- File Size: 3594 KB
- Print Length: 124 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: JMS Books LLC (April 14, 2018)
- Publication Date: April 14, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07BXXBXQB
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,959 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Beholden Kindle Edition
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This is a new author for me. I love a good paranormal book. I was pleasantly surprised by this book! It was well written, the plot well developed and the characters kept my interest. There was enough uniqueness to this story that I blew through the book in no time at all – wanting more!! Enjoy!!
Beholden is a quick, fast-paced fantasy story. Julian has tied his magic into becoming “beholden,” which means rather than having average magic capabilities in many fields, he is superior in only one. Wes is an investigator who comes to Julian for help with a job. After augmenting Julian’s magic with his own, he notices the harmony and attraction between them and pursues Julian.
This is the second book I’ve read by this author, the first being a contemporary (His Needs), so I was interested to see how she would handle fantasy. And I thought it was good. My only minor complaint would be that there was a lack of world-building. I would’ve been very interested in knowing more about the world Julian and Wes live in. I couldn’t tell if it was the same as ours, just plus magic, or if their world is a different universe or reality.
The story focuses on Julian’s mysterious illness that is hampering his magic, with the relationship building between the two close behind. There is quite a bit of insta-love. Julian is reluctant to commit to Wes, because he feels it is moving too fast, but the connection between them is immediate and inevitable from first sight. There is no angst surrounding their relationship. All in all, this book is pretty much angst-free. There’s some drama in the mystery solving, but it was a pleasant, stress-free read.
This story is in the 3.5-star range for me because, while I have no major complaints, it didn’t blow me away. This is the kind of book I’d pick up when I’m between heavy angst stories, or just want a quick pick-me-up read.
The ending is sort of HFN, but just because it heavily implies a sequel or subsequent series. The relationship between Wes and Julian feels pretty solid, but the mystery isn’t completely solved; though, I wouldn’t consider it a cliffhanger, as I felt satisfied enough with the ending. I’m likely to pick up the next book(s) in the series if there are any.