Review: Chained (Bound Gods #2) by Adrienne Wilder

Leo has been sent on a mission to find a missing doxie. And after weeks at Leo’s side, Kaleb is suddenly alone. Free of the cruelty the Chimera, he should be rejoicing. But instead, he becomes aware of a void in his heart, he never knew was there until Leo wasn’t there to fill it. When Leo returns Kaleb is faced with the choice of disobeying Leo—forcing him to take ambrosia—or risk losing him forever.

With a single flower, Leo is back under the control of the Association. And what kind of punishment is suitable for a doxie who disobeys his Master, even though it saves his life? Leo has a list of ideas, starting with Kaleb’s first visit to a Gathering.

At the Gathering of the gods, doxies, and mortal men, Kaleb first lays eyes on Aaron. The beautiful doxie is presented by the god Sol. There he will be fed the ambrosia, Awakened to his journey of immortality, and then serve his god, Sol, for all to see. Only the horror of Aaron’s treatment by Sol makes Kaleb realize monsters come in many forms.

And not all of them hunt doxies.

 Helllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll yessssssssssssssssssssss.

Chained picked up right where The Chimera left off.  Leo is off to find a missing Doxie and left Kaleb without a word. With Leo gone Kaleb was at a bit of a loss with what to do. How was he supposed to act? Did he still have to prepare himself everyday? Kaleb did what he thought his master would want him to do in his absence. He also decided to find out more about the Association and how these men claim to be gods.

When Leo returned he was a little worse for the wear. Kaleb is tricked/persuaded into giving Leo what he's been avoiding in order to save him... ambrosia. Now that Leo has had a taste, there's no going back and he's only becoming even more addicted to Kaleb.

The story focused on the investigation and mystery plot more than the previous book. I would have liked more Kaleb and Leo because they are so spectacularly hot together. There are some major sex scenes with even more kinkiness than the last. Leo likes to dish out the pain and Kaleb likes to take it for his master. But the guy is not a pushover. When he really believes in something, he digs his heels in and stands up for it. I liked that about him and am curious to see where this strength takes him.

As the plot unravels we learn more about Kaleb in this installment and what makes him special in particular. We also find out that Kaleb's brother isn't all that he seems. More doxies and gods were introduced and I'm excited to see more of these characters. Especially Aaron. His story is heartbreaking. He and Kaleb seem to have formed a bond and I hope to see more of that friendship develop.

Bound Gods is shaping up to be a solid series filled with twist and turns, paranormal happenings, and a kinky master/slave relationship. <- what more could a Unicorn as for?

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1 comment:

  1. This has totally been my most favorite series of the year. I LOVE THAT OTHER PEOPLE LOVE IT TOO!