Together Bound is the second story in a really exciting m/m post-apocalyptic sci-fi series. The world building in this book is complex and detailed. Slavery is once again an accepted part of society. Old evils are also loose on Earth. Todd and Nick have settled in and their master/slave bond is very strong as is their mate bond. As Sentries, they stand between humans and things that are not. There's a problem in New Colorado and Todd and Nick are convinced to go undercover and investigate it. They must go in separately and temporarily put aside their true connection. The danger is more than they could have ever imagined and it knows who they are.
With strong characters, fierce emotion, true evil and a suspenseful plot, Ms. Noble tells a intense and addicting story. Todd and Nick's connection is palpable. Separation is an agony on its own. The plot is tense and draws you into this evolving world. At every turn there is something of interest, something new and sometimes frightening. Plus Todd and Nick burn up the pages when they come together. Their feelings, needs and lust combine to create explosive, sensual encounters. When the very heart of their bond is threatened by evil, only strength and love can save them. This was a really, really good story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend starting with first book, Marked Yours, in order to fully understand Todd and Nick. Their world is slowly revealing itself and I hope there will more books set in this intriguing place and with these fantastic characters.
Todd and Nick Ruger have settled into their life and work, the master/slave bond in New Colorado tying them together in a sacred rite of service, protection, and—in their case—love. But out of the blue, Todd receives a letter from the vice chancellor of New Colorado threatening their bond, demanding ownership of Nick under eminent domain.
It turns out Vice Chancellor Clarke desperately needs the help of the sentries, especially Nick, to investigate a problem involving the Chancellor. With New Colorado on the verge of war with West Caldera, a rift in the government would be disastrous. Todd and Nick agree to help, and Nick enters the orphan slave compound while Todd joins the Estate security force.
They don’t expect the danger they discover. Now the target of an unimaginable threat, Nick and Todd will face terrors that lead to murder, imprisonment, and the threat of separation forever as the hopeless battle escalates into full-scale war.