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Alec Whitehall is old-fashioned—literally. Approaching his 123rd birthday, the steely vampire has nothing better to do with his time except to investigate and hunt murderous vampires as a means of regaining some sense of his withering humanity. While trailing his current case in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the last thing that Alec expects to find is his bonded mate—an unwelcAlec Whitehall is old-fashioned—literally. Approaching his 123rd birthday, the steely vampire has nothing better to do with his time except to investigate and hunt murderous vampires as a means of regaining some sense of his withering humanity. While trailing his current case in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the last thing that Alec expects to find is his bonded mate—an unwelcome distraction, he's sure of it. But that's exactly what happens, and he's shocked to realize that his mate is a young attractive man named Aidan Copperfield.How do two straight men deny an attraction that they have absolutely no power over? As their stony resolve begins to crumble and they start to succumb to the fiery magnetism between them, a sadistic killer continues to roam the city streets at night, narrowing his sights on the newly bonded couple....

Title : bonded
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ISBN : 22382092
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 166 Pages
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bonded Reviews

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2019-01-21 00:26

    4.25 starsBecause no one does FOREVER like a vampire. If you're a hardcore vampire aficionado, this one might be too soft for you. Bonded is a true double GFY: these men never even looked at another man until they looked at each other. And that's because they're bonded, and that bond is unbreakable. Alec is almost 123 years old, young for a vampire and very young to be meeting his soul mate, but that's exactly what he finds in Aidan, a 21-year-old art student. Alec's friend Portia, who's nearing 500 and has yet to find her mate, assures him what he's feeling is longing for his true mate. But Alec is completely put off by the idea that his mate is a MAN. It doesn't take long for things to heat up. There is an evil, powerful vampire slaying innocent humans who's toying with Alec. The sadistic crime element added suspense to the story. It was perhaps resolved too neatly, but I was kind of glad the angst didn't drag on too long. The story is told from Alec's first-person perspective, but he can feel Aidan, so we grasp Aidan pretty well. I did want to know more about Aidan's family and life and more about vampire culture in general, particularly Alec's century of life as a vampire. I'm not sure the neat resolution with Michael, Alec's mentor of sorts, was necessary, but it was still sweet. And I adored Portia.The epilogue was ridiculously romantic; for full effect, read near the ocean and run through the waves.

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2019-01-22 21:38

    *3.5 stars* Total guilty pleasure reading! Honestly, this story is pretty ridiculous. If you like hard core vampire books with a bad boy blood-sucker, formidable foes, and a well crafter plot... um, look elsewhere. If you want to fluff-tastic DOUBLE GFY where one of the MCs happens to be undead? Look no further!Everyone and their mother knows that I'm a sucker for GFY. I just am! I seek them out like a bomb sniffing dog. When I saw that this was a double GFY, I just had to jump on it. I need my GFY to have lots of buildup. Lots of back and forth- denial, need, denial, need. This book delivered on that. Was it always so realistic? Nah. Did I care? Not really. It was FUN! I'm also a sucker for bonded mates so this book got me- hook, line, and sinker. The weakest part of the book was the "action" plot line. The villain was lame, and I almost wish there was no thriller aspect at all in this book because it was awkward and clumsy. However, this book was too cute and I lurved it, despite its issues. It was a quick read, and though it could have been a lot smuttier, I enjoyed the heck out of it.**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

  • Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
    2019-01-17 03:38

    This was a rare treat for me. I don't come across many vampire mate bonds in my reading. I loved the fact that the author allowed the main characters to struggle with the attraction to another male even with the bond. The mystery was a little OTT, but still good. I would love to read more concerning Aidan and Alec. I will definitely look for more from this author in the future.

  • Jennifer☠Pher☠
    2019-01-28 21:14

    I loved this!!! Such a super sweet and very romantic vampire tale!! Double GFY baby!! Beautiful.

