Bound FIRST IN A NEW SERIESIn 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

  • Title: Bound
  • Author: Lorelei James
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • FIRST IN A NEW SERIESIn 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 timeFIRST IN A NEW SERIESIn 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.

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    1. DNF @ 30% ALRIGHT LET'S DO THIS SHIT.I don't usually do full out reviews, usually just my reactions to the book, but this time I'm gonna go full throttle on this bitch because it was not only bad but RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY NOT EVEN ON PURPOSE. Disclaimer: I know this book isn't supposed to be overly good and is intended to simply be smut but I'm gonna treat it like it's a real book. Furthermore, I am reviewing the first 30% so maybe this all goes to an amazing place in the last 70% but I sincerely d [...]

    2. Ronin made that low rumble in the back of his throat, and it vibrated against her skin. “At some point tonight I will have my hand up your dress and you will come for me. Anything I want, any time I want was a very dangerous promise to make to me, Amery,” he whispered against her jaw, “because you have no idea what I want from you.”Oh, boy this is hot, hot, HOT!I’ve never actually read Lorelei James before but I know her by reputation as an absolute Queen of down and dirty, kinky eroti [...]

    3. More like 1.75 ✭.This is my first Lorelei James book and likely my last. I should state up front that I haven't read this author before because her books have content that I usually avoid in my romances. Reading something you know you won't like before starting isn't a good thing for the author or the reader. I try hard to avoid triggers in this genre whenever I can and honestly thought Bound was free of them (I didn't see anything about cheating in the reviews i read). Sadly, IMO, it wasn't t [...]

    4. KcLu's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsWhen you think of sexy cowboys, the name Lorelei James comes to mind, right? Well, as much as I love her to die for cowboys, she has proven without a doubt, she can write outside of her norm. The setting may be different and the men may not wear cowboy hats but the writing style, the characters, and the story is everything I’ve come to expect from her and then some. The first book in the new series, Bound, The Mastered Series is one of those [...]

    5. 3 Meh StarsIt's been awhile since I read a BDSM type of exotic little diddy so I saw the blurb for an alpha karate dude and thought, why not?? The question I ask now is Why?? Why?? So we do have a hot karate dude and a sassy lonely heroine who catches the eye of our hero, by guess what? Her sassy mouth. Omg, never been done before, eva!Needless to say, I was bored. It was very predictable all the way through. There were some hot scenes don't get me wrong, but I didn't care cause I didn't get int [...]

    6. This book is a mess. I guess I should first say that I'm going to read the sequel, and here's why; The book left off on a highly emotional unresolved note and, usually, if I dislike the book I could care less about the HEA and happily put it aside. But in this case, the ending 'fight', which was really a dialogue from the mouth of Amery, was so good that I am intrigued. I am not intrigued that Ronin can somehow fix her justifiably hurt feelings, but rather, how Amery could EVER come back from wh [...]

    7. So erotica isn't exactly my thing, now I have read the Crossfire books, the Fifty books, and a few others but Bound has topped them all. Ronin is very much a controlling alpha like the others but he has a gentleness to him that the others lacked, and he is soo much more secretive then the others. It takes a while for us to see exactly what Ronins "kinky" thing is and I have to say it was on a completely different level. Amery might be a small town girl who grew up with strict Christian parents b [...]

    8. Lorelei James is an auto-buy author for me because she knows how to tell a fantastic story with dimensional and relatable characters who draw you in, tug at your heart, and leave you wanting more. BOUND, the first in a new series by this accomplished author was no different. As anxious as I was to see how she would fair outside of her norm, I was not in the least disappointed. I laughed, I hurt, I rejoiced, I panted, and I yelled because the author has the ability to make you feel exactly what t [...]

    9. You can never go wrong with Lorelei James when it comes to intense characters and pulse-pounding emotion. She pushes me out of my comfort zone for romance a lot of the time, and I love it! She's quickly become an auto-buy for me.

