Sweet story, albeit a bit brief for my tastes. Lieber created an interesting world, one that isn't quite like any other paranormal romance novel I've seen, and it would have been lovely to see how Runa and Konner's relationship did (or didn't) change the way things Were Done.
Runa and Konner are both very sweet and it was a pleasure to see them reunited as friends and then to see them falling in love. However, I would have liked to have seen more about why they couldn't be together and why them being together was forbidden. As it stands, it feels a bit like they were kept apart until suddenly they weren't any longer.
Intended Bondmates was a fun, fast read and I'm hoping to see more by this author, hopefully within the same story universe.
No one said guarding a faeling from bloodthirsty vampires would be easy. In fact, Runa trained all her life to protect her intended bondmate, Konner, until he could awaken his full magic.
She was looking forward to her time with the young fae until tragedy shattered her plans. For the last thirteen years, she’s been bound with Mikhail. Neither of them was happy with the arrangement, but she never thought he’d request to unbind from her early. When all hope of Runa fulfilling her rite and joining werewolf society is threatened, Konner comes through and agrees to become her bondmate.
But Konner hasn’t forgiven her for abandoning him. And Rowan, bound with Konner’s brother, is hostile toward the fellow werewolf who left him to protect two faelings alone. As Runa tries to make up for her past betrayals, Forbidden thoughts and urges imperil all of their futures.