Thursday, August 23, 2012

 Bound Temptations by Shiloh Walker
Release Date: May 1st, 2012 by Hydra Publications
Details: 269 pages, paperback
Genre: Erotica > Contemporary
Source: NetGalley (Thank you NG & Hydra Publications!)
Summary (Goodreads):

She’s a temptation he can’t resist…

Roxanne ‘Rocki’ Monroe’s life is full of secrets and hidden heartaches. Cole Stanton would love to heal her pain and chase away the ghosts of her past, but she’s just a complication he doesn’t have room for in his life.

Or so he thinks.

It doesn’t take Cole long to realize he’s more than willing to let temptation get the best of him, more than happy to deal with complications if that’s what it takes to get her.

What he has and what he needs are two different things…and what he needs is Rocki.

Beg me…there had been a time when those words made her burn with desire. But now, there was only fear.

Once, Tania Sinclair’s life was almost perfect…But a couple of tragedies later, she’s barely holding it together. A car accident took away her husband, and an attack from somebody she should have been able to trust has shaken not only her confidence, but it’s also stripped away her fantasies and even made it painful to look back on her memories of her husband without fear.

Two years after her attack, Tania is determined to take her life back and the first step is taking back herself…her fantasies, her dreams, her memories. There’s only one person she can trust to do it, too. One person she wants enough…Drake Bennett, her husband’s best friend.

Warning: This book involves light bondage play, rape fantasy & role-playing. The acts between the hero & heroine are consensual, but they may not be ideal for all readers…

I've always been curious about Shiloh's work. When I started this blog I had bought The Missing but I never ended up reading it. I was surprised to see that Bound Temptations was a bind-up of two of Shiloh's books: Tempt Me and Beg Me.

Tempt Me starts off with Rocki, she owns this amazing shop where she makes and sells corsets. I don't know where I stand with corsets, I think they're amazing pieces of clothing but maybe I'm a little teeny bit bitter because I don't have the boobs to actually wear one. I did however think it was awesome that Rocki not only ran her own shop but made the corsets herself too (and provided amazing customer service if you ask me). She holds a fundraiser every year in memory of her husband and other fallen officers.

Rocki was a breath of fresh air. Finally, finally an erotica protagonist who knows her worth and who is confident. Rocki has a lot of hurt in her life. It doesn't help her husband is gone and she's being stalked by some crazy psycho. Cole was an interesting character. He's stuck with this sarcastic monster of a fiance who really needs to get a clue. But he's a good guy and in the end I was happy for him to finally tell the psycho off!

Beg Me is one that I've debated on reading. I thought maybe I'd read it but not review it but I don't know, I have thoughts to share and isn't that the point of this blog? I won't go into detail and I won't touch on anything really since it's a bit of an uncomfortable subject. But it wasn't a bad book, it was just sad. Everything about it was sad. Tania is completely broken and my heart broke for her so many times. Drake was such an amazing character, he really cared about Tania and it was nice to see how MUCH he cared for her. Tania's mother in law though? CRAZY. CRAY CRAY status CRAZY!! The lady needs a reality check, big time. I don't think any character in the erotica world has pissed me off more than her. OMG!

Both Tempt Me and Beg Me read as novella's but they were long enough to get you to know the characters, their situations and their solutions. My only complaint is that Tempt Me ended a bit abruptly. 


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  2. I read The Missing a few weeks ago and actually really enjoyed it. It's the only book by Shiloh I've read. These two stories sound a little too sad for me, so I'll have to pass on reading it.

    1. @Ariel @ Must Love Books Tempt Me wasn't that sad, it was really touching. The Missing sounds sad lol. I may have to look into it again! I'm really curious now that I'd read Shiloh's work!