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Bind Me Before You Go (Serve # 8)

By Harper Kincaid

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Synopsis

His heart is bound tighter than the bondage he craves…

Determined to put her past behind her, Cassidy Peyton moves to the Big Apple. But New York has a few dark secrets of its own, including Serve, an exclusive BDSM club. It’s a place she isn’t sure she’s ready for, until she sees him watching her. Hot. Intent. Knowing. With eyes that leave her stomach tied in knots, because the loneliness he’s trying to hide matches her own.

Security expert David Cavill has more secrets than any man should. Secrets that forever shut down any possibility of love, marriage, or family. Yet Cassidy draws him in, an intoxicating combination of strength, candor, and sensuality that David can’t resist. But as their bond deepens, Cassidy must decide if she can love a man whose heart is bound tighter than the form of bondage he craves…

Review

BIND ME BEFORE YOU GO is a quick little BDSM-ish read.  I say BDSM-ish because while there are a couple of scenes in a BDSM club, there’s not a whole lot of BDSM going on, apart from the Shibari rope bondage.  I’m not familiar with Shibari, but it sounded like the author did her homework and she explained it fairly well.  When David was explaining the purpose behind it, about how it binds you to your partner which in turn binds them to you, I found it interesting and sweet.

Because of how quickly the story moves and the gaps in time, I didn’t really feel a connection between David and Cassidy.  Both of them have their issues, but where Cassidy is open to the possibility of love, David has closed himself off.  He insisted she trust him and open up about her past, but he never offered her the same courtesy.  Because of all his past relationships, when Cassidy declared her love for him, he rejected it and hurt her in the process.

BIND ME BEFORE YOU GO is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of the Serve series, it can be read as a stand-alone.  It comes with a nice HEA for David and Cassidy, and I’d classify it as an insta-love given the story’s short time frame.

Bind Me Before You Go (Serve # 8)

My Rating:  3 Hearts

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Wicked Bond (Wicked Horse # 5)

By Sawyer Bennett

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Synopsis

Bridger Payne is an enigma that no one can figure out. Wise beyond his years, eerily intuitive and sexy as hell, every woman in The Silo wants him. 

None can have him. 
Not the real man, anyway. 

He might wield the lash for you if you ask prettily, but he’ll get no gratification from it. He’ll definitely make you scream, but he won’t think twice about you when he walks away. 

Bridger carries the darkest of secrets. He’s filled with too much pain. 
He’s utterly untouchable. 

Until she came along. 

Review

Sometimes a series finale can be a hit, and sometimes it can be a miss.  WICKED BOND was definitely a hit.  It was a great ending to the series and I couldn’t put it down.

After reading Bridger’s epilogue in WICKED RIDE, it was obvious that his story was going to be rough.  If you haven’t read the previous book, you might want to look away now.  If you have read WICKED RIDE, you’ll know that Bridger was sexually abused by his stepmother as a teen.  That was just a taste, because in this story we learn everything he endured from the ages of nine to sixteen.  We also learn why he associates sex with pain and why he believes using his body for sex is an acceptable bargaining chip.  He has a few more sexual hang-ups that he can’t break free from…until Maggie.  He sees some of himself in her and because of that, he believes he can trust her with parts of himself that he’s never given to anyone by choice.

Maggie has also used her body to suit her needs and is not ashamed to admit it.  She’s a mother to an adorable two year old girl, and she’s willing to risk torture and death to protect her.  She shows Bridger how a mother should treat a child.  I got the feeling she’s wise beyond her years, and can see things in Bridger that most people don’t.  She knows when to push him, when to encourage him and when to back off.  She’s patient, giving Bridger the opportunity to open up to her on his terms, which is exactly what he needed.  I thought she was a perfect match for him.

WICKED BOND contains scenes where past rape, abuse and torture are thought about and/or discussed, which could be triggers for some people.  Take that out of the equation and the sex between Bridger and Maggie was hot.  Just hearing him telling her what he planned to do to her was hot.  There’s also a quick M/M scene involving Bridger, that meant nothing to him, but was still hot to read.  In short, the sex was hot.  WICKED BOND is told in dual POVs and is the final book in the Wicked Horse series that can be read as a stand-alone.  It ends with a lovely HEA where Bridger gets a life he never thought was possible.

Wicked Bond (Wicked Horse # 5)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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His Dark Canvas (Corde Noire Series #3)

By Alexandrea Weis

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Synopsis

Ella Winston is a talented chef with a problem–the slightest touch can reveal anyone’s darkest secrets.
Hired to cook for the artist, Ren Plancharde, she struggles to keep her ability under wraps.

After accidently uncovering Ren’s underground activities, the eccentric painter offers Ella a glimpse into his world of pleasure and pain. Intrigued, he decides to make Ella a part of his sinister Corde Noire Society, but his chef isn’t quite ready to commit.

