Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Bound - Lorelei James


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….

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As a huge fan of Lorelei James’ work, I am more familiar with her Rough Riders series. Although, you won’t find any cowboys here, you will find a strong hero and an even stronger heroine as is typical for all Lorelei James books.

I am a stickler for stories with strong, independent women and hot dominant men who know exactly how far to push. That being said, it comes as no surprise that from the very beginning Amery’s spunk spoke to me. I loved that Amery, rather than being intimidated by Master Black, stood toe to toe in defiance even though every other person in the dojo stood in frightened awe of the man. And of course Ronin found this intriguing. I mean what man would want a simpering idiot for a partner, sexual or otherwise?

The sparks between Amery and Ronin practically flew off the pages. From the moment they lay eyes on each other, you know something special is about to happen between them. This is no ordinary meeting between teacher and pupil. You just don’t know how special it is until you continue reading.

My only complaint is that I so dislike a cliffhanger ending. And unfortunately Ms. James gives us just that. Just when we think these two will work out their differences yet again the book is over. However, I must admit that unlike other cliffhangers where I am so exasperated by the end that I never bother picking up the next book to see what happens next, I am eagerly awaiting the next book. I feel this need to know how Amery and Ronin will resolve their issues. I have no doubt they will, the chemistry between these two is explosive, so how could they not. But now I must wait, not so patiently for the next story to be told. Ms. James may have just changed my mind about cliffhangers with Bound. 

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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.  

Visit her online at www.loreleijames.comwww.facebook.com/lorelei-james, and www.twitter.com/loreleijames.


  1. I've added this one to my TBR list.

  2. I'm dyyyyying to read this book! It sounds amazing!!! Thank you so much for the chance!

  3. I love her Rough Riders series and this one sounds just as good. Can't wait to read it.