Review: Bind – Sierra Cartwright

Review: Bind – Sierra CartwrightBind
Author: Sierra Cartwright
Series: The Donovan Dynasty #1
Published by Totally Bound Publishing
Published on: June 9th 2015
Pages: 306
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica
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Hero: Connor Donovan
Heroine: Lara Bertrand

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Only one man can help her. Is she willing to pay his price?
Faced with the potentially overwhelming loss of her family’s fortune, Lara Bertrand turns to the one man who can help her, the gorgeous and powerful Connor Donovan.
She knows he’s dangerous to her on every level. Only desperation would drive her to make such a risky proposition. After all, she knows all about his ruthless nature and relentless determination to succeed.
When the classy, elegant Lara walks into his office with an outrageous proposal, Connor is stunned and more than a little intrigued. Ever since he first met her, he’s been attracted to the cool beauty, but she’s more than kept her distance.
Connor is absolutely willing to help her out. For a price. He not only wants her hand in marriage, but also her total submissive surrender…
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal play.

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Level: Safe

Cliffhanger: No

Ending: HEA

 

I really wanted to read this book because it’s the first book on Sierra Cartwright’s new series called The Donovan Dynasty. I don’t regret reading a single page from this book because it was hot, sexy, and entertaining. As a first book, it had everything necessary to get a reader’s interest in the series and hook them into reading on to the next books that are set to come out in the future.

Bind features a controlling hero who wanted to possess the heroine without giving a part of himself as well. Then we have a heroine who knows what she wants and is confident enough in herself to know when to pull back. I like that both Lara and Connor had great careers. Connor was, of course, successful in the corporate world. Lara, on the other hand, was also amazing, although her father kept on getting on her way. I like that even if Lara had control over most aspects of her life, she was a great sub to Connor. I also liked the secondary characters who were mentioned in the book, particularly the hero’s sister and the heroine’s neighbor.

However, the thing that will capture readers is the chemistry between the main characters. It is as explosive as two people can get. The sex scenes are crazy steamy. The banter and the dialogue are all good. I read this book in one day. That’s how much I enjoyed it. I am sure that the other books will be as enjoyable as this one.

 

 

 

 

 

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Born in Manchester, England and raised in the US, Sierra Cartwright is the acclaimed author of more than thirty erotic romances.

She was previously published with Harlequin/Silhouette under a different pseudonym, and won numerous awards as well as a coveted spot on the USA Today bestseller list.

In 2013, she was delighted to be among the launch authors for the exciting Clandestine Classics imprint from Total Entwined Group (formerly Total-E-Bound). The project generated international interest, and her contribution, the expanded Jane Eyre, was featured in segments on such shows as Jimmy Kimmell and Anderson Cooper Live. Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and numerous other online sites also wrote features about the provocative new book.

Cartwright has been interviewed by USA Today, and she did a segment for the Orlando Fox affiliate with Chase Cain.

She’s a multiple CAPA nominated author who is delighted by the success of With This Collar, the first book in a six-book series “Mastered” from Total-E-Bound.

“With This Collar” and “Bind” have reached #1 on the Amazon UK Kindle Erotica chart, and “With This Collar” also hit #3 in the US Amazon Kindle bestseller list.

“Master Class: Initiation” hit the USA Today Best-Seller list in the Bound, Spanked and Loved Boxed Set.

Review: Turbulent Intentions – Melody Anne

Review: Turbulent Intentions – Melody AnneTurbulent Intentions
Author: Melody Anne
Series: Billionaire Aviators #1
Published by Montlake Romance
Published on: August 9th 2016
Pages: 274
Narrator: Teri Clark Linden
Length: 8 hours and 1 minute
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Hero: Cooper Armstrong
Heroine: Stormy Halifax

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The Armstrong brothers are wealthy, wild-at-heart bad boys—until their father’s will demands they prove themselves and marry in order to inherit their fortune.
Eldest brother Cooper channels his reckless spirit into becoming CEO of his own airline. The only thing better than the adrenaline rush of flying is his one-night stand with a stunning stranger. At first he doesn’t recognize the fiery barista he clashes with years later at an airport coffee shop. But when Stormy Halifax turns up as his new house sitter, Cooper knows she’s his Cinderella. And he doesn’t just want her in his mansion. He wants her back in his bed.
Stormy can’t believe she’s living under Cooper’s roof. Gorgeous and arrogant, he’s convinced she’ll surrender again—and he’s right. But just as Stormy is succumbing to a world of pleasure, her trust is shattered. And the biggest challenge Cooper has ever faced will be proving he wants Stormy, now and forever, for all the right reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Level: Safe with exceptions. H and h had a one-night stand several years before. Both have been with other people during the separation.
Cliffhanger: No on the romance. Yes on the general series arc.
Ending: HEA 

I started this series because I got a free copy of the third book from NetGalley. I didn’t want to read that book and start in the middle, in case there was a bigger story than the standalone installment. And I was right. There is, in fact, a series arc that won’t be wrapped up until, I’m assuming, the very last book. This first book introduces the four brothers, their upbringing, and the big event that was the turning point in their lives. In this case, it was the death of their father and the reading of his will and his stipulations.

I’ve read dozens of books with this kind of scenario. They are forced to get married to gain access to their inheritance. While the Armstrong men do not really need their father’s money, it was the fact that they were being dictated that pissed them off. The four brothers were separated soon after this. The elder three brothers did wise up, got decent jobs, earned lots of money, and lived productive lives. It was Ace, the youngest, who lived to push the limits.

The romance part of this book was unusual. The main characters had a one-night stand several years ago. When the heroine sees the hero again at an airport coffee shop where she worked, she was mad that he didn’t remember her. And that’s the weird part for me. Okay, maybe the heroine has grown up, doesn’t look the same anymore or whatever. But it was still disappointing that the hero was that much of a douche that he couldn’t remember her. And he was supposed to have remembered all the women he’d been with. So why not remember the girl who would end up being the one?

Anyway, I think that was the only thing I couldn’t reconcile. As a first book, it was solid because it introduced a bigger story while also giving the reader a complete romantic experience. We also get to know how interwoven these people’s lives are. We have a meddling, match-making uncle who’s in connivance with his friend. I will be moving on to the next book right away and see what happens then.

 

 

 

 

 

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Melody Anne is a NYT best selling author of the popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Baby for the Billionaire, Unexpected Hero’s, Billionaire Aviators, and some solo titles. I have a Young Adult Series; Rise of the Dark Angel.

As an aspiring author, I wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding my true calling, and a love of writing. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, I love to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.

When I’m not writing, I spend time with my family, friends, and many pets. A country girl at heart, I love the small town and strong community I live in and am involved in many community projects.

To date, I have over 7 million book sales and have earned a spot on multiple best seller lists, including NYT’s, USA Today, WSJ, being an amazon top 100 bestselling author for 3 years in a row, as well as a Kobo and iBooks best seller. But beyond that, I just love getting to do what makes me happy – live in a fantasy world, 95% of the time.