December 12, 2018

Review: Bachelor Unbound by Brenda Jackson

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Review: Bachelor Unbound by Brenda JacksonBachelor Unbound by Brenda Jackson
Published by Harlequin on December 1st 2018
Genres: African American, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 224
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three-half-stars

Is an abduction gone wrong…their chance for love?International jeweler and sought-after bachelor Zion Blackstone felt an instant connection to Celine Michaels when he designed a unique gemstone for her. When she shows up at his house in Rome claiming kidnappers are after her, he offers the Hollywood producer’s daughter his protection…and passion. But a shocking revelation could upend his once-in-a-lifetime chance with Celine…

Fans of Brenda Jackson’s are familiar with her Bachelors in Demand series and the godbrothers who meet their match. Years ago while at Morehouse, six men became best friends and in an effort to stay in touch, agreed that they would each become godfathers to each other’s children. They also agreed that the firstborn sons’ names would start with the letters U through Z. Thus far, Uriel Bougard, Virgil Bougard, Winston Coltrane, Xavier Kane, and York Ellis have fallen in love and defected from the Bachelors in Demand Guarded Hearts they started years back.

Now it’s famed jeweler’s Zion Blackstone’s turn.

If you are unfamiliar with the series, I suggest checking them out HERE.

Zion has a lot of rules, but perhaps the first one being: do not fall in love. He is scarred from something in his past and while he is happy about his best friends getting the families they want, he has decided it’s not for him. Flings, sure! Long-term committed relationships where love is involved? No.  

Celine Michaels is the daughter of a wealthy man, who commissions Zion to create a gemstone for her. She is fighting her father’s intrusiveness and trying to assert herself as the woman she knows she can be and going after the independence she craves.

Kidnappers are after Celine and she turns to Zion for help. He gives her protection and a whirlwind of passion and seduction. They both know what this should be; passionate and fulfilling with absolutely no strings attached. These two definitely have chemistry and Celine’s presence in Zion’s life proves to be a balm to an aching wound he has yet to close.

Even the most carefully laid plans can be unraveled and most rules are meant to be broken. They both find themselves putting their heart on the line. However, when shocking revelations come to light about Celine’s safety – things take a turn. Are they really meant for each other? And is Zion willing to confront his past and grab on to the love he wasn’t looking for but can’t seem to live without now?

 

Bachelor Unbound has been a long time coming and I’ve always been intrigued by Zion’s story. Admittedly, with all of the buildup, I had high hopes, and while I didn’t necessarily love the story as much as I had hoped, I found Bachelor Unbound to be a sweet and slightly suspenseful novel.

three-half-stars

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Natalya