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No family skeletons stay buried forever…. Ethan Ellison thought that the hardest thing after figuring out he was soul bonded to a werewolf would be letting the guy down easy. He wasn't prepared to open his door and find his Uncle Eoin standing on the other side, sporting a fresh shiner and a warning about Ethan's estranged father Alexandre Pelletier. Turns out his old manNo family skeletons stay buried forever…. Ethan Ellison thought that the hardest thing after figuring out he was soul bonded to a werewolf would be letting the guy down easy. He wasn't prepared to open his door and find his Uncle Eoin standing on the other side, sporting a fresh shiner and a warning about Ethan's estranged father Alexandre Pelletier. Turns out his old man wants the Medusa's curl bloodstone Ethan inherited from his mother bad enough to send masked hitmen after it. Pat Clanahan hoped that now, with everything out in the open, all he had to worry about was introducing Ethan to the pack. But Seattle is no longer safe and if Pat wants to make sure nothing happens to his mate, he'll have to follow him around the world in a desperate bid to stay one step ahead of Pelletier's men. But Ethan and Pat are detectives, and neither of them is good at leaving a case unsolved. What is the Medusa's curl? Why does Pelletier want it? And can a mage and a werewolf find enough middle ground to finally fall in love in the final installment of the BLOODY & BONE TRILOGY! This story contains explicit M/M content....

Title : The Symbiotic Law
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ISBN : 24395444
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Number of Pages : 275 Pages
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The Symbiotic Law Reviews

  • Anne Odom
    2019-06-22 07:12

    Strong end to a solid seriesWHAT I LIKED-------------* Ethan and Pat are attached at the hip for the whole book, unlike the last book where they spent the first half separated.* Pat's patience and kindness, now that he's accepted the mate bond and wants it to work.* Ethan's realistic reluctance to build a real relationship with Patrick, given the major changes he has to make at a personal paradigm level to do so.* The slow but steady way the relationship builds, and the little ways Cooper shows love developing throughout the book.I normally include a "what I didn't like" section of my reviews, but there wasn't really anything I could point out. Some of the non-romantic plot was a little weak, but it was good enough to keep things interesting. Some of the traveling got old after a while; it's possible Cooper could have sped things up a bit and still given us all the depth of character and relationship development that she did.

  • Sierra
    2019-06-21 05:00

    I have rarely been so disappointed by the end of a series. The series started off great but this book is terrible. It's hard to write a review without including spoilers. Let's just say that everything in this book goes way over the top. Completely unbelievable with illogical motivations. The resolution/answer to the big mystery comes out of nowhere and makes no sense. The love story completely stalled and there is zero chemistry or sexual tension, just the two main characters hurt or pissed off with each other. Oh, and when did our wizard suddenly become bi? It was a hard read. I would love to see what Lia Cooper can do in the future. I think the first book showed she has great potential as a writer and I would still be willing to give her another try.

  • Katherine
    2019-06-19 23:55

    I liked book 1 of this series. I skipped book 2. And this book was not the romance I was expecting after book 1. The MC'S were mated but barely tolerate each other through most of the book. Add in the unbelievable plot and the sister sex and I'm done.

  • Kas
    2019-06-15 05:54

    My feelings on this book are a little mixed. I enjoyed it much more than the second book; it was nice to have the protagonists interacting so much. Seeing Pat and Ethan forced to stick together and really get to know one another was nice. I felt like their emotional attraction developed well, especially on Ethan's side. There were so many moments that tugged at my heart, which was all I wanted all along. The plot felt a touch contrived and I feel like there are loose ends that need tying up. (view spoiler)[Why does the bond between Patrick and Ethan enable Ethan to use magic with stability he didn't have before? Why did Ali want to bring their mother back, anyways? It felt like having her fall overboard and assumedly die was a cop-out to not have to answer any questions regarding her. And then... skipping from Patrick reassuring Ethan straight to a prologue of them moving into a house together felt Really sudden. I would have liked to see how they got to that point, because even when we saw at the end suggested that while Ethan was coming around he did still have a touch of reservation still. (hide spoiler)]Altogether, I am glad to see the boys end up happily together after everything. They are very sweet together and do well to keep each other in line.

