*~*~* The Bound Trilogy *~*~*
Amazon bestselling Bound Trilogy is relentlessly sexy and emotionally deep -- a tangled, twisted, intricately woven love story with romance and suspense.
Book: Bound For Hell (The Bound Trilogy #1)
By Kendra Leigh
Genre: Erotic Romance, suspense
Genre: Erotic Romance, suspense
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When we reached the apartment, I ran straight for the shower, leaving Ethan in the kitchen to start on the pancakes. I needed time to compose myself, cleanse my body and mind of the conversation which had seemed to sully the morning. Leave it behind, forget it. It was the first time I’d ever shared my shit with anyone, and it would teach me to leave it where it belonged. In my poisonous past.
When I finished, I dressed quickly in jeans and a top, and padded barefoot toward the kitchen, squeezing droplets of water from my hair with a towel.
Ethan had his back to me, unaware of my approach, and was slamming about in a rage, anger radiating from every pore of his body. As I came within a few feet of him, he seemed to lose it all together, and raising a bowl in the air, smashed it down violently into the sink.
“E, what are you doing? What’s happened?” I gasped, stunned by the vehemence of his demeanor.
My presence startled him and he swung around to face me, his eyes dark, nostrils flared with seething rage. Seeming to war with himself, he opened his mouth to speak, but the words failed, as if they’d already begun to evaporate before he could form them. Instead, he just stared at me, his eyes dark and intense with emotion boring so deeply into mine that they seemed to reach inside my very soul.
Suddenly he moved, striding swiftly toward me and without a word, flung his arms around me, squeezing me so tight it stole the breath from my lungs.
“What is it?” I asked, fear gripping my heart with the frightening possibilities raging through my mind.
As if the physical contact with me offered sustenance, he relaxed his grip, his face angling to look down at me through glistening eyes. A profound sadness seemed to have engulfed him, a helpless, angry veil shrouding his usually poised mien. Then, as if to dispel the emotion that even impeded his speech, he shook his head and closed his eyes. As he did, a solitary, angry tear escaped from the corner of his eye and spilled on to his cheek.
“E, please tell me. What’s wrong?” I pleaded.
When his voice finally emerged it was hoarse, barely above a whisper. “You.”
Me? I was causing him this apparent agony?
“Why? What have I done?”
4.5 SEXY ASS Stars****
I get emails every day asking for reviews and honestly I just don't have the time to review every single book out there, I have a family and a job so I'm a choosy reader and this is no disrespect to any author who has tried to reach out to me I just choose the books and authors I love saying that sometimes I take a chance and chose a new unknown author to read and I after reading this synopsis it grabbed my attention so I went forth and read it, being slightly dubious to start with but hecks yeah this was AMAZING for a debut book/series this author will definitely go far making me realise I should definitely pick these books up more often.
Onto the Review
This is a gem of a story that I would explain as heavenly erotic mixed with a good amount of romance and sensuality. You have Angel who has a talent for photography and knows what she's looking for concerning her career, she is in her element and thrives behind the lense.
Then you have a wealthy STRONG DOMINANT and SEXY MAN Ethan who is in business and earns a wealthy amount daily, he's English but is currently living in the US. I suppose these two are goal orientated and thrive to live by working and then concerning Angelica has hook ups, one night stands but nothing that makes her feel or get connected closely to anyone, she wants just that and is happy the way it is. Except one night there is an inst-lust moment where Angel sees Ethan and likewaise the other way round they can not resist the effect each of them has on each other, so this becomes a passionate soak your panties half hour where they loose themselves in each other, yet Angel runs from the scene leaving Ethan wanting more.
Let me explain a little about Angelica, she comes from a troubled close off past and a upbringing where she was very much ALONE a form of neglect in many ways where she only knew pain and didn't have much to look forward to yet as I read her inner thoughts I saw how naïve and insecure she was and how she put a wall up to protect herself from going through that again even if she wants love I suppose she just doesn't know how to find it, and at the same time she lets the people who hurt her in time and time again because she knows no different. Except I also found that she has a personality where she just attracts happiness and has some good friends that give her enough love to live day to day, so when she see's love right in front of her she does nothing but run.
Ethan though is a man not to be reckoned with, when he see's what he wants he goes after it and angel is who he wants there is an instant-love here and their Chemistry is off the charts but once they embark on a relationship and see where this takes them you can expect a lot of bedroom action or more like a lot of fireworks, you as a reader will have a lot of pleasure from reading this especially concerning Ethan who is Dominant in his actions he's protective of Angel and will do anything to keep her safe and maybe a little over he top still because of the emotional aspect of the story those scenes became more Intense and down right DIRTY to say the least.
But this has an intriguing plot that also keep me on my toes throughout, secrets that unfold but also they are getting to know each other and are finding out about their pasts and how they grew to be who they are now.
Angel has a darker past that I personally feel we're just learning the beginning of, I feel that this is the start of a journey of maybe a little self discovery she has been very much alone as I have stated earlier so there is an essence that she needs to learn how to lean on Ethan to warm her heart and not feel cold and closed off from the people who care around her, maybe also see what's right in front of her eyes.
Ethan becomes very protective of Angel and does seem to be controlling at the beginning then I could see why it was needed, I am thinking that Ethan has a lot of secrets that we need to find out too, this is book 1 of 3 so we will see this unfold gradually. There is that Angst feel at parts but if your wary of that I wouldn't say it was problematic but more keeping you going to try and uncover the puzzle that is THEM.
