Bound: The Mastered Series by Lorelei James
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Series: The Mastered Series (Book 1)
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 5 Stars
In the new 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….
Absolutely amazing! Bound took my breath away and left me wanting more. There was more passion in this book than I have ever read. Amery is a small town graphic designer that offered to take a self defense class to help her friend break out of her shell. Little did she know she would come face to face with Ronin Black. Ronin Black is the very definition of an alpha male. He is drawn to Amery from the moment he meets her. The passionate sex was blistering. I have never been so captivated by a book. The sex is unconventional, smoldering and unlike any of Lorelei James previous books. This book is definitely a cliff hanger that will leave to the reader anxiously awaiting the next book in this series. I can’t wait for the March release of Unwound.
*ARC provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.
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Lorelei James is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Blacktop Cowboys and Rough Riders series as well as the steamy new Mastered series. She lives in the Black Hills of western South Dakota with her family.
UNWOUND, The Mastered Series Book 2 by Lorelei James
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
…a man’s need for control is tested by the one woman he’ll risk everything for…
When sensei Ronin Black first encounters Amery Hardwick, the fire in her eyes ignites a sexual spark a thousand times better than the primal rush he used to get from mixed martial arts matches. She accepts his darker edges and admits to him that her desires aren’t as wholesome as he believed. And before long Ronin is grappling with emotions he’s never felt before…
Yet despite demanding Amery bare her body and soul to him, Ronin holds a part of himself back. When she learns Ronin’s secret and walks out, his life begins to unravel. To regain her trust he must let go of his pride and prove to her that it’s more than passion binding them together. But after their private pleasures are made public, Ronin is unsure if he’s the right man for Amery. Can they face the consequences together? Or will their differences rip them apart…