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Bound (Fire on Ice Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Brenda Rothert
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Book Description

College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt - to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she’s doing it all alone. But just when she’s learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart.
Pro hockey player Jason “Ryke” Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he’s left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion.
When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don’t have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart.
**Warning** This book contains adult language and situations.

Editorial Reviews


"A decent dose of romantic tension and steam and a whole lotta sweet!" - Maryse Black, Maryse's Book Blog

"Bound was more than a romance book, it was a story of coping, moving on and second chances. Second chances not only in love but at LIFE. Ryke and Kate's story was about survival and two individuals who were able to claw out of the darkness and find the light and peace they both deserved." -- Michelle Tan, Give Me Books Blog

"A brilliantly poignant, raw, hot and emotionally engaging knockout!" -- Margreet Asselbergs, Ripe for Reader Book Blog

"I love when a book is not even on my radar yet I somehow come across it, read it and thoroughly enjoy it. That unfortunately does not happen often for me so this was definitely a pleasant surprise!" -- Alexis, Reality Bites-Let's Get Lost!

About the Author

Brenda Rothert began her writing career as a daily print journalist and was on deadline most every weekday for ten years. The challenge of tackling the unexpected in her writing keeps Brenda up late most nights. She loves writing books that make readers laugh, cry and occasionally, yell at their e-readers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 402 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Publisher: Silver Sky Publishing, Inc. (November 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GU7Y4N6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,401 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
By Jessica
Format:Kindle Edition
Bound was such a fantastic, fun, yet emotional read for me with a wonderful storyline. I could not put down the book and read the entire thing is one long sitting. The story was exceptional, the characters were charming, and the story just all came together perfectly to make it the perfect read on a Sunday afternoon.

Bound tells the story of Ryke & Kate. Both are struggling with the loss of someone they love and alternates points-of-view from chapter to chapter between the two. Kate was a college senior who became pregnant and her boyfriend ran for the hills when he found out she was having his child. Eighteen weeks into her pregnancy she lost her baby and she is no longer the “Kate” she once knew; she is sad and depressed. Jason Ryker “Ryke” is a famous hockey player (oh and underwear model… can’t forget that!) but one night two years ago lost his wife in a car accident. He has moved on physically by sleeping with a different woman every night but cannot move on emotionally. Kate and Ryke meet and for the first time they both feel something other than sadness.

The two meet in a support group for those who are trying to cope with losing people they love. Kate & Ryke go to these meetings every week and I really loved the scenes of the meetings because it’s the only time they both can openly share how they feel. They speak openly in front of the entire group about each other but no one knows in the group they are talking about each other. It was sweet but I loved knowing what they were feeling and it was the only way they could share it with each other.

Ryke is an extremely sweet guy. He took Kate under his wing and fell in love with her. He gives Kate a job and they have a boss/employee flirtation thing going on, which made the story even better!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bound is freeing January 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
.........Bound by Brenda Rothert. To begin with i wasnt honestly sure if i could read it. It was a story that i was too familiar with. In my personal life. The female lead went through the same loss and stuggles that i had. Bound is a heartwrenching journey through the darkness of loss and the up hill climb to get back to living life. And though life will never be the same it can still be rewarding and worthwhile. Mrs. Rothert writes eloquently and honestly from her heart. A beautifully moving story told by each of the main characters. Even if their losses were different one thing remains true- Love is love no matter the age, relationship, or even how long those we've lost were with us. For myself it was book I'm glad i read. In a way it was educational to me because what i went through i did it basically alone. So Bound provided insites to my own behavior. Mrs. Rothert also managed beautifully to incorpoate a budding friendship/ romance into Bound. She very accurately described the pitfalls and hurdles that must be overcome in order to find yourself again. Just to be able to consider a relationship Bound manages to give the reader hope,peace of mind, and strength. I laughed and cried right along with the characters. I believe Bound is a must read for anyone who is struggling with loss or even for those loss has never touched. Bound is an extremely touching and moving book. I could not have asked for a better, more in touch, story about the losses people sustain and the strengh and courage it takes to keep moving forward out of the dark.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I need a cold shower and a slap across the face! November 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Brenda Rothert has done it again! She is one of my favorite authors and I stop everything and consume every book she writes. She has a wonderful gift and is able to make you see and feel everything as you are reading. I literally laughed out loud at the witty banter and I blushed a few times too. I am visualizing the sexy, tattooed, hockey player's muscles right now.... I need a minute... What was I saying? Oh, right, I was telling you about Ryke. He is a professional hockey player. He attends weekly grief counseling meetings and that's where he meets Kate. They each learn the other's story during the group discussions. Their mutual heartbreak and loss is the thing that binds them together. These feelings of loss are something that they both understand, and what friends and family don't understand. They can relax with each other because they don't have to pretend they are okay. They don't have to hear, "I'm sorry for your loss". They don't have to deal with people abruptly ending their conversations or avoiding eye contact. They are drawn to each other and the sexual chemistry is intense. I felt it through my Kindle and it was hot! Can they let go of the past? Can they overcome their fears and find the strength to risk love again? What? Did you really think I was gonna answer my own question? Of course not! You need to buy this book and find out or yourself. You won't regret it, I promise. Hurry up, get to clicking NOW!!!!! 😉
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REALLY GOOD! January 19, 2014
By Julia
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book. It has strong characters and a great story line. You could relate to both characters and their struggles and their patience with one another. I loved that there was no drama that a lot of other books fall into. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to read a good love story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, poignant, and sweet
Ryke & Kate's story confirmed that Ms Rothert is a truly gifted author. I enjoyed another story (Now & Then) so much I bought her Now collection. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Luv My Amazon Prime
2.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately did not work for me
I had hoped to read a book about two grieving people who find each other despite the odds but for some reason I found myself reading a book about two extremely good-looking people... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This book is about losing and finding hope again an falling in love when your not even trying...... loved it
Published 13 days ago by Natoshia Dillon
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad and happy
I really enjoyed reading . Just kinda wish it hadn't stayed so down .
After all they found love and all but it seemed forced.
Published 17 days ago by Izabruce
4.0 out of 5 stars Ryke and Kate
Wow! I didn't really know what to expect from this book. I had heard a lot of good things but not everyone has the same taste. Holy hell...what a wonderful and emotional story. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
It was a great read! I didn't want to put it down, but didnt want it to end either! On to Captive...the second job this series!
Published 1 month ago by Mackenzie Jane Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars Truly a Beautiful Love Storry
Bound is the beautiful, at times heart-wrenching love story of Kate and Ryke. Both have had to endure substantial losses and suffered through the grief. Read more
Published 1 month ago by CindyG456
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved !!!
Bound is an amazing read that will grab you from the very beginning and not let go ! Love the strong female heroine and her wit and determination
Published 1 month ago by DA
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this book, it had a great storyline and characters. A must read
Published 1 month ago by PJackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I fell in love with Kate & Ryker!! I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read Captive and see where their love takes them.
Published 1 month ago by stephanie bishop
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More About the Author

Brenda Rothert is a proud indie author who loves writing stories that make readers laugh, cry and occasionally, yell at their e-readers. Her Contemporary Romances include Deep Down, Unspoken, Killian, The Now Series - Now and Then, Now and Again and Now and Forever, and The Fire on Ice Series - Bound, Captive, Edge, Drive and Release. Brenda lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three boys.

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