Oh how i love to get sucked into a little series of characters that continue to have great stories to tell. Bound To You reintroduces us to Jennifer Turner who we know from previous stories used to date Everett, and was one of his potential great loves. there was a bit of worry and jealous on the part of Joy since she wasn’t sure if she compared to Jennifer and if there was still a spark, but towards the end of their little story, we’re introduced to Jennifer AND John – the man that she’s found for herself.
So…what we already know of John is that he’s blind – and that’s really about it. In Bound To You, we learn that he’s from a ‘broken home’, he lived with his father in Vuture’s Canyon during the summers, is well respected and enjoyed by the community and is quite smart and capable even without his vision. He’s got a trusted dog Enzo who’s a seeing eye dog to an extent, yet really not trained to be one. The day that we meet him, he’s out in the nature preserve and he’s drawn to the sound of a voice that he recognizes, yet is not one that should be there.
This is when we come across Jennifer – she’s in the area visiting Rill and Katie
Pierce about a movie role and she’s decided to go for a walk. She’s singing to herself as she’s hiking, and her path somehow crosses Johns. While that’s happening, she also crosses paths with a ‘sink hole’ for lack of a better word – the result of abandoned mining shafts that have begun to cave in. In John’s effort to warn her, they both find themselves stuck in this hole – this cave and they are in for a long wait because they are in the middle of the woods and no one would really know where to start looking for them because they don’t have cell signals and the sort. OF COURSE
so what does one do when one’s trapped in a cave with someone of the opposite sex? see if there’s a spark. alas, that’s not exactly how things start out – we learn that Jennifer is TERRIFIED of the dark and why – which isn’t the nicest story afterall. John figures a way to help her through that fear – which allows them to both capitalize on their attraction to one another.
What i love about this story is that there are AMAZING descriptions of what’s going on and their interaction. part of it is just due to good writing ability of Bethany Kane and the other is due to the fact that we’re substituting a bit because John can’t exactly see so a lot is described for mutual benefit. It’s incredibly well written and quite steamy.
so, the curve ball here, 1) how long will it take to get rescued and will they be ‘ok’ when they are rescued? 2) is the attraction only due to the fact that they are stuck in a cave together and John finds a way to take Jennifer’s mind off the dark? 3) what’s the real life and world going to hold for them
all of course things that you will uncover as the story progresses. a great little novella – it’s really nice to have these shorter 100 page stories to read. gets me through a day 🙂 (or a few hours)