Friday, October 27, 2017

Review: Bound To Submit by Laura Kaye


Book Description

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.


My Review

Kenna is hurting, physically and mentally and most of it stems from what happened while she was in the Marines. Her best friend was killed and she lost an arm. She's trying to deal with the physical pain and the phantom pain she still has but nothing seems to be working. She's distant and not the happy person she used to be and she wants more, she's just not sure how to get it. 

Griffin is a Dom at his BDSM club and has been kicking himself for 5 years ever since he let Kenna walk out of his life because he didn't think he was ready for a long term relationship commitment. So when he see's her in the club, he does a double take because he can hardly believe she's there.

Kenna decides to go back to the BDSM club to see if she can get her mind on something other than the phantom pain in her arm. She's a little shocked to find griffin happy to see her there but she's cautious after he emotionally hurt her before and that as well as other things sent her running to the Marines.

Kenna has a lot of guilt to work through, she's hoping that being back at the club will help her with that as well as her physical pain but being back with Griffin opens up a lot of emotions she's tried hard to hide or keep pushed back so she doesn't have to deal with them. 

I really liked Griffin, I started out not liking him because of how he pushed her away but he really redeemed himself during this book. 

I really liked or wanted to like this book as I was reading it but I had a few problems with a couple of things. First, Kenna hasn't seen Griffin in 5 years because he told her he wasn't interested in a relationship when she told him she loved him. It hurt her so badly that she cut her phone off, moved and joined the Marines. So now that she's emotionally vulnerable she wants to subject herself to the same man who emotionally hurt her before? I had a big problem with that and I didn't like it. The second thing was Kenna just fell back for him too fast. He hurt her before, she's now emotionally a mess and when they meet back up it seemed like even though she wanted to go slow she just slipped right back into a routine with him and she believed what he said about missing her and how sending her away had been a mistake. Maybe it's just me but I don't think I could have trusted him again so easily. 

Now but for those to things about the storyline that I didn't care for, I did like this story but it was hard to believe that they just fell back together so easily. I did enjoy the other parts of the book and ended up liking Griffin and how he helped her through the problems she was having. Even with the couple of problems I had with the storyline, it was a good book. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 


You might have noticed I didn't do a Freebie Friday post today. That's because I didn't receive any freebies this week. So I posted a review instead. 

22 comments:

  1. Feeling forced in the writing can sometimes leave one with a meh feeling indeed.

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  2. Never tried one of hers

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    1. I've liked some of her others.

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  3. I was wondering what happened to Freebie Friday, Marvelous Mary! I used to read BDSM literally all the time from various offers, and like you, I'm not sure I get why someone who is already suffering would hook back up with someone from 5 years ago, who dissed her. That kind of messes up the storyline for me a little. What I do like is that the author had the courage to write about a heroine who lost her arm, and is going through phantom pain. We don't often hear about physically flawed women in a romance novel. Hugs...and Happy Friday!

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    1. Slow freebie week. lol That did mess up the story line a bit for me.

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  4. Thanks for sharing Mary I'm not a fan of a lot of this genre but I do like seeing what my friends are reading

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    1. I can understand that. I don't read many of them.

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  5. yes sometimes credibility is tricky

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  6. I'm sorry you didn't like it.

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    1. Maybe I'll like the next one.

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  7. That sounds a wee bit kinky!

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  8. I don't like heroes who emotionally hurt someone. I wouldn't trust so easily either. Sorry you didn't enjoy this too much. ~Aleen

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  9. I would have an issue with the character falling back into old routines as well and would probably feel frustrated by the book.

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  10. I haven't tried her contemporary or erotic books yet. That is a let down when a big part of the romance conflict is rushed like that especially in a BDSM relationship that needs time and trust to build a healthy one. At least the rest of the story was appealing since it looks like a series and maybe the next one will be better for you.

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    1. I am hoping the next one will be better.

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  11. Glad you enjoyed the story, even if you had a few issues with it. I can see how those issues would affect the story. I think I would feel the same. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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