Bound to Him is a tale of revenge in the form of a forced marriage between a ruthless corporate raider and a young art student. Steamy times with a bossy arrogant businessman and a mostly innocent heir that is willing to anything for his family.
Bound to Him is a standalone contemporary set in the authors’ fictional city of New Gothenburg. Age gap. Arranged/forced marriage. Dual POV.
Alton is a ruthless businessman who goes after whatever he wants, and he wants Noah, the young heir of the Divine Conglomerate, and not only for revenge. The reader is immediately meant to empathize with Noah, the young art student that has to give up his dreams and freedom, while Alton is the possessive villain, however, this book walks a fine line and humanizes Alton over time to make him a sympathetic character as well.
Often books that involve a power discrepancy are hit or miss with me, but the interactions between Alton and Noah with the dual POV introspections are thoughtful with background, and Alton is not heartless, he does take Noah’s feelings into consideration. So, the build of a relationship over time beyond the steamy was fun to read, and unexpectedly sweet. Noah was not a spoiled brat and Alton was not a soulless corporate raider and together they are steamy and swoony.
Rating: 4.5 rounded up.