The Wild Rose Press
October 10th 2014
Social worker Tam Kerish can’t keep her cool professionalism when steamy client Mr. Burns kindles a desire for more than a client-therapist relationship—so she drops him. However, they discover she’s the talisman to which Burns, an immortal djinn, has been bound since the days of King Solomon…and that makes it difficult.
Ethical guidelines are unequivocal when it comes to personal relationships with clients. However, the djinn has a thawing effect on the usually non-emotive Tam, who begins to feel true emotion whenever he is near. Tam has to make a difficult choice: to stay on the outside, forever looking in…or to turn her back on her entire world, just for the chance to finally experience what it means to fall in love.
~ 2 Words That Bind Stars ~
Words That Bind is a story filled with magic, mystery, and a little mayhem. Not much on the romance side of things.
This story had an interesting concept. I liked the idea, more then the execution. We have Tam who is a social worker and then our djinn Burns. I enjoyed learning about both characters, but I never connected to them, so I never believed that either one fell in love with the other. It felt like the author was more into Tam’s practice and ethics, then into developing the actual romance. The romance it’s self was a very slow burn and when it came to the sex scene, I am not sure how to describe it. It was very wordy and not at all in a hot and bothered kind of way. More mentally feeling the connection, then the actual act of it.
Another thing I noticed that got to me was somethings in the story where never finished. An example is the doorway that Tam discovers. Nothing ever comes of it, so it felt odd that there was emphasis on it. There where a few more things like this that the author emphases, but never developed it, so why do that?
Last the ending was weird and felt unfinished in a way to me.
I did like the spin on the genies and the mystery surrounding them. I also enjoyed how unique and different Tam is. You learn so much about why she draws Burns to her and why she can never break her word. It was unique.
Words That Bind left me feeling very undecided by the finish of the novel. It was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.
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