Bind Me Before You Go by Harper Kincaid
Series: Serve #8
Published by Entangled Publishing on July 21st 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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His heart is bound tighter than the bondage he craves...
Determined to put her past behind her, Cassidy Peyton moves to the Big Apple. But New York has a few dark secrets of its own, including Serve, an exclusive BDSM club. It's a place she isn't sure she's ready for, until she sees him watching her. Hot. Intent. Knowing. With eyes that leave her stomach tied in knots, because the loneliness he's trying to hide matches her own.
Security expert David Cavill has more secrets than any man should. Secrets that forever shut down any possibility of love, marriage, or family. Yet Cassidy draws him in, an intoxicating combination of strength, candor, and sensuality that David can't resist. But as their bond deepens, Cassidy must decide if she can love a man whose heart is bound tighter than the form of bondage he craves...
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This story had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, unrealized potential sometimes is worse than no potential at all, since you are left feeling pissed because it could have been so good, but it just wasn’t.
Cassidy and David meet at an exclusive BDSM club where Cassidy is just waiting for her new roommate to finish a “newbie class” but as the manager gets his eye on her friend, he ropes David into babysitting Cassidy so he can get it on with the roommate.
Instant attraction, some banter exchanged and David takes Cassidy home and gives her the best orgasm of her life. But David needs to know if Cassidy is into his preferred kink which is the art of Japanese ropes, Shibari, but not in the usual Dom/sub relationship but more in a balanced interchange of power.
So far so good.
Well, this is where things get dicey for me. David has a family situation that seems to have made all his previous female companions run away for the hills screaming. To say he is unwilling to open up to Cassidy is an understatement, at the same time he expects Cassidy to be completely open and honest with him.
Now, both characters went through difficult family situations in life, but I felt both stories could have been fleshed out more and not made into some random sentences thrown in the story.
Also, their relationship never completely clicked for me. Their first “scene” together is in the club as a demonstration of the type of Shibari David does. Now, we are talking about a woman who is not in the lifestyle, they went over the bare basics, she has never been tied and suddenly she is on a stage naked being suspended with ropes? To me it was just too much too soon. I’m all for insta-love. This time? I couldn’t see it.
I don’t really want to say anymore because I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone, but this book could have been great, really, really great. It’s sad that it wasn’t because with the issues it touches and the general story I know I could have loved it.
Rating: 2 Stars
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