Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review of Bound by Secrets (Cauld Ane #3) by Tracey Jane Jackson

Brodie Gunnach has endured a horrific childhood, along with his brothers and sister within the Cauld Ane royal family. When he meets his mate, he is alarmed to learn she is only fourteen and they cannot be bound for another eleven years. He makes a heart-wrenching decision to leave in an effort to save them both from years of pain and frustration. Payton McFadden is infatuated with a young, handsome prince that she’s met once. After speaking with him at a party for her father, he disappears, only to return five years later with a declaration and a demand. As the two are bombarded with secrets that could destroy not only their relationship, but their way of life, will they be able to sort out truth from fiction and overcome the obstacles before them? Will Payton trust that Brodie is telling the truth? 

Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ ★★★★

A prince should know love, happiness and belonging!  Brodie Gunnach is the third brother in the royal family of the Cauld Ane but he has known none of those feeling from either of his parents.  In this third book in the Cauld Ane series by the resourceful and creative author, Tracy Jane Jackson we delve into the royal family’s secrets. Payton and Brodie’s story is filled with drama, angst and eventually a happily ever after as those secrets are unveiled!

He found his forever mate, his one and only when she was still a teenager.  Cauld Ane cannot recognize their mates until they reach their twenty-fifth year.  So even though he knows that she is his, she does not know that he is her mate and will not for eleven years. This is an impossible position for someone that has waited centuries to find the one person that will be his other half. However time does pass, even if it is slowly for an almost immortal prince and he will claim Payton as his princess.  The secrets that he holds could destroy not only his family, but also his desire for a future with Payton.

Payton crushed on Brodie the first time she laid eyes on him and when he left to serve his country, she felt rejected.  Now Brodie is back and he claims that she is his forever mate and wants to claim her.  He is keeping secrets from her!  How can he be her mate and keep things from her?  Can she trust him, especially when those secrets may involve another woman?  Believe what he is telling her?  Only time will tell if they are really fated mates.  This book is an excellent addition to my library and will be added to my must read section.

Hero: Brodie Gunnach 5 stars 
Heroine: Payton McFadden 5 stars 
Steam: 5 stars 
Plot: 5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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