Saturday, August 26, 2017

Erotic Book #Review: Bound To Submit (Blasphemy 1) by Laura Kaye

Book Title: Bound to Submit (Blasphemy 1)
Author:  Laura Kaye |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Laura Kaye
Genre: Erotic Romance,
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: ebook
Cost: $ FREE
Pages: 154
How I got it: Free on Kindle
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble |
Publication Date: October 2016
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From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy... He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her… Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable. Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance. And this time, he’ll hold on forever.
I read this because I saw the new erotica preview for the third book Theirs to Take and it's a menage so I wanted to become a part of the world before the books launched, plus it was free on amazon that day.

I loved this book. It's a great introduction to this world and I loved how they came up with the name of the club and the location of the club, because omigawd that's hedonistic and hilarious and totally worthy of the name.  In this book we meet Kenna Sloan who is a Marine who has returned home due to being injured, while struggling to find herself again her mind runs to the reason she left in the first place and she decides to see if using BDSM as a way to get out of her head will help her recover, because it will force her to get out of her head and focus on serving a Master, so off to the club we go.

If you haven't figured this out yet, it's a second chance romance, at first you weren't quite sure because what if she turned up and he had someone else in his life?? Even though the ending was a forgone conclusion the journey there is where the real story takes place and I loved each of the steps necessary for them to end up together.  This reminded me of the book The Hard Truth About Sunshine, since it strives to discuss PTSD and how it affected the men and women returning from war.  While the honor of serving is always there, the reality isn't as beautiful or as noble as one might think.

There are moment within the story where Kenna's past come back to haunt her, where she discusses her time in the military and how she loved her job, her sense of loss and her sense of who she is so drastically changed due to the new circumstances she has.  We see how this shapes the way she feels about surviving the war, ho she interacts with her family, how she even views herself and we see how this affects her with her job and recovery.  Griffin's reaction to her is one of my all time favorites, and the way he made her feel ?!!!? There are just no words

I loved how the characters interacted from the friendships that the men had to the way Kenna and Master responded to each other to the fact that the other submissives weren't catty and mean.  The story flowed, the scenes were absolutely erotic, beautiful and well written.. They drew you in and made you feel as if you were right there experiencing it with her.  The description of both Dom Space and sub space were beautiful & pretty awesome to read.  Because this is a second chance romance, a lot of the finding out their quirks were already covered which allowed the story to fly by.

I enjoyed the pacing, the different POV from both main characters as it gave us a chance to see what the other was thinking especially during a scene.  The emotions drawn on during the scenes, the release each session brings, awakens more than Kenna realized and I as happy to read the way in which this as a positive influence in her life.  Kenna also had an awesome relationship with her sister and that as great to see, because that was a grounding influence as well.  I love that each of the Doms described so far have several different specialties and I can't wait to read them and their stories.

This is a planned 12 part series and wow mama the ones we've met so far?? Yeah I can't wait to dive into their stories and read all the fun, erotic and dirty things they engage in.
Happy Reading my loves, 

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