Absolute submission isn’t all Ren wants from the stubborn woman. He has big plans for her gift, too. The only question is … will Ella be willing to give in to his desires when the time comes?

The darkness within can hide a lifetime of secrets.

Review

Ren and his erotic canvas work, what a dark and mysterious man he was and his intrigue gripped me from the first few chapters.

Ella was a fantastic female character, she was independent, passionate not only for her food and her story I really liked, she definitely connected with me on so many levels – she hid herself behind her work where she felt safe and secure.

Ella and Ren’s physical scene’s were hot, sensual and erotic – just perfect for the environment they were in, hot in the kitchen and creative in the artist studio.

I had my heart in my mouth when she was presented to the Corde Noire society, I actually thought it might have been more explosive and passionate than what it was – was it wrong I wanted her to shake and cry?  I wanted Ren to grab her, protect her and profess his undying love .

We got heartache and happiness, new beginnings and more of the mystery from Book 2 with some answers being revealed along with characters from Book 2 making an appearance.

His Dark Canvas (Corde Noire Series #3)

My Rating: 4 Hearts

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Carnal Whispers: Mind Stalker (Carnal Series #3)

By Reily Garrett

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Synopsis

To delve into another’s mind is to revel in the depths of truth, cringe in the face of past and imagined horrors, and suffer their dreams, all while searching for balance and serenity.

Daniele is a mysterious, gentle, and loyal young woman harboring knowledge capable of destroying millions. Thumbing her nose at fate, she hides in plain sight while concealing her extraordinary talent, enduring isolation despite her fantasies of a normal life.

Marc, owner of the BDSM club, Ambrosia, is determined to protect the elusive beauty stalked by a psychopathic killer. Hidden underneath her vulnerability, he senses a courage and determination forged from horrific circumstances. While adapting unique scenes to free her from fear and low self-esteem, he strives to stay one step ahead of a branch of the government answering to no one.

Each must rely on the other to survive a world where betrayal and deception, desire and trust, weave a fabric that threatens their sanity.

Review

Carnal Whispers: Mind Stalker is the third book in the Carnal series and centers around Dani and Marc. Dani who played a role in saving Callie from the Think Tank in Carnal Innocence (book 2) and Marc is one of the brothers of Nate.

Dani and Marc meet at the Vet’s office where Dani works.  Marc has been flirting with Dani each time he brings his dogs in but hasn’t been able to get her to open up.  She has a secret that she will protect even if that means that she will never have an intimate relationship with anyone.  She is extremely attracted to Marc but knows that she can never act on it.

Then on one fate filled day Dani is put in danger and Marc is able to step in and take charge.  He is intrigued by her and also knows that there is something different about her. Dani decides that Marc might help her disappear again.  She hoped that he would get her a new identification to disappear with.  Marc has different ideas and he will take charge of the situation to make sure that she is safe and his.

I loved both Marc and Dani’s characters.  He always seemed slightly confused because Dani was always a step ahead of him.  It really keep his alpha maleness from totally taking over.  The novel was well paced and definitely had some hot sex scenes. There were two things that I felt had a rough transition.  One was the introduction of the colonel’s team for extra protection for Dani and two was the BDSM elements to this story.  The BDSM elements were well written but I just question the timing within the story.

This novel was exciting and definitely left me wanting more.  I look forward to Connor’s story and I hope that the Think Tank will make another appearance.

Carnal Whispers: Mind Stalker

My Rating:  4 Hearts

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Falling in Deeper (Wicked Lovers #11)

By Shayla Black

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Synopsis

After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

Review

Falling in Deeper followed in the foot steps that makes this series absorbing reading. I loved how it reminded me of the first novel in this series (Wicked Ties)  where it was just Jack and Morgan in the fishing cabin   This time it is Stone and Lily taking refuge in the fishing cabin for part of the novel.

Lily is really a shell of a women.  She constantly lives in fear of everything from events that happened earlier in her life.  She had to flee her home and start over.  There are only a few people that she can trust.  As her story progressed I felt that she really grew as a character and she really was a great addition to the list of strong women already in this series.

Stone is a man with an ulterior motive. He is an ex-con who is given an offer he couldn’t refuse. Stone fits in with just about all of the guys.  I loved him from the very beginning.

A few of the usual suspects showed up in this edition of the Wicked Lovers Series.  I really love how they have grown into their roles.  I can’t wait for the next volume.

Quote:  “No I need to be like other women.”

“I’m not interested in them.” Stone Scowled. “Listen to me. There’s no normal.”

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My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Wicked Ride (Wicked Horse # 4)

By Sawyer Bennett

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Synopsis

I think this woman may be the death of me. A dire prediction, but probably true. 

