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Desert Bound

Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
Series: Cambio Springs, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.5 out of 5 stars (193 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Can you turn the clock back on your first love? Would you even want to try?

Alex McCann and Teodora "Ted" Vasquez left Cambio Springs together. Ted came back. Alex didn't. Now, years later, the future alpha of the McCann wolves has returned with plans to bring new life to the dying desert community. Plans that could change everything for the isolated enclave of shapeshifters in the California desert. Some love the plan. Others hate it. As the town's doctor and one of the strongest daughters in the cat clan, Ted has her own concerns about exposing her community to outsiders. The two former lovers are at each other's throats. And everyone is watching to see what happens. But when murder once again strikes Cambio Springs, can they overcome their past to help the community they both call home? And can the love they shared once burn again when so many stand against it?

Desert Bound is an adult paranormal romance in the Cambio Springs Mysteries series.

©2014 Elizabeth Hunter (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Good, But Not Quite Up To Par

I enjoyed the first book in this series, as well as the novellas. I believe Ms. Hunter is an extremely talented author. Desert Bound was not a bad book and was eminently readable. If written by someone else I might have rated it higher. However, I felt that she wasn't terribly committed to this plot. After the years of tension, hurt feelings, anger, frustration and regret between the two main characters, their differences seemed fairly insurmountable. Then they reunited so abruptly it seemed almost anti-climactic. And while her books are usually chock full of characters, that works because she either proves their value to the story by the end of the book or makes it clear she is setting a character up in this book that will reoccur in future story lines with a purpose. I felt like there were superfluous characters in this book, involved in fairly heavy scenes and then disappearing without any idea of why they were included.

Again, enjoyable book and definitely worth reading if you liked the first book in the series. I recommend you read the first book in the series and the novellas before reading this book. Just not up to her best efforts

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Steamy Mystery!

This book was definitely more steamy than book 1. The novella before this was great to give you background on the history of Alex and Ted, but not required to read before this.

As with book 1, the mystery was intriguing and the characters are great! The narrator delivers an awesome performance again! I can't wait to read book 3! I wish there were more in the series!

#urbanfantasy #steamy #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Strangely captivating

This is the second book in the series I've read. Cons:
The story relies too much on having read the first book in the series. It was still a bit confusing more than half way into the book.
Pros: Interesting characters both primary and secondary. Very compelling dynamics between the characters. Captivating plot that makes the story one that is read in one sitting.

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good story!

good story! It has romance (some adult content but not overbearing), mystery, great characters and of course the magic of shifters! the narrator is pretty good.

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enjoyed the listen

different character voices seemed to blend together a lot, but there were a lot of charters that played a part in this book. overall though enjoyed listening to it.

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coming back home but moving forward

Alex McCann is has come home to Cambio Springs to build a spa and to stay. Teadora Vasquez got her medical degree and came home a while ago to practice. They used to live together and love each other very much. Can Alex convince Tea to take a chance on him again? And can Alex protect Tea when she insists on helping him find out who murdered one of their own?
Ivary does an ok job of narration.

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Great as always

I love this series also enough to keep me on the edge of my seat.

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Loved it!

I don't know how this one slipped by me but as I listened I realized I had not read this..Oh My Gosh!! It was so good!! I couldn't put it down ..I used my headphones at work so I could continue it. It had been a bit since I read book 1 so it was a real treat getting to go back to that world. Needless to say Book 3 has been bought and I am jumping right in! Elizabeth Hunter has that ability to draw you into the worlds she creates and just captivate you. This was no exception!!

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Loved it

This is a really good book. The characters are great, the plot is solid and it has a fact pave. I loved it!

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Well written story with good character development, storyline, & plot. I enjoyed Alex & Teodora's story. Several of the characters from the first novel plus a few new ones are in this story. Book is a stand alone novel.