Review – Born to be Bound (Alpha’s Claim #1) by Addison Cain

June 28, 2017 Review 0

Review – Born to be Bound (Alpha’s Claim #1) by Addison Cain

Surrender is not survival.

Claire is desperate. Her once thriving city lies in ruins. The strongest of the three human dynamics, Alphas, have grown feral. Common Betas circle like vultures. The lowest in the hierarchy, rare and weak Omegas like Claire, are being destroyed. Sheltering amidst a dwindling enclave of frightened Omega women, Claire cannot provide enough to feed them all; her friends are starving.

All due to one escaped convict’s violent rise to power.

Shepherd is every bit as ruthless as his reputation suggests. Despite taking every possible precaution, Claire is captured and her worst nightmare realized. Shepherd, discovering a rare Omega in his midst, claims her like a prize, forcing a pair-bond that ties her to him forever.

She fights her instincts and his will, because no matter how manipulative the bond might be, she despises what he’s done to her people. If she cannot find a way to help her friends, if she cannot escape, everyone she loves will die.

Publisher’s Note: The first book in Addison Cain's exciting, raw, and suspense-filled Omegaverse series is a dark tale with explicit sexual themes and complete power exchange. Though situations may be interpreted as romantic, this is a story about the effect of extreme circumstances on the human psyche and the consequences of obsession—not a standard romance. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.

Title: Born To Be Bound
Author: Addison Cain
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Trick of the Light
Series: Alpha's Claim
Published by Self
Source: Publisher
Published: June 2017
Genres: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 244
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this one. I’ve noticed that this is a re-release, so I’m curious if it’s because there is a new publisher, cover or if content was added or removed. Something was just….off for me. Let’s see if I can explain without spoilers.

Claire is an Omega who is desperate to help her fellow Omegas live. Yes, live. Every time the Omegas go in to their cycle (yep, THAT cycle), Alphas do everything including kill to get their hands on the Omegas to mate, without the choice of the Omega. Add in the fact that they are hungry and in hiding, Claire has decided to take things in to her own hands by asking for help. The problem? She has to ask the one person who is completely unstable. Someone who is about to own her, inside and out.

Shepherd is the unstable leader that Claire needs assistance from.  When Claire approaches him for help, she needed to mask her scent as an Omega. But when her body betrays her, it’s Shepherd who kills many to claim her as his own. Is he kind? He may think he’s trying to be. But his actions are only causing Claire to rear her diffiant head.

This is NOT your typical romance and the author states as much in a disclaimer. Please read it. There are many psychological and physical games being played in this story and the surface has only been scratched in this first installment. The relationship between Shepherd and Claire is not the only thing going on here, and THAT’S the part that’s left me off. I can’t quite get a grasp on the other players and their true involvement. To be honest, it’s a bit confusing. But the cliffhanger was enough for me to want to continue the series. For no other reason than to find out what Shepherd’s “real” game is.

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