  • Sandra
    2019-01-18 22:12

    Vampire meets his bonded mate, who is male, and falls hard even though vampire is straight and tries to fight the compulsion drawing him to his fated love, who's also not gay. This book would have gotten more stars if it hadn't been a) too short, and b) so superficial.I liked the mythology, and I liked that the two MCs tried to fight the attraction for a while, even though the fact that neither identified as gay prior to meeting the other was a little off-putting. It was like the supernatural bond took away their choices, and they couldn't help but want each other. Meh.The overall plot was engaging, and I stayed interested primarily due to the writing - snark, humor and good dialogue, with believable characters - but the HEA epilogue was again too neat for me. I requested this book from Netgalley because of the blurb indicating the vampire mating not being what the vampire expected, and the book delivered on my expectations. The drama with the rogue vampire kept things interesting too, though the climax of that drama was perhaps a little bit too neat as well. I also had a hard time believing that a supernatural being could be so oblivious, but then again, he had to be for this to make sense. Overall, pleasant, but forgettable. ** I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. A positive review was not promised in return. **

  • Beth doesn't writeenough reviews
    2019-01-20 03:24

    Not the usual vampire story.Don't expect brooding, tragic haunting vampires here. Alec is a nice vampire that keeps his humanity by protecting humans from murderous vampires.The beginning is slow but well written and I enjoyed his struggle with accepting his bonded mate when he realized it was a man. There wasn't any homophobia here but feelings I'd expect from anyone who suddenly found themselves attracted to someone of the same sex. The villain is the usual bad vampire so nothing really exciting. The violence while explicit isn't overwhelming and over quickly. My real problem with the story is the quick acceptance of two straight men being in a homosexual relationship. Yes, it's 'fate' creating the mate bond and they both fight it in the beginning but then quickly get over it and everything is fine. The sex didn't seem realistic considering the story. I'd expect fumbling, insecurity and some timidity about handling the dangly bits. There is none, frotting, first time oral sex and then anal WITHOUT LUBE with no doubts or hesitance. These are two 'Gay For You' men, essentially virgins that not only know what to do but do it well. Yes, it's a paranormal vampire story so I shouldn't expect anything realistic but when it comes to GFY butt virgins I like the fumbling, hesitance and figuring things out. All in all it was an enjoyable read and I give it three stars.

  • Gay Media Review
    2019-01-17 03:15

    The supernatural novel Bonded by Rosalie Tarr!!!!Alec is an old fashioned vampire and now he is approaching his 123rd birthday. His main function now is hunting murderous vampires to help regain some sense of the decline of the human race. Aidan is a young and beautiful man who meets Alec who turns out to be his bonded mate which comes as a complete surprise to Alec. Both men appear to be straight and they're trying to deal with their attraction to each other which is very new for them. Now that they are coming to terms with their hot newly connection, a serial killer has now set his sights on the couple. I enjoyed how the characters tried to fight their attraction to each other and it also comes down to some supernatural powers that might be pulling them together. I was riveted to the story mainly by the great writing of beautiful dialogue and how the author snuck in some great humour. The character of Aidan was so interesting to read as he was human, straight and had a girlfriend which brought on some internal conflicts with what he feels for Alec.The only issue I had and it wasn't a bad one was at times the story was too neatly tied up and written and needed some edge but by all means it does not ruin the story. If you like reading about vampires, supernatural characters, serial killers, funny friends than Bonded by Rosalie Tarr is the book for you. "Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review."Reviewed by Paul at Gay Media Reviews!

  • Makhda
    2019-02-16 03:41

    Finally my wish has been granted.Best DOUBLE Gay For You RomanceYaayy!!*******************************************************************It feels like an M/M version of Midnight Sun and No Such Thing as Immortality being combined into this lovely book.I think this is the first Double-GFY book I've ever read. There should be a listopia for this.

  • Rachel Emily
    2019-02-14 22:20

    This was unexpectedly fun! This one had vampires, mates, and a double GFY, which was pretty awesome. We could use some more gay vampire romances, give the werewolf/wolf/bear/whatever shifter romances a rest for a bit and write some hot vampires biting each other m/m romances! hahaI will say, I think that this book could have done without the whole "vampire killing people" mystery, as that took away from the delicious romance, and it was just tied up too neatly. However, I really liked the dialogue, the characters, and I would definitely read more with these characters or a sequel set within this world of vampires.

