Bonded by Autumn Sand is the third book in the Twisted Hearts Love Story series. This book can be read as a standalone book. This is the story of Brenda and Magnum. The characters were a part of the other books but in a background, supporting character sense. Brenda and Magnum met through Cyma and Tick. Brenda was one of the nurse’s caring for Cyma’s daughter during her cancer treatment. Magnum works with Tick. The two of them are tough on the outside but are carrying a lot with them from their pasts. The two do not want a relationship but are drawn to each other. When Brenda receives a threat that is when Magnum learns his true feelings for her. With possible peril at every turn can Magnum and Brenda move from their separate pasts into a future together?
I enjoyed the characters and was glad to see them get their own stories. I was shocked at how quick I read this book. I have enjoyed Sand’s other books in the series but this one was a fantastic story of second chances and being able to put the past behind us. There are some sensitive sections dealing with child abuse. It was integral to the story and was handled tastefully and with great impact. It is a reminder that someone might be smiling on the outside but has a battle inside that they are fighting. Her characters are full of fight but also full of love for the right person. As with her other books I look forward to reading more of her stories.
Review by @sherimichelle1