Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tethered by Brandi Leigh Hall


A sweet Young Adult Paranormal Romance for fans of CHARMED, THE SECRET CIRCLE and WITCHES OF EAST END! 

No matter how you try to fight it—destiny has a mind of its own! 

Since foreseeing the imminent death of her parents six years earlier, Chloe has lived a simple, not-so-charmed-life away from her remaining Wiccan family. 

Zero magic. 

No close friendships. 

While struggling to bench-press more guilt than any nineteen-year-old ever should. 

But fate intervenes and forces Chloe to return home. As if being an in-the-closet-Seer wasn’t bad enough, now she has to spend summer break with the snarky sister who hates her—and the magical birthright she was hell-bent on denying for all eternity. 

Luckily, meeting Mr. Perfect takes the edge off her endless family drama. Hunter’s twenty-five, sometimes old-fashioned in a Jane Austen hero sort of way, and more delicious than molten-lava cake. But the more she tries to hide her family’s magical secrets from this ever-present stranger, the more quickly she realizes he’s hiding a few doozies of his own. 

Will the lies and betrayal destroy their relationship before it really begins? Or will learning of their tethered future create an unbreakable bond neither can deny? Either way, their hearts will be forever entwined by destiny. 


I contemplate the familiarity of this moment, unable to maintain concentration as he leans down to rest his face on my cheek. His right hand slides up my back and under my hair, to find its resting place on the nape of my neck. His touch sparks electricity inside of me. I must be dreaming. 

Why does this guy I barely know have to be so damn perfect? I don’t recall ever being held like this—not even when a guy has claimed to love me. Hunter acts like we’ve known each other forever. But we haven’t. In fact, we’re more or less strangers. 

I don’t know if I should run away as fast as my feet will carry me, or take everything in until there’s nothing left. I never imagined a single person could affect me to the core this way. Part of me wants to cry. But the other part of me wants to freeze this moment in time—because I know it will eventually end anyway.
It has to. 

He’d hate me if he found out who I really am. ‘What’ I really am. 

I can’t get close enough to take that chance. 

My eyes begin to fill. As I take a few deep, calming breaths, he pulls his head back to stare at my face. The pained expression in his eyes touches me. 

Does he sense my hesitation? 

But before I can debate it any further, he gently places his cool, moist lips upon mine. 
Time stands still. 

He leans his head back, as a single tear descends my cheek. But instead of looking surprised or upset, he simply wipes the drop away with his thumb. Gazing into my tear-filled eyes, he leans in again to take my mouth in a more forceful kiss. His soft lips massaging mine until we find a perfect, consuming rhythm. 
My heart catches in my throat. 

Numbness takes over my body—like I’m floating on a cloud. Is this what it means to melt? I’ve never felt anything like this. Not even close. 

A first kiss like this only exists in fairytales. 

And that’s all it can ever be. 

My fairytale 


 This was my kind of book. I'm just sorry it took me so long to read it. Chloe's character appeals to me. The way she handles herself and her personality is one that I love. Her life has not been an easy one and now she's forced to accept the things she wanted to forget. I would have loved a little more drama involving spells, vicious family members and deep dark secrets that turned the family in to an uproar but that's just me. Maybe in the next book Chloe will get a little nasty!

Regardless it's a great story that was well written and I enjoyed the way the author developed her characters. They were well thought out with amazing follow through. I can appreciate a supernatural story with a paranormal love twist in the middle to give it some spice. Well done B. L. Hall and I cannot wait for book two. Yes, I would highly recommend this book.


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