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~Review~Shiver (Unbreakable Bonds #1) by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott~

 

26695561Title: Shiver
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #1
Publisher: SelfPublished
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Genre(s): M/M, Romantic, Suspense
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Blurb~

Lucas Vallois is always in control. He’s building an empire in the glittering city of Cincinnati and created his own family from his three close friends. The self-made millionaire has everything he wants within his tight grasp. But his world starts to crumble after he’s jumped by a trio of thugs late one night after leaving a club. The warning is clear—give up his new property venture or end up dead.

Caving to the demands of his friends, Lucas accepts the help of bodyguard, Andrei Hadeon, as he hunts for the source of this new threat. But as Lucas gets closer to uncovering the danger, he realizes the sexy Romanian bodyguard poses an even bigger risk to his carefully constructed world. Trapped by a need he never expected, Lucas must find a way to deny the shiver of longing he cannot control.
His brother. His warrior. His heart. Four friends. Unbreakable bonds.


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Shiver (Unbreakable Bonds #1)

by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

*****4.5 Stars*****4-5-ggj

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I really enjoyed this one, the story sucked me right in.

This book is about Lucas and Andrei, but it’s not only about them. They are the main mc’s, but I loved the supporting characters in this one so much. I’ve come to the understanding, that the supporting characters in this book will be getting their own story

…Which makes me really giddy. 😉

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These books are about 4 really close friends who share an unbreakable bond together. We have Lucas ( the protagonist), who is a bisexual self-made millionaire, who loves to control everything in his life to within an inch.

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He is an alpha man in every sense of the word. There is Snow, a trauma surgeon, who is gay and intrigued the hell out of me. Rowe, who owns his own security firm and is married to Melissa and Ian a younger and very sweet gay chef, who recently opened his own restaurant.

These men would do anything for one another and I loved reading about how close they were.

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One day, when Lucas is coming home from a club-night with his best friends, he is attacked by 3 men, who left him battered and broken in an alley. They also give him the message to give up some of his property, that he recently bought.

Knowing this wasn’t a random attack, Rowe assigns a bodyguard from his firm to Lucas, the big, strong and handsome Andrei. Lucas feels an instant attraction for the bodyguard, but the problem is…he doesn’t do repeats. He also doesn’t date men. He may be bi, but men are just for sex….having a relationship with one, is not in his carefully constructed plans. Since the man is his bodyguard and escaping him after a hot fuck won’t be an option…

Lucas will have to keep his lust in check.

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Then there is also the fact that Andrei is straight…or at least he seems to be…

Andrei feels an instant spark for the man he is supposed to protect. Which confused him a little. He has been with some men in the past, but that was only drunken play, without any feelings or attraction. Maybe he isn’t as straight as he thought he was…

The sexual tension building between these two men was delicious and of course, it was only a matter of time before they came together in a hot explosion. 😉
Andrei may not have as much experience with men as Lucas, but he sure knew how to keep things hot…

He sure had the dirty talk down. 😉

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While they explore their sexual relationship, the threats increase. There are shootings and notes and things seem to become more dangerous… When they find out that Lucas is being targeted by underground fighters, Andrei decides to take up his old job as an underground fighter himself and go undercover to try and help Lucas find out who’s behind all of this.

But things don’t always go as planned….and now not only Lucas is in danger.

I was really sucked in by the suspense in this story as well as all the awesome characters !! I only wish there would have been a bit more (sexual) interaction between Lucas and Andrei. These two were very hot together, but they didn’t really have a lot of time exploring, because of Andrei going undercover.

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I would have liked a bit more towards the end. The book ended so abruptly and while I understand that there will be more books, I don’t think they will be about the intimate relationship between Lucas and Andrei. For me, this was not really an HEA but more an HFN.

I’m really curious about Snow’s book…that man was awesome !!

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