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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bound in Lingerie by Gina Gordon

Bound in Lingerie by Gina Gordon
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story(79 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Bittersweet

Being bound together was never part of the plan.

Amie Woods is living the life she wants, but her search for a man who can keep up with her sexual demands has tested her faith in Happily Ever After. Milton Campbell bears the weight of the world on his shoulders, but when he has the opportunity to re-ignite old friendships, it reminds him of a time in his life when he knew how to have fun.

When the two meet, sparks fly--and not the good kind. Their dislike for one another is second only to the sexual attraction simmering between them. A twist of circumstance lands them in the same bed, and Milton jumps at the opportunity to put his pleasure in Amie's hands. A two-week fling might be exactly what he needs to bring back his love of life, and Amie can't throw away the opportunity to be herself--both in and out of the bedroom.

At first, they seemed all wrong for each other. But when 'casual' builds into something more, Amie and Milton must decide if they're willing to risk being bound together by love.

I can definitely relate with the feeling of not knowing what you want but hoping that you’ll know when it comes to you. That’s Amie, the main character of Bound in Lingerie and that very human feeling was what caught me into the story’s web.

Amie is a holistic practitioner; an outgoing, fun, independent woman that loves lingerie. She’s a free spirit, a lioness, as her friend puts it.

Milton, her male playmate is good looking, smart, and perfect in almost every way, except for the one flaw that made me adore him: he’s socially awkward.

Together Amie and Milton make an explosive couple in bed (that wonderfully naughty striptease) and an intellectually and physically challenging one out of it (I loved their banter).

However, I have to admit that I was expecting Amie to be much more sexually extroverted. The story takes places in the 21st century and women taking control in bed is not something that extraordinaire. Besides, though Amie starts taking control, most of the time, she and Milton end up finding a balance.

The story develops fairly quickly but the characters don’t remain static. Instead, they grow and change; putting themselves out there for one another as their feelings evolve.

The secondary characters, Martina and Rob, Carrie and Aleks, or Milton’s sister were also a substantial part of the plot and an entertaining addition (more, I’ve become really interested in finding out how some of them hooked up, and I’ll definitely be looking for the rest of the series).

Funny moments (the accidental bounding, the brother-sister fight…) mingled with well depicted sex scenes (their first intimate encounter or the outdoor sex) made Bound in Lingerie both a hot and fun read.

Bound in Lingerie was a quick fun read that kept a smile on my face long after I’d closed my E-Reader.

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