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Bound

Fire on Ice, Book 1
Narrated by: Chris Ruen, Kirsten Leigh
Series: Fire on Ice, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt - to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she's doing it all alone. But just when she's learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart.

Pro hockey player Jason "Ryke" Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he's left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion.

When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don't have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart.

Warning: This audiobook contains adult language and situations.

©2013 Brenda Rothert (P)2014 Brenda Rothert

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  • Racycarr
  • 25-08-2014

Amazing audio. Thanks Brenda Rothert

What an amazing love story about Kate and Ryke. Two broken hearts finding healing in each other. The pain and suffer they went thru. Your heart will truly break when you listen to this story. Both suffering great loss.I do recommend a box of tissue when listening to this audio. It is a book I would highly recommend.

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  • bluesbooks09
  • 21-08-2014

Bound Audiobook Review

If you could sum up Bound in three words, what would they be?

totally freaking amazing!

What did you like best about this story?

what didn't i like? everything about this book is absolutely flawless. Kate is just about the sweetest heroine in a book i've ever read, and Ryke? sweet baby jesus in the manger, how much hotter can a guy get? hocky player, intelligent, sweet, funny and built like a brick house. wowza! the circumstances that brought them together are heartbreaking but through their pain they found love, light and life again. so sweet!

Which scene was your favorite?

i honestly can't pick one favorite scene, i literally love everything about this book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i read the ebook version the first time around, but hearing the audio companion only intensified my reactions. i cried harder, laughed louder, smiled bigger and blushed brighter.

Any additional comments?

i think Brenda did an absolutely remarkable job picking the voices for these two characters. they were Kate and Ryke personified, they fit the bill to the letter.

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  • Marlene W
  • 03-09-2014

Great First Audiobook Experience!

Where does Bound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Bound was my first audiobook experience.
I absolutely loved the book in print and listening to the narrators bring emotion to the authors words brought on a whole new experience this time around.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bound?

Bound contains many memorable moments, but the one that comes to mind immediately is the locker room scene.
Kate is trying so hard to fight her feelings and her attraction to Ryke. The locker room scene proves that you can only deny your attraction to a sexy hockey player that's oozing with sex appeal for so long!

Any additional comments?

Brenda Rothert has a very easy, mellow flow to her writing and this audio version brought a new feel to the words that I loved so much in print.
This storyline will pull you in immediately. You know you have found a great writer when you are crying within the first 20 minutes.
I highly recommend this audiobook to readers seeking romance, drama, overcoming tragedy and finding love through it all!
Enjoy! (Grab the tissues)

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  • Stephenie Philipsen
  • 14-09-2014

One hot audio read

Would you listen to Bound again? Why?

Bound was the first audio book I have ever done and I loved it !!! The characters were amazing I felt like they were a part of my life and was bumbed when the book came to an end!!!

What did you like best about this story?

The characters omg hot hockey player well built body and tats mmmm Mmm Mmm !!! Kate I could relate to her and she seemed real had a crapy car lots of bills little money and just trying to get thru the day.

Which scene was your favorite?

That would spoil the book!!! I have to many parts to list here and I won't don't want to spoil this read for anyone else but damn picture texts rank up there as my favorite

Any additional comments?

I met Brenda when she was in Florida when we met I hadn't ever read any of her books but after meeting her sitting in on her panel and chatting with her I found a new author I will be reading for a long time !!!

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  • coffeegoddesstk
  • 08-09-2014

I am in love with this story!

Would you consider the audio edition of Bound to be better than the print version?

I would say that I love the audio edition of BOUND just as much as the print version. I loved the book when I read it, and I think that hearing it read aloud just adds even more to the experience.

What other book might you compare Bound to and why?

I can't really compare BOUND to any other story, in that it is so unique and wonderful. But, if you're looking for some similar type books, I'd suggest any of the other books in the FIRE AND ICE books by Brenda Rothert, or maybe the OFF series by Sawyer Bennett.

