Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: Bonded By Crimson

Title: Bonded By Crimson  

Author: Zrinka Jelic

Publisher: Black Opal Books

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat: spicy

Length: 350 Pages

Reviewer: Crystal


BLURB:  Love isn’t in the cards for her…

After her short failed marriage, Kate tries to rebuild her life and takes a position as a nanny to three small boys. She quickly grows to love them, but their father terrifies her, while igniting a passion she didn’t know she possessed. Disturbed by his distant manner with his sons, Kate struggles to make him more involved in the boys’ daily lives. Her efforts are mysteriously supported by an entity that cannot really exist. Or can she? And if she does exist, is she really trying to help Kate, or just take over her body?

But when he deals the hand, all bets are off…

Six years after his beloved wife passed away, Matthias Zrin is still trying to become the father she wanted him to be. Not an easy task for a three-centuries-old immortal. His search for the ultimate nanny ends when Kate Rokov stumbles to his home and into his arms. The immediate attraction he feels for her seems like a betrayal of his dead wife, a love he’s harboured for over three hundred years. But when Kate is stalked by a deadly stranger, the life he clung to in the past begins to crumble and break down. Can Matthias learn to trust and to love again in time to save his family from disaster, or will his stubborn pride destroy everything worth living for?


Bonded By Crimson was such a heart-warming that was masterfully written.

Matthias Zrin is an immortal but he can’t remember how he got that way or what he even is. He had been married to Emina for hundreds of years. After Emina dies in childbirth with triplets. Matthias goes down hill and doesn’t want anything to do with the kids. I could tell his pain and I could completely understand how it would feel to lose the love of your life after being with them for so long.

Kate Rokov needs a job and so she decides to be a nanny for Matthias. When she gets to his house she feels like she’s been there before. She also thinks that a ghostly presents is following her. Kate is hiding some pain to and you really don’t know what it’s about. Kate starts showing the kids the love that they’ve been missing for the past six years. I can see Kate’s loving nature and tell that the children are helping with her pain.

I can’t describe how much this story touched me. I just started reading and it just pulled me in and I got lost in the story. I couldn’t wait to see what Matthias was and see how he got that way. I enjoyed watching how Kate worked her magic and brought out the best in everyone. She made Matthias start living again and he started spending time with his son’s and he started getting to know them. Each one was so different and they took up for each other.

As I read I found out that it wasn’t a book that was about romance. It had adventure and I got to visit new places. It had suspense. You wanted to know why Emina’s ghost was still around and if the man that was trying to get rid of Kate would ever be caught or would he kill her. You wanted to know the mystery around Matthias. What was he and how did he get to be an immortal.

The author did a wonderful job on the plot and it was exciting from beginning to end. I stayed on the edge of my seat just wanting to know what would happen next. I could feel the pain, love and happiness throughout the whole book. Things happened that I never saw coming. It made me yearn for a love that would last for hundreds of years. It was a book about second chances and taking the leap of faith. You just had to keep on loving through the good and bad.

I hated seeing the ending of the book. I really enjoyed the ending and was happy about it. It brought a warm feeling to my heart and I will remember this book and come back to read it again. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It brought happiness to my life and I hope that it brings happiness to yours.

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  1. Thank you for this wonderful review. I can't describe the feeling when the reader really gets into the core of the book.

  2. This review nailed it. Bonded was a warm, yet adventurous read. I especially enjoyed their romantic evening out in town, then finishing it on the boat.
    Congrats on another wonderful review, Zrinka!


  3. Thanks for the review - this does sound like an interesting book - a slightly different take on a paranormal romance

    1. Thanks Maria. Yes, it is definitely different and refreshing take on angles/vamps.