    10. Originally posted at smexybooks/2014/02/review-When Amery Hardwick enrolls in a self defense class at a local dojo with her friend Molly, she finds herself under the heavy perusal of of the owner. Amery, a small town girl, is soon caught under his spell of sexual delights as he gently but firmly strips her defenses to unveil the sensuous woman he suspects lurks within her.Ronin Black, the sensei and owner of the Black Arts dojo, wants to possess Amery in every manner and form. An intense contain [...]

    11. 4.5 starsBound took me by surprise. I figured it was going to be your typical BDSM book. I approached it with some measure of trepidation, because many BDSM books don't appeal to me. It's the submissive part of the relationship I always have the biggest problem with. But, I wanted to try Bound because it's by Lorelei James, and from what I've read by her, she masters super strong characters. Surprise number one - Bound is NOT a BDSM book. Surprise number two - there isn't a single cowboy in this [...]

    12. My Rating: ★★★★VERY GOOD: The characteristics of a 4 star book include: a great story; I loved the characters; and there was an interesting plot and unique story elements; there may have been a few odd things kept the story from being amazing. I would read it again and I would recommend it to a friend. Bound is the inaugural book in Lorelei James' new series, The Mastered.I will confess that when I first started reading the book I thought it was going to be yet another redux of Fifty Sha [...]

    13. 5+++ stars!!!WOW. Bound is the first book I have read by Lorelei James and let me just say I am adding all of her books to my TBR list RIGHT NOWUND blew me away. Literally stayed up until 4:00 am reading this book, that’s how elegant and sexy Ms. James’ writing is. There is no insta-love here, there is a beautifully written, slow build-up between the characters of Ronin and Amery, and a deliciously slow burn of a development of their relationship. You think you know Alpha? You haven’t met [...]

    14. Wow! Okay, so this was intense and majorly hot. Super interesting story with intriguing characters. Great read!I thought both Amery and Ronin were great. Sometimes I loved them, sometimes I wanted to throttle each of them but they definitely got under my skin. Loved their meeting and the chemistry that built from the push and pull they shared. After that, they had a super fast, instant-type of relationship. I really wanted to know more about Ronin but he didn’t give much away, he was extremely [...]

    15. 2:5 starsThis book was mostly just okay for me. It took me some time to get into. Some things in it were just weird. But hey, it's a bondage book, and my first one, so that's to be expected. In many ways, it was a 50 Shades with straight bondage instead of all bdsm. I liked the lead female pretty well--even though I hated her name, Amery, and wanted to pronounce it differently than I think the author meant. She was smart and I liked the exploration of herself she went through. I just wish that t [...]

    16. Whew It's 5 in the morning and I just finished this - all I can say is that it's driving me nuts because the second book is two days away!!!I didn't know it had a cliff-hanger and now I'm counting the hours until I can read the rest of the story.Anyway, Lorelei wrote a great story (again) and it goes on my favourites shelf. It's a story about learning to be bold and confident, even if this means taking a road you didn't expect. This book focused on the heroine's journey and I'm looking forward t [...]

    17. Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: B+“I’m putting myself in your hands, Ronin.” “You have no idea how much that appeals to me,” he murmured. Amery goes with her friend Molly to a self-defense class and immediately finds herself up close and personal with the serious owner and super-elite (yes, he has a high level that’s stated, but to me he’s about one level below super hero status with his abilities) black belt, Ronin, who gives her an introduction to self-defen [...]

    18. Mini Review 1/23 Other than being incredibly pissed this ended in a cliffhanger and wasn't a complete story the book was amazing. Incredible characters, fantastic setting, steamy as all hell and just captivating. The surprise non-ending without even a happy for now thoughah. Pissed off reader girl and brought it down to a 4 star. Full review 3/3Below is the original review as it was posted on Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. on 2/2/14. Lorelei took great offense to the sanitized ver [...]

    19. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Steamy martial arts with a serious Fifty Shades feel…Opening Sentence: “So this is where you’re learning to kick some ass.”The Review:Amery attends a self defense class with her friend Molly, as support. Molly wants to come out of her shell after being attacked. Amery is immediately noticed by Ronin, aka Master Black, the Sensei of Black Arts! Okay total side note, when I saw the name of the dojo I really did wonder if this was a par [...]

