Monday, June 8, 2020

Release Day Review: The Second and His Bonded by Kiki Clark #Review #Excerpt #Giveaway




Title: The Second and His Bonded
Series: Kincaid Pack #2
Author: Kiki Clark
Genre: Paranormal/shifter/ not Mpreg
Self Published
Publication Date: June 8, 2020
Length: 85K
*Should be read in order. There is knotting

Reviewed by Morningstar

Synopsis

As the son of an enemy, Kieran never expected to find a family with the Kincaid Pack... or a true mate’s bond.

After barely escaping his abusive family, wolf shifter Kieran McAllister struggles to find his place in the Kincaid Pack. Especially with the pushy but gorgeous second-in-command showing up every time Kieran turns around… and making him want things he shouldn’t.
The traumatized wolf who continuously refuses Bennett Young’s help has begun to haunt his dreams. But if there’s one thing he knows, it’s that tiger shifters don’t have mates. So why can’t Bennett get Kieran’s sad eyes out of his head?
Despite their differences, Kieran and Bennet find something they never expected in each other. Just as their bond begins to grow though, Kieran's past threatens to destroy the very pack they both have been fighting to protect.
The Second and His Bonded is the second book in the Kincaid Pack series and features an overprotective tiger, a touch-starved wolf, lots of purring, an excessive amount of sunbathing, and a happily ever after.






Review


Reading book two reminded me so much as to why I loved book one so much! Kiki Clark brings in so much of the secondary characters to guide the story and give it that rich, full feeling that it’s so easy to fall in love and want a story for them all.

I love the slow burn between Bennett and Kieran. I thought it was perfect for them, as a couple, and for the story. After meeting Kieran in book one, I knew that he was going to be the type of character that was going to need some slow handling from Bennett, and that it would be tough for Bennett because he is such an in your face kind of guy. Plus, that caretaker side just pushes him so hard that I think having to take such baby steps with Kieran, to not only find where his path and his sure footing would be with him, but also who Kieran was, ended up making their love story even better. And I loved the slow buildup of the sexual tension between them, the give-and-take, the slow dance that they had with each other because of Bennett having to take his tim.. And I really liked the moment that Kieran realized that Bennett was wooing him!

Another thing I think that is a strong suit for this author is the way she has the story flowing, because not only is she slowly building up this romance between two characters who are so vastly different, you still have the over arcing storyline that is continued from book one. And how she does that with this very diverse group of pack members, including  the human town, is always amazing to me. Each character really added to the story and getting to know Tash, and Samantha, and Jaime just gave the story such a wonderful feeling that it made me love the Kincaid Pack so much more.

I can’t wait to see the next book! I’m sure I’ll be on the edge of my seat waiting for the next one as I was this one, and as I was the first one. Kiki Clark definitely has a talent for making me get butterflies in my stomach,  hope in my heart,  and maybe a few tears and gasps along the way.





Excerpt

Kieran shrugged, turning his face away and tucking his chin in. “No, I understood fine. You don’t have those kinds of feelings for me, so it doesn’t matter what Marco or my father said.”
He was proud of himself for stating it so calmly, like the very words didn’t slice into his chest.
Bennett laughed in his face.
Jerking his head up, Kieran scowled. “Hey! There’s no reason to be rude about—”
Firm lips pressed into his as strong hands cradled his face so gently he nearly burst into tears. Experiencing a soft touch had been so rare the last few years, his skin practically sang with joy every time someone in the Kincaid Pack laid a hand on his arm or shoulder. But this?
This was lemon ice cream, a perfect afternoon in the sun, and his mom’s tinkling laughter all rolled into one.
Bennett kissed him like it was the only thing that mattered in the world. Like he was laying claim to Kieran.
Pulling back a breath, Bennett spoke into Kieran’s panting mouth. “It doesn’t matter to me because nothing anyone else could say would change how I feel about you.”
Heart thundering, Kieran swallowed. “How do you feel about me?”
That damn grin reappeared, then Bennett pressed one more soft kiss to his lips and sat back. “Like I’ve only scratched the surface of what there is to learn. Like I’m finally beginning to understand why you pushed me away.”




Author Bio






A small town Michigan girl, Kiki has enjoyed reading since she first picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as a child. After that, she devoured everything she could get her hands on and dreamed of one time writing her own books that touched people's hearts.

In her early twenties, she discovered LGBTQ romances and had a realization: these were her people and this was where she belonged.

Nearly ten years later, she's proud to finally join the ranks of authors releasing character-driven, emotionally satisfying books showcasing that everyone deserves to find love.

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19 comments:

  1. Can’t wait to read this book!

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  2. Congratulations on your new release Kiki, it sounds really good and is on my wish list.

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  3. Sounds like a really neat book. Good review.

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  4. I was looking for shifter series so I'll make sure to check this one :)

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  5. I need to get on reading the first one.

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  6. Sounds awesome! Would love to read more!

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  7. Loved the first one. Can't wait to read this one.

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  8. Congrats on the new release....and am looking forward to diving into your book world!

    Thanks for the fun contest!

    Fan hugs,
    thejo

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