  • Mandapanda
    2019-06-07 02:13

    3.75 stars. Good finale to this m/m urban fantasy trilogy (after the relationship frustrations of book 2). Pat and Ethan are on the run from Ethan's evil father and this takes them across the northern pacific and into south-east Asia. It forces them into a lot of alone-time in which they squabble and misunderstand each other before gradually coming to accept the bond and fall in love. There was plenty of time at the end of the novel to really enjoy their coming together.I didn't think the mystery plot was so well executed this time and (view spoiler)[the reappearance of K (can't remember her name) at the end is weird and totally out of the blue. Although the romantic in me is happy to see Ethan's ex come to a bad end (for daring to sleep with him in book 2 - the beeotch!), it's so sudden and off the wall and out of sync with the rest of the story that I just found myself shaking my head in disbelief. (hide spoiler)]

  • Andrea D
    2019-06-15 00:53

    One word for this book: FRUSTRATIONI liked the first one pretty much, couldn't rate the second one...well and now this.I was kind of excited to see the third book is finally out...but I wasn't excited for a long time.The book isn't boring or doesn't make just takes on and on and you have no idea what the f**k is going on and why the maincharcters don't get a grip on themselves (view spoiler)[or on eachother for that matter...'cause, WTF no sex?! Not even real longing or chemestry like in the first two. (hide spoiler)]At one point I thought I would scream if this nonsensens and non-communication between Pat and Ethan went on for another page...guess what?! I DID scream....Oh, and there were some big spelling errors...

  • DaisyGirl
    2019-06-22 23:45

    3.0 StarsHuh. I'm kinda wrung out. And not in an entirely good way. This series stands out for me because book 1 was the best, which is unusual. Book 3 had me thoroughly irritated with Ethan for 50% and then struggling to come to terms with the surprising and unexpected (not to mention really weird and kinda gross) twisted ending. (View (view spoiler)[Ali was Ethan's sister!?!? Ewwwwwwwww. That is jacked to the nines! (hide spoiler)] at your own peril.) Bottom line: All in all, this series was just okay.

  • DeeNeez
    2019-06-03 06:58

    The last portion of the book seemed a bit choppy and rushed, but overall it was a grand adventure this time. Ethan and Pat are on the run around the world, literally. I really do like this couple. This book they really work on trying to make an understanding and working relationship, and somewhere along the lines, it actually turns into love and respect. Each man in turn makes the other whole. My only real disappointment was the author never took the opportunity to have Pat take his wolf form. I always feel cheated when the full shift doesn't happen.

  • Jaime
    2019-06-16 06:09

    This was a wonderful wrap up to the blood & bone series! One of the hard parts from the previous two books was the time Ethan & Pat spent apart from each other (and the sleeping with other people!) Well that wasn't the case with this book - they were attached at the hip! I loved to see how much Pat and Ethan had changed and grown together by the end.

  • FoxClouds
    2019-06-11 01:48

    Rating: 3.5 starsPerfect ending for the series. It was not as fast paced at times as I would have liked and all that time they spent sailing was a bit ridiculous from the stand point of plot, although good for character development. I liked the series and they are written well enough for the debut.P.S. Gorgeous covers!

  • Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
    2019-06-11 02:59

    Talk about a slow burn. It took all 3 books to get them together. Even in the last few pages they wavered. The story was good, but the follow through was lacking. After all the build up, I was expecting more. Overall I enjoyed the series.

  • Tena
    2019-06-04 07:57

    What a ride!

  • Kragthang
    2019-06-02 01:52

    Relationship-wise this book felt rounder than the last one. The panic-stricken travel around the world for weeks and weeks set me off a bit. Cannot see my boss being that understanding, when I tell her that I need all of my vacation like yesterday and then stay away for months. I know you need to create tension in this kind of book, but still... the story seemed too far-fetched for my liking. Again, the editing was rough, but I would have given the book four stars, if not for the last chapter. (view spoiler)[Ever since they figured out Ethan didn't have the real talisman on him, I suspected Ali from the last book to have it. The way she surfaced in his apartment, telling him he hadn't closed the door properly felt odd right from the start. But that she turned out to be Ethan's sister and they had lots of sex (even if Ethan didn't know at that time) was slightly disturbing. (hide spoiler)]

  • Laura
    2019-06-01 07:07

    This was definitely the best book of the series so far. I loved Ethan and Pat together and them navigating their relationship and their mating and feelings. I enjoyed the seeing the world part and the additional history and world building that was going on. I have complicated feelings on Ali’s revelation and the direction that took, which is definitely a part of why this didn’t end up being a 5-Star read for me. A good conclusion to first trilogy (cuz I know Lia is writing a fourth book for Ethan and Pat) and nice rounding out of central mystery about the necklace and seeing more of Ethan’s family/background, especially after book 2.