Have you listened to any of Chris Ruen and Kirsten Leigh ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I hadn't heard either Chris Ruen's or Kirsten Leigh's performances before, but I thought that they both did an excellent job with BOUND.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Really, all of the interactions between Kate (Kirsten) and Ryke (Chris) were fabulous. I found the part of the story where Ryke tells Kate about what the tattoo on his back means very moving.

Any additional comments?

I loved this story, and would recommend it completely.

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  • JJ Rockz
  • 04-09-2014

One of the best audio books I've heard

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is one of the best Audibles I've heard. The voice were impecible. The male voice was great. But the female voice....just...wow.
You know how with some audio books, each narrator reads completely different so you find yourself thinking, "That's not what how the other character would say that."
This was NOT one of those audio books. The narrators didn't just do a great job in general. When they had to "perform" each other's lines, the infections were dead on...as if each narrator really did know the other person.
It was wonderful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-2014

1st audible book and it was amazing!!!

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Wow I have never heard an audible book before and this was just
Amazing, I have read all of Brenda Rothert's books and loved them all, and just listening to a book I have previously read was such a unique experience, so different .. and such a nice change .. I love Kate and Rykes story it's one of my favorites and all I can say is just having listened to the story made me enjoy it even more!! This was my first audible book and for sure won't be my last :) Thank you Brenda for allowing me the chance to experience this, I am truly greatful! !! I highly recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Ronetta S. Williams
  • 04-09-2014

AMAZING!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Bound to be better than the print version?

Bound was just as great, if not a bit better than the print version! Enjoyed every second!

What other book might you compare Bound to and why?

There is no book that I've read lately that an compare to Bound. None!

What about Chris Ruen and Kirsten Leigh ’s performance did you like?

AWESOME! AMAZING! They brought the book to life!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Out darkness comes life....and love....

Any additional comments?

Brenda Rothert's can do no wrong! All of her books are great! Looking forward to her next audiobook, "Captive"!

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  • Danielle A
  • 13-04-2017

Love this slow burn romance

I read this book years ago and really enjoyed it so I jumped on the opportunity to listen to this in audio form. I loved the audiobook more than I did reading it. I loved how the couple met and how Ryke wanted to help Kate. Kate's issues with intimacy seemed very realistic and I love how Ryke came into her life to show her what love really is. I feel that narrators did a wonderful job with the story. Kirsten Leigh felt so perfect as Kate. She really evoked the emotion of the character in her narration. I also loved Chris as Ryke. He did a really great job. Definitely recommend this book and plan on listening to the rest of this series.

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  • Ms.Meesh
  • 15-01-2015

Beautiful!!!!

What made the experience of listening to Bound the most enjoyable?

Love that this book was captivating, emotional, heartbreaking and simply beautiful. This book was beautifully well written that you get emotionally invested with these characters. My heart ached for them whenever memories and flashbacks would remind them of the past and the what if’s of the future. Bound was more than a romance book, it was a story of coping, moving on and second chances. Second chances not only in love but at LIFE. Ryke and Kate’s story was about survival and two individuals who were able to claw out of the darkness and find the light and peace they both deserved.

Who was your favorite character and why?

For me, it would happen to be both the hero and the heroine of the books. I think that Ryke and Kate's characters goes hand in hand. They are emotionally and physically invested in each other. They say love heals and their love truly showcases that beautifully.

What does Chris Ruen and Kirsten Leigh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think they allow the readers (listeners) to FEEL all the emotions. The emotions comes alive as they evoke the words of the author.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Bound by loss, bound by grief, and bound by love.

Any additional comments?

Bound by Brenda Rothert can be summed up with these words: Loss, Grief, Sadness, Heartache, Depression, Coping, Moving On, Second Chances, Romance, Laughter, Friendship, Happiness, Closure, and Life. Bound is a story that united two individuals who were bound together with the same pain: LOSS of a loved one. When is it okay to finally move on? Is it right to move on? Why is our sadness and loss sometimes associated with guilt? Do second chances really exists? This is a story that reminds us that there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.

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