ARC Review: The Bonds We Break (The Four, #4). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Bonds We Break by Becca Steele

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fear. Desire. Redemption. 

When I was taken…it changed me.

Once, I was the life of the party. 

Not anymore.


I told myself that I was okay. I almost believed it, until the day I was forced to face my past and my nightmare came to life.


Now the Four are the only ones I can turn to, and Cassius Drummond has made it his personal mission to help me out.


No matter how much I tell myself that he’s off-limits, the more time we spend together, the more I want him.


Bound by my past, I know I’m no good for him, and I’m nothing more than a convenient distraction while we’re stuck with each other.


It’s going to end in heartbreak.


But every time he smiles at me, I find myself falling a little bit more.

The Bonds We Break

Cassius Drummond!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 🖤💜🤎💚💙
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 🤬🤯☺️😲

The heroine: Jessa – In previous books she was the Queen B at Alstone High School and Alstone College. Only ever worried about keeping her status and having everyone want to be her. Until Caiden fell in love with Winter and used her to make Winter Jealous. Jessa wasn’t very nice to Winter, but Caiden did use her and because of that his Stepmother had her associates kidnap Jessa.

The Hero(es): Cassius – he is a player with the great looks, a killer body and his family has money to back it up as well. He is one of the Four (kings of Alstone College) and in previous books he was the Flirt, the funny guy and the ladies man.

The story: Cassius used to hook up with Jessa before she got interested in Caiden. At the time, they both liked the fact that it was just a hook-up with no feelings or strings. However, Jessa was kidnapped and assaulted and she feared the worst would happen when Cassius rescued her. He was nice to her but she has been suffering alone since then.

When she sees one of the men that kidnapped her out on the streets of London walking around free, she goes to Cassius for help. He genuinely wants to help her out and treats her like a good friend and he wants the benefits too, but nothing more.

I really love romance books in dual POV. I like knowing how the Hero is feeling, from when he is in denial to when he finally figures things out and especially when he is obsessed with the heroine. Cassius is great in this one.

I did love the fact that Cass is so protective of Jessa and he stayed true to form and was such a nice guy even though he was so determined to play the field. However, I thought the story got a bit boring at times when it was not on the main arc about Littlefinger (the guy that kidnapped Jessa).

Also, even though I ended up liking Jessa in the end, I just hate it when you are reading a series like this and every guy (Weston, Cassius) ends up with a girl that was introduced in the previous books. I just like a newly introduced heroine. I am a sucker for the first meeting in a romance.

NOTE TO AUTHOR: I can’t wait read Zayde’s story and I hope the heroine is a new character. I also want something on Austin and especially Creed and please don’t have Kinslee be the Heroine in any of those stories. I hope those books are very dark romances.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.


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