Sunday, June 10, 2012

Bound Temptations by Shiloh Walker

Title: Bound Temptations
Author: Shiloh Walker
My Rating: A overall

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: two books
Release Date: May 2012
ISBN: 978-0615633282
Publisher: Hydra Publications
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: hot to erotic

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Print edition of two previously released ebooks, TEMPT ME and BEG ME

She’s a temptation he can’t resist…

Roxanne ‘Rocki’ Monroe’s life is full of secrets and hidden heartaches. Cole Stanton would love to heal her pain and chase away the ghosts of her past, but she’s just a complication he doesn’t have room for in his life.

Or so he thinks.

It doesn’t take Cole long to realize he’s more than willing to let temptation get the best of him, more than happy to deal with complications if that’s what it takes to get her.

What he has and what he needs are two different things…and what he needs is Rocki.

My Review:
Rating: A-
This is just one of those books that has a little bit of everything. Five years ago, Rocki's cop husband was shot in the line of duty. After lingering, he died and his absence has broken her heart. She's open to loving again, but has never even been tempted until she meets Cole. Instantly she feels an attraction to him....a connection, but Cole is engaged. 

Rocki owns a lingerie shop and is a corset designer. She's passionate about making women of all shapes and sizes feel beautiful and sexy. Cole's fiance is a witch with a capital "B". She plans to open her own lingerie shop in the neighborhood and is relentless about finding Rocki's designer, not realizing that Rocki is that designer.

Cole finally decides he doesn't really know this woman he is engaged to and breaks off the engagement. Immediately, things start to heat up between him and Rocki....and it just happens to coincide with the increase of danger surrounding Rocki because she has a stalker. The element of danger and suspense added a lot to this romantic story. 

I loved Rocki's character. She's come a long ways and is extremely self-confident. She's a strong character and completely self-assured about where she is in this world. She's had some hard things in her past, but she's overcome and has a good life. She's all about empowering women and I loved that about her.

Cole...I liked him too, but just could not understand why he put up with his fiance as long as he did. She was truly awful and for so long, he just went along with it. That made it hard for me to get completely behind his character although he definitely comes a long ways through the story. I do really like both him and Rocki together. Great chemistry here.

Overall this was a fun book to read with great settings and story details. You have to love a story set around corsets.

Beg me…there had been a time when those words made her burn with desire. But now, there was only fear.

Once, Tania Sinclair’s life was almost perfect…But a couple of tragedies later, she’s barely holding it together. A car accident took away her husband, and an attack from somebody she should have been able to trust has shaken not only her confidence, but it’s also stripped away her fantasies and even made it painful to look back on her memories of her husband without fear.

Two years after her attack, Tania is determined to take her life back and the first step is taking back herself…her fantasies, her dreams, her memories. There’s only one person she can trust to do it, too. One person she wants enough…Drake Bennett, her husband’s best friend.

Warning: This book involves light bondage play, rape fantasy & role-playing. The acts between the hero & heroine are consensual, but they may not be ideal for all readers…

**for the digital editons, please refer to the individual titles, BEG ME and TEMPT ME

My Review:
Rating: A
One word for this book- devastating. Tania lost her husband to a tragic death 3 years ago. One year later, his twin violently attacked and raped her causing her to kill him in self-defense...the man with her husband's face. Drake has always loved Tania even though she was married to his best friend and he will do anything to help her including shredding his own heart to help make her whole again.

This book is so incredibly emotional. The trauma that Tania has been through is simply devastating, but she is tired of being a victim and wants to take control of her life esp. her sexual one again. Drake has been the one that has been there for Tania in every way since her life fell apart. Now she is going to trust him to help put her back together. 

The scenes between Drake & Tania are incredibly HOT. OMG, this book is really very sexy. I had my doubts going into it, because there is a lot of real trauma there that I thought would give the story an undesirable edge, but the underlying emotions just ramp up all their encounters in such a way that it makes the book just sizzle off the page. 

Drake loves and adores Tania and he absolutely is NOT going to do anything to hurt her. The problem is, because he loves her so much, he is opening up his heart to being shattered. I don't want to give anything away, but OMG, I LOVED IT!

I cannot explain just how good this book was. If you like erotica and don't mind a little light BDSM, then you DEFINITELY NEED TO CHECK THIS BOOK OUT!!

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

One of these days I will read Shiloh! I just know I will :)