Delta has once again woven a genuine legend of London into her story line. Corinne comes from a long line of Protectors that stretches back to King Aurther’s time. Eddy is the last of Sage Matthew characters to make the leap to leave the Veil. Now, can the two of them work together to defeat the demon?The Reluctant Retiree
There is a legend that when the Big Ben chimes thirteen times, the lions in Trafalgar Square will come alive to roam the City of London.
Corinne Adler, Night Concierge for the famed Savoy Hotel, knows just how wrong that legend is for each time Big Ben has struck thirteen, demons have tried to escape their prison in another realm. The responsibility of being Guardian of the Tower Clock has fallen to her, a duty which her family has served for almost two centuries.
Eddy Chastain is the last of the reoccurring characters in the erotic romance novels written by Sage Matthews. He is a hacker extraordinaire and prefers to remain deep within the pages of Sage’s books. But there is something about the Night Concierge of the Savoy that haunts him… a memory of sorts from a man whose creator never gave him much of a backstory.
When the stars align to cause Big Ben to strike thirteen, Corinne knows she and the lions must defeat the demons and keep the city safe. But the veil has become strained and the demons more clever. Can Eddy come to Corinne’s aid and keep the forces of evil at bay?
Welcome to the opulent world of the Masters of the Savoy, where the men and women might be a little different – more than human. The men appeared out of nowhere one day determined to grab life and look for love. But watch out … you never know what darkness lurks in the shadows.
Marlene D. 5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific read! Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2022 Verified Purchase Again, the group who used to be characters in Erotic Romance writer Sage's novels with the help of their entirely normal loves have to meet another challenge. In this case Corrine, an employee of the Savoy, who was actually from a line of matriarchs dating back to King Arthur's time, was tasked with protecting London when the demons rose after Big Ben chimed 13 times...interesting and compelling read.
JigsawGirl 5.0 out of 5 stars It Ended Entirely Too Soon!! Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2022 I had been waiting for Eddy's turn at having a story. This book was so entertaining. I can't figure out if it was a shorter read, or if I read it too fast. It didn't seem to me like Eddy and Corinne got to spend as much time together as some of the other couples. From the very beginning, Bound captured all of my interest. Eddy behind the Veil kept me on the edge of my seat. Corinne spending time and getting to know the other ladies was fun. The history, the mythology, suspense, danger, and excitement all proved to be quite the rollercoaster ride. It all seemed so fast paced, and then we reached the battle. I did like Eddy and Corinne as a couple, but I wished there had been more time devoted to them getting to know one another. The back and forth dance the couples usually do makes for some of the enjoyable parts of this series. I was not ready for this book to end. I am going with 4.5 stars. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Redrabbitt 5.0 out of 5 stars THE RESPONSIBILITY NOW FALLS TO YOU. ARE YOU READY? Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2022 Ms. Delta James has penned a unique and page-turning series of paranormal events and characters intersect with myth and historical events. The story will have people from the previous books, but this one will mainly focus on Corinne Alder, Night Concierge at the Savoy, and Eddy Chastain, the hacker in Sage’s books. Once again, one of her characters will pierce the Veil and join the rest of them on Earth. The story is the fifth in the series, and while it could be read as a stand-alone, it would be better understood by reading the first three books in the series. Corinne Alder has moved to London and, against her parent’s wishes, has reacquainted herself with her Aunt Peggy. When her Aunt’s caregiver called and said she was near the end, Corinne will rush over, and her Aunt had many important things to tell her—but is this delusional babble, or is what her Aunt telling her the truth? “I have been given this gift of a period of lucidity before my end. You must listen to me. You must believe me. Promise me, Corinne. Promise me you will believe me and will continue studying with Holcroft. I swear to you, the stories, our family’s lineage, and legacy are true. You must pick up the sword and answer if destiny calls on you.” “You are looking at Storm Shadow. She has been passed down through the female line of our family since the time of King Arthur. It is said that Merlin imbued the bow with the power of light and that it can defeat the darkness. The arrows have been made by the same family of fletchers since the Normans invaded England. Pick it up. Galatine has accepted you. Galatine is the sister sword of Excalibur. Each time the gateway into this world has started to crack, a woman from our family has acted as Sentinel and has called for the lions at the base of Nelson’s statue in Trafalgar. The Sentinel’s job is to keep the demons at bay and force any who try to make their way into this world back through the portal until it re-seals itself. The entryway will only be open for thirteen minutes and then it will close again. Swear to me you will answer the summons should it ever come.” The story will involve several things, the death of Corinne’s Aunt and her inheriting historical weapons and a warning of what was to come. It will have Eddy realizing that something big is ready to happen, and Saoirse agrees. Eddy will need to pierce the Veil, the last main character in Sage’s books. Corinne has had many changes in her life; she is still working as a night concierge, has just finished her schooling for a doctorate, and accepts a part-time position at the National Gallery. After losing her Aunt and moving to Rachel’s flat, the most significant change will be when she meets Eddy, her favorite character in the Sage Matthew books. I love how Eddy decides to be upfront with Corinne about each of his friends and how they came into existence, including some of the things they encountered. These two have chemistry, yet they don’t have the time to develop a deeper relationship with evil coming. It becomes a matter of trust, one of the most profound emotions two people can experience. Holmes: She needs to look at you as her champion-the one guy who can shield her from the darkness—even if you aren’t sure it’s true. She needs you to be sure. Eddy: In other words, she needs a Dom. Holmes: No. She needs you to be her Dom. The story has the good, the bad, and the evil. It will have Eddy leaving the Veil, not because of the others, but because of Corinne. As her protector, he has his role in this, and she quickly acquiesces to him. Someone in London is causing problems, and it is more apparent that Eddy needs to be there for Corinne—but also the group needs to be together. They have made their plans, and now they wait. Will Big Ben chime out thirteen times at midnight? Will Corinne and the others be ready for the demons who want to take control? Corinne: I don’t want to be a superhero. I don’t want any of it—well, except maybe you. I do want you. Eddy: You’re frightened and have every right to be. There’s nothing wrong with that. True courage comes when you are afraid and do what needs doing anyway. But you are no longer alone. Corinne: I’m glad you decided to come through the Veil to join your friends. Eddy: I didn’t come through the Veil for them. Mostly likely, I would have remained behind the Veil until it was no more. I came through the Veil for you. “She needed to learn from the first that he would lead, she would follow; he would dominate, and she would submit.” The story has matters of life and death due to paranormal entities, some violence, a strict, take control Dominant, some punishments, and sizzling hot explicit sex scenes. It does not end on a cliffhanger but gives the reader a satisfying conclusion. I love how Ms. Delta James can take myth, history, and present-day and merge them into a page-turning tale. The final story in the series, Release, will release on March 10th.