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Bound (Mastered, #1) de Lorelei James
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Bound (Mastered, #1) (edició 2014)

de Lorelei James

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"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--and, in private, her body. A sensei master-artist in erotic bondage, Ronin pushes Amery's sexual boundaries from the start, and with each new, sensation-filled twist of his rope, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure and to him. But as she willingly gives herself to his sensual domination, Amery begins to sense a secret side to Ronin that he hasn't dared to share--something that makes her question her trust in him, no matter how thrilling her obsession has become"--… (més)
Membre:kerbytejas
Títol:Bound (Mastered, #1)
Autors:Lorelei James
Informació:NAL (2014), Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:*****
Etiquetes:read-2014

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He likes control and shibari, kinbatu, japanese artistic rope bondage. Sensei Black, holds too many cards to his vest, she's a minister's daughter who was highly repressed. Willing to open up and take risks, to trust him.
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  wyldheartreads | Jun 20, 2019 |
Bound
3 Stars

Accompanying a friend to a woman’s self-defense class, Amery Hardwick meets the dojo’s owner, sexy and domineering Ronin Black. As the sparks between the two develop into a smoldering desire and then a passionate affair, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure of losing herself in Ronin’s sensuality. However, Ronin’s secrets and his inability to open up and fully share himself with Amery rapidly begins to fray the fragile bonds that tie them together. Will their romance survive the challenges that they face?

To be fair, BDSM is not my usual reading fare, however, some of my GR friends are fans of Lorelei James and I am giving her writing a try. After my initial foray with Saddled and Spurred met with limited success, I had hoped that this one would fair better. Unfortunately, this has not turned out to be the case as the book ends on a cliffhanger just as it is getting interesting.

To begin with, the BDSM elements are actually quite original as they focus on the Japanese style of bondage known as Kinbaku, which has an interesting history and is even considered an art form. That said, the numerous sex scenes involving scarves and ropes and blindfolds ultimately begin to lose their impact as they are repetitive and almost mechanical rather than intimate and sensual.

The romance has potential, but is marred by the heroine’s insecurities and repetitive angst as well as the hero’s aloof reserve. Much of this is exacerbated by the fact that the story is presented primarily via Amery’s point of view and the reader is seldom privy to Ronin’s thoughts and feelings.

Another problem is with the characters - none of whom are particularly likable. Amery starts out as a smart, sassy and spirited woman, but turns into a submissive doormat the moment Ronin turns his sexy smile on her. What happened to her snarky comebacks?

Ronin runs hot and cold. One minute he is a tender and patient lover eager to introduce Amery to his world, and the next he is a controlling sensei determined to keep her in her place both physically and emotionally. This is NOT a turn on!

The secondary characters in the form of Amery’s obnoxious and selfish friends, and Ronin’s judgmental colleagues are not appealing in any shape or form.

All in all, I’m beginning to realize that Lorelei James simply isn’t for me and the fact that the story ends so abruptly just as Ronin and Amery are beginning to show some real emotion only emphasizes my problem with her writing. With fewer unnecessary sex scenes, better character development and cohesive plotting, this story could have been wrapped up in one book. Instead, I am left with the bitter feeling that everything was drawn out so that James could continue with a superfluous sequel to increase profits. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Definitely a change of pace and much classier than some of the other books I've read lately. A lot of the other characters in other books don't have spines but James gave Amery a spine. I'm glad she didn't make her weak because of her fundamentalist upbringing. ( )
  TinaMReid | Apr 23, 2017 |
What’s a girl to do when a sexy man totally infuses himself into her life.. When Amery and Ronin met the sparks fly so bright you almost need to shield your eyes. The sexual chemistry was strong from the beginning and before long these two are hot and heavy and the use of rope play is a huge part of their bedroom games.. For relationships like this to work both parties need to be honest with the other because trust is a must. When it becomes clear that Amery has been more forthcoming than Ronin a conflict arises which is where this book leaves off. The majority of this book is in Amery POV until the very end when we get a glimpse into Ronin’s mind after he messed up. I’ve been told Unwound will be more in his POV and look forward to seeing how he fixes things.. ( )
  CindySnS | Oct 26, 2016 |

When I started this book I was immediately sucked in. The story was packed with storyline and I was interested. However, about half way through the book the storyline faded and sex scenes took over. Every time Ronin came into the picture I was hoping for plot, but instead got erotica. I understand that this book is in that category so I should expect that... I just wish there was more depth to it.

I wanted to finish this book, but I didn't. I would however recommend this book to those looking for an erotica. The writing was good and the characters were very likeable. ( )
  ReadersCandyb | Oct 7, 2016 |
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"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--and, in private, her body. A sensei master-artist in erotic bondage, Ronin pushes Amery's sexual boundaries from the start, and with each new, sensation-filled twist of his rope, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure and to him. But as she willingly gives herself to his sensual domination, Amery begins to sense a secret side to Ronin that he hasn't dared to share--something that makes her question her trust in him, no matter how thrilling her obsession has become"--

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