  • Milagros
    2019-06-04 00:49

    Overall, I enjoyed the series. Thought this one was the final part. Freaked out a bit when there were few pages left, and they realised that Eoin got missing. Can't believe yet that the bitch fucked her own brother for the stone. And i still wonder, did she die?. Was kind of disappointed when Ethan confronted his father, I was expecting some kind of epic battle between mages. I suck at reviewing books. Anyways, I'll look forward to the next one

  • Angela Wintrow
    2019-06-20 07:13

    Fantastic trilogyPlease Please let there be another book here! Loved how the characters developed and the story line continued. Couldn't put it down! Definitely a keeper in my library.

  • Phoenix
    2019-06-15 23:49

    I found this a very disappointing conclusion to Cooper's trilogy.

  • Susana
    2019-06-16 00:51

    3.5 starsEthan and Patrick are on the run. After the hasty and somehow rambling explanations from Ethan’s uncle Eoin, they find themselves, penniless and undocumented, on a ship sailing towards Anchorage. This is only the first of many stops which will take them around the world, with the aid of Ethan’s extended family. But their pursuers seem to be always one step ahead. After both their lives have been seriously threatened, they decide to turn the tables and become the hunters instead of the prey. That proves the right decision; they manage to neutralize their pursuer and come back home. But home is not the safe haven it was supposed to be, and another completely unexpected danger comes up and threatens to destroy Ethan’s delicate balance for good…The last instalment of the Blood and Bone trilogy is a pretty intense one. Things change completely from the second book, where Ethan and Patrick almost do not see each other. Here they are together all the time, practically living in each other’s pockets. It is quite difficult for both, what with their bond and different characters and all. But somehow they grow on each other. That’s the best of the book, the slow but steady way their feelings grow and change. If at the beginning we find a reluctant Ethan and a grumpy Patrick, by the end we see them completely committed to each other. On the other hand, the mystery feels a bit rough. There are many things left unexplained, the final confrontation with Ethan’s father is perfunctory, it makes little sense… As for the last chapters and Ali’s final role… I knew she was up to no good, but somehow I do not feel it was necessary. It seems to be it is the writer’s personal rebuke to Ethan’s way of life (if you sleep with whoever you feel like, you can risk sleeping with somebody… disgusting). That’s a judgemental way of thinking I do not agree with. And there is the typos again, messing with the story. It would improve a lot with a better editing.All in all, I liked the book, because I liked the main characters. I would have loved to know a bit more on their day-a-day after the last chapter. I would love to have seen Ethan interact with Patrick’s crazy clan. And despite its many faults and inconsistencies, the story is enjoyable, and quite entertaining.

  • Jaylee
    2019-06-05 05:59

    I have to say about this series... the writing it solid (although quite a few typos that I feel should have been cleared up by any halfway decent editor), the characters are interesting and their relationship issues are honest, real, and well-handled. However, this is a romance series? And the romance is really like... it takes up a lot of the book, but you don't get a lot of feels over it. It's not very romantic, or heart-pounding, or any of that. It's a lot of relationship drama. The whole series I was waiting for them to sit down and have a real breakthrough... for Ethan to finally open up and share with Patrick and for Patrick to get to finally act on his werewolfy mate feelings. And while they did have some conversations, I never felt like they had any big moments that hit you right in the heart. It makes it not that enjoyable as a romance novel, honestly. :/ It's a good, solid series, especially for a fun blend of mystery/cop story + paranormal + romance, but I just really wanted more out of the characters' relationship.