Overall this was a joy to read and I'm so happy I took the chance to read it, I will also say that for a new author the writing was so good, I understood what was happening I suppose at times there was a little too much detail into things but overall I see his author going far and I see good things for this couple overall this was a sexy, heartfelt, suspenseful and romantic read.
PS if your concerned about a cliff hanger this book ends on a happy note.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5++++ Sensual Stars
Oh my goodness this one Roller-coaster of a journey, I love this series HARD I mean there is everything you would need in a story that has you panting and wanting your hubby/BF right next to you in pure erotic deliciousness yet it has a lot of Intrigue and a suspenseful plot that had me guessing and sitting on my edge of the seat in equal measures. I will say though you really need to go into this book knowing nothing so this review will be as Spoiler Free as possible.
So we start pretty much as book one ends where both Ethan and Angel are dealing with their pasts or for Angel she is I suppose still running and hiding from her demons and her nightmares. Therefore she just shuts off so she can live for the now which she does, but she does it in a way where she can be strong for Ethan. Angel is one strong cookie she has a way about her that obviously Ethan fell for he saw the special woman that she is, her feisty mannerisms and at the same time the caring nature that she holds inside not only that but the love that pours out of her that she shares so willingly to the people that will let her in.
Angel had a past with no love she hasn't had the best upbringing and brought herself up so although she is totally and undoubtedly in love with Ethan and shares herself to the people around them she also wants her father and brothers to at least acknowledge her as her family which is something that she needs to learn to just deal with, with that she lived previously in a place where she knew of no love therefore now she has Ethan in her life she just opens her heart to him maybe slowly to start with (previously in Bound for Hell) but now we've moved on and we quench in a delightful delicious sensual relationship that Love just surrounds them, they love so easily.
Saying all that there are quite a bit of plot twists and a suspenseful feel to the story in this one, I'm not going to delve too much into that because as a reader you need to enjoy this yourself but I will say I felt like I was watching a fast paced film with my own eyes except I got every emotion and feeling from both Ethan and Angel, I got quite emotional through this one, there were secrets to unfold too so I felt a whole lot throughout the story I think because of that I connected to the characters straight away as their feelings and emotions were so raw and real.
Above all this was a fast paced full length novel that had me gasping for air yet at the same time enjoy the sensual moments that made the core of the story about their love story.
This is book two of a Trilogy but it didn't leave on a cliff hanger just more of looking forward to the last chapter of their journey and closure mainly for Angel and dealing with her Demons now Ethan has done with his.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ok firstly I just want to say a big thank you to Kendra for writing a beautiful love story that had me taken to a getaway place, and a love story that had me gripped to my seat. I've been with this couple from the beginning so I'd say I'm more emotionally involved. This had everything in it secrets, passion, love, lust, and a whole lot of intrigue. I suppose though it was the LOVE that was centre and why I enjoyed it so much, plus how much Ethan adored his other heart.
This final instalment was a big whole epilogue to me. Lots of secrets and final endings.
I honestly don't want to give anything away so I'm going to be a little blasé about this and just explain some of my final thoughts.
Gah he is a hero of all hero's, he loves his soul and his other half like no other and did everything he could to make Angel happy. He would stride a head and do what was needed to make sure Angel was happy and content. He was also dominating, loving, made her his home and fell for her HARD. In a way this story came full circle in an effect, it came back to the beginning and I was at the edge of my seat in certain scenes, they pulled at my heart in plot senses yet also this very much a character driven story and Ethan as a whole just knew what he wanted, and went ahead and did what he did best. He thrived to make Angel right, make her believe, feel and belong somewhere above all he made her feel safe, content, happy and loved.
"I can feel your need, baby." Ethan's voice was hoarse and ragged. "Feel it." I responded. "Because it's you that I need. Fuck me until I can't feel anything but you inside me."
Angel has a broken past, a past of sorrow and because of that a hurtful beginning in life. Yet she is now building her life to be a place of happiness. I suppose the one thing that spoke volumes was how real some scenes were to me, they were emotional and a joy to read and a memoir of sorts.
Above all I will say that Kendra has become a favorite author to me, I took a chance and I made a new friend in the process, I'm not giving this 5 stars out of anything but the skills of her writing for a debut author she sure hell had me gripped to the pages. I have found some brilliant authors and reads while being in this romance reading world. I love the bigger authors, I have my favorites. Then sometimes the smaller authors touch my heart in more ways than one and made this series more of an emotional journey.
There was a whole lot of sensual HOT raw erotic scenes as well, some a little cheesy but mostly because they were loving and Ethan knew how to look after his woman. I'd say this series has become a guilty pleasure for me and I will pick up Kendra's books for definite in the future.
If you enjoy Billionaire reads come angsy in parts, some jaw dropping plot twists on other parts then this is definitely for you.
Now, of course, she has more of a fondness for chocolate, cheese and hot men in suits – not necessarily in that order.
Kendra devotes her life to her devilishly handsome partner, scandalously beautiful daughter and cute as hell Shih-Tzu. She believes in love at first sight, and as well as writing and reading, Kendra has a passion for great movies and brilliantly written TV.
The Amazon bestselling Bound Trilogy is her debut series. She is currently plotting and weaving a spinoff series to feature well-loved characters from the trilogy.