Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Review! That Which Binds Us by Amanda Richardson, 4 Cranky Stars

That Which Binds UsThat Which Binds Us by Amanda Richardson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**** 4 Cranky Stars ****

They say we are bound to our soulmates by a string and that eventually we will find them. This is one such story. A story of a girl with a past full of death and a boy who had to leave it all behind to save his own life.

Nina lead a relatively normal life. It was just her and her dad and it was all she known yet she was loved tremendously. She had a best friend named Ben who was her everything even at 9 years old when they meet. One day tragedy strikes and not once but twice Nina is left adrift. She rebels she acts out she does everything opposite of good. Flash forward to her current life in Puerto Rico where she feels that missing piece of her soul daily but life is good in a sense.

Ben has had the worst childhood imaginable. The only bright spot in his bleak existence is Nina and he carries her light with him. He now has a highly dangerous job and is trained to never feel. When his past comes back to haunt him and a botched job go south quick he finds himself on a tiny private island with Nina. He wants to hate her because that's what he's trained to do but she breaks down his defenses.

I got this book on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised. I was like does she have Stockholm Syndrome but you learn their connection runs deep. There was some sudden action toward the end but all in all it's a love story with some very profound words. I liked Nina and Ben together. I will certainly read more by this author.

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