#Review: Bound – Samantha Jacobey
From the moment Tori Farrell took matters into her own hands, she knew things would never be the same. Thrust into the protection of the FBI, she soon realizes that despite the fact that she took care of loose ends, her life will never truly be her own. She now has to deal with the fallout for what she’s done. Though her actions were justified, there are too many questions surrounding the events that took place. Questions she not quite sure how to answer.
To make things even worse, Tori’s true origins are still a mystery. She doesn’t have anyone she can turn to, and for all she knows, her real family is most likely dead. The Feds aren’t that forthcoming, either. In their minds, she’s the key to unlocking the secrets surrounding The Organization. She knows almost everything about the group she traveled with, but that’s pretty much it. When it comes to The Organization, she only knows what she was made privy to, and that wasn’t even much. Still, what she does know puts her in a precarious position. One she’s not sure what to make of.
Refusing to bend to the Feds will, Tori promises herself that she’ll do everything possible to get through her ordeal. She knows things will be difficult, but she now has the chance to do things her way. If she’s to succeed in doing so, she’ll have to play the part she’s been given to perfection. She’s good at doing so, though she knows it comes with a cost. One she’s not sure she really wants to pay in the long run.
A wonderful addition to this series, book two picks up where the first left off. We’re thrust into the chaos surrounding Tori’s new aspect on life. Though things have changed somewhat for her, they’re not quite what she wants them to. They never will be. She now has to contend with a whole new set of rules. Rules she’s not sure she’ll be able to follow.
Samantha has done a great job in blending Tori’s present and past in such a way that you find yourself rooting for her at every turn. The character has a long way to go before she’s content with where she is in life. I’ve a feeling she’ll get to that plateau eventually, and can’t wait to see her get there when the time comes.