Bound, a novel
Courtland spent his childhood watching his mother turn tricks and bow to her abusive pimp. It taught him a lot about relationships and how never to get involved in one. When he meets sweet Adelaide, his life is forever changed. Her gentle personality has his thinking maybe his vow to never commit is misplaced. Until she disappears out of his life.
Adelaide knew the only way to escape the darkness she’s lived her life in, is to go back to the one place that’s haunted her dreams. Home. Reuniting with Courtland is the last thing on her mind until she becomes helpless to his every kiss. Hopeless to his ever touch. And no matter how far she tries to run, her heart is irrevocably bound to him.
A story of tragic pasts colliding, finding a friendship that turns into searing passion, and a love strong enough to last forever.
***for mature readers due to sexual content, graphic language, and some violence. Not for Young Adult readers.***
Adelaide is the 15-year-old beautiful but shy daughter of the small-town of Granville’s preacher. Adelaide’s extended family and community have no idea that the good preacher is nothing but a monster behind closed doors. Underneath her quiet demeanor, Adelaide is a fighter, waiting for her moment to break free from the hell she is living in.
Courtland is all alone after getting away from his whore of a mother and her pimp. He moves to Granville for a fresh start and meets JR, Adelaide’s cousin. JR then introduces him to Adelaide. The three become the best of friends for the next couple of years. When it seems that things will change from friends to more between Courtland and Adelaide, circumstances get in the way and they are torn apart and Adelaide leaves Granville for good.
Now, it’s 10 years later and Adelaide has returned to Granville. When Courtland and Adelaide see each other for the first time in years, sparks fly! Adelaide is far from the innocent girl Courtland thought she was with piercings and tattoos. Adelaide isn’t sure she wants to revisit the past and isn’t sticking around for long.
However, both give in to their undeniable chemistry for some no-strings attached fun. But what happens when old feelings come back to the surface? Will Courtland and Adelaide be able to just walk away again?
I really enjoyed this book. I loved both main characters and their chemistry is fantastic! JR and Adelaide’s “Gram” are fabulous secondary characters and I can’t wait for JR to get his own story! I loved that this book is told through both Courtland and Adelaide’s POV. Look forward to reading more from this author!
** ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review **
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