  • Mike
    2019-06-08 06:08

    Interesting ending to a paranormal m/m romance trilogyThis third book seemed to be a very good ending to a paranormal trilogy that seemed to move all over the plot and genre map, overall in a good way. There were plenty of times I found the pace to be much too slow, and the relationship between the two protagonists to be extremely frustrating and not particularly compelling. However, for me, a whirlwind, fast-moving ending made it worth it and tied a huge range of strings together in a nicely surprising manner. At times this series felt like a trudge (I'm not big into mystery, thrillers, or police work), and it took some big twists (from cop-themed to Indiana Jones), but in the end it paid off for me.This author's writing style isn't always my favorite, but the plotting usually works well, the setting and paranormal world is always compelling, and, in the end, these characters eventually clicked for me (and, of course, each other).

  • Andrea
    2019-05-28 01:13

    This is a trilogy and the books should be read in order for full enjoyment. The Symbiotic Law starts out at top speed. This time the two main characters are the chased instead of the chasers and it took me a while to fully appreciate it since it's very different from the first two books. If you like complicated characters and original mysteries without a total sex overload you'll enjoy this. I liked it a lot but could have loved it. For me, it would have been better with a little less travel and chase time and more family and relationship time. Instead, that part was a little rushed. It would have been great to see more of Ethan integrating into the werewolf family and also what happened with his family after the mystery was solved.I'm looking forward to more from this author.

  • Star
    2019-06-04 04:59

    Good readReading the other two books made me have to read this one. It was a good finale. I think the only thing I didn't like was that they were traveling all over the place and getting beat up constantly. I mean there is a suspect at the beginning and two cops just leave without talking to him but willingly travel to other countries without a clue to why. That is the only thing I was having a hard time with. Well there is a twist towards the end that I really would have rather stayed in the dark about.

  • Chrissie Tc
    2019-06-23 01:45

    I liked the story, even if it was more detective than romance, I think we shld be informed b4 but the main characters waoohu know when I read the first book of the Blood and Bone Trilogy only one thing was going through my mind the more I read about Ethan"What a slut" and I was so happy somebody finally said it out loud in Symbiotic Law. Thank you Ali even if you urself were a bitch.On the other side I loved PatThis Trilogy is good if you like complex stories

  • David Durkit
    2019-06-22 07:51

    Great storyI enjoyed this final book of the trilogy with its many twists and turns. It could use some more editing however. There are a few misspellings. There are way too many sentences that make no sense and it was not always easy to follow the voice in the dialogue. I didn't like how the two main protagonists would be hot and heavy while working on a case then would act like they barely knew each other. Do take the time to read it.

  • Sandra Ramirez
    2019-06-06 03:04

    Great endingThis was such a great ending to the trilogy. I'm glad Ethan was able to figure out what he really wanted and that he worked out everything with Pat, cause they are awesome together. I absolutely loved Pat more than anything, he's was such and alpha male, but he was ok with Ethan also calling the shots. It just goes to prove that a partnership is equal. Loved it!

  • J
    2019-06-06 07:52

    Satisfying ending to a good series. Would have appreciated more interaction with Pat' s family and pack. At first I found the showdown between Ethan and his father anti-climatic but now I choose to see it as maturation of some sort. Ethan' s internal dialogue had me smiling and chuckling at times.Some editing overlooks persist but don't distract from the story.

  • Meggie
    2019-06-14 04:51

    Even at the end I didn't like Ethan as a character. His behaviour, was so bad it was chaotic and stupid.His romance with Patrick was in a way forced o him and he was dragging his heals away from Pat's affections most of the time. At least in this part Even was forced to know Patrick a lot better, because he was stuck with him on a sea. Blah, I wont read this series, again!

  • Kelsey
    2019-06-16 02:43

    The wrap up of this trilogy was ok. I liked how the MCs' relationship, forced together and bonded unwillingly, evolves over the course of the book. Their relationship development made up for the long, drug out trip around the globe. I still really enjoyed the series as a whole but this one is getting 3.5 stars.

  • The Neighbor
    2019-06-16 01:58

    Please Read my whole review in the "Duality Paradigm". Book 1 of this trilogy. Short version - Read It!The trilogy is excellent despite all of it's numerous grammar, spelling, & editing errors.Read It! The whole trilogy. Read It!

  • Lea Blottiaux
    2019-05-30 02:05

    I liked this last book in the trilogy. It had more action, adventure and a little suspense. I felt that Ethan was being a jerk to Pat, in the beginning, but it got better. I thought it was a good read.