Girl Divided (The Binding Series Book1)

By Cordelia Michelsen



Ellis Calhoun and Vivian Parker share a lavish New York lifestyle, but their relationship is anything but conventional. Driven by his need for control, Ellis, a mysterious and sexy corporate raider, feeds off Vivian’s desire to submit, before she herself was even aware of that desire.
But soon, unexplained urges that aren’t her own begin to drive a wedge between them, challenging Vivian’s identity as Ellis’s subservient lover. Even stranger, she has no recollection of her moments of defiance. Vivian loses time and memories for no reason she can understand. But maybe there’s an explanation after all…Delphine.
Girl:Divided is Book One in The Binding Series, a story of what happens when the real world and the supernatural world collide. Enter into this realm of mystery, intrigue and kinky sex in this paranormal romance series.


Girl Divided is a dark romance about a girl who meets a dominant man and outside unforeseen force that will change their lives forever.

Vivian is a successful chef who owns a vegan restaurant in New York City.  She probably drinks a little more than she should.  And she really only has one friend.

Ellis is extremely successful in his own right.  He has very little patience for anything out of his control.  He also has a very dominant sexual appetite.

Delphine is somewhat of a mystery.  She has a definite agenda and will stop at nothing to tear Ellis down and take control of Vivian.

I thought that Girl Divided started very strong.  I was instantly drawn to Ellis and I loved Vivian’s spitfire attitude.  But I felt that Ellis started playing a confusing game with Vivian with little to no communication.  After Vivian’s accident he totally took over her whole life and it seemed everything that drew him to her disappeared. I’m still unclear the exact connection between Vivian and Delphine.

After the Delphine factor was introduced my anxiety went up. Ellis’s possession was out of his control and he didn’t like it.  I felt sad for Vivian because she just wanted to be his perfect submissive and an outside force was going to make sure that didn’t happen. I wanted Vivian to still have a piece of herself before she meet Ellis and I wanted Ellis to love her which I’m not sure he did.

There were plenty of hot and steamy moments in this story.  I liked where the story was going but one thing that I was missing was the romance.  It just didn’t seem like Ellis was as interested in loving Vivian as much as possessing her.

Girl Divided

My Rating:  3 Hearts1/2

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