Author: Gwenna Sebastian
Publisher: Breathless Press
Characters: Ian Davidson and Nathan Williams
POV: 3rd Person
Sub-Genre: Futuristic, Sci-Fi
Ian Davidson is a Truebred, son of a general, and a soldier uncomfortably destined for an officer’s role in the military. Worse, he’s got a gift; he can read other’s thoughts and feel their emotions. His father has used him to get ahead in his own career despite the fact that Ian can’t quiet the voices in his own head. But when the Bond chooses Nathan as his mate, the pain ebbs and the voices cease. If only he could be sure bonding with Nate doesn’t mean he’s going to be controlled by a partner as much as he’s been controlled by his father, and his destiny.
Several months ago, Sergeant Nathan Williams lost his Bond partner in battle and along with it, his will to live. But a trip to the local recreation hub for black market supplies buys him more than he bargains for – a Bond with a new partner, Lieutenant Ian Davidson. There is something about Ian that forces Nathan to believe that the Bond between them could be stronger than his previous one. If only he can convince Ian to give in and give the Bond a chance.
When Nathan is captured on VN2, the worst post in existence, Ian is forced into new territory that he’s not familiar with – the leadership of a reluctant special forces team and his newly discovered feelings for Nathan. The struggle to accept the Bond spills into the battlefield, and Nathan is pushed to the brink with memories of his old Bond. It becomes sexual tension hell as event after event threaten to tear the couple apart when both want nothing more than to tear each other’s clothes of
I’ve been an avid reader since i was about 14 and my mother threaten to throw the TV out the window if i did not pick up a book. I will admit to being a little crazy when it comes to my books. I don’t share, covers tend to sway me when it comes to buying a book, and when a story really grabs me I start to think of how it would play out as a movie. Gwenna Sebastian’s VN2 was such a story.
This futuristic Sci-fi story is an action packed adventure from the very first page. The author, who is new to me, but one I will read again, has the ability to make the scenes come alive, pulling the reader into the story. Almost immediately it made me think of shows like Battlestar Galactica or Storm Troopers and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. The characters, of which there are many, are very interesting, however, the main focus of VN2 is Ian and Nathan.
Ian is a young Lieutenant whose father is a powerful general in the military. Ian is not only a Truebred but also an unschooled Bonded, something he has no knowledge of. While stuck at a way station waiting to catch the next transport to his new duty station Ian is no longer able to handle the multitude of emotions, and voices he is picking up and looks for booze to ease his night. Nathan is a Sergeant who lost his Bond mate several months ago. He’s not looking for another Bond partner, yet, when he runs across Ian he has no choice. While the sexual connection between the two is there, and very strong, their relationship is nothing but problem filled from the get go. That Ian has major issues is totally expected since he not only has no knowledge of what being Bonded means, but he his forced into a situation he wants noting to do with. While I wished the young man could have come to terms with his new relationship and connection to Nathan sooner than he did, I think the author had no choice but to let it play out the way it did. Anything else would have come across as unbelievable.
Although I would have liked a little more info on some of the things mentioned in this story that in no way keeps me from giving VN2 a high rating. I hope the author plans on visiting this group of men again, as I would love to see more of them. This is one book I will be re-reading again soon.
Reviewed by: Lydia