I am so excited to be part of this review/promo tour for Forever Bound by Jessica Dall!
This tour is hosted by Entangled Publishing and Turn the Pages Tours. I did receive a free copy of the book, but my participation in this tour and the review of the book are both voluntary.
I do not receive any money or commissions from the links in this post.
Forever Bound is a new contemporary romance (with some fun fantasy elements) from Entangled Amara!
This review does contain some spoilers!
This book was such a vibe! I mean seriously, look at this mood board I made for the book. The aesthetic just speaks for itself!
Forever Bound is a fun contemporary almost-fantasy with a small nod towards Outlander and a deep bow to those of us who always dreamed of living in an Irish castle.
Liam and Bridget were such fun characters and I loved getting to know them. Add in the side of whodunnit and the whole time traveling memory hopping deal, I was sucked in from the first page to the last!
This was a slower burn, but still steamy, with really well done scenes. I'm not usually a fan of love triangles, but this one was well done and I think there was always a very clear winner. Both the modern scenes and the past scenes were hot hot hot! The sneaking around also even got my heart rate up, wondering if they'd be caught!
The mystery was well done too, with little clues being dropped here and there, some red herrings, and all throughout just a really nice sense of "I've GOT to find out who's responsible."
I would also totally read a story just about Cian and Ellyn, because even though I loved the bits we saw, I still wanted more!
So, who wants to go in on buying a run-down Irish castle with me...?
Title: Forever Bound
Author: Jessica Dall
Release Date: January 16, 2023
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Contemporary Fantasy Romance
Set among the rolling green Irish hills, Kelkerry Castle is something out of a dreamy fairy tale. For hotelier Bridget Marshall, however, it's a dream come true...once she’s sorted out the mold, lead paint, and ancient plumbing. And she’ll prove to everyone in the nearby village of Shansally (pop. 119) that she’s not just another silly, dreamy-eyed American—including her curt (if utterly gorgeous) new neighbor, Liam O’Flannagain.
Only, this breathtaking castle has far more secrets than expensive repairs. While someone—or something—here desperately wants Bridget to give up and walk away, there’s another force tugging Bridget to stay. Because whenever she’s with Liam, the ancient past seems to come to life again, sweeping them along in a story they’re apparently destined to relive.
Now, Liam and Bridget are caught up in a long-ago tale filled with love, danger, and betrayal. The past seems to be working its magic on both of them, pulling them into a love story they’re helpless to resist. And they’ll have to uncover the truth of what happened all those centuries ago before history—and tragedy—repeats itself.
Thank you to Entangled Publishing and Turn the Page Tours for a copy of the book and letting me be part of this tour!