Book Review: Lost and Bound (Mismatched Mates Book 4) by Eliot Grayson [Audiobook]

Jared, wolf shifter from the Armitage pack, was captured and has spent years being tortured and experimented on, until he's tossed into a cell with a bigger, scarier shifter---who has an appetite for blood that will eventually take over. Instead, they work together to escape, but now they're mated to each other, maybe even falling for each other, and aren't sure what to do next.

Book Cover - Lost and Bound by Eliot Grayson
Title: Lost and Bound
Book Number: Book 4
Pages: 267
My Rating: 4 Stars
More Info: Goodreads // Amazon


This was another good book in the series, back with the Armitage pack again.

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the romance. Because it seemed like all they did was have sex. Most of their connection was based on that. But I guess, even if they didn’t know everything about each other or do a ton of talking, they knew what kind of person the other was. Loyal, strong, compassionate, that sorta thing. And they had shared trauma. And they did have some conversations, just not a lot, at least not that we saw. I guess what I’m saying is, I felt like we could’ve been shown more non-sex connection, but it was still believable enough.

In case it wasn’t clear, there was a lot of sex. At first I thought that was all the book would be because there was just so much at the start. But then Ian and Matt showed up, and there was some stuff about reuniting with his family, figuring out if Jared was who he said he was, etc. Still a lot of sex though, with a combination of rough knotting and sweet tenderness.

I really liked Jared as a character because, yeah, he did some shitty things, but he regretted them, and he was trying to be better, and he made me feel emotions for him, maybe more so than any other character so far in this series. Especially when he thought about how his life had to matter to himself because it didn’t matter to anyone else.

There was also a sweet family element, since Jared is Ian’s and Matt’s cousin, and Jared and Ian used to be really close. And I just liked being back with the Armitage pack! They’re a fun, cute little group. I liked seeing the old characters and their relationships as they progress, even if only from the outside.

Not a lot of action in this one, no big battles or anything, mostly romance and family stuff.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Chris Chambers, and I think I say something similar every time, but… The way he does dialogue is great. He can really perform and bring out the emotion. I love it! But then he mostly does the non-dialogue narration part in this less natural, overdramatic sort of way that I just don’t love. It’s fine, but I’d prefer if he read the whole thing in the same natural, emotive way he does the dialogue. Still, I do enjoy the audiobooks.

Overall, another sweet and sexy shifter romance!

*Even though each book in this series focuses on different characters, I recommend reading Books 1 and 2 first, or you might be lost in regards to some plot elements and character/relationship backgrounds.*

*Rating: 4 Stars // Read Date: 2022 // Format: Audiobook*


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  1. Karen

    I struggle with audio when they shift their voice like that too. One side always feels a little forced or weird to me and pulls me out.

    Glad you’re still enjoying the series.

  2. Greg

    The pack sounds fun. I haven’t read about a werewolf pack in- man- it’s been ages. Briggs’ books maybe? Not that I’m a huge reader of those, but I do occasionally… anyway, glad this was good! It does sound fun.