Title: Bound (Guards of Folsom #5)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 14th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, BDSM
Page Count: 304
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 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 installment in the Guards of Folsom series, felt like the end of an era for the club and its people, in more ways than one.
S.J.D.Peterson managed to surprise me again, since the story unfolded very differently than I expected. Some parts, I absolutely loved. Some others felt a little dull, and dragged the story out.
This is predominantly Tek and Jaimie’s story, but it’s also a glimpse in the lives of the characters of the previous books.
The start of the book is one of the things I liked the most. We get to see each couple from the previous books, when they got the phone call that informed them that Jaimie had been kidnapped, and it was great to see them basking in their HEA afterglow.
So, everyone works together to help Tek bring Jaimie home. This is another thing that I liked. The sense of brotherhood among these guys. Not just for their help to Tek, but because they were there to offer their support and friendship, after Jaimie was resued.
Much to my surprise, Jaimie’s kidnapping case was resolved pretty early. Like really early. I kept expecting that the MC would come back to cause more trouble. Because, if not this, what else is there to expect?
Apparently, not much. And this was where the book took a dive for me. The rest of the story deals with the aftermath of Jaimie’s rescue, and how the kidnapping affected him, and his relationship with Tek. There is a lot of steam and it was pretty hot, but that’s all.
Like in Roped, each chapter starts with Tek’s reflections about love, life and Jaimie. In the previous book, I found it somewhat dramatic and jarring. But, there is a reason behind it, and when it’s revealed, it’s a very, very beautiful moment.
The ending is just right. Comforting, warm and satisfying, it provided a solid HEA, not only for Tek and Jaimie, but for all characters. It’s exactly the ending I want from a series.
I struggled a lot with my rating, because there were parts of the book that I truly loved. Important parts, like the start and the end, the chemistry between the MCs, and an amazing cast of recurring characters. But there was this huge part of the story that fell flat for me, and took a lot of my enjoyment out.
If you ‘re a fan of the series, I definatey recommend this.