Bind

Bind

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by Sierra Cartwright
     
 

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FROM #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

Book one in The Donovan Dynasty series

Only one man can help her. Is she willing to pay his price?

Faced with the potentially overwhelming loss of her family’s fortune, Lara Bertrand turns to the one man who can help her, the gorgeous and powerful Connor Donovan.<

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FROM #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

Book one in The Donovan Dynasty series

Only one man can help her. Is she willing to pay his price?

Faced with the potentially overwhelming loss of her family’s fortune, Lara Bertrand turns to the one man who can help her, the gorgeous and powerful Connor Donovan.

She knows he’s dangerous to her on every level. Only desperation would drive her to make such a risky proposition. After all, she knows all about his ruthless nature and relentless determination to succeed.

When the classy, elegant Lara walks into his office with an outrageous proposal, Connor is stunned and more than a little intrigued. Ever since he first met her, he’s been attracted to the cool beauty, but she’s more than kept her distance.

Connor is absolutely willing to help her out. For a price. He not only wants her hand in marriage, but also her total submissive surrender…

Outstanding Industry Reviews

This was an emotionally charged, highly sensual book with excellent characters and an intriguing plot. ~ BDSM Book Reviews

This was…AWESOME! ~ The TBR Pile

Bind was probably the best book I’ve read by Sierra Cartwright to date! ~ Ms Romantic Reads

Bind is a beautiful story about two people who were never looking but finding the love that they deserve. ~ Fresh Fiction

About Sierra Cartwright

EVEN racier than 50 Shades! ~ Mail Online

Sierra Cartwright was born in Manchester, England and raised in Colorado. Moving to the United States was nothing like her young imagination had concocted. She expected to see cowboys everywhere, and a covered wagon or two would have been really nice!

Now she writes novels as untamed as the Rockies, while spending a fair amount of time in Texas where, it turns out, the Texas Rangers law officers don't ride horses to roundup the bad guys, or have six-shooters strapped to their sexy thighs as she expected. And she's yet to see a poster that says Wanted: Dead or Alive. (Can you tell she has a vivid imagination?)

Sierra wrote her first book at age nine, a fanfic episode of Star Trek when she was fifteen, and she completed her first romance novel at nineteen. She actually kissed William Shatner (Captain Kirk) on the cheek once, and she says that's her biggest claim to fame. Her adventure through the turmoil of trust has taught her that love is the greatest gift. Like her image of the Old West, her writing is untamed, and nothing is off-limits.

She invites you to take a walk on the wild side but only if you dare.

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"Even racier than Fifty Shades!" —Mail Online

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781784305895
Publisher:
Totally Entwined Group Ltd
Publication date:
06/09/2015
Series:
Donovan Dynasty , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
265
Sales rank:
10,386
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR

Sierra Cartwright was born in Manchester, England and raised in Colorado. Moving to the United States was nothing like her young imagination had concocted. She expected to see cowboys everywhere, and a covered wagon or two would have been really nice!

Now she writes novels as untamed as the Rockies, while spending a fair amount of time in Texas…where, it turns out, the Texas Rangers law officers don't ride horses to roundup the bad guys, or have six-shooters strapped to their sexy thighs as she expected. And she's yet to see a poster that says Wanted: Dead or Alive. (Can you tell she has a vivid imagination?)

Sierra wrote her first book at age nine, a fanfic episode of Star Trek when she was fifteen, and she completed her first romance novel at nineteen. She actually kissed William Shatner (Captain Kirk) on the cheek once, and she says that's her biggest claim to fame. Her adventure through the turmoil of trust has taught her that love is the greatest gift. Like her image of the Old West, her writing is untamed, and nothing is off-limits.

She invites you to take a walk on the wild side…but only if you dare.

Check out Sierra's new Bonds website.

You can find Sierra on Facebook, follow her on twitter and check out her page on Tumblr.

