Series: Bound Hearts #6
Published by Ellora's Cave on November 1st 2004
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
FINAL DECISION: Too short but really hot, this novella has the elements of the Bound Hearts series but the connection between Sax and Marey is not as intense as others in the series.
THE STORY: Marey has wanted Sax for years but her fear of her ex-husband has kept her from taking that last step towards Sax. Now Sax is determined to protect Marey from her ex-husband and claim Marey for his own.
OPINION: The Bound Hearts series have similar setups. A man who participates in menages, a woman who wants him (many time she is wary of his lifestyle but attracted to it) and some suspense or danger which threatens them.
This novella follows that pattern, but the connection between Marey and Sax isn’t as strong as with the other book in the series. Their connection is too quick and their problems are entirely dependent upon accepting that Marey’s desire to keep them apart because of her crazy ex-husband is reasonable. While she is right to be concerned about her ex, it doesn’t seem enough to keep the two of them apart for years. I also couldn’t stop thinking that Marey should just get a restraining order against her ex instead of capitulating to him.
Aside from that point, the story between Marey and Sax was hot and the story progressed in an orderly fashion that was good enough for a pleasant one time read. There are other books in this series that are better, but I didn’t dislike this one.
WORTH MENTIONING: There is a menage scene in this book mmf which is standard for this series.
CONNECTED BOOKS: EMBRACED is book 6 in the Bound Hearts series, but can be read as a standalone even though couples from the series make an appearance here.
STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.