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Only Pleasure: Part 1 by Lora Leigh
Series: Bound Hearts #10
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on November 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
FINAL DECISION: This is a good start to the book. I know that this book was not originally intended to be broken up into three parts so the story is incomplete here, but I enjoyed the relationship developing between Chase and Kia.
THE STORY: Two years ago, Kia Rutherford’s life was shattered when her husband tried to force her into a threesome. Now things have changed as Kia meets up with Chase Falladay, the man she has thought about for years. When Chase and his friend Khalid take her on a car ride, she finds herself in the middle of a threesome that she had rejected with her ex-husband. But the truth is that Kia has always had feelings for Chase but she fears that he only wants the sexual relationship from her while she wants something more.
OPINION: This portion of the book focuses on the beginning of the relationship between Chase and Kia. While Khalid is part of the menage, the emotional relationship is clearly between Kia and Chase. The two begin their sexual relationship in this portion of the book. As this portion reaches its conclusion, the question is whether or not their relationship will be something other than sexual pleasure.
As the book begins, Chase is a man who doesn’t want attachments after he was betrayed by a woman. While he cannot stay away from Kia, he tries to convince himself that he is only interested in the sexual relationship. Yet Chase cannot help but be possessive of Kia.
Kia is a woman who was shattered and has kept herself away from others for two years. Her intense relationship with Chase begins to thaw her emotions. She begins to try and take back her life after the destruction her ex-husband wrought.
There are two dramatic plot stories also involved in this book. There is the continued stalking done by Kia’s ex-husband. There is also the revenge related to the death of the woman that betrayed Chase.
This short portion gives readers a good taste of the Bound Hearts series, but it needs to be read as part of the whole book.
WORTH MENTIONING: This book, like the Bound Hearts series, contains a MMF menage.
CONNECTED BOOKS: This is part one of a three part division of the original novel. The novel is book 10 in the Bound Hearts series. This book can be read as a standalone although there are overlapping characters.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.