  • Leaundra
    2019-01-22 01:16

    DNF at 38%..I just couldn't get into it. The writing isn't bad. Also vampires honestly aren't my favorite supernatural MC's... It's probably more me than the book...

  • Theresa
    2019-01-17 20:27

    3.5 stars. Sweet romantic fated mates love story. Sexual tension but uninspiring sex - and NO LUBE.

  • Nu
    2019-02-15 02:22

    It had the right amount of everything, light enough to make you happy and intense enough to keep you interested.4.5 stars!

  • Dana
    2019-01-29 22:22

    *free copy provided by the publisher via netgalley*I read this book four days ago in one sitting, with the intention of writing the review later in the day, when I came back from some errands. One thing led to the other, and I completely forgot about it. And now, for the life of me, I can barely remember what the book was about. Not a very good sign, since I’m not one to forget things like these. Reading the blurb on goodreads, I slowly started to remember…that the feeling was just…meh. And that’s probably why I couldn’t remember either way – did I love it? Did I hate it? The answer is…meh.Usually, I’m a total sucker for a male-male paranormal story. Werewolves, vampires, you name it. And usually, the authors know how to draw me into the story and make my heart race.I’m afraid it wasn’t the case with this book. I didn’t get sucked in. I liked the idea well enough, but the execution fell a bit short. It’s weird, but I kinda got a feminine feel from it…even when we’re in Alec’s head (which is almost all the time), it’s somehow obvious it was written by a woman. I’m not sure how to explain this, since it’s just a feeling I got, but it’s not a very “manly” point of view, if that makes any sense. The thoughts are a bit too detail oriented, and men usually aren’t like that. Those mile long descriptions/interior monologues give me headaches. I don’t need to know about every brick and every stone and every wrinkle.And then, there’s the characters. Alec is a very straight man but the thought of his mate dying fills him with dread? That’s a pretty big contradiction, especially since it’s only the beginning and he knows nothing of this mate. I think this whole bond thing is a bit too much – the author is trying to make two magnets get together by sheer force. I don’t like the idea of people not having any say, and that this so called bond can practically override your will and everything about you.And once we get over the whole “it’s the bond’s fault” thing, Alec tells Aidan to go with him, and he does? A complete stranger? Just like that?What are you?What do you think I am?I don’t know.Take a wild guess.Tell me.I’m a vampire.- it’s like reverse Twilight.And the cherry on the cake: 3 seconds after arriving at Portia’s house, Aidan is going to bed, asks Alec to join him on the bed and asks Alec to kiss him. And he’s supposed to be straight? Reeeealy?This whole thing is absolutely ridiculous.

  • Julie
    2019-01-28 20:16

    Ok so we start with a sting of grizzly murders happening in Pittsburg. Aiken who is a 122 soon to be 123 year old vampier who only like to drain the blood of the scum of the city. As aide is out one night look for the one who is murdering he has drank nothing but animal blood for the past six months and feels the urge for human blood he come across a prostitute and end up feeding from her while he is feeding from her he has a vision of nothing to do with the women that he is feeding from. He end up taking too much blood from the girl and so she will survive he takes her to the emergency room sites her wrist and to make it look like she had done this to her self.as soon as he is sure she is ok he makes his way to his best friend called portia. who is also a vampire to talk about what happened to him. Portia who is a older vampire than Aidan explained to him about the bonding of a vampire and his mate. She advises him to go back and find his mate. So he go's out looking for his. Perfect female mate. He go's walking around and the strong bond feeling he felt before comes back but much stronger. As finds were his mate is living he does not want to meet her but he can feel that his mate is one the way out. But as his mate shows up he sees the she is a HE. This is were al the fun begins.There are quit a few twist and turns in this book. I enjoyed reading this but it keep me interested from the first page to the last page it is for a Mature audience I would be happy to recommend this book it a good book to take on holiday. Great first novel looking forward to reading more from Rosalie TarrI have given this a 4 star rating.

