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Bonds of Hope

Wicked Play, Book 4
Narrated by: Emily Cauldwell
Series: Wicked Play, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (280 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Book Four of Wicked Play

Quinn Andrews has a lot to learn about the world of BDSM. Once America's sweetheart, she has an opportunity to revive her career by playing a sexual submissive in a highly anticipated new series. Quinn is ready to throw herself into the role, and her hometown's premier sex club, The Den, is the ideal place for a crash course.

At first Marcus Reese is reluctant to take on Quinn's erotic education, despite his intense attraction to the stunning starlet. While she fulfills his every command perfectly, she's also a consummate actress - and Marcus is determined to uncover the real woman hidden behind the mask.

Quinn's been taking direction all her life, so submitting to a Dom comes easily. But it's not just the most amazing sex she's ever had - Marcus challenges her to define her own needs and make her own decisions. And when her training is over, Quinn will have to choose between continuing to play a part in her own life, or living by her own rules.

New to The Den? Go back to the beginning withBonds of Trust, available now!

©2013 Lynda Aicher (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • karen
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 09-09-13

Trust, Desire, Pleasure - Totally Wicked !!

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I love all the books in this very Steamy series. "Bonds of Trust", "Bonds of Need", and "Bonds of Desire" I love the world and characters Lynda Aicher has created. "Bonds of Hope" is a very welcome addition focused on Trust. This is Quinn and Marcus's story..... Quinn - or as her fans know her, Missy - who has been in the lime-light since she was eight years old. Hoping to get away from her image as the cute girl she has accepted the role of a submissive in a new television series and, determined to get it right, she has come to The Den for a week of training with one of their Doms - Marcus...... Like all the books in this delicious series there is loads of very Raunchy "Tie me up and let me have it" Sex. So hot i had to go cool of in the cold wind out-side. This series just keeps getting better an better and i hope we continue with more Hot story's from the Den.....

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This was a great addition to the Wicked Play serie

Bonds of Hope is an erotic romance by Lynda Aicher and the 4th book in her Wicked Play series. A nice combination of steamy-sexy-hot and emotion. In this installment, Quinn, is learning the dynamics of a submission / domination relationship to prepare for a role for her next tv series. Marcus is a professional Dom at The Den who has agreed to spend a week with Quinn, giving her first hand experience in the world of BDSM. This week was only supposed to be about training Quinn so that she could play her new role convincingly, but it isn’t long after they have started their sessions that both Marcus & Quinn start experiencing feelings they weren’t expecting. When the week of training is over and the real world intrudes on what has been seven days of pure bliss, Quinn travels back to Hollywood, leaving Marcus behind both heartbroken and bewildered. It will take a near disaster and a miracle to get Quinn to realize what she has given up and that it is time to take control of her own life. And it seems that control over her own life comes with submitting to the Dom she has grown to love. This was another wonderful erotic romance by Lynda Aicher set in a world of Doms and submissives where friendship and loyalty take priority over everything else. Quinn and Marcus were very sexy together. You are definitely able to feel the chemistry and emotional connection that draws these two together.

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Hot and fanciful!

Okay, I enjoyed this series, totally far fetched but hot and fun! I like Quinn and I like Marcus, I like seeing the people from before again. Quinn is a bit of a challenge, but I like how Marcus deals with her, he is very sweet. Great ending!

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 10-05-13

A Beautiful Erotic Romance!

I am a fan of Lynda Aicher's serie "Wicked Play."
The author manages to offer different, sexually charged and captivating plots with strong and fragile characters.
Often tinged with a bit of suspense, the stories depict different practices and form of BDSM relationships.

In this story, a complete novice, Quinn, is interested in learning the dynamics of a submission / domination relationship to prepare a role for her next serie. What should be a game, a discovery driven by curiosity will become a window into a way of life with a real sentimental opportunity.

I loved how Quinn is initiated by Marcus and the issues raised. Without ever being boring, the story is sexy, erotic and intriguing. As a reader, the author is making you wait... There is fun in anticipation the intimate sex scene! And the story is boiling hot!

