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Born to be Bound Audiobook

Born to be Bound: Alpha's Claim, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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, but Claire cannot continue watching her friends suffer. Her last recourse is to beg the most powerful Alpha in the city for aid.

Up close, the sheer size of Shepherd, the raw power of the man, terrifies her. But he may be her only hope.

Before she can render her plea, Claire's disguise and careful plans fail. Despite taking every possible precaution, she is captured. The moment the Alpha senses her, Claire's worst nightmare is realized: Shepherd, discovering a rare Omega in his midst, claims her like a prize, forcing a pair-bond that ties her to him forever.

Claire becomes his.

Shepherd keeps his wayward mate locked away where only he might enjoy her, and refuses to help her fellow Omegas unless they, too, are irrevocably bound to favored soldiers of his choosing. Claire cannot allow such a thing. She fights her instincts and his will, because no matter how many times he's knotted her, how manipulative the bond might be, she despises what he's done.

She escapes.

And Shepherd vows he will hunt her down - ready to burn the city to ash if he has to. Because Claire is his. His mate.

The first book in Addison Cain's exciting, raw, and suspense-filled Omegaverse trilogy is a dark tale with explicit sexual themes and complete power exchange.

©2016 Blushing Books (P)2016 Blushing Books

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    Troublemer 04-19-17
    Troublemer 04-19-17 Member Since 2016

    Books are the doors to other places. READ!!!!

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    "Dark"

    This book was to dark for me. I am used to the H and H having some chemistry even though they may go through bad times before they get to the good. The narration was good but again i do not like books where the Hero cheats on the Heroine when they are in the next room. I am not putting the writing down because i think it is bad. The story just was not for me. I received this audio book free for an honest opinion.

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 04-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Cliffhanger Yuck!"

    Let me begin with the fact that the narrator left a lot to be desired in this story. This story was not my kind of shifter story. The abuse and dark sexual details turned me off. the rest of the story although well developed was just too dark for me. I don't condone tyranny in any shape or form and that is what this book is all about. Shephard wanting everything his way and no one even his "mate" would get in his way. Claire, an Omega, is his mate and she is abused. Then to top all of this off there is a cliffhanger. I think if a mind is strong enough to create such a tale it is strong enough to end it and just allude to future events in the next book. Cliffhangers make me angry because most of the time the next book is not finished and you have to wait for the tale to move forward. This is not how I envision reading a book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri 04-05-17
    Cheri 04-05-17 Member Since 2012

    I'm a Romance Junkie! Love Whispersycn Deals! Tips I use: Sort reviews Most Recent; play with narration speed, some narrators sound better.

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    "No, No, Just No!"

    I love dark romances, but this is NOT a dark romance (which maybe is my fault for not researching throughly before requesting to listen.) Born to be Bound is probably one of few stories I listed too at 2x the speed to make it to the end. It ends on a cliffhanger, but I'm not interested enough in the plot or characters to move onto the next book.

    Spoiler Alert:
    The plot is about a tarrant named Shepard who has taken over leadership by force, and rescues an Omega named Claire from being raped to keep for himself. She's in heat, so Shepard takes her repeatedly to help her through her cycle, but Claire views this as rape. Not to mention he keeps her locked up in a room until she escapes, and finds her way to a male Beta who tries to help her, but due to her experience, she doesn't trust him, and leaves the safety of his home to travel back to the rest of the Omegas who are in hiding. When she returns to the Omegas, she is betrayed by her own kind for food, and returned back to Shepard. Shepard has the women who betrayed Claire hanged. He forces her to go back in heat by giving her drugs, and impregnates her. Through Claire's seclusion she starts to develop feelings for Shepard until another female alpha shows up, and he has sex with her in their room while Claire is locked in the bathroom. She feels betrayed, and helpless and slips into depression, Shepard is starting to exhibit signs of caring for Claire and takes her outside to see the sky (how generous) where she escapes again, and returns back to the Beta. The story ends here with a cliffhanger.

    The sex scenes are descriptive, and some may consider them to be more forced seduction; however, there is no chemistry or romance between the H/h.

    The world building was good, unique and but a little confusing.

    I have no issues with the narration. Logan did a good job, but I did listen to the story at 2x the speed.

    I received this audio in exchange for an honest review, and have to say this story was not for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha McCoury Hampton, TN United States 04-03-17
    Samantha McCoury Hampton, TN United States 04-03-17

    Love books. Can get lost in them and spend hours there.