Probably true because she’s not mine to have and I’ll probably take her, even at the risk to my own safety. So many men slobbering to get a taste of her and only one, sweet, virginal girl to go around. 

That’s right. 
She’s a virgin. 

Looking like a porcelain china doll that would break if not handled carefully. But I also know she’s stronger than she looks. 

She’s a contradiction. 
She’s most likely my downfall. 

Like I said, she’ll probably be the death of me, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. 

Review

We’ve seen bits and pieces of Logan throughout the series, but apart from knowing that he’ll do anything when it comes to sex, we don’t know anything else about him.  At the start of WICKED RIDE, we learn that he experienced something traumatic a couple of years ago; something so bad the pain of it can only be eased by having lots of kinky sex, and the kinkier the better.  To him, women (and men) are simply a means to an end, until he spots Auralie at the Silo one night.  She’s new to the club, but something about her calls to him, and it’s not that she’s apparently a virgin being shopped around by her “owner”.  He knows that while she says she’s there of her own free will, she’s being coerced to perform, and he intends to find out why.  But if she thinks he’ll open up to her the way she does with him, she’s sadly mistaken; his secret remains locked up tight right until the end.

Sex is a drug and I’m possibly a sex addict, but it does wonders at keeping my misery at bay.

WICKED RIDE is book four in the Wicked Horse series and I’m sad to say it wasn’t a favourite.  While the sex between Logan and Auralie was hot, there’s not much kink between them, at least that I can remember.  We’ve seen Logan partake in a M/M/F session, so it was disappointing to see him have fairly vanilla sex with Auralie the entire way through.  There’s not even much time spent at the club as they spend most of the book in their own little bubble…dating.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just not what I expect to read when I’m reading a series about a sex club where anything sexual is up for grabs.  It’s also an insta-love, with most of the story taking place in the span of a few days.  WICKED RIDE is told in dual POVs, with the epilogue being told in Bridger’s, where we get a glimpse into his past and how his story will begin.  It sounds like it’s going to be rough, intense, emotional and heartbreaking.  Good thing I have time to prepare myself.  I can’t wait.

Wicked Ride (Wicked Horse # 4)

My Rating:  3 Hearts

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Dominated (The Enforcers #2)

By Maya Banks

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Synopsis

For fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Meredith Wild . Dominated is the second in a sizzling hot erotic romance series, The Enforcers: these men don’t play by the rules – they make them.

In Drake’s shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he’s never allowed himself to care about anyone…never exhibited any vulnerability, and it made him a force to be reckoned with. Until Evangeline – a woman who slipped past his defenses like no one had ever managed. She was his to protect and ultimately, to do that, he had to do the unthinkable and drive the only good thing in his world away.

Devastated and destroyed, Evangeline doesn’t know what made Drake turn on her in such a shocking manner. She only knows she’ll never be the same. He once freed her from all her inhibitions, only now she is a prisoner to never-ending pain. But when Drake finds her again, she realises there is more to his world than she ever imagined, and she must decide if she can once more trust – and submit – to the man who holds her wounded heart in his hands. And he must convince her of just how far he’ll go to regain her love and forgiveness.

For more exciting and steamy romance, read the whole series: Mastered, Dominated, Kept. And don’t miss Maya Banks’s emotionally seductive Surrender trilogy: Letting Go, Giving In, Taking It All.

Review

Oh my GAWD – again Maya Banks had made me put a book down and go put on some big girl panties to continue reading to the end – just brilliant !!  This series is becoming another favourite like her “Surrender Trilogy” or her “Breathless Trilogy” – yes I am a Maya Banks stalker and I do not care one bit!!

So Dominated picks off right from Book 1 which was fantastic as Maya leaves us hanging.  During Dominated I admit I was not happy with Drake and I was starting to think ill thoughts of him particularly towards the ending – which is why I put the book down as I was very upset with him.

You must read “Mastered” first before reading Dominated otherwise will not make sense.

Angel, she is just a beautiful girl and I love her immensely, we again get beautiful moments with her and Drake’s “men”.  Also really enjoyed seeing more of her parents and how they become entwined into the story, the ending was simply beautiful and made me so happy and I forgave Drake for being a douche bag.

I was wondering about one of the surprises and so happy it came to fruition towards the ending which made me  stop reading and enter into iBooks and pre-order “Kept” Book 3 as in no way am I going to miss the final instalment of Drake and Angel.

Dominated (The Enforcers #2)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Boss (The Donovan Dynasty #3)

By Sierra Cartwright

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Synopsis

His erotic demands test everything she believes…

When the fearless, larger-than-life Nathan Donovan becomes her boss, Kelsey Lane’s life is turned upside down. The multimillionaire wants her by his side, but his demands don’t end there.

Kelsey avoids romantic entanglements, especially with overwhelmingly dynamic men like Nathan. But she quickly discovers his attention and sensual desires ignite something deep inside her, leading her on a journey that tests everything she believes.