I love the adventures experienced by Lynda Aicher characters. Emotions are intense, sometimes harsh but always turned to release the characters of their preconceived ideas of the traditional model of relationship. This is a freedom of thought and desire which is often offered by the author through her characters.

Emily Cauldwell was OK but I found her voice to be a bit monotone and the male voices on the whole were not that good.

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Not my favorite!

I wasn’t able to get into this book, as much as the previous ones, in this series. I’m not sure if it was the plot, or the characters themselves. This book just seem to miss the emotional connection that the others had.

This was definitely an insta-love story. The Hero proclaimed his love, in a weeks time. Yes, the trio, in the previous book, made their connection in a weeks time but, they did not call it love.

This wasn’t a terrible book, it was just, OK. I would say that it’s fine as a romance package pick but, I don’t think I’d spend a credit for it.
-V from Kansas

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Another Good Read

Would you consider the audio edition of Bonds of Hope to be better than the print version?

Each book just keeps me going!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marcus was my favorite because he followed his hear!

Have you listened to any of Emily Cauldwell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes I have, this one was pretty much the same as book 3.

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  • Linda
  • Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
  • 04-18-15

Sale buy only...if you're in the mood!

The boys at The Den are being hooked one by one and Marcus gets it this time. This is a BDSM series and has some hot sex scenes, but pretty much the same as the previous listens in the series....Dom meets Sub, fall in love and figure out how to live life in the BDSM world.

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A W F U L : Liked this series till i read book 4

Would you try another book from Lynda Aicher and/or Emily Cauldwell?

No

What could Lynda Aicher have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not had sex scenes every other page OMG!! any chance of a storyline disappeared when this book started. Lynda should of called the book bonds of ewwwwww!!if she's not saying pussy every sentence she talking about tasting her own juice, Gross comes to mind.

Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Cauldwell’s performances?

first 3 books were fine but if the rest are as bad as book 4 you can forget it no

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bonds of Hope?

All the scenes were 95% sex so all of it & actually get her to write a proper book 4 with a plot than just an excuse to write for the sake of it

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Too fast

Plot: Professional "dom" from good middle class family turns wealthy, famous actress into pain loving, exhibitionist "sub" in less than a week. Really? While I don't claim to understand the whole dom/sub thing, I don't see any woman adjusting to a totally different lifestyle that fast. And I didn't warm up to the professional dom; a man who gets PAID to pain to inflict physical pain and provide sexual gratification. While well written and humorous at times, the whole story left me cold.

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  • DK
  • 09-18-13

LOVE The Series-This One Was Good Not Great

Would you consider the audio edition of Bonds of Hope to be better than the print version?

Quinn Andrews has a lot to learn about the world of BDSM. Once America's sweetheart, she has an opportunity to revive her career by playing a sexual submissive in a highly anticipated new series. Quinn is ready to throw herself into the role, and her hometown's premier sex club, The Den, is the ideal place for a crash course.

At first Marcus Reese is reluctant to take on Quinn's erotic education, despite his intense attraction to the stunning starlet. While she fulfills his every command perfectly, she's also a consummate actress - and Marcus is determined to uncover the real woman hidden behind the mask.

Quinn's been taking direction all her life, so submitting to a Dom comes easily. But it's not just the most amazing sex she's ever had - Marcus challenges her to define her own needs and make her own decisions. And when her training is over, Quinn will have to choose between continuing to play a part in her own life, or living by her own rules.

What did you like best about this story?

The romance and trashiness! There was too little of the later. Come on Lynda Aicher- don't hold back!

What does Emily Cauldwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

For the most part I was pleased with the performance; however the voice of Quinn sounded almost childlike at times...there is a difference between innocence and childish.

Any additional comments?

Good addition in the series...cannot wait for the next one!

NOTE: Mature themes and language

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  • 10-23-15

Brilliant love the wicked play series

If you could sum up Bonds of Hope in three words, what would they be?

Brilliant, hot, erotic

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marcus, he so wanted to fight the atraction

Have you listened to any of Emily Cauldwell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes the wicked play series & I can't really compare

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but I had to go sleep at some point

Any additional comments?

Love this series