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    "Dark and cliffhanger"

    Storyline is dark and cliffhanger. I didn't enjoy the narrator he sounds like a computer.
    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanne 04-02-17
    Stephanne 04-02-17 Member Since 2015

    I am 33 years old and love cuddling with my animals, doing jigsaw puzzles, or working while listening to audio books!

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    "Unpolished with a Cliffhanger"

    I was provided a free copy of this book from the author or narrator for a honest review. I regret giving poor reviews to books, but unfortunately, this one is on the receiving end.

    First of all, the narrator was very monotone throughout the book and the production quality was not up to par with other Audible titles. Notably, the editing did not catch a throat-clear that was not written as part of the story. It might seem picky, but it's a short 5-hour book so I would imagine it would have had at least one listen-through before publishing.

    About the book itself. The characters in the story are not fleshed out. We did get some backstory as the book progressed, but the overall character development was just not there. The main female character had moments of courage followed by bouts of complete uselessness. The book also jumps directly into sex scene after sex scene in which there's some sort of wolf or dog inspiration. There were times when I would just think to myself "who would find this appealing?". Overall, I am glad that the book was only 5 hours, as I was having my doubts less than an hour in. I stuck it out though, just to be rewarded with a cliffhanger. Not pleased.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    McSleepy 03-31-17
    McSleepy 03-31-17 Listener Since 2007

    I have been an avid reader for over 40 years. But discovering audible allows me to enjoy my books while doing chores and driving!

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    "Too Dark for Me!"

    I didn't realize this was a series and this book ended in a cliffhanger. I really don't like cliffhangers.

    Though the book is very well written, it is just too dark a story for me. The "hero" , Shepherd, captures and basically I'm prisons the "heroine", Claire. He forces himself on her, manipulates her, uses her, scars her body, and does this all without any emotional feelings in evidence.

    Claire is abused to the point that she literally feels like she has no reason to live. Then the book ends.

    Ugh!! I give the author credit for making Claire's situation so emotionally wrenching and heartbreaking. I cried for her despair. The world building was interesting, but bleak. That pretty much describes how I felt as the book ended:.... bleak.

    Not my idea of a good read, although I can see how others could enjoy the book for the realism of the emotions it provokes. It's just not my cup of tea.

    I thought the narrator was quite good.

    I was provided with a complimentary copy by the author/publisher in exchange for an unbiased review through Audiobook Boom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jean doe 04-22-17
    jean doe 04-22-17
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    "Not my type of book.. *Spoilers*"
    What disappointed you about Born to be Bound?

    The Entire Book, especially the Male Lead.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Addison Cain again?

    No.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Logan McAllister does well with narrating books but he should have Passed on this one.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Born to be Bound?

    I would have cut the entire book and started over.
    If this was a real story, then it should have read "based on a true story".
    If it was not a true story then, the author should NOT have written this garbage.


    Any additional comments?


    This book was about the male lead, Shepherd, capturing the female lead, Claire,
    and Forcing her to do "Everything".

    The title is self explaining, the female lead was Born to be Bound. Really?

    I repeat, this was Not my type of book..

    The narrator, Logan McAllister, did well as a narrator.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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    Tammy 04-19-17
    Tammy 04-19-17

    I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.

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    "interesting book"

    I was gifted this audio ARC from the author/Narrator for a honest and unbiased review
    This is the first dark romance I have listened to. It was a very hard book to stay interested in but alas I finished the book. It was well written by Addison Cain but not my cup of tea and Logan McAllister did an alright job but editing missed a throat clear near the end of the book. I love to listen to Logan but I feel that this is not the book for him. Sorry.
    If you like Dark Romance you'll enjoy this book.

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    Brenda Cavaness Paragould,ar 04-18-17
    Brenda Cavaness Paragould,ar 04-18-17 Member Since 2016

    Brendak

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    "Great listen!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Born to be Bound to be better than the print version?

    Totally different take on weres. Refreshing idea. One I have not heard before!!! Great on to the author and the narrator. Both were good. I hope there are more books in the sequence!! I would definitely want to listen to the next book. Definitely some bondage going on and sex. If you dont like this type of book, dont listen but I loved it!


    Any additional comments?

    I was given this book free of charge by the author for a honest review!

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    Romance junkie 04-11-17
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    "Hard Unyielding Alpha Shepard and Sweet Claire"

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    Alpha Shepard needs an Omega to have children and to be his 'pet'. She forces himself on her and doesn't seem to know how to show his emotions. Claire cares for others and is drawn to be kind and loving. She is so injured by Shepard's infidelity and cold treatment. She works to be strong...left in a cliffhanger
    The narrator was good, didn't care for his female voice, but not bad..he doesn't fact too much of a high voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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