Bound (Brooklyn’s Review)

Title: Bound (Guards of Folsom #5)
Author: S.J.D. Peterson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, BDSM
Page Count: 304
Reviewed by: Brooklyn
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Tek Cain & Jamie Ryan work at the Guards of Folsom BDSM club. After two years on the run from their old motorcycle club and the Feds, Tek & Jamie are finally able to relax and enjoy their new life in New York City. But the past won’t stay buried, and when the MC resurfaces, it’s Jamie who pays the price. Tek and the rest of the members at the Guards of Folsom must work together to get back one of their own.

In this, the final installment in the Guards of Folsom series, everyone must come together, bound as one in their quest to find Jamie and bring him home once and for all.

The final book in the Guards of Folsom series, this book is the rest of Tek and Jamie’s story. The Motorcycle Club they left behind has finally caught up with them at the club and Jamie is kidnapped.

The story starts out with each pairing from the previous books in the series getting the call that Jamie has been kidnapped and their help is need to find him and bring him back. So we get a glimpse at each relationship before the real meat of the story begins.

I thought that this book would focus on the kidnapping and the coming together of all the characters from the series working together to get Jamie back. But I was wrong. The kidnapping/rescue was just the beginning. The rest of the book focuses on the aftermath. They both struggle to move on after what happened. And although they don’t live the BDSM lifestyle, they work and play in it. The other characters are present in the story in that they help Jamie and Tek get past it. They provide friendship and support, something that was severely lacking in their lives until they left the MC gang and found the club.

I’m so happy to finally have the story. When I read Roped, I was so confused. I couldn’t understand how it tied into the series, because the BDSM club didn’t even enter the picture until well into the second half of the book. And we were left with not even a solid HFN ending. I knew there had to be more to their story. So I was thrilled to finally get the rest. And I like how Jo combined it with the rest of the series’s characters to let us get one last look at how everyone was doing and to say good-bye to some characters we grew to love, not only from this series, but from the original Whispering Pines Ranch series.

There was some lag in the middle of this book where it seemed like the story got a bit stagnant and sex was used as a filler, but the beginning was extremely fast paced and the end was comforting. So all in all, it was a good read.

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