Born to be Bound - Addison Cain

Born to be Bound

By Addison Cain

  • Release Date: 2019-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 268 Ratings


"Unapologetically raw and deliciously filthy, Shepherd & Claire's dark, gritty story is an emotional punch to the gut!" - Anna Zaires, New York Times bestselling author

Every bit as ruthless as his reputation suggests…

Shepherd ravages both Claire and her conquered city, refusing to let either slip through his fingers.

He steals Claire's innocence and future by forcing a pair-bond on the rare, unwilling Omega female.

Violent, calculating, and incapable of remorse, he demands his new mate's adoration. Her attention. Her body. 

Publisher's Note: The first book in Addison Cain's exciting, raw, and suspense-filled Paranormal series is a Dark Romance featuring complete power exchange. 


  • Wow! Not your average romance.

    By romadct87
    A little bit of Stockholm syndrome. Definitely not a fluffy feel good read but a thought and emotion inducing piece of literature that hooked me. Add in a cliff hanger that has me itching to read the next book in this series. Definitely enjoyed it despite the very disturbing relationship between the main characters.
  • Bad

    By Sheepie34
    If you came for a semblance of plot this is not the book for you.
  • It’s a Bane fanfiction

    By GothTrashBag
    I read every word this dude said in the Bane voice and it was wildly entertaining for that reason alone.
  • Omegaverse- A new world created

    By JackieMichele
    Stop. Do not read this book if: •you are not ready to leave behind your understanding of our current society. •you cannot read about a male character taking a female character against her will. •you are easily triggered by what you may perceive as rape, kidnapping, forced power exchange, violence against the weaker sex, etc. After reading the book and then some reviews, it is clear that many were not ready for this type of book/story despite the author’s warnings. This is a very INTENSE book. Addison Cain has a created a dystopian world in which human civilizations have to live and thrive under domes. Humankind is not the same. They all fall into one of three groups. The people in this world are Alpha, Beta, or Omega. Alphas are the leaders in Caine’s world. They are charismatic and strong. They take what they want when they want it. This includes Omegas. They are driven to breed Omegas who are in estrus. Just being near an Omega at this time will cause an Alpha to be reduced to a chest beating maniac whose sole focus is that one Omega. Betas can be strong, but will fall against an Alpha. They are also impacted by an Omega in estrus but can fight it. Beta women do not experience estrus but can still bear children. Omegas are caring, nurturing females. Because they are weaker, they are easily captured, manipulated and abused by both Alphas and Betas. This story takes place in Tholos. A dome that has suffered the release of crazed criminals from their jail system and an overthrown government. An Omega crawls out of hiding to find safety and food for herself and others like her. After being captured by none other than THE ALPHA, she is given a choice. Attempt to flee or give in to her instincts. Digging deeper into Caine’s world you find multi layered characters. Nothing should be taken at face value.
  • Appallingly Captive Read

    By L. Swan
    This book is so atrocious but so craftily written its unbelievable. This book is violent and is basically about sex slavery, sex trafficking and subjugation in a most horrific way. Set is a dystopian time where people have to live under domes because the atmosphere is dangerous, Tholos has been captured by vile usurpers who destroy everything around them making their own world order of chaos. Alpha’s run rampant, along with murder and rape, Omega’s are prized yet mistreated horribly, so most have gone into hiding so their lives may still be their’s to control and own. Claire is so sweet, strong and courageous. Sacrificing her safety for the group of starving and dying Omega’s take’s precautions to enter the Alpha’s den and plead for help with the ordeal going horribly wrong and instantly being captured by the very Alpha who started the chaos. Forced into subjugation Claire fights for herself, to not lose who she is to a genetic bond forced upon her trying to convince her how right her situation is. With unwavering determination as she seeks and demands her freedom while ultimately taking what she deserves. Shepherd is an abhorred, unredeemable character. His backwater ways of thinking is appalling and his treatment of Claire is heartbreaking and emotionally abusive. A strong dominate Alpha male he is though he lacks the care and humanity to truly be anything other a disturbingly disgusting dictator. The romance between the main characters is forced yet worded to sound so natural, the connection is strong and fierce between them and almost sounding welcomed when it’s utterly destroyed upon a grievous betrayal leaving broken shattered pieces of the main heroine. The supporting characters were sparse but left an impression, wether it was supporting to help aid or hinder and betray.
  • Interesing

    By CrissyWolf
    This book is one of the most wild and perverted books I’ve ever read. That being said, I already read the rest of the unfinished series and am starting another series by this author. She writes wonderfully compelling characters and makes the books hard to predict.
  • My opinion

    By TheWrathOfJulia
    What the heck is going on? This book is so confusing. I didn’t understand what was going on and there is no flow to the story. I couldn’t finish the book but I hope there’s a HEA for both characters.
  • Truly something

    By JesseJ0906
    I absolutely hate how this book made me feel the absolute despair of the main character was so palpable I could feel myself choking on it. Now that does not mean that in itself this is a bad book. I have ready many books in the short time I’ve been alive and this book has made me feel something that I may have not particularly enjoyed but it made me FEEL. I FELT for these characters that this author has made painstakingly well. I also could not stop reading it for a single second I started and finished it within three hours because I was so insanely hooked on what would happen next. I am also likely to purchase the next book because my heart is heavy and aches to know what will happen to these characters I’ve come to somewhat cherish. I’ve seen the short comments insulting this book and I am honestly not surprised. I feel like I was not meant to like this book. It made me feel so helpless because I so badly wanted this main character to simply be happy. Nonetheless, this author is truly fantastic and it is a shame that some cannot recognize her talent in making this book. Thank you for your beautifully painful to read writing and I mean that in the nicest way possible I truly hope my review of this comes across the way I would like to.
  • Born to be bound

    By Chaucerette
  • Abuse

    By straighttalker198
    This was for sure abuse!! There is a big fat line between safe boundaries and abuse. This book crossed the line!