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Bind 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 12 reviews.
MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
*Complimentary ARC provided by the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. BIND was probably the best book I&rsquo;ve read by Sierra Cartwright to date! The beginning was reminiscent of Fifty Shades, but where Fifty seemed reliant on &ldquo;shock and awe&rdquo;, BIND was more pleasing in all aspects. The smattering of humor throughout did a great job of diffusing the intensity of the developing relationship.  Lana Bertrand, CFO of Bertrand Holdings Inc., had learned all about the family business from her father. She was a daddy&rsquo;s girl through and through, until she completed graduate school and began to challenge his outdated business decisions and practices. The fact that she had contemplated giving up two years of her life to save the company spoke a lot about her dedication, determination, loyalty. She was a workaholic with no time for relationships, and she&rsquo;d been repeatedly disappointed by past lovers and the way they handled her kinkier desires. She was confident, bold, and generally unafraid to express herself sexually. Dealing with developing romantic feelings did not come easy to her at all.  Connor Donovan (27) had been appointed president of his family&rsquo;s company, Donovan Worldwide, at the age of 23, after his father had died tragically in a car accident. His parent&rsquo;s marriage wasn&rsquo;t perfect, but what he knew was enough to turn him off of pursuing any serious relationships. I loved his relationship with his siblings both in and out of the business. When he was first introduced, from Lara&rsquo;s perspective, he seemed aloof, a bit cold, and he definitely commanded the space in which he moved. Since the story was told from alternating POVs, it turned out he was anything but cold and reserved. I just loved the way he talked&mdash;everything he said was measured, considered, charming and intelligent. For someone his age and in his position, he was very down to earth.  Probably the most intriguing aspect of this story was Lara&rsquo;s proposal and Connor&rsquo;s conditions and whether or not a reader would see him as taking unfair advantage of her predicament. Her position coupled with his promises of giving her a taste of what she'd only fantasized about was definitely a catalyst for the fast pace of their sexual relationship. Also, the way he treated her as an equal outside of the bedroom and his unwavering support in business showed her that being able to rely on him was a core element of his personality and not just a selfish means to get laid. Personally, I enjoyed the set-up and the execution. It was anything but trite because the characters were so compelling. The BDSM parts were kept to introduction to the lifestyle and spanking, but the seduction and the sex were incredibly hot.  The side characters enhanced and complimented the couple, and I adored Lara&rsquo;s mother and her &ldquo;ESP&rdquo; abilities, as Lara liked to call it. And for fans of the BONDS series, Julien was his usual awesome self and returned for a bit of meddling.
JanuaryA More than 1 year ago
A Fantastic New Series I love the whole story between Connor and Lana, A business proposal turned love story!! I think I have found my new book boyfriend lol This is a must read I recommend it to everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bind grabbed me from the first page and left me wanting more.  I had a hard time putting the book down.  Lara is a women on a mission and Connor is a man who knows what he wants.  Throw in a marriage proposal of convenience and the heat begins to rise.  I really enjoyed the story and the chemistry between the characters was very believable.  The scenes were hit and very well written.   There was even a surprise visit from another one of Sierra's great characters from a previous series.  I highly recommend this new series from Sierra.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Angela Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Wow. Just wow. I wasn&rsquo;t sure what I was getting into when I got this book. It started off a little slow for my tastes but once I got about 50 pages in the book started to take off. The attraction between the two lead characters, Connor and Lara is unbelievable. They both want the same thing but getting there is half of the problem. Lara knows she has real feelings for Connor but isn&rsquo;t sure that he feels for her the same way she feels about him, and she is afraid that he is agreeing to this marriage for one reason and one reason alone, money&hellip; Throughout their &ldquo;relationship&rdquo; Connor brings out a side of Lara that she didn&rsquo;t know she had. A submissive side. The need to be told what to do and be taken care of on multiple levels. But this is a side of herself that she is not sure she wants to embrace. It&rsquo;s not normal and she shouldn&rsquo;t want it but there is a part of her that just can&rsquo;t get enough of Connor and his dominance. Sierra Cartwright transports you right into their world. The world of business and pleasure and matters of the heart. The plot is unusual but intriguing none the less. I was kept on my toes and could not wait to find out what happens next. It seemed like the end of each pages would leave me so desperate to know more. It was a cliffhanger at the end of every page and I couldn&rsquo;t get through it fast enough. This is the first book that I have read by Sierra Cartwright and she did what I believe every author hopes to do. She has me hooked with her amazingly detailed writing style. She has left me wanting more and I can&rsquo;t wait to find another of her books soon. I give this a 5 rose rating. Favorite Quote: &ldquo;Unless you want to be naked when the pizza delivery person arrives I suggest you get on with it.&rdquo;
