The Second and His Bonded

When you’re ready to let go of all that worrying, you let me know. I’m ready to help you carry it.

Kiki Clark
The Second and His Bonded


Publisher’s Synopsis:
As the son of an enemy, Kieran never expected to find a family with the Kincaid Pack… or a true mate’s bond.

After barely escaping his abusive family, wolf shifter Kieran McAllister struggles to find his place in the Kincaid Pack. Especially with the pushy but gorgeous second-in-command showing up every time Kieran turns around… and making him want things he shouldn’t.

The traumatized wolf who continuously refuses Bennett Young’s help has begun to haunt his dreams. But if there’s one thing he knows, it’s that tiger shifters don’t have mates. So why can’t Bennett get Kieran’s sad eyes out of his head?

Despite their differences, Kieran and Bennet find something they never expected in each other. Just as their bond begins to grow though, Kieran’s past threatens to destroy the very pack they both have been fighting to protect.

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating between Bennet & Kieran.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
Quick note: I just learned there’s a prequel book, A New Pack for New Year. It’s only available as a freebie through Clark’s website, so it isn’t listed on Goodreads. I’m hoping to sit down in the next few days to read it.

The Second and His Bonded is the 2nd book in Kiki Clark’s Kincaid Pack series. While each book features a different couple and it’s own storyline – there are several story arcs running through the series as a whole, so you’ll want to start with The Alpha and His King and listen to them in order.

I admit – I was kind of in love with Bennet by the end of book 1 and was really looking forward to his story. He was so amazing with Kai that I knew he’d be awesome with whomever Clark paired him with. I wasn’t wrong. Kieran and Kai are a lot alike and I do wish there had been a bit more to differentiate the romantic/relational aspect of this story – but I still enjoyed it. Partially because of Bennet’s endearing personality and the interwoven mystery/suspense of the series. Kieran is understandably prickly and watching him bloom as a person and with Bennet was so much fun.

While The Deputy and His Enforcer is already out in ebook – I’ll be waiting for the audio due sometime this Summer. Because…

Kirt Graves is wonderful in this. I like that the various character voices are consistent from book to book. It makes it easy to listen to them back to back (yup, I relistened to The Alpha and His King again). I’m definitely looking forward to more of this series and of Graves in particular.

About the author:
A small town Michigan girl, Kiki has enjoyed reading since she first picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as a child. After that, she devoured everything she could get her hands on and dreamed of one time writing her own books that touched people’s hearts. In her early twenties, she discovered LGBTQ romances and had a realization: these were her people and this was where she belonged.  Nearly ten years later, she’s proud to finally join the ranks of authors releasing character-driven, emotionally satisfying books showcasing that everyone deserves to find love. 

You can connect with Kiki Clark here:

About the narrator:
Kirt Graves spent 15 years teaching young people how to interpret drama, poetry, and literature. He has voiced over 80 audiobooks spanning contemporary romance, sci-fi, urban fantasy, young adult, and non-fiction. His passion is for telling queer stories, the types of stories he wishes he had while growing up. A tenor by training, Kirt easily moves between characters of any age, genre, and gender. In addition to his work as an audiobook narrator, Kirt is a graphic artist, a podcast host, and an award-winning speech coach.

You can connect with Kirt Graves here:

My Favorite Quotes

It seemed like this pack had a knack for collecting lost souls with shitty families. – The Second and His Bonded by @kikiclark_ #Audiobook narrated by @KirtGraves #MM #Romance #Shifter #KincaidPack

He’d hesitated to take that final step with Bennett, not because he didn’t want to but because he wanted it more than he could ever express. – The Second and His Bonded by @kikiclark_ #Audiobook narrated by @KirtGraves #MM #Romance #Shifter #KincaidPack

When you’re ready to let go of all that worrying, you let me know. I’m ready to help you carry it. – The Second and His Bonded by @kikiclark_ #Audiobook narrated by @KirtGraves #MM #Romance #Shifter #KincaidPack

It takes real strength to trust someone else that much. And it would be an honor to have you trust me. – The Second and His Bonded by @kikiclark_ #Audiobook narrated by @KirtGraves #MM #Romance #Shifter #KincaidPack

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