Series: Bound Hearts #12
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on July 5th 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
FINAL DECISION: Enjoyable read with a lot of suspense, this menage book isn’t as strong as others in the series in the emotional aspects.
THE STORY: Abram Mustafa has wanted Paige Galbraith for years. After the murder of his wife, Abram has held himself apart in order to protect those he might care about — including Paige. Now Paige has been kidnapped by Abram’s father and Abram must protect her while he also gives in to the intense passion between them.
OPINION: This book has yet another twist on the menages in Bound Hearts. In this one Abram has his cousin for a third. He tries to get Paige and his cousin to form an emotional connection, but it is clear that Paige will only want and love him. Paige, therefore, wants more emotional connection than Abram wants to give.
This book has less sex than the previous books in the series (not that there isn’t a lot of hot sex). There is a more traditional romantic suspense story. The emphasis in the story is on the immediate events, thus we learn less about these characters apart from their relationship and the adventures they are engaged in.
My biggest problem with the story is that I didn’t really buy into the reasons that Abram stayed away from Paige. His past is explained too much and there wasn’t really an emotional component with his pain in the past. As a result, I could understand his reluctance to get involved with Paige because of his concern with his brother’s reaction. What I didn’t get was his turning Paige away after they were already sexually involved.
While I enjoyed the story overall, I wish there was more about the emotional life of these characters to intrigue me.
WORTH MENTIONING: This book has a MMF menage that is rooted in a MF relationship.
CONNECTED BOOKS: DANGEROUS PLEASURE is the twelfth book in the Bound Hearts series. It can be read as a standalone although it is closely connected with book 11, GUILTY PLEASURE. It continues the story started in that book.
STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.