Bound To Submit by Laura Kaye
Also in this series: Eyes On You, Mastering Her Senses, Theirs To Take
Published by Self-published on October 11, 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.
It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten immersed in an erotic BDSM series. Blasphemy is a sex club located in an old church. I still haven’t figured out my thoughts on that, they range from finding it funny to being a bit horrified. I received an arc of the latest in the series, Eyes On You, and enjoyed it so decided to go back and read the rest. I liked Bound to Submit even more than I did the first one.
Five years ago, Griffin had informed Kenna that he wasn’t ready for commitment when she confessed her love to him. By the time he came to his senses, she’d disappeared. His rejection gave her the push she needed to find her calling – the Marines. She’s home now but only after an IED took her best friend and it also took her arm. Kenna is broken, suffering from survivor’s guilt and PTSD.
This story was unbelievably sexy, but the hottest thing of all was the emotions and passion that they had between them. Sometimes a BDSM book can be clinical feeling but that wasn’t the case here at all.
Griffin’s care of Kenna and his determination to not only win his woman back but to help her both physically and to emotionally deal with her demons won me over. He did make a few mistakes along the way, but he owned it when it happened.
For such a short book there were a lot of feels here and character growth I usually don’t see from a book of this length. Sure it could have gone deeper, but I don’t think I missed out on too much. I don’t have a list of things I wanted more from. Mastering Her Senses is up next and I’m really looking forward to diving in.
Rating: 4 Short, emotional, and sexy Stars.
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