The Bonding

The Bonding Genre LGBT FantasyPrevious Book GavenGaven learns that being Vlar s pupil in all things is a mixture of pain and pleasure He hates his Finnarian teacher n t he Yet his body betrays him time and again
  • Title: The Bonding
  • Author: J.C. Owens
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  • Page: 292
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  • The Bonding
    Genre LGBT FantasyPrevious Book GavenGaven learns that being Vlar s pupil in all things is a mixture of pain and pleasure He hates his Finnarian teacher.n t he Yet his body betrays him time and again, especially when he experiences the sexual ecstasy of a Finnarian bite and the giving of his own blood.There seems to be so much in their relationship than eithGenre LGBT FantasyPrevious Book GavenGaven learns that being Vlar s pupil in all things is a mixture of pain and pleasure He hates his Finnarian teacher.n t he Yet his body betrays him time and again, especially when he experiences the sexual ecstasy of a Finnarian bite and the giving of his own blood.There seems to be so much in their relationship than either of them can understand, so Vlar calls in his father, a Finnarian prince What he tells them shakes Gaven to his core and he fears he cannot possibly live up to what Vlar wishes of him Then when they seem to be on the edge of truly discovering each other, a shadow from Gaven s past comes to shatter it all to pieces.Publisher s Note This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable Male male sexual practices, strong violence, voyeurism.
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  • J.C. Owens

    Also known as J.C McGuire.J.C Owens lives in small town, rural Alberta and is a self confessed writing a holic In the absence of help for this affliction I do indeed love to write and have over twenty books sitting idle in my computer, waiting I love the genre of male male stories and conflict in what a person thinks they want, versus what they truly need to become themselves I think any writing that shows the beauty of men loving men is worthwhile.I love to hear from my readers and always appreciate suggestions and comments for future books Sharing a love of reading and good, hot sensuality between men is always a cause for celebration

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  • JC Owens has succeeded keeping me locked to the reader with his telling of how Gaven finds his place within the Masarian s and in Vlar s heart, the Finnarian teacher who at first he hates The road he follows isn t easy and he has much to learn in a world that is violent but also very very sensual.Vlar One of the scenes I loveThe wolves


  • OhI am so torn on how to rate this I am going to go with 3.5 rounded up to 4 On the one hand, the first 3 4 of the book was great I enjoyed it and I love Gaven I can understand his issues and I like his internal monologues However, the last 1 4 of the book just seemed to completely change the atmosphere of the entire book Personality changes occur that are so out of character that it s hard to reconcile them We get no good explanation for the changes of heart that occur Additionally, Vlar has a [...]


  • Gaven s story picks up at the second book and Gaven finally arrives at the Masarian capital One of the things I love about this book is Masarian society and how it s based on camaraderie and bonds among the warriors The emotional and sexual bonds created between the warriors are the very reason their army and society is so strong and feared by other nations, therefore such bonds are deeply treasured and encouraged Isn t such society just wonderful In this book, Gaven is finally getting comfortab [...]


  • 3.5 Before I move on to my thoughts, I need to get this off my chest first HOT, ahhh, so HOT, and HOT Like baby brother of Bloodraven HOT Ungh.Owens is like a great fanfic writer you can tell that she s totally into her own pairing, and she nails those hot n heady dynamics But she s not so much into plotting a decent fantasy story, nor is she into using beta readers apparently And sadly, because this is not fanfic, the MCs were not fleshed out in advance, and Owens fails to do so Other than that [...]


  • 3.5 starsGaven 2 The Bonding is a successful sequel to JC Owen s intriguing new world The first book introduced Gaven, set up his sexual relationship with Vlar and now that relationship becomes complicated with a final happy ending in the sequel The story is decent but once again what really shines is Owen s solid writing, gift for description, and ability to incorporate violence and angst while still feeling like an easy, absorbing read You can read this one on its own or go back and read the [...]


