In the 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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All business but contemporary fun!
The most interesting thing about this book was the introduction to martial art and rope terms which were new to my vocabulary. The writing style is clean and simple but the dialogues between the characters are very unimpressive. I think my biggest issue with the book is the heroine's character which is not fully developed. She could have had many shades in her personality given her constraint uprising compared to where she is now.
ALL THE SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS
LEARNING ABOUT THE DIFFERENT CULTURES, AND DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES OF MARTIAL ARTS
FOR ME, NOTHING BECAUSE WHEN READ A BOOK, PHYSICALLY IN MY HAND AND ITS INTERESTING, MY MIND WILL AUTOMATICALLY GET DRAWN IN, AS IF I'M LOOKING AT A MOVIE
I WOULD HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THIS ONE QUESTION, SO MANY TITLES COME TO MIND
OMG!!!!!!!! GREAT GREAT GREAT
Overall this was a good listen. I enjoyed the storyline as it was not a typical BDSM book. The entire book is based around the eroticism of rope tying. At first I was not really sure because I did not know much about this type of kink but I think the author did a good job of hooking you into the story. I liked that Amery and Ronin had some angst between them and that it was not just a simple romance story. Amery’s friends are pretty funny as well and so added some humour to the story. The scene at the very beginning with the pants and the dojo was one of my favourites. The chemistry was great between the two characters with a touch of mystery to keep you going. I am not sure about Ronin’s interaction with other submissive women. I know there was no sex involved but it just felt too intimate and I did not enjoy that. Maybe if that was part of Amery’s kink and she liked to watch, but that was not her at all. I will be ordering the next book to see what happens. This was not one of my favourite books but it was an enjoyable listen.
The narroration was so on my nerves I couldn't finish!! Will not listen to another book with this narrator.
I busy myself living life, chasing smiles, and enjoying adventures!
Bound was an average audiobook. Nothing spectacular for me. I wouldn't read it again, but I didn't feel as if it was a complete waste of time.
Nothing truly memorable for me. It was a so-so storyline. I did enjoy the description of the rooftop garden and I would have liked to spend more time there. Sadly this was the most memorable detail.
Not Enough Luke
The 'binding' was a bit much for me. I found it hard to relate and this element of the story wasn't impactful enough for me to use my imagination. I found the characters typical... big bad boy and silly juvenile girl. Again, it entertained me over a boring, rainy weekend but I wouldn't listen again.
It was one of the better books that I have read, although I have read a lot of audio books.
I liked that the story didn't end up a "happy" ending like most books do, it left you hanging a little and curious what the next book will have in store for you.
I like the different voices because it really lets you get in the head of the opposite sex you wouldn't experience otherwise.
It mad me laugh in a few spots, mainly when she was telling him off or when she actually thought she could take him down, but overall was an upbeat book with some mysteries.
Overall, a great book and although the typical "romance" novel, it had a different approach and outlook.
The story is up at the top. Iistened to the whole thing in one day. I love this book.
Ronin, he great I just want to know what twisted him up like he is
Rachel is good she bring the characters to life Luke shows up to late to give any lasting dialog to the story
Yes, and I did!!
I only hope I don't have to wait very long for the next installment. I'd like to keep the flow going, I have to know how this plays out
I loved how complicated a character Ronin was. I loved that the author takes you through Amery's thought process, and you see her learning to stand up for herself. No matter how intimidating Ronin can be, she definately holds her own. Then, of course, are the really steamy sex scenes. I know that's why I originally picked this book and it did not disappoint!
It did broaden my perspective on rope bondage. I can see how that would be appealing.
Yes, she continually builds the characters. By the end of the book, I was totally invested in these characters. I was so mad when it ended and can't wait for the 2nd book.
The narrator did a good job of using inflection and emotions.
Will do anything for books!
Jeesch! The cliffhanger is killing me!!! Great story and I can't wait for the next! Totally hot, ups and downs and great drama. I like this one but seriously wait for the next book to come out so you aren't going crazy.
This was outside my usual taste of books, but it's reviews by others intrigued me.
I am really glad that I listened to book. It was definitely an erotic story, but has a very interesting background story. I will definitely continue on with "Unwound" to see where this journey continues.
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