I acquired a copy of Trinity Bound when the author sent out a call in need of reviews for her (at the time) yet to be released book. Having read the synopsis I was intrigued by the premise and decided to answer the call. I can only hope that she forgives the tardiness of my review.
Before I go any further I must warn that this story is a ménage, so if that makes you squirm – turn back now. Still with me? Great!
Trinity Bound takes the overdone love triangle, as well as the long held belief of soul mates (sometimes more than one in a lifetime), and smashes them together until it makes an explosive combination. Oh, and did I mention… werewolves?
A long established werewolf pack that has had their shares of sorrows and pain find new hope with the bonding of the Alpha’s youngest son Reed to his soul mates, Hanna and Josh. While at first you have to wonder how this will really work out, considering each of the trio have their own insecurities to overcome as well as emotional baggage, as the story progresses each character comes to life in their own way to fully encompass their part of the trinity.
Reed, son to the Alpha, the artist and historian of the pack, does not see how he fits within his own family and doubts he could ever find, or be worthy of, his true mate as he is not the strongest of his kind.
Hannah, a witch who heals by the power of the earth, must recover from a tragic personal loss at the very moment she finds herself in the middle of a war she knows nothing about. Still naive to life as well as still coming into her gifts, the changes she experiences could be overwhelming if not for what fate has in store.
Josh, an ex-Navy SEAL who has an uncanny knack for finding people, has learned to keep people at bay, especially those who profess to be family. His meeting of both Reed and Hannah sends his preconceived notions of love and true acceptance out the window, to be replaced by something he’d never truly admitted he wanted, much less thought he could ever have.
Combine the budding, then strengthening of their Trinity Bond, with the real and ever present danger of the packs’ seemingly undefeatable enemy, The Central, Ms. Ryan brings together a story that runs the gambit of emotion as well as action, intrigue, drama and… yes, sex – lots of steamy sex (you know, in case you read romance for something besides the plot).
With enough glimpses of the packs back story, Trinity Bound has also made me curious about the Redwood Pack as a whole and what really makes them tick. I have a feeling that I will be revisiting Ms. Ryan’s wolf family in the near future… from the beginning.