Brody work things out.

    1. Hello everyone, thank for your interest and good luck with the contest!

  4. Looks like a great story and I can't wait to read it. Have you always wanted to write or did something inspire you to pick up a pen ?

    1. Hello, NIKIRENEE, thank you for commenting. In answer to your question, my head has always been filled with characters who want to tell their stories, but I was inspired by an English teacher, who encouraged me to enter a writing competition. I didn’t win, but it started me on the road to publication. :)

  5. Thanks for such a great giveaway. xx

  6. I'm at a loss for words, but good luck with the book and giveaway -- hope I wind!

  7. Hmm, I meant "win!" I wind enough as it is. :-) Another senior moment!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway.. sounds like a great book, can't wait to read it!!