  • 2.5 starsI found myself less aggravated with The Bonding than I was with Gaven This was mainly due to the fact that for at least the first half of the book, I didn t have that much trouble visualizing Gaven as a young man I liked the humor I thought that the author did a fairly decent portrayal of a young man with a difficult childhood, low self esteem, and a yearning for love and acceptance that he did not get as a boy And the sex scenes were pretty hot The author s writing style was also reada [...]


  • I LOVED the universe J.C Owens created for this little book The entire concept, that a boy man who had been raised in an enemy land, never knowing who his true people were, was wonderful The idea that, in a warrior society, men have lasting, sexual and loving relationships was fabulous The concept of an older wise male training a younger one made for a terrific plot line, as well That said, I had some real reservations about this book and its predecessor First off, the two Gaven books really sho [...]


  • Rating is for both Parts 1 and 2 Both cruel hero Vlar and critical father Gareth s love for Gaven was conditional They were both asshats until Vlar s father determined that heroine Gaven was his son s bloodmate Gaven was emotionally needy due to a lifetime of neglect and losing his childhood friend I really wanted Gaven to leave Vlar for Ink Ink understood Gaven and was emotionally available Also, he was a better trainer and mentor than Vlar Don t recommend this book for hurt comfort and romance [...]


  • As much as liked the first book, I did not care much for the most part of this one view spoiler The story suddenly became plagued with sex scenes, which is all right, I guess, just not my thing Gaven turned into a peeping Tom There is a lot of repetition, for example, Gaven being carried bridal style using same old excuse to watch others having sex hot cold treatment by Vlar which got very old very fast and so on hide spoiler All the little things added up to two stars that I unfortunately have [...]


  • DNF at 70%.Just couldn t cope with the cliches of this book that the first in the series steered clear from Soulmate Bloodmate anything is enough to make me lose my dinner When the Mine Shit starts to spew right around orgasm, it s time for me to bow out.


  • When I read the first book, I had a few questions that were left unanswered regarding Vlar s nature and what Gaven felt for his mentor In this book a lot is explained I liked the world building, but the focus was on Gaven and Vlar s relationship.Gaven is growing up from boy to man, he is learning to fight and to love, but he still feels a bit estranged and very much alone Because of his upbringing far from the Masarians, it seems to him that he will never fit between these fierce and proud warr [...]


  • Re read March 2015Re read 6 12 14 for the MM Romance Group s Re romancing the Faves Challenge I think I loved Vlar this time around I didn t like him much in the first book, but in this one, once you figure out why he s acting the way he is towards Gaven, you can t help but love him, of course him being strong and completely sexy helps too Still hate that abrupt ending though Originally read 1 22 14 4.5 stars My only reason for not giving it the full 5 stars was the somewhat abrupt ending Would [...]


  • I really loved the first book because Gaven is such an incredibly appealing character And he still is in this book, too Actually, almost everyone in these books is great Sadan is fascinating, the Eight are wonderful, so is Andar, even Gareth is interesting It s Vlar that I couldn t like at all There is nothing likeable about him Well, he is good looking and good in bed Not enough He actually treated Gaven quite shitty before finding out about their bond and then he suddenly became loving and con [...]


  • It s a little disconcerting that the 2 main characters have extremely different personalities from what they started out as It would not have been so weird had the author given us a bit on their motivations to change like thisIt s like you know there will be change and you want the change, me as a reader am expecting it but the reasons for the change, the conviction is just weakI wanted interaction between Gaven and Vlar, they should ve talked to each other rather than have their own inner di [...]


  • This sequel isn t as intense as the first You can connect to of the characters because they become human in Gaven s eyes He gets to know them and care for them He finally starts to understand why some things are the way they are, they aren t simply to torment him You learn much of all the characters Vlar actually melts a little and you see of him Gaven goes through something horrible traumatic and he grows and finds his own strength from it I do think some of the transition from this sucks t [...]


  • Excellent sequel, the writing was easy to follow and captivating The world building was solid and the story itself an interesting mixture of violence, gritty sex, revenge and light sweetness Gaven, though still very young and insecure, greatly matured as the story progressed.Vlar is the typical hot and cold alpha male, who by the end is head over heels in love with his mate.


