Bonded Broken (Thresl Chronicles #4) by Amber Kell 4*
BLURB: Friln had always counted on his lover to be there when things go wrong. But when one brief moment of death breaks his bond with his Thresl mate, he loses the only thing in the world he needs to make him happy.
For the past ten years Friln, the king’s Captain of the Guard, has lived with and loved his Thresl mate Nelrin. When an assassination attempt catches Friln in the crossfire, he is killed. In the brief moment before he’s revived, the bond to his lover is shattered.
At Friln’s death Nelrin loses everything. Bereft of the only person he’s ever loved, Nelrin turns back into his cat form and runs away. Unfortunately he falls into the hands of a pair of scientists who have different plans than redemption for the Thresl race.
My Review: Another new chapter in the ongoing story of the Thresl. I enjoyed it but I would have preferred it to be Saint's book. Hopefully the next one out will be. Meanwhile the story here is about an established bonded couple who have to try and reconnect after one them dies for a few seconds and the bond gets broken. I loved the way the two men reacted to the loss of the bond as it was well written and heart breaking. Luckily there is as usual a happy ending so I wasn't left too unhappy (just unhappy about it not being Saint's story yet!)