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Publisher's Summary

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…

©2014 LJLA, Inc. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Too much like.....

This story was almost identical to 50 Shades of Grey. Even the ending was a parallel. Basic storyline of Dom and Sub. Usually love author's work but will not purchase the rest of this series. If you haven't read the 50 Shades books, you may love this.

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story was original.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Did not care for male lead. we needed more info on why he was the way he was.

Would you recommend Bound to your friends? Why or why not?

Not sure

Would you be willing to try another one of Rachel Vivette and Luke Daniels ’s performances?

I wouldn't be going out of my way for them. Sebastion York has nothing to worry about.

Do you think Bound needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

the ending is a good Segway for the next volume

Any additional comments?

no

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Unfinished ending

As I got to the end it finished with Roanin flipping out in conference room then nothing. Very unsatisfactory ending.

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Dumb Dumb Dumb

What would have made Bound better?

An actual story line. This book is soft porn written by (or for?) a woman who has never had an actual conversation with a man. No man EVER says any of the dumb stuff this one does. Maybe the intended audience is teenage virgins. They are the only ones who would find this the least bit believable.

Has Bound turned you off from other books in this genre?

I will be careful not to buy books written by this author or narrated by these readers. They were sooooo stiff and unnatural. But maybe it was just the badly written book that made it difficult to read like they were speaking naturally.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

They clearly and slowly enunciated each and every word even when the person was speaking. When the words spoken were suppose to be humor you sure couldn't tell from the narration.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Irritation and embarrassment. Any guy who heard this book would laugh themselves sick.

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I've found a new erotica author!!

Having already found several erotica authors that I love (Lizbeth Dusseau, Sylvia Day & Shayla Black), I wasn't looking for another.

But something about this Lorelei James book caught my attention and I decided to try it out. And I'm glad I did. I was so enthralled that when it ended, I had to immediately download the next book in the series. I have to know what happens next to these characters. Much as I did with Sylvia Day's Bare to Me series

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Great book

The story line started off slow but as the book progressed it hot much better.

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Worth a re-listen!

A great story with excellent narration. The character are addictive. You sit on the edge of your seat waiting for what happens next!

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It wasn't bad...

Story was good, however I didn't care for the performance. It was hard getting passed her choppiness.

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Different but interesting

Would you listen to Bound again? Why?

Probably not, only because I rarely re-listen to audiobooks.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Introduction to world of bondage would be the most interesting aspect. The authors dependence on sex scenes to fill pages was the least interesting.

What does Rachel Vivette and Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Rachel was great as usual. Luke was fair.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The lessons learned around the world of bondage. I liked the male character pretty well. For some reason authors love to make the male damaged and the woman annoyingly sensitive and whiny. Just when I thought the script would change and this chick would tough it out, she goes whiny. Drives me nuts.

Any additional comments?

Interesting twist on an erotic tale. Learning about the practices of Japanese martial arts and shibari was very interesting.

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Hot hot hot!!

This book was hot hot hot!! Good overall back story and major alpha vibes won me over. I can't wait to listen to the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful