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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bind Me by Stacey Kennedy

Bind Me by Stacey Kennedy
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (57 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 3 Cherries
Reviewed by Gladiolas

Four best friends embrace their fantasies and make a pact of seduction to live out their deepest and darkest desires. The women place their lives in the hands of fate and one short straw declares Marley will be the first to awaken her secret wishes.

Reed, a Dom at sex club Castle Dolce Vita, has lived the BDSM lifestyle for awhile, but has yet to find a submissive that suits him. That is until he meets Marley, a woman seeking to indulge her fantasies.

As Reed guides her through a night of pleasure, Marley brings more to him than a perfect submissive--she stirs emotions in him long ago lost. By binding Marley, he runs up against his own limits, and now he has to choose between his self-protective barriers or surrendering to the wildfire Marley has reignited in his heart.

Four friends, a pact and sexual fantasies come together to create a whole lot of sexy. Bind Me, Book One of the Pact Seduction series, introduces us to best friends who want to fulfill their darkest desires.

First up is Marley, a newly minted twenty-five year old who wants to discover what it’s like to be dominated by a man. Although slightly hesitant, she realizes she can’t back out of her promise to her friends once it’s been made. Not to mention she’s eager to explore her submissive side with a man who makes her heart race and her blood boil. Thankfully the dominant who responds to her ad is all she needs and more. Reed is gorgeous, in control, and wants to introduce Marly to the scene. Despite his determination not to fall into a relationship, there is something about Marley he can’t deny. Together they explore desires and test limits. When the night ends will they move on with their lives? Or will they take a chance on something more?

Bind Me introduces you to the protagonists of the first book while setting up future stories in the series. This aspect is intriguing, as is the promise of future fantasies brought to fruition. There is a lot to look forward to, especially if a reader is drawn in by a particular fantasy. The setup is promising and the characters that will appear in future books are carefully introduced. Sadly, the first book in the series never quite hit its stride. The primary problem is Bind Me is written with a lot of tell and little show, making it difficult to connect to Marley or Reed. Sexual tension ramps up the heat, but heartfelt emotions fall short. That being said, the sex is steamy. Reed is more than willing to initiate Marley into the world of BDSM, and Marley is only too happy to explore her submissive side.

For those who enjoy sizzling hot erotic romances, Bind Me is certainly worth considering. The foundation of the Pact Seduction series will undoubtedly prompt readers to return in order to learn what happens to Marley, Reed, and her best friends.

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