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Bound To Please Mass Market Paperback – 4 Jun 2009
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"4 Stars! TOP PICK! Red-hot! . . . Believable characters, realistic dialogue, and well-written sex scenes make this a must read." Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine"
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Forever's first erotica! Wrapped in an extra-spicy, sensual plot, this story of a woman finding love in a younger man's arms is for romance readers looking for an extra-sexy read.See all Product description
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I bought this book on the off chance from ebay as I liked the sound of the description, I like to buy books having seen other peoples recommendations, but I didnt with this one. Boy this is a really good book, the characters, Mark and Ruby really fall for each other, and have to try hard to works things out. There is such a connection between them. I liked the fact that the author bought out the characters emotions, it didnt matter to me that Ruby was ten years older, I think I read in the beginning of the book that Ruby was 37 and Mark was 29, nearing 30, so in fact I didnt feel there was that much of an age difference. The sex scenes were scorching. I read this book in one sitting as I couldnt put it down. The book will be a keeper and I will definitely be reading it again. THe characters sayed in my mind for a long while after reading the book, and I think if an author can do that then they have a talent.
This book is definitely a romance in case people are wondering.
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I enjoyed this book. I loved the interaction between Ruby and Mark. It was believable and interesting. The sex was hot as you'd expect it to be. I read this book after reading Dare to Surrender. Bound to Please was released first. But I'm glad I did because I don't know if I would have read Dare to Surrender if I'd read Bound to Please first. Although I enjoyed the book, I didn't connect with the characters, especially Ruby, has much as I connected with Joy in Dare to Surrender. There was something in Ruby that was lacking for me. Whereas Joy was funny, unorganized and scatterbrained, I found Ruby to be too staid. The only time she was interesting was when she was with Mark. I was so happy when Joy made her "cameo" appearance. I loved how her encounter with Ruby and Ash sets up the next book, Dare to Surrender. A weird note: Mark's character has a shaved/bald head but for some reason, my brain kept giving him hair! I found that odd. My husband shaves his head bald so I have nothing against men with bald heads. I actually find it sexy (if you have the head for it).
Bound to Please is a sexy read with realistic characters and have erotic BDSM sex.
I didn't care for the story. Guy and girl meet and have hot hot sex. She then pushes him away because she doesn't want to get hurt in the future. At one point he leaves because he doesn't want to hurt her in the future. They keep getting together because she can't resist him, but then she pushes him away. There were other conflicts with other women which felt contrived. There is a major separation based on someone forgetting about something which was hard for me to believe. The conflicts were the major stumbling block for me. But, the story was ok as a backdrop for bunches of erotic sex scenes.
The purpose of the book is sex (Doms and Subs). Ruby loves to be tied up and feel pain. Mark loves to do that. There are some public displays in sex clubs. There is a little rear door activity. I would call this slightly above average for sex, but it wasn't as emotionally drawing as I would have liked.
Ruby is 37. Mark is 29. I thought the story might get into something interesting with the age difference, but that part wasn't developed.
REVIEWER'S OPINION ABOUT ANOTHER REVIEWER:
Although I didn't like Ruby repeatedly breaking things off, another reviewer (Marie) saw it differently and wrote: "I liked how she was attempting to resist him all the time, attempting to always end it after every encounter and I loved his persistence for her." Marie wasn't bothered the way I was. I agree with Marie in two other areas. I loved Mark's persistence, and I wanted more back story on Ruby and Mark. Marie also rated this book 3 stars.
Ruby is an event planner who organized a cocktail event for Emmett, a music producer who invited the Dark Riders to the event. He wants to produce an album for the group. Mark is one of the Dark Riders. As soon as Mark sees Ruby, he is drawn to her and spends most of the evening with her. They have hot bondage sex. Ruby doesn't want a relationship with a musician who will be gone most of the time. He'd like to see more of her.
Story length: 332 pages. Swearing language: strong, including religious swear words. Sexual language: strong/erotic. Total number of sex scenes: 15. Estimated number of sex scene pages: 82. Setting: current day mostly San Francisco, California. Copyright: 2009. Genre: erotic contemporary romance.
I did like the story between Mark and Ruby, I liked how she was attempting to resist him all the time, attempting to always end it after every encounter and I loved his persistence for her. It was a little hard to relate to the character since there wasn't as much of a back story to Ruby and Mark like there was with Joy and Ash in Dare to Surrender. Also the small scenes with Ruby helping her best friend with her marriage was great. I love how in Lilli's books there's always the best friend dilemma too, makes the main characters feel more real.
My favorite part of the entire book though had to be the brief one page scene where Joy bangs the door into Ash and they meet for the first time. I think I actually screamed "AHH! JOY AND ASH!"
I liked this book but I didn't like it half as much as I liked Dare to Surrender. Mark and Ruby didn't have that deep connection.