Bound by Tears: Cauld Ane Book 6

Tracey Jane

As her graduation approaches, Jesska suffers a great loss. She had so many plans for after her graduation but everything has fallen apart. That is, until King Kasper appears on the scene and tells Jesska that she’s meant to be his mate. Jesska is unsure but she feels herself being pulled towards Kasper. She finds herself in the middle of a battle with threats to Kasper’s family. Kasper will stop at nothing to protect his family and Jesska at all costs. Can Jesska get over the trauma of her past and consider a future with Kasper?

Even though part of the Cauld Ane series, this installment (the sixth) was easy to follow and could be read as a stand-alone. It is very in-depth, and can be imagined so vividly it will feel like a movie playing in the reader's head (although some of the detail was unnecessary). Jesska is a strong heroine who goes through so much and turns to self-harm. Kasper and Jesska’s relationship blossoms through the novel and it’s clear that Kasper adores his mate and will do anything to protect her. There are a couple of instances throughout this book that dragged on and could be shortened; however they did not take away from the overall enjoyment of the book. If this is the first book a reader reads from this author, they will assuredly want to go back and start this series from the beginning! 

Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick