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Bound by Lorelei James
Published by Penguin on 2014-02-04
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Reviewed by Miranda
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES In the new Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a woman’s desire to shatter her inhibitions leaves her unprepared for where that erotic journey will take her.... Former small-town girl Amery Hardwick is living her dream as a graphic designer in Denver, Colorado. She’s focused on building her business, which leaves little time for dating—not that she needs a romantic entanglement to fulfill her. When her friend signs up for a self-defense class as part of her recovery after an attack, Amery joins her for support. That’s where she meets him. Ronin Black, owner of the dojo, is so drawn to Amery that he takes over her training—in public and in private. The enigmatic Ronin pushes Amery’s boundaries from the start, and with each new tryst, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure and to him. But when Amery senses Ronin is hiding something, she questions her total trust in him, despite the undeniable thrill of his possession....
Graphic designer Amery Hardwick came from a small town to the big city of Denver to open her own business. When one of her employees is attacked, Amery offers to go with her to a self-defense class to make her more comfortable. However, Amery ends up with way more than she bargained for at the class. This could be the thing that changes her life forever if she is willing to trust the most gorgeous, infuriating man she has ever met.
Ronin Black is a world class fighter and he owns the dojo where Amery and her friend are taking self-defense. As soon as he sees Amery he must have her in every way possible. He quickly ropes Amery into his life giving her the most pleasure she has ever experienced while pushing her boundaries. He asks her to open herself to him completely but has problems doing the same for her. Will he be able to bind Amery to him forever or will he lose her forever?
Thank God for Lorelei James! Finally in Bound we have an erotic story with class! I was hesitant to request this title because I have been so tired of the erotic stories that have basically mirrored each other for the past year. Thankfully, Ms. James gives her readers an erotic story with a sense of realness. While Amery and Ronin blister with sexual chemistry from the beginning their romance moves at the perfect pace. James builds her characters personalities with great finesse making it impossible not to fall in love with them. Along with the characters the imagery is amazing. It was so easy to see the places and people in Bound.
Bound takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster! I just love it when I feel the emotions that the characters are going through. It makes it so much more special. The only thing I could possibly complain about is the fact that Ms. James left me hanging. I was so disturbed when Bound finished! I mean talk about catching me off guard! I was like “What?!?!?!” it can’t be over! I need more and I need it now! I have to know what happens next for Amery and Ronin! Bound is by far the best erotic romance of 2014! I will be waiting impatiently for the next book in the Mastered series!