  • Alicia Nordwell
    2019-01-20 22:14

    3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 because I did snicker quite a bit in the story. Delivery can only make up for the plot so far, though, and I felt that Bonded took the gay for you a bit far with 2 'straight' characters. I have to admit to having issues with fact that the insta-love element didn't just apply to the character's newly met relationship but to the sexual desire element as well. There's a line there when it comes to attraction going from opposite to same gender that doesn't always need to be crossed. It's like telling a gay man he just needs to meet the right woman, and he'd be straight. Now, maybe in paranormal fiction that would work... but how loud would folks cry out against it, if it were true? I didn't really expect all that in the story, so it really colored my reading experience.I did like the author paired both the romance with an underlying story. Without giving away anything, I enjoyed the arcs of the story... until the end. Like another reviewer said, it just felt too neat, too pat. Things are never perfect--especially when you deal with real people and real events. I'd have loved to see a better realistic ending. Overall, I like the story. But... that's it; I just like it. I find that vampire fiction isn't as common anymore, so I was super excited to pick this up to read, but then fizzled. It just didn't quite live up to what I was looking for as far as the overall storyline.

  • Tara Zormier
    2019-02-09 23:18

    If you are looking for an all encompassing love affair between two men, a love that has meaning and depth of feeling, or a romance that makes your heart sing, this is not that book!This book has a DOUBLE gay for you couple, one happens to be a vampire. They are a "Bonded" pair and both are heterosexuals! It is kind of amusing with the level of denial that the author portraits for her main characters, but they can't escape the "bond". It was not a steamy as I would have liked. It had a few sex scenes. I think that with the lack of feelings there should have been a hell of a lot more hot sex.It was a good story... yes, yes, it was good, but not great. I enjoyed the authors story telling capability but the story just fell short for me. Oh well, they can't all be favorites.

  • Alex
    2019-02-01 01:29

    I'm not particular about my novels as long as they have HEA's, and I rarely write reviews since I'm no good at being critical.However, this novel was one of the few I'd read during its creation when it was on Wattpad. I'd found it captivating them when I waited on pins and needles for each chapter, and I still find it as entrancing as I did then. I used to read chapters repeatedly till I knew many by heart.I thought the relationship between Alec and Aidan to blossomed rather quickly, which is normal with soul mates, but Aidan and Alec put up enough resistance that it seemed more natural than it would have otherwise. Bonded is definitely a sweet read that leaves you interested in finishing especially if you love old vampires falling in love.

  • Allie Ritch
    2019-01-21 02:31

    I enjoyed this book very much. I will say you shouldn't start reading this novel with preconceived notions. Rosalie Tarr has a unique author voice, and the overall flavor of the book is likewise different. The pacing was well done and free of lags, so the whole story flowed nicely. There was enough conflict to be believable and interesting without filling the plot and relationship with too much angst. For me, it was a nice balance. I would certainly recommend this book.

  • V
    2019-02-09 01:13

    3.5 starsTo be honest I was going to give up on this story, to many inner thoughts that I dislike very much, and it seems like Alex, the vampire took over for far too many pages all by himself. When the story reached 36% in my kindle finally the story started to get interesting and the two main characters met and talk for more than 2 seconds.It wasn't one of the best Vampire story I have read, however at the end it was quite enjoyable.

  • C. Rocky
    2019-01-30 19:31

    This book was entertaining. Nothing mindblowing, because I've read several books about vamps with similar or better world building, but it was entertaining. I also wish the story would have been a bit longer since the main characters don't meet until arround 30% or something like that, i think.

  • Tina
    2019-01-19 01:14

    4.25 Stars. I enjoyed the instant attraction in this story. Even though both males had been only with females until that point I loved that they didn't fight their attraction. This book is going on my list of books to read again in the future.

  • Cecilia Rodriguez
    2019-01-25 23:14

    3.5 stars

  • Sunshinewrinkley
    2019-01-17 20:25

    3,5* Stars

  • Brenda Cothern
    2019-02-10 03:41

    Sweet vampire romance about a straight vampire becoming bonded (finding his human mate) with a straight man. There was just enough angst to make this an enjoyable read.

  • Shahreen
    2019-01-27 20:29

    3.5 stars

  • Teresa
    2019-02-01 21:18

    3.5