Sunday, July 12, 2015

Review of Bound by Blood (Cauld Ane #1) by Tracey Jane Jackson

Dr. Samantha Moore is one of the youngest and most acclaimed researchers in the world. Her specialty is blood and she has been recruited by the largest pharmaceutical company in Scotland. For what purpose she cannot begin to imagine, but in an attempt to break out of her painfully shy shell, she throws caution to the wind and leaves her family and best friend behind in Savannah. Dr. Kade Gunnach is taking a chance hiring an outsider, but he’s desperate to find out how to help his sister. He believes the key lies in her blood, but so far, no one has found the answers. When the new researcher walks into his office, he’s unprepared for his reaction to her and the life-changing ramifications her arrival brings. They’re drawn together by a force neither is prepared for, but Kade is holding something back. Something that could scare her away. When Samantha learns his secret, will she run? Will Kade be able to live with the answers he’s been desperately searching for?

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

They are the Cauld Ane, the cold ones, the ancient ones, hidden, while moving through the centuries undetected and coexisting with humankind.  Bound by Blood is the first book in the Cauld Ane series by an exceptionally creative author, Tracey Jane Jackson.  This first book gives the background needed to understand the characters and storyline for this series.  Ms. Jackson has woven a tale of a paranormal world that is so well crafted that it seems real, possible.  Kade Gunnach is the leader of this race and has finally found his Forever Mate, Samantha Moore.

Sam has been sheltered all her life. She recently completed her doctoral work with a specialty in blood.  A large pharmaceutical company has offered her a job in Scotland where she can put her degree to use.  This is a huge step for her, so she decides that it is time to leave the nest and spread her wings.  What she had not expected was the feelings that she was flooded with and the voice she hears in her mind.  When she is introduced to her new boss, an attraction flows between them that is frightening in its intensity.   An attraction that cannot be denied by either of them! Is this her Prince Charming, the man she has waited for? Why does it seem so right to be with him?

How do you tell a human woman that she is your forever mate and you are a near-immortal Viking that has lived for almost two thousand years? How do you explain that you have been waiting for her to be born without her running away?  If you do convince her, how can you keep her safe until she is bound?  

Read this remarkable series and learn more about the Cauld Ane and their search for their forever mates.

Hero: Dr. Kade Gunnach 4.5 stars 
Heroine: Dr. Samantha Moore 4.5 stars 
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

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