Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Fate’s Bridge
Author: Carol Lynne
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 52 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Is it possible for a soul to be reborn inside another?
What would you do if you discovered someone harboring a soul you recognized as one from a deceased loved one? For vampire Roman Gschwind, the scenario becomes a reality when he meets Bodi Rain.
Unfortunately, it soon becomes clear that Roman must share Bodi with another vampire if he has any chance of rekindling the love that he’d lost so long ago.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published as part of the Unconventional in San Diego anthology by Pride Publishing.
Review: Roman fell for Julian who ends up dying before he can be transformed into a vampire (for reasons…). Roman’s brother Alexi finds “Julian” a hundred years later in another body, Bodi. Bodi get’s hurt and needs to be transformed to live but Roman had promised him all those years ago that he wouldn’t do that, so he has Alexi do it. (Note, that Alexi is not a biological brother, but a brother in that they were both transformed by the same vampire.)
When Alexi and Bodi form a sexual bond as a result of this transformation, Roman is thrown for a loop. Their sire tells him the three of them must find a way to all be together or they will all be torn apart.
I didn’t know this was a ménage story. If I had, I may or may not have chosen it, but I was definitely not expecting it from the blurb.
I never bonded with the three guys. The story is too short for a really compelling relationship to evolve. We briefly spend time with the angst of having Roman “share” Bodi, Bodi not remembering Julian’s memories, Bodi having to give up his life passion and being turned without permission, and Alexi’s unrequited love for Roman when suddenly the three have bonded and it’s a HEA.
I think there was simply too much going on in this story for any sort of coherency. When a story is this short, sticking with one hurdle is more than enough and we have at least three if not four huge “issues” for our MCs to overcome and not nearly enough pages for this to become fleshed out.
The ending did not appeal to me – at all. I felt a bit cheated by the way Julian is so easily dismissed in all this when he is what drew me to the story in the first place.
So… though I really like Carol Lynne and have enjoyed her books in the past, I cannot recommend this one.
Overall Impression: It was okay, but not good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*