The Serve series continues!
(July 21, 2015, Entangled Publishing)
A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…
His heart is bound tighter than the bondage he craves…
Determined to put her past behind her, Cassidy Peyton moves to the Big Apple. But New York has a few dark secrets of its own, including Serve, an exclusive BDSM club. It’s a place she isn’t sure she’s ready for, until she sees him watching her. Hot. Intent. Knowing. With eyes that leave her stomach tied in knots, because the loneliness he’s trying to hide matches her own.
Security expert David Cavill has more secrets than any man should. Secrets that forever shut down any possibility of love, marriage, or family. Yet Cassidy draws him in, an intoxicating combination of strength, candor, and sensuality that David can’t resist. But as their bond deepens, Cassidy must decide if she can love a man whose heart is bound tighter than the form of bondage he craves…
Bind Me Before You Go was an enjoyable read, though it felt really short. Everything here happened fairly quickly and had a touch of “insta-feel” to it, but Cassidy and David were very likable and had amazing chemistry together, which made the suddenness of it all a bit more palatable.
That’s not to say it wouldn’t have benefited from being longer; it definitely would have–but what was here was enjoyable nonetheless.
I especially liked David’s attitude about their relationship as a whole and Shabari in particular–it was more about trust and equality of both partners, which gave him a less dominant/alpha feel than some of the heroes of the series (not that the whole dominant alpha thing is bad, necessarily, but I did appreciate the difference here for this story).
David’s big “secret” and the reason why he doesn’t believe he’ll ever have a lasting relationship seemed a bit out of proportion once it’s revealed–it does make more sense once he explains the background to Cassidy, at least, but once I found out what it was I pretty much had a “that’s it??” reaction.
But since we obviously want them to get together at the end, having it be less of a huge problem worked for that part, at least. 😉
Bind Me Before You Go is book #8 in the Serve series–a few other characters from previous books show up here, but it works well as a standalone, probably in good part because it’s the first series book from Ms. Kincaid. It’s also my first book by the author–based on this, I’d definitely read her again, especially if a future book in this series is going to be about Leo and Allie, Cassidy’s roommate 🙂
Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Born in California and raised in South Florida, I’ve moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on my head ever since. Along the way, I’ve worked as a community organizer, a professional matchmaker, an art teacher, a popular blogger, and a crisis counselor (to name a few). All the while, longing to have the guts and follow-through to do what I really wanted: to write and become a published author. That wish has finally come true and I am tickled pink with glitter over this good piece of fortune.
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