I got this book because Alison Tyler always puts out hot work, and I wanted to see the sexygrammarian.com 's writing in this collection. Bound for Trouble does not disappoint. with Femdom, fem sub, M-M, F-F and many mixes in between, there will be something that titilates you. "Sex Party Magic" delivers a steamy tale of newer lovers at a BDSM play party. I also enjoyed "Deeper," a fan woman's dream of tying up and having her way with her favorite rock star. These stories are the perfect mix of character development, plot, and juicy messy sex. Each tale left me wanting to hear more. Keep it up Alison! I think more erotica should cater to women if it's like this book.
I’ve got to say that Alison Tyler‘s newest bondage collection is perfectly titled. Bound for Trouble is packed with stories in which characters invite the right sort of trouble–and let me tell you, these people are after it hard–and then, deliciously, once they’ve found it, enjoy it in the sexiest possible way.
The bondage in these stories is both literal and figurative, another aspect of the collection that I really enjoyed. In Tamsin Flowers‘s fabulous story, “Coffee or Tea,” the narrator finds herself “hog-tied, wrists bound to ankles with silky red rope, in the swanky riverside apartment of some guy that, until just over an hour ago, I had never laid eyes on.” What follows is a completely delightful descent into just that sort of trouble that I was talking about–the kind you flirt with over drinks, all the while hoping it takes you home.
In Annabeth Leong‘s beautiful story, “Paper Chains” on the other hand, the bondage is much more emotional. Yes, the protagonist allows her wife to tie her up, but she does it with paper chains–fragile little things that could never really hold her. What really keeps the protagonist in place is her connection to her wife, whom she trusts to pleasure in ways that, up to that point, she has tried to avoid. It’s a beautiful, delicate, sexy story featuring the kind of trouble that changes you, often for the better.
Disclaimer: I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review.
Even when a scenario wasn't my personal freaky thang (to use the proper technical term), I was always intrigued by the story. I particularly enjoyed the femdom stories (especially Amy Dillon's "Magic Boots"), and was thrilled to see an m/m tale. There's an appealing blend of sweetness and roughness here: the "sugar kink" stories don't lack any intensity whatsoever, while the grittier pieces are still suffused with tender feelings. I don't see why this had to be categorized as being "for women," since it's about as universally compelling as BDSM can get.
It's hard to pick my favorite story, but I've never read a bondage tale told from the rope's point of view. That was beyond hot! Otherwise, bondage by paper chains and hypnosis, with robot arms and magic boots -- I don't think there was anywhere this creative little book didn't go.