#Spotlight: The Shatterproof Bond Series by Isobel Starling #mm @isobel_starling

The Shatterproof Bond series by Isobel Starling

To celebrate the up and coming release of ”Counterblow” (Shatterproof Bond #4) I am doing a series recap so readers who have not yet met mysterious, playful, Englishman Sam Aiken and broody, sexy Scotsman Declan Ramsay can get up to speed with their heart stopping adventures.  Readers have been captivated by the unbreakable bond between Sam and Declan, and their increasingly inventive, scorching sex life.


1 wedding, 2 best men, one hell of a love story!  The first book in the series “As You Wish” got to #2 in the Gay Romance genre on Amazon.com and it’s French translation “Comme Vous Voudrez” got to #1 on Amazon France when it was released in December 2016.  The book is also available in audiobook format, and translated into German.


This contemporary M/M romantic comedy is set at the Scottish castle wedding of Annabelle Aiken to Scotsman Oliver Ramsay.  Oliver’s brother Declan is to be joint best man, sharing the duties with Annabelle’s ‘kid’ brother, Samuel Aiken.  However, both men have never actually met.  Sam Aiken has been abroad, studying and working as an interpreter and he wouldn’t meet Declan until a few days before the wedding.  But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to realize the ‘kid’ isn’t a kid at all, but a tall, blond, and athletic young man.  Sam makes Declan laugh like no other, and Declan is alarmed by the ferocious attraction he begins to feel for Sam.  And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself.

But is Samuel Aiken all that he appears to be?

Book #2 “Illuminate the Shadows” carries on where we left off, and see’s Sam and Declan’s relationship take some surprising twists.  The charming, mysterious Samuel Aiken has turned Declan Ramsay’s life upside down and Declan has experienced a remarkable change.  He has come to terms with the fact he is bisexual, and he has fallen head-over-heels in love with his employer’s son.  However, falling for his boss’s son was never going to be an easy path to happiness, mainly because the boss in question is multi-millionaire property tycoon and former MI5 operative, Sir James Aiken.  Sir James is repulsed by his son’s homosexuality, and the lovers cannot hide from his looming presence for long.  Soon enough James makes his move, and Declan finds out what he will have to endure to stay with Sam, and what he will have to give to feel worthy of Sam’s love.


Book #3 “Return to Zero” see’s life becoming more exciting and treacherous than ever.  Pulled into a world of secrets and lies for the man he loves, Declan Ramsay’s life has changed immeasurably in the eight months since meeting, and falling for Sam Aiken.  Declan journey of personal discovery is about to take a darker turn, and for Sam, the world becomes more treacherous than he could ever have imagined.  Two A.L.L employees are missing — presumed dead, while at an outdoor adventure centre in the Scottish Highlands.  Sir James Aiken sends his son and Declan to follow the trail, and discover their fate.  Declan is keen to get started.  However, Sir James sees to it that seeds of doubt and discord have been sewn between the couple.  The journey to their Highland location, and the discoveries they make when they reach the G’wan Adventures centre, prove that Sir James Aiken has been less than honest with his son.  Events in the Highlands force Sam and Declan to face their greatest fears, and understand what they both really want from life — and from each other.


“Counterblow” (Shatterproof Bond #4) is out soon.


Series Buy Links: The books are available to read individually or as a box set in Kindle Unlimited.


As You Wish #1 : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012T8J92U

Illuminate the Shadows #2: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ELOXC1Y

Return to Zero #3: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FHYJWTS

Shatterproof Bond Box Set: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L9Z527K




Born in Germany, Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art in Ireland.  She relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, Isobel started to write and found she loved writing more than making art.  Isobel has written nine books so far and has been juggling six other book projects that she hopes to complete by the end of 2017.  The Shatterproof Bond series is an Amazon Gay Romance bestseller.  Isobel signed French and German, translation and publishing rights deals for the whole Shatterproof Bond series.  The As You Wish translation “Comme Vous Voudrez” is a best seller on Amazon France, the German version is due out by the end of March 2017, and the audiobook for As You Wish will also be released by then.


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