Bound Together is filled with many angsty moments and loads of steamy scenes. But don't go getting all pervy on me, lol it's also filled with lots of love and many moments that are epicly swoon worthy. This book left me sitting on the edge of the couch so many times, it's not even funny. One minute I wanted this to happen, the next I wanted something else to happen. By the end of the book I was so emotionally involved, I was just as torn as the characters in the book.
Layla Jennings always played by the rules. She is a pretty good girl, with a strong back bone and a sharp tongue. She has been in love once, or at least she thought she was in love until the bastard cheated on her. She leaves home for the first time to start college and her sweet, simple world is turned upside down (OK, to be honest he world becomes a fucking mess).
She is worried about everything. Mel, her best friend knows her in and out and knows what she likes and what she doesn't. What if she gets stuck in a room with a crazy, preppy cheerleader. She knows most of the time you don't become best friends with your college roommate....but that will soon become the least of her worries as she falls flat on her ass after crashing into the ever so hot Oliver.
Oliver is in a local band (YES! That's right a band!! You all know how much I love my musicians!). He is gorgeous, sweet and pierced (yumm!!) and will be living in the dorm directly across the hall from Layla---ahhh couldn't be any better!!
After meeting Ollie, Layla meets her roommate who happens to be opposite of her and everything she is not, but still turns out to not be so bad. She talks Layla into joining her for coffee and that small life event of having coffee with her new college roommate is what is the start of events that will send Layla's life into a spiral of good, bad and ugly events.
Layla needs a job and Amy (her roommate) convinces her to apply for a job at the coffee shop (see, I told you..the start of the crazy events). Once she starts the job at the coffee job she meets the delicious Jared Garrett. Jarred is hot but Layla knows she shouldn't consider giving him the time of day. The way the actually meet is not on the best of terms and she is convinced that he is an asshole. But she just can't seem to resist the smooth talking, passionate Jared Garrett.
Layla is pushed to her limit so many times in this book. She is faced with more decisions and heart aches than any 19 year old should ever have to deal with. College is supposed to be fun, not spent holed up in your dorm room trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with you or crying your eyes out all the time.
This book, my friends, is going on the What to Read After Fifty Shades of Grey list (nuff said, lol). Oh, and you know that whole Team Edward, Team Jacobs crap the rest of the world is talking about? Well get ready for you own personal hell of chosing if you will be on Team Ollie or Team Jarred....me...I'm Team Ollie all the way :)
“...Love is easy, falling in love is even easier, but letting that love go, is the most difficult thing you’ll ever have to do. Some of us never let it go and sometimes it takes a while to realize what you want. But your heart will always have the right answer in the end. You just have to figure out what it’s telling you.”
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About the Author:
Marie Coulson was born and bred in England. She discovered her love for writing when she was a mere child. Beginning with poetry and short stories, she soon discovered her flare and passion for the written word.
After pursuing a career in childcare, education and the care of the elderly, she left my job in the summer of 2012. It was at this point she finally sat down to write a novel that had been plotted for nearly three years. Only three months later…Bound Together was born.
Bound Together is part one in the trilogy. Part two is expected to release in Spring 2013.
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Bound Together by Marie Coulson Blog Tour Starts Monday!