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Posted October 24, 2013
2 out of 5 for this reader folks!
Okay if it weren't for reviewing these serial short stories via NetGalley, I would likely d/c reading this series. I was intrigued and hoping that Bound by Marina Anderson would provide a satisfying read, but it fell short.
I am really stuck at not liking in the least our main man David. I think he is a manipulative creep who while yes wishes to engage in a loving relationship with our leading lady Grace but is really going about it all the wrong way.
I get it, he is a DOM, but constantly repeating, "if you fail we are over" and then setting her up to fail isn't sexy in the least. He is almost abusive to her in some ways and in any BDSM book I have enjoyed, the sexy part of the DOM is the way he takes care of his sub while he dominates her. My heart actually broke for Grace and seriously I am more invested in Andrew than I am David. Amber is just a train wreck waiting to happen and frankly imagining her in any sex scene makes me shiver.
I can't say however that this IS ABSOLUTELY redeemable. I have images of ways that it can be redeemed, so let's see what happens in the third part! Is it wrong for me to say GO TEAM ANDREW AND GRACE! LOL
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Posted October 17, 2013
Title: Bound - The Dining Club Book 2
Author: Mariana Anderson
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
E-Book ASIN: B00DY8HAJ4
Grace has agreed to try the after dinner entertainment to please David and he takes her downstairs to show her around The Dining Club. She meets Andrew who is extremely friendly. Next she meets the Twins Amy and Laura who are reprimanded for rudeness when they are more into each other than meeting Grace. When David leaves the room she gets to know them even better. Amber and Andrew discuss David and his Guest Grace and what this could mean to David's future involvement at The Dining Club.
Graces journey is one few could go into blind, but her love for David is her strength. We can all relate to Amber as somewhere in our lives we have met someone like her. You will find you are waiting in anticipation to see what will happen next. Be sure to have something to cool you down as you read. You need to read this series in order so be sure to start with Desire - The Dining Club Book 1 and have Crave - The Dining Club Book 3 ready to go. You will not want to miss a moment of Graces journey into exploring her sexual limits. Watch out for Amber she will be happy to show you the way out of The Dining club if she finds you a threat to her relationship with David.
Be sure to remember Marina Anderson and The Dining Club. If we are lucky we may receive an invitation to attend a dinner there soon.
Posted October 6, 2013
I did like it. We pick right back up where Desire left off. Grace is now at The Dining Club with David. I still can't stand Amber, I think Andrew is creepy, and David is...I'm still not sure.
Grace is pushed into her first level of challenge or whatever it is you would like to call it. I get testing your boundaries, trying new things, and enjoying with your lover. However this goes beyond that. Some of it's hot, others it's hard to believe.
I will continue with the series because it is good. Just lacking and needs more. More what i'm not sure but if someone was looking for quick reads to fill in time. These are it!
Posted September 10, 2013
Grace has agreed to participate in the tasks and trials at The Dining Club in order to keep David. She loves him and doesn't want to lose him. Grace still isn't sure why David feels their sex life needs this, but she isn't ready to give him up. She enters the first trial a little nervous but hopeful. She is afraid to fail and what that entails if she does.
This short story in a series of many didn't lead much to the reasons why David is the way David is, but did put a spot light on some other characters and their motives. Some for Grace and some against Grace. It also, for me, put David in a bad guy light. I totally didn't like how he treated Grace. Hopefully throughout the series things are brought to light on the whole situation.