WILD, TETHERED, BOUND
Silhouette Nocturne, a division of Harlequin Publishing
Rating: 4 cups
Dessa is a dryad – a tree nymph - in Afghanistan. When a bombing destroys her forest and her heart tree, she moves to live among the mortals.
Life has not been kind to Nick Leandros. He joined the Marine Corps after a car crash took his mother and sisters from him. Stationed in Afghanistan as a 2nd Lieutenant, he finds a beautiful woman living in the forest.
Three little Afghan girls died the day Nick met Dessa. Mourning the loss of the three lives, Nick feels his body split. Nick is now a war made chimera – a Greek creature that contains a goat, a lion, and a fire-breathing dragon. Deserting the military, Nick is now a card counting gambler in Las Vegas when Dessa finds him again. Because he ate the walnuts from her heart tree five years ago, she is bound to him. Her only need from him is a child to help her rebuild the forests in Afghanistan. Will love be able to heal the heart of a hardened man?
This is a very interesting story. I adore mythology so this book spoke to my heart. The author takes the old legends and merges them with modern times. Creative and fun, yet heart touching, this romantic tale keeps the reader going until the very end. As a daughter of a Vietnam veteran dealing with PTSD, I felt Nick’s pain to the very core of my being. I suggest picking up this story. There is never a dull moment.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More