Bindings by Kate Roth
Erotic BDSM Romance. Sequel expected this spring.
I had Bindings by Kate Roth sitting on my Kindle. Because she will be at Wicked Book Weekend in April, I wanted to read one of her books, but I had found out it did not stand alone, and put it aside to get closer to the release of the next. Then I saw it in my library, completely forgot why I put it aside and began to read. Bindings reminded me why I really love a light BDSM book.
It’s been a while since I read a BDSM book. I didn’t realize how much I miss the elicit excitement I feel when I read one, but honestly it’s the first book I have read in months that got me going…those leather gloves. Yum.
Sloan just got out of a terrible relationship. Heart broken, she came to the small town of Salem to get away from her ex. To try to heal herself she decided to try to write a book, and spent her days a a local bookstore She became friendly with the owner, Oliver, and often helped in the store.
Then she met Oliver’s brother, Leo, and everything changed.
“Turn around and put your forearms flat on the table.”
As soon as the words were spoken, something clicked in Sloan. This is just what she needed. Leo was an experienced Dom and Sloan was a submissive just discovering what she needed. But Bindings was so much more than a sexy BDSM book. They each have plenty of issues, and their relationship helps them both heal.
“You’ve disappointed me, Sloane” Leo whispered.
“I’m sorry,” I murmured. The sound of something slicing through the air rang out quickly and then I simultaneously heard and felt a thick crack as his black leather clad palm spanked my ass.
The two had such chemistry! You know that they should be together. The attraction is palpable.
“Did he know how badly I wanted to move toward him? He was a magnet and I was iron, desperate to bond to him yet weighted down by my own composition.”
I love the way the psychology behind the BDSM dynamic was brought into the story
“It’s perfectly normal to feel like you’re weird or sick, but you need to understand that you aren’t. Your tastes don’t have to define you any more than your hairstyle does, or what kind of car you drive, or your favorite pizza topping. It’s a preference. It suits you and that’s all that matters.”
As the relationship grew, they opened up to each other and fit so well.
“Together we are a pair of dice, both of us landing on different sides, tipping over one hard edge after the other to reveal new facets of ourselves. And yet, we were always adding up to something bigger.”
But then Leo began to change…to pull away. Why? What is going on? Well I am not going to tell you, but I can tell you that it is not resolved in this book. When I got to the end, I remembered why I put it aside and didn’t read it right a way. A fucking cliffy! Grrrrr. I need the next!
- Those leather gloves. Yum. I will never look at them the same again.
- The awareness the two had of each other at all times. Like they were magnetized.
- Very hot sex with kink, but never too much.
- I liked the side characters, like her gay best friend, his brother and more.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4 Stars, 4.75 Heat
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