The youngest, boldest of the dynamic Donovan brothers, Nathan is accustomed to getting what he wants. And he focuses his attention on the smart, sexy Kelsey Lane. He quickly discovers she’s unlike any woman he’s ever known.

She meets him, desire for desire, getting deep inside him, destroying the barriers he keeps around his heart. He wonders, though, if she’s willing to give him the one thing he demands…

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex and anal play.

Review

Ok so I have not read books 1 & 2 – do not feel like I missed anything as this story does centre totally around Nathan & Kayla and an intense period of a week of their relationship as such.

Whilst reading this I felt although we were centred on the first week of Nathan taking over as Boss for the business that Kayla works at, it did not feel slow or dragged out like some stories I have read.

The other Donovan’s are featured in this story but only in a small way and I could easily follow who they were.

Now onto Kayla and Nathan, this was a fantastic relationship, it was dynamic, seductive and really intense, probably one of the best I have read showing training in dominance and also the emotional connection between two strong willed people. Kayla is strong, independent but also incredibly passionate and I connected to her immediately and made me love this story of following her journey to allow someone to take care of her and give her some peace and protection – just beautiful.

Nathan was an interesting character, whilst secretive and dominate he did show different levels of emotion towards Kayla and his revelations towards the end of the story helped me to understand how these two characters would navigate the future.

The BDSM scenes were intense, erotic and totally enjoyable with a healthy amount of emotion but also that amazing frantic passion.

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My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Bind (The Donovan Dynasty #1)

By Sierra Cartwright

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Only one man can help her. Is she willing to pay his price?

Faced with the potentially overwhelming loss of her family’s fortune, Lara Bertrand turns to the one man who can help her, the gorgeous and powerful Connor Donovan.

She knows he’s dangerous to her on every level. Only desperation would drive her to make such a risky proposition. After all, she knows all about his ruthless nature and relentless determination to succeed.

When the classy, elegant Lara walks into his office with an outrageous proposal, Connor is stunned and more than a little intrigued. Ever since he first met her, he’s been attracted to the cool beauty, but she’s more than kept her distance.

Connor is absolutely willing to help her out. For a price. He not only wants her hand in marriage, but also her total submissive surrender…

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal play.

Review

Firstly – love the cover.

So I have read Boss which is Book 3 of this series and was introduced to Connor and Lara then, so I was interested to read their story too after really loving Boss.

I connected to Lara and her determination but also her inner struggles to conform and allow herself to breathe. Connor to me was dynamic, headstrong and a passionate Business Man/Dom and made this story sexually exciting in so many scenes. The sexual scenes in the bedroom and play room are well written, erotic and steamy.

I wanted to read more into her relationship with her father, he was within the pages at the beginning and I found him aloof but then when he came back he stole the story, loved the twist with her family, was great to see as I really felt she was so alone in her life and not appreciated.

We got the romance in the end with Connor as I was beginning to believe he would not crack his hard Dom shell and soften to allow love into his heart. Lara in the end did Bind their hearts together and it was a wonderful ending that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I have to be honest – I enjoyed Bind but loved Boss.

Bind (The Donovan Dynasty #1)

My Rating:  3 Hearts

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Dark Attraction

by Alexandrea Weis

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Synopsis

Sam Woods has a secret.
She keeps it hidden from the world … the world of the living, that is.
When Doug Morgan moves into her apartment building, Sam is intrigued by her sexy new neighbor. She struggles to keep her ghostly ability from him, but Doug isn’t interested in her spiritual sense. He’s after something much more … sensual.
A Dominant with dark tastes, Doug offers Sam a glimpse into his world. He invites her to take part in an experiment to explore the extremes of pleasure. Seduced by his lifestyle, Sam agrees. There’s just one little catch … Doug also has a secret. Someone Sam never saw coming.
Sometimes, the dark side of pleasure can turn deadly.

My Review

This is Dark but has some intense moments of light and love that it had me hooked from the first few pages.  Sam’s gift was an interesting component of this story and one that I have not come across especially when involving a BDSM line of sexual encounters but strange as it sounds it actually really worked for me.  I put that down to Sam and her characteristics and then also Doug who is very acceptable of all things out of the ordinary but then his sexual and dominating needs probably make him more open minded than most.

Their relationship and the way it progressed really had me enthralled so much that I simply could not put this down.  I also became really engrossed in the way Sam came out of her shell or perhaps the way Doug helped her accept her ability for what it was and let go of all the baggage.

Only part of this story I found strange was Nathan Cole and then the mystery in Sam’s apartment at the end of the story – it kind of did not fit for me – just my opinion.  Also we met her good friends at the start of the book and then they kind of dropped off out of the story.

Dark Attraction

My Rating: 4 Hearts

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