Anonymous 10 months ago
Loved it. Read nonstop to the end.
kymberly holland More than 1 year ago
Masterful Sensuality from the Master of Sensuality - Sierra Cartwright ! I bought this book at Books-a-Million and was reading it before I made it home. Ms. Cartwright's books are like a drug to me. I have lost myself in them time and again. In this her first book of her newest series we meet Lara Bertrand the CFO of her families company Bertrand Holdings Inc. Lara is aware the company needs help and has come up with a proposal to save it if only she can convince Connor Donovan of Donovan Worldwide to help her by accepting her proposal of a marriage of convienence. Connor has wanted Bertrand Holdings for some time, he needs some of the patents they own and has made an offer to Lara's Father. But was turned down. Lara knows he wants the company and rather than see it crumble and be picked up piece by piece by the competitors she goes to Connor to make a deal. A wife in name to host his parties and give the illusion of stability and take him out of the lime light from gold digging women after him. Connor wastes no time accepting Lara's offer but has demands of his own. He wants Lara's submission, and a full committed relationship with all that entails. He quickly gets her to agree to an extended time frame of two years over her want of only committing one year. And shows her the chemistry they have will indeed make for an sensual and intense bond between them. He binds her to him heart and soul. Ms Cartwright's books are always a delight to the reader. Her to worlds she creates are rich with detail, full character development and strong story lines. The reader is invested 100% from the very first page. I have read several of Ms. Cartwright's books and have never been disappointed with my investment. They are some of my favorite gifts to friends and family. 5 stars for this Sensual trip through a world full of Masterful storytelling!
ecwordwiz More than 1 year ago
Wrapped up and bound in his love Lara Bertrand is the CFO for her family’s company and lest you think it’s a position granted by nepotism perish the thought. Lara has earned her way up in the business world. She’s finance savvy and knows what she’s doing. She also knows exactly what she doesn’t want… CEO is NOT on her to do list. So, when she watches her father repeatedly throwing good sense out the window, she’s left with some drastic measures to reign in his mad dash to financial ruin… Measures that include a marriage of convenience proposal to the only person she figures can help her pull things out of the spiraling decline they are on. Color her shocked, though, when her proposal is met with a counter. Her marriage of convenience isn’t going to be all too convenient because Mr. Connor Donovan wants a submissive, a wife in his bed and fidelity… not for her initial proposal of a year, but for a full three years. To sweeten the pot he’s offered her a taste of what being with him entails. Connor has had his eye on BHI for a while and the lovely Ms. Bertrand most recently. He wants their patents and their communication division but when he goes in above board, Petrell Bertrand turns him down flat without even looking at the offer. Now, he could sit around and pick up the pieces of the company as it crumbles or he could take Lara up on her proposal. He’d much rather have his collar and his ring on this enticing woman than take an unsure bet on what would be left of the company. But appearances are everything in the business world so there is no way he’s going to accept an in name only proposal. She’ll be living with him and gracing his bed. Her on her knees at his beck and call are the icing on the cake. But when he decides to give her a taste of just what a relationship with him would be like, he finds he has found his perfect match. Too bad the two of them can’t see past their proposed end date on something that could be a lifelong journey together. These two are hot together and definitely a winning number. The BDSM scenes Ms. Cartwright has detailed will keep you on edge. It may be a rocky road to HEA but you will get there in the end. Gotta wonder what Connor’s brothers Nathan and Cade have in store for us in the other two books in the series. This one is well worth the read. *****Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions*****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With a little bit of kink thrown in for good measure!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is TRULY AMAZING! I was hooked from the beginning to the end. Lara and Connor are super sexy and scorchingly hotttt together. Cannot wait for more of this series. As always FABULOUS JOB Ms. Sierra! *_*
jumooring More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Hot, Steamy and playful. Connor and Lara make one hell of a power couple inside the boardroom but can they survive as a couple outside the boardroom. Connors sister is Lara&rsquo;s best friend from college and thinks Lara is perfect for her brother Connor. Lara is trying to save her father&rsquo;s company from destruction and sets a plan in motion one Connor can&rsquo;t resist. Connor is the head of The Donovan Dynasty all work and no play. When Lara shows up at Connors office with a deal he couldn&rsquo;t turn down they both have no idea that both there worlds are fixing to be turned upside down. Will there love survive or will it destroy everything they have worked so hard for. This is a must read 1st book. The alpha male is HOT and the sex even hotter. Sierra has another hit on her hands. Sierra knows how to write those keep me on the edge of my seat hot steamy sexy plots. Awesome Job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HATE THE ENDINNG!!!!!! they ended the story with a part happy ending dhe is still torture for mistakes by the end of the book.