20 April 2013

Bonds of Trust (Wicked Play #1) by Lynda Aicher

{YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

Bonds of Trust (Wicked Play #1)

After ending her passionless marriage, Cali Reynolds is eager to live out her forbidden fantasies. Her first step is attending new members' night at The Den, the most exclusive sex club in town. Perhaps here she can find a man who understands her desire to be dominated…
At first, Jake McCallister thinks Cali has come to his club for the wrong reasons. But when he discovers she is seeking fulfillment after years of denial, he's intrigued—and takes it upon himself to initiate her into the pleasures she's been missing.
Her first encounter with Jake is everything Cali has always craved, and more; she's not prepared for the feelings he inspires in her. And Jake is just as surprised by his overwhelming attraction to Cali. As their play intensifies, so does their bond. Now, Jake doesn't want anyone but Cali—but is he ready to officially claim her? And will she submit to being his forever?

Hello visitors! I just finished the above book- Bonds of Trust by Lynda Aicher, read by Emily Cauldwell. I had put down on my last post that I was going to start the Fever series Karen Marie Moning, but put those aside a little because I was told they don't contain any real sexy sexy, just a lot of "sexual tension"... and well, I'm just in the mood for sexy sexy right now! So all books w/o such content go on the back burner! :P And I came across this book while browsing around and thought I would skinny dip back into the BDSM scene a bit! As you know, from my reading history, that I'm NOT a newbie to the genre of books, and some of them are good fun and interesting too! This one, yeahhhh, I just dunno! It was super corny to me, unfortunately. I mean, who uses like REAL safe words in the BDSM scene? Really? Apparently, I must be naive or something, but I've read other books who're all like "We don't need no stinkin' safe words!" and then this one where the whole 'safe word' concept was crammed right down my throat! No... pun. Right? *wink* But I dunno, I guess the type of book I'm looking for right now needs to be much more gritty, less fluffy and cheesy. This was lots of cheese, lots of fluff. I mean sure, he spanked her, sure she ended up loving it, but the 'falling in love' thing just happened way too fast (like within 2 months?) and it all sort of "Well, that escalated quickly!"... I dunno! There were parts I really did like, and parts that I thought could have been explored more (...like when she confronts her ex husband!) and just over all more intensity and detail. Might have been the monotone way the reader, Emily Cauldwell, read the book as well, her voice was a first for me apparently, she's not on any of my labels/lists, so yeah... she was kinda just even keel, no real excitement of shifting tone in her voice for the different characters (a tad bit to differentiate the males from one another, but even then, only slightly) so yeah. This was just kinda middle of the road for me. It had some steamy moments, but the female character was painfully bland and boring, and the main male character was just OK for me! I guess if you want a boring plot but a few steamy naughty, spanky scene's that sounded like someone just sat around and google'd BDSM, then sure, this book will be for you!

This book got, from me:

And I actually think I'm going to load up, since the book before this one dealt with shifters and I really liked it:

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