    20. Molly Calloway has been having a hard time coping after becoming the victim of an assault so Amery Hardwick talks her into taking a self defense class at a reputable dojo. Molly's anxiety level makes it imperative that Amery be there but the dojo has a 'no observer' policy which means Amery will have to take the class herself to be present. Things go from bad to worse when the owner Ronin Black singles her out for infractions in the club's policies and lack of respect to his staff. After clearin [...]

    21. I had a love/hate relationship with this book. And my emotions ran in the extreme on both ends. But I suppose the author’s responsibility is to make me feel, so in that respect, the author did a fantastic job.Amery, our heroine, goes to a self-defense class after her friend and employee is attacked. She’s not really interested for herself, but wants to be there for support. This is where she has an unexpected and quite entertaining encounter with our hero, Ronin.Ronin is definitely an alpha [...]

    22. I have been anticipating this book for a while now. I love Lorelei James and couldn’t wait to see her writing an erotic romance not about cowboys. There are many things that I liked about BOUND.1. I love the hero. Ronin Black is, in two words, sexy and intense. Boy! Is he intense! With the martial arts background, the tragic past you know it’s lurking beneath the surface, the mixed heritage…the love of tying women up. This guy is focused to a fault, he gives his all without cracking a smil [...]

    23. This was my very first Lorelei James book and I have to say she didn’t disappoint.The story of Amery and Ronin Black is oh so sexy and steamy. I love erotica and although I would consider this erotica there is a great storyline behind all the sexiness.Amery is living her dream as a graphic designer and after a close friend signs up to take self defense after a recent attack Amery comes along for support not know that she too will be thrown into the class and in turn thrown right into the path [...]

    24. A new series from Lorelei - yay!Unintentionally, the last 3 books I've read have all been about alpha males with BDSM kinks. I didn't really like the first one, the second was much better, but it seems I've kept the best for last.Ronin, the alpha, is dark and dominant, but he's not arrogant or an ass. The girl Amery is a bit naive, but she's got a strong core, and she doesn't take bullshit from anyone. These two bump heads in a very amusing way, and quickly find that they can really burn up the [...]

    25. 4.5Holy incoherent thoughts. That was good and I will start the next book, because that ending. That ending.

    26. I'm a huge Lorelei James fan but have only read her wonderful "Cowboy" romances and I was really excited when I heard she had written "Bound" a contemporary romance. Bound was everything I expected from a book by Lorelei James and more!Her writing is always very easy to read and her plots are quick moving not plodding. Her heroes are sexy, strong and damaged. Her heroines are sweet but strong of character and sometimes quite sassy. Bound had all this but she also introduced other outside element [...]

    27. I can't believe I am writing this, but this is my first Lorelei James book. Amery is living in Denver while running her own graphic design business. She grew up in a small town and came from a very Christian family that caused her to grow up being ashamed of anything sexual. Her relationship with her parents now is strained at best, but she has started to live her life how she wants and not how they approve. After her friend gets attacked, Amery agrees to attend some self defense classes with he [...]

    28. Wow. So when I started this book I knew the heat would be off the charts, but what I didn’t expect was the depths to which the story would affect me. Lorelei, you have made a new, instant fan and I will be devouring the rest of the series just as soon as I am done typing this up!Amery is a small town girl who moved to Denver, CO with her ex. When she found him cheating on her soon after, she threw herself into her graphic design business and made a name for herself. She is also the daughter of [...]

    29. Cliffhanger ending warning. Huge cliffhanger. The next book is scheduled to be released in March.I really liked this book. The hero, Ronin, is the owner of a dojo and a rope bondage master. He sees the heroine in one of his classes and is immediately enthralled.They start seeing each other and he gradually explains the things he really likes to do in his intimate life with ropes. The best part of the book is the mysterious hero, Ronin. He is hot, sexy, has that edge of danger, and is really into [...]

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