Title: Bound By Lies (Bound by Lies #1)
Author: Lynn Kelling
Publisher: Forbidden Fiction Publishing
Release Date: August 5, 2013
Page Count: 357
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Brayden Clare never wanted to return to small town life. Blond, athletic, and struggling with his sexual identity, a casual relationship on the beach in Florida suits him much better. When a family emergency calls him home, he is forced to trade his personal freedom for a job as a bartender in a town where everybody thinks they know who he is, and nobody has a clue—including Brayden.
Jenner Parrish is the owner and operator of Parrish Pub, the social hub of Robertsville, Pennsylvania. Jenner is charming, dominant, and popular since they were both in high school together. Brayden finds his new boss intimidating, and is daunted to find that turns him on. Jenner finds his new recruit intriguing but mustn’t dare to ask an employee to submit to him.
The two men find what they’re seeking at a masked BDSM ball in the next town over, and are startled to discover their desires rest much, much closer to home.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I loved this book, the story of two incredibly damaged souls, Jenner, in a bit of a self-exile from friends and family and sweet Brayden, abandoned by his father in death and his mother in selfishness and perhaps a bit of mental illness, these two are a perfect match. Both gay and in the closet, both have BDSM tendencies. Jenner as a sadist and Brayden as a masochist. I mean, they are so fucked up and perfect for each other, that it is almost as if no one else would even have them! They start a Master/slave relationship that is beyond kinky, IMHO, but obviously works for them and would seem outrageous in any regular social setting.
- So outrageous in fact that Jenner’s best friends and roommates come to blows with him over protecting Brayden from emotional and bodily harm. As they had every right to, in my opinion!
If you like M/M romance BDSM, you MUST read this book! I’m not just going to recommend it. I’m telling you to read it! If you are on the fence about BDSM but love M/M romance, I can strongly recommend Bound By Lies because of the fabulous MCs and their power exchange, as long as you keep an open mind. If you aren’t into BDSM at all, obviously, this isn’t for you.
*sigh* I really loved this book. I hope, if you read it, it speaks to you the way it spoke to me.
The Manse Series
The Manse series focuses on the lives of men who play at Manse, a private club in rural Pennsylvania, catering to gay men. Billionaire David Davenport runs the club as he sees fit, and he’s used to getting his way. So when he decides he wants to fill the place with gorgeous men in masks for a night, that’s exactly what happens.