Thursday, February 13, 2014



By: Sylvia Day
Published By: William Morrow
Released: Available Now
Details: Digital for honest review, 208 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes a story of the ultimate seduction. . . 

Max Westin. Sex incarnate. She could smell it, feel it with his proximity. Everything about him was a little rough, a little gritty. He was a primitive creature. Just like her.

He held her hand a little too long, his gaze, under thick lashes, clearly stating his intention to have her. To tame her. . . .


Her name, just one word, but spoken with such possession she could almost feel the collar around her neck.

"It's in your nature," he murmured. "The desire to be taken."

In this game of cat and mouse, everything is an illusion, but the passion is as real as it gets. . . .

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Ok, I am going to have to think a little differently when writing this review.


Beause I just LOVE Sylvia Day’s books. Crossfire Trilogy alone has garnered more than 422,500 ratings and the stars are around 4.24 on Goodreads, alone.

She has sold over twelve million books in Crossfire alone, around the globe.

The woman can write.

I have met her in person and she hugged every darn person in that line waiting for her signature and a moment of her time.

Such an uber nice lady.

So shiz got real when I read Spellbound.

I have to pretend in my mind that Sylvia didn’t write it, so I can write my review. Now I am not sounding mean. Far from it. I totally respect Sylvia but I have had to lower the stars on this book and it pains me to no end.

Because. I LOVE Sylvia.

I always deliver a honest review, so I must stick with it.

This is again just my personal opinion out of an ocean of thoughts from other readers.

Ok, my thoughts are.

I totally can see that Sylvia wanted to deliver a paranormal romance with lots of sex, an awesome Alpha lad and a girl that didn’t want to be tamed and she wanted to try something different. 

Or somebody wanted to try something different. The end result being Spellbound.

Spellbound is made up of three novellas. Which is cool. I love me a novella, but I felt a bit like I was speed dating the characters and I got me a bit of whiplash.

The time jumps were leaving me having to tidy my hair. Bam! Two weeks went by. By the end two years had flown by. 

I didn’t see them fly by.

I of course got told, but I felt like I was missing some good stuff that should be in there.

I think I wanted to know more. Let me just throw an example out there, 'Max, do you like Pino Colada's and getting caught in the rain?' Now I could probably say he doesn't, but you get my drift.

Now the sex. Like, dudes. There is lots and lots of sex. I am by far a prude.

Oh no.

E.L. James, Sylvia , Olivia Cunning and Joey W Hill, totally educated me on some of the, you’ve most probably read some of these authors. You know the angle I am coming from with all the accessories etc.

I can't believe I am having a slight issue with the amount of sex. 

What I am probably trying to convey is that the ratio of story line/plot to sex was pretty close, especially in first novella. I think the sex out numbered the story line.

Slight exaggeration, possibly. 

I LOVED the idea, a Familiar, being Victoria, who falls rapidly in love with her Hunter, Max Westin. Warlocks are normally paired up with a Familiar. They don't fall in love.

Darius is her ex who has departed this world. He is a pretty cool guy.

Victoria doesn’t want to be tamed. She is feral, gone rogue, without needing to be put down. Max, the hunk of burning love...well, he loves her so he is risking getting into a spot of bother with The High Council, but, he says that famous one word we like to hear in a book.


So that is that. She is his and all that jazz.

Then we get onto the second novella. And we burn through that puppy pretty quickly with a whole bunch of , sex and some more sex with a cherry on top.

Then we get to novella three and I gotta tell you this is where my rating went up. It was longer, more satisfying and yes there was lots of sex...and some more sex, but there was more of a story, too. Now in all fairness when they get jiggy with it, she transfers her power to him and he does something and it bounces back to her, whilst they do the funky chicken,on the wild side.

I got some of that filler inner I needed. There was a villain or two and a biatchhy ex and all that good stuff that builds a story up.

And I got me a quote, that I LOVED.

“I hunt and I catch. I caught you. I’ve kept you. And I’ll come home to you. Don’t try to leash me, kitten. I won’t have it and you wouldn’t want it.”

The good thing is after the third novella, I totally could see me reading a full length , juiced up novel on Max and Victoria and I liked the sound of Masters, too.

So, again I want to repeat. I feel pretty darn bad that I can’t be uber excited about Spellbound. But I still thought it had some great stuff in it, along the way. I will always pick up a Sylvia Day book to read.

Because, I do love her writing...99% of the time. Just this one teensy weensy time. 

It may be me.

Everybody else may read it and then throw pillows at my head for writing this review. To that I say, 'Awesome, I love that you loved it.'

I kinda feel like I should give Sylvia her hug back, but I will keep it for her next awesome book I read :) 

I mean, how many authors at a book signing , hug every single person when they get their items signed?


About the Author: 

SYLVIA DAY is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen novels. A wife and mother, she is a former Russian linguist for the US Army Military Intelligence Corps. She's been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, the National Readers' Choice Award, the EPPIE Award, the Readers' Crown, and multiple finalist nominations for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award of Excellence.


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