Review of Words That Bind by Ash Krafton

Words That Bind

A Djinn’s Fire Will Make You Burn


Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

Book Length (Est.): 316 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

Social worker Tam Kerish can’t keep her cool professionalism when steamy client Mr. Burns kindles a desire for more than a client-therapist relationship—so she drops him. However, they discover she’s the talisman to which Burns, an immortal djinn, has been bound since the days of King Solomon…and that makes it difficult.

Ethical guidelines are unequivocal when it comes to personal relationships with clients. However, the djinn has a thawing effect on the usually non-emotive Tam, who begins to feel true emotion whenever he is near. Tam has to make a difficult choice: to stay on the outside, forever looking in…or to turn her back on her entire world, just for the chance to finally experience what it means to fall in love. 

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Tam thought that if she could figure out what caused her clients emotional states that she too may be able to experience emotion. It is kind of a selfish reason to become a social worker, but for someone with no emotions I can see the reasoning behind it. The problem is that it’s difficult to feel connected to a character who doesn’t really feel anything. Even once she starts experiencing emotions they seem one-dimensional. 

“Damn genies. Damn their hot tempers. Damn herself for falling for him.” 

Burns is a djinn bound to a ring that disappeared long ago. Anyone who possesses it will in turn own him, which is why he’s been searching for it for a very long time. He never thought his search would lead him to a feisty social worker who’d cause his fire to burn uncontrollably.

“I would rather be a slave to the woman I love, than a free being alone in such a vast world.” 

It is said that one’s true name holds much power…just wait until you hear Burns’ real name. No wonder he goes by Burns.

Words That Bind puts a new spin on genies and the mysteries that surround them. It’s a storyline filled with magic, mystery, and a little mayhem.

I think I liked the idea more than the execution. Little things felt unfinished, like the doorway Tam discovers, nothing ever comes of it, so it felt odd that there was emphasis on it. Then there’s a new client of Tam’s that keeps her signature even though he knows she’s bound by her word. I guess I figured that paper would come into play a little more somewhere along the way. It is a good story, and the ending is quite unique, but it was just difficult for me to connect with the characters.

Jenn 3 Heart

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