Bound by Design gives the reader an interesting peek into the world of dominance and submission. A world of trust and love shared between two people and when the two right people come together it can be a beautiful thing. One that many people are looking for but rarely find.
Bound by Design by Natasha Moore
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd
Length: Short Story (63 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Mistletoe
He may bind her body, but can he bind her heart?
A Binding Ties story.
Jenn spends her days crafting custom-designed slave jewelry, but wear a collar herself? No, thanks. Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. That whole Master/slave scene was too much of a roller coaster ride. Then Scott, an architect with a dominant side, enters her life. Something about him makes her body come alive with longings for another taste of the lifestyle.
Scott’s life fell apart when he tried to deny his dominant tendencies. He’s determined to convince Jenn that denying her submissive needs would be a big mistake. Her response is so strong, so sweet, he finds himself falling again and falling apart for the smart and sexy sub.
Suddenly, something he thought he’d never have seems within reach—a forever love tied up in a nice leather bow. But any mention of 24/7 sends Jenn flying away in panic. If any real healing is to take place, he’ll need to take a giant step back and design a new approach using ropes, chains…and a whole lot of trust.
Warning: This title features spanking in the garden, sex in the closet, bondage in the bedroom…and just about everywhere else.
Having had a bad experience in college with the slave and master scene Jenn has stayed far away from any kind of dominant male in her love life. She is happy with sticking to just making the erotic jewelry for others of this lifestyle. Then one night at a housewarming party for her best friends Tori and Doug she meets Scott.
Definitely an Alpha male, dominant to the core, Scott recognizes the submissive in Jenn and decides to show her just how a good master takes care of his slave. First Scott must get Jenn to trust him enough to let him show her how things are truly done in a safe and loving relationship. He vows to show Jenn that she cannot force herself to be anything other than what she is. Scott has tried to deny his dominant side. Once before it ended so badly he is scared to try again but when Scott sees what Jenn is going through he cannot let her go through what he did if he can help it. So try he must. Even if Jenn does not want him in the end Scott wants Jenn to be able to enjoy herself without any fear.
Can Jenn learn to love again or will her fear be too much for her to trust a dominant man again? Will their attraction to each other be enough to give them that push to try for the happy ending they are both looking for?
With Jenn's longing and struggle with herself over what she feels and needs she is a great character with lots of depth. One that many can sympathize and identify with. Even if you are not into this sexual scene the reader can still understand her frame of mind and her fears. I loved that Scott was a very dominant male yet he still had a soft side and knew how to care for a scared submissive and maybe lose his heart in the midst of it all. The first night when Scott shows Jenn what a good dominant does and starts to earn her trust is really a scorcher as well as the scene in the garden, heck this whole book was a hot one.
Natasha Moore builds a beautiful world that draws you in. This is a great flowing story with lots of wonderful characters full of love and trust this book is not to be missed. If you enjoy a story full of excitement and trust this is the book for you. I will definitely be on the lookout for more from this author.