  • I love this series it pushes my boundaries but I m able to stay on the right side of freaked out because of the sci fi fantasy aspect Owens has created a vivid world where I become immersed in the characters their lives I ll definitely continue this series would highly recommend it to lovers of erotic sci fi with a sadistic twist.


  • Gaven was much less whiny in this second book of the series, so I liked it better, but there still wasn t enough interaction between the two MCs They love each other desperately, but why How can we know, when so much of the book is about the times when they re apart


  • Okay m m fantasy read Vlar stood outside, in pouring rain, utterly naked His face was turned upward, his arms spread, palms up as though to praise a deity, his body arched back slightly.


  • Very sexy and sweet story, with a nice bit of angst thrown in for good measure Vlar and Gaven are such a cute couple Straight on to the third book



  • I liked this story well enough But the funny thing is I think I liked the potential of this story better than its actuality The feisty character I was introduced to in Gaven, who fought against the changes thrust upon him seemed to have disappeared completely in this story Maybe it s just because I waited too long in between reading these two stories that things felt a little discombobulated to me, but I just felt like Gaven gave in way to easily to things and it made this story way to simple in [...]


  • Am writing this review with the understanding that the first book has already been read reviewed by the reader.This book was the continuation conclusion of the relationship between Gavin and Vlar At the start, Gavin is frustrated, his father has or less washed his hands of him and Vlar occasionally keeps company with other men Gavin is struggling to fit in and feels like an outsider He prefers to sit off to the side observing and ignoring his loneliness He isn t sure how he feels about Vlar and [...]


  • I read this book because having had a luke warm reaction to the first, I hoped the second would answer questions and relieve some things that didn t sit well with me and it did KindaThe thing is in the first book I felt that everything seemed to happen too fast The book was too short and everything seemed to happen too fast This book was no better in that regard However it did have its plus points.Gaven seems to grow stronger as a character in this book which I was grateful for, in a coming of a [...]


  • 05 11 2011 update at 20.0% I m not sure I m liking Vlar very much at this point This picked up where Gaven left off Gaven was still struggling to come to terms with his new life And now that he d become Vlar s bed partner even self doubt seemed to fill his thoughts Since this story was told exclusively from Gaven s point of view, I never got a feel for who Vlar was In the beginning, I actually didn t like him very much, but by the end that feeling had changed I think it was Gaven s feelings for [...]


  • After reading Ms Owen s first book in the Gaven series, Gaven, I was kvetching about the lack of romance and sex in the book, but now that I ve read The Bonding, book two in the series, I understand that Gaven was just the foundation for what was to come And boy did it come There are some very HOT sex scenes and some very touching intimate moments that help to make The Bonding a true four star book One that I m glad that I read.


  • What can I say I loved this, all of this The subject, the writing, the plotline all of it.And the cover dies That just made me stare, repeatedly It shouldn t be allowed well, I m glad it s is allowed, because it s lovely And surprise, surprise, it s Anne Cain If you liked book 1 Gaven, you ll love this.


  • 3.5 Gaven has to live through some adventures and grow up until he finds his HEA with his Finnarien.I liked the first one better It was to the point The Bonding had some lengths in the middle and I wished there had been time for their relationship to develop As it is I know about the Eight or the king than Vlar I liked that Gaven learned to overcome some of his anxietiesw I love the cover


  • Wow, hold your horses, mate They just went from I hate you to I want you so bad, and all of a sudden I love you like a distant cousin twice removed so fast And all of a sudden their balls shrank and fell off cuz now they re just behaving like little girls I hope the next book saves this damn mess of a series


  • Gavin and Vlar were very interesting in this story I liked how Gavin struggled with his personal demons and then finally came to the conclusion that he was a good person I wish the bonding ceremony had been shown at the end I had my tissues all ready but the story ended I fell in love with Ice I hope he gets his own story.


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