Bound and Determined

Bound and Determined

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by Shayla Black
     
 

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WANTED FOR KIDNAPPING: a beautiful blonde with a penchant for trouble. May be armed (with bad intentions) and dangerously seductive…

Kerry Sullivan is running out of time—and patience. With her brother wrongfully accused of embezzling millions, she can’t face one more humiliating hang up from the man she’s begging for help.

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WANTED FOR KIDNAPPING: a beautiful blonde with a penchant for trouble. May be armed (with bad intentions) and dangerously seductive…

Kerry Sullivan is running out of time—and patience. With her brother wrongfully accused of embezzling millions, she can’t face one more humiliating hang up from the man she’s begging for help. Rafael Dawson may be one of the top electronic security experts in the country—and the only man who can prove her brother’s innocence—but his phone manners are appalling. Damn Yankee. Too bad kidnapping the man isn’t an option. Or is it?

There’s nothing Kerry wouldn’t do for her brother. There are lots of things she longs to do to Rafe Dawson when he’s lying tied up and naked in Kerry’s secret hideaway. Rafe is certainly something to look at, but her brother’s life is riding on her pulling off the impossible: getting this man who’s always in control to lose it. But when the tables are turned, Kerry finds herself at Rafe’s mercy. And the only way to get her way is to let him have his way—with her…

MATURE AUDIENCE

Editorial Reviews

Deb Kepler
"Shelley Bradley is back with a BANG!!! Fun, fast and most of all sexy, this book has it all... Grab a cold drink, with plenty of ice (because you're going to need it!) and dig in to BOUND AND DETERMINED. You're gonna love it, I guarantee it!!!"
A Romance Review
Aggie
"You simply won’t want to put Bound and Determined down once you turn over the first page. Ms. Bradley simply shines... A fabulous book I’m not likely to forget in a hurry."
Just Erotic Romance Reviews
From the Publisher
"Sizzling, romantic, and edgy, a Shayla Black story never disappoints!"" —Sylvia Day

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425268216
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Series:
Sexy Capers Series, #1
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
249,819
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Jena Petersen
"When BOUND AND DETERMINED doesn't have you grinning, it will have you grabbing for the nearest fan (or man)! Hot and fantastic!"
author of SCANDALOUS, Avon Historicals - coming 10/05
Angela Knight
"With plenty of chick-lit wit, this story explores one of my favorite fantasies - a desperate heroine takes a handsome alpha male hostage. In Bound and Determined, much sexy fun is had by all. Especially when the yummy captive turns the tables!"
USA Today Bestselling Author
From the Publisher
"Sizzling, romantic, and edgy, a Shayla Black story never disappoints!"—Sylvia Day, New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You

“Suspense, love, and passion…a must-read.”—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lora Leigh

“[A] hot, sexy, fun romance…Highly recommended.”—Fresh Fiction

“A witty, deeply sensual take on the classic love story plot…Be sure to pick this one up!”—The Romance Readers Connection

“[A] highly entertaining read. Falling in love should be so much fun!”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

“A flawless story that grips a reader from page one and doesn’t let up…Don’t miss it!”—Road to Romance

“Had me laughing out loud one minute and reaching for a glass of ice water the next… a definite Perfect 10.”—Romance Reviews Today

“A fabulous book I’m not likely to forget in a hurry.”—Just Erotic Romance Reviews
 

Lora Leigh
"A searing, frolicking adventure of suspense, love and passion...A must read!"
author of MEGAN'S MARK, Berkley, May 2006
Susan Johnson
"Bound and Determined is steamier than a Florida night, with characters who will keep you laughing and have you panting for more!"
New York Times Bestselling Author

Meet the Author

Shayla Black is the USA Today bestselling author of over 30 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her "free" time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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Bound and Determined 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harriet is it really too hard for you to put SPOILER ALERT on your reviews before you give away key plotlines?? I was going to buy this book until i started reading your review and accidently got ALL the twists that wouldve been better if i was uncovering them AS I READ THE BOOK. Dont be a selfish self-absorbed twit---mark your reviews. In case you cant recall all of the reviews you spilled secrets in, i've gone back to all of shaylas books and flagged them for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! ## This book was amazing. I loved it from start to finish. The two main characters were fabulous together and the story rocked. I wouldn't have put it down except for this pesky thing called a job. All day i wanted to get home and finish it. A must read! I hope mark's story is just as good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
B and N SHOULD BAN HARRIET. When you see more than a few sentences scroll to the bottom for HARRIET KLAUSNER ....she probably cost these authors a ton in lost revenue
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shayla Black is by far my favorite author. She has the uncanny ability to write about the darker side of sex, leaving the reader drooling, and at the same time fill her books with so much romance, drama, heartache and retribution that the reader is entranced! This book is so so so good! Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always read this author and this book, even though one of her older works, did not disappoint.
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Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars-re-release: BOUND AND DETERMINED is the first book in Shayla Black’s Sexy Capers re-released contemporary, romance adult series. This is Kerry Sullivan and Rafe Dawson’s story. Kerry Sullivan needs to prove her brother’s innocence.  Charged with the theft of over three million dollars from the bank in which he works, Mark Dawson awaits trial in prison not knowing who or why he was set up to take the fall.  Kerry hopes to get computer expert and one-time hacker Rafe Dawson to find the proof that her brother has been framed.  But when all calls and attempts to contact are met with dead ends, hang ups and threats, Kerry resorts to one final desperate attempt-kidnap Rafe Dawson and hold him hostage until he agrees to take her brother’s case. What ensues is the building of a relationship between Kerry and Rafe-one that started with Rafe drugged and in hand-cuffs and ended with a broken heart and shattered dreams.  Rafe turns the tables on his would –be captor and demands 48 hours to do whatever he wants to and with Kerry in return for his assistance.  What Rafe never expected was to fall in love with the woman who once held him hostage. The storyline follows Rafe and Kerry as they begin to uncover a trail that leads to the person behind Mark’s fraudulent charges. But along the way friends, family and co-workers must be ruled out before the identity of the person responsible is revealed.  The reader is taken on a roller coaster ride of one woman’s attempts to right the wrongs against her brother and in doing so, she will fall in love with a man who believes he is not worthy of love or affection. The storyline is fast paced; the secondary characters are colorful if not limited in their exposure as most of the storyline is spent in the developing relationship between Kerry and Rafe and, the search for clues about the missing money and its connections to Kerry’s brother Mark. Through reflection and conversation we learn the background into both Kerry and Rafe’s family history and the real reason Rafe considers himself unworthy of Kerry’s love. Shayla Black combines the search for the truth with the building of a relationship that will end with a broken heart for two people who would never have met had it not been for an act of betrayal against someone close. The outcome was predictable but the ride to the end was entertaining. If you like a love story with a little mystery, a little suspense and a whole lot of sexual heat, BOUND AND DETERMINED is the perfect read with imperfect people who know something about determination and love. Copy supplied by the publisher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FYI This book was first published in 2009...
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Love it!
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Specster More than 1 year ago
Aside from the cover confusion the book was pretty good. The publisher needs to fix that. The story is cute and full of surprises.
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Great read!! Loved it!!!
GDY2SHU More than 1 year ago
The title definitely fit the story. Enjoyed the suspense
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MegMegSays More than 1 year ago
I laughed so hard i was crying in the beginning. Almost passed this boo up for the 10th time when I finally got it on a whim. Soooooooo glad I did. A little cheesey but sweet and fun. Will probably read again!