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Monday, March 17, 2014

Blog Tour and Review--Bound And Unbroken by Skye Callahan --



Lena is about to discover pleasure in the things she can’t control.

To get even with her roommate for dragging her to a sports bar on a Friday night, Lena begins flirting with the handsome stranger who sits at the bar next to her. Their anonymous conversation leads to a shared cab ride, but Lena’s conscience puts a damper on the evening—leaving the near-fling to become a memory. Until she finds him roaming the halls of the school where she teaches.

Will she submit to his desires?

Eric’s only reason for returning to his hometown is to care for his recently orphaned nephew. He knew the return would involve dredging up his past with family and friends, but he didn't expect a lone girl to capture his interest and offer an escape within his new life.

Will his binds be enough to keep her?

Note: This book contains explicit sexual content (including BDSM themes), graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: M/f anal play, bondage, spanking, exhibitionism

Excerpt #1
Her muscles seized under his hot grasp. “Let me go,” she whispered through gritted teeth.
“Let yourself go.”
She met his gaze expecting anger to swirl around his eyes as well, but his face was relaxed—a stark contrast to the tight grip he had on her wrist.
“What do you want?” As soon as she stopped trying to pull away, he loosened her grip.
He turned his hand over so that it rested palm up on the table. “A nice evening out with you.”
“And after that?”
“I like you, Lena. And, I suspect there’s far more to you than you’re willing to accept.”
She folded her arms across her chest, making sure he wouldn’t have the opportunity to grab her again. “I’m sure you say that to all the girls you pick up at sports bars.”
His eyes widened, but he still didn’t move his hand from where it stretched across the table toward her in an invitation. “Now that you mention it, I do.”
Lena’s jaw dropped. It wasn’t that she expected him to deny it, but an outright admission was even more disturbing.
“You’re the first,” he clarified.
“I don’t buy that.”
Eric shrugged, “Believe it or not, I don’t usually pick up girls at bars.”
“Then where do you usually pick them up?”
Eric’s smile widened, and he rubbed his lips together. “Most of the girls I’ve dated I either met through mutual friends or at BDSM clubs.”
Lena’s breath echoed in her ears, and she wondered if she heard him wrong. The roar drowned out any thought to move or respond.
“I didn’t expect it to freak you out that much.”

My Review:

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Bound and Unbroken left me wanting book two...I need more.

Lena is a shy, quiet school teacher. Surviving the foster care system, she has secrets and scars, that only her roommate, Jeremiah knows about. She rarely goes out. She doesnt date. She is very much a loner. Burned by her ex, Landon, she has no desire to get back in the game and prefers her books and quiet nights at home.

Jeremiah convinces her to go out, where he leaves her unattended while he takes off to hang with his buddies. Sitting alone, she is approached by a handsome stranger. No names are exchanged. No numbers are given, but conversation flows and Lena feels a pull towards the man she has dubbed "Rusty".

When Rusty offers to share a cab home, Lena takes a chance. Rusty leaves Lena with a goodbye kiss that is unlike anything she has ever experienced. And then, he walks away.

A chance encounter has the two running into each other. Is it fate?

Bound and Unbroken is the story of Love awakening and sexual discovery. It's about learning to trust and submitting to desires. As Lena and Eric (aka Rusty) weather the storms, Eric has to decide if Lena's demons are worth the fight, and Lena has to decide if Eric's proclivities are something she can handle.

Eric introduces Lena to the world of BDSM. Bound and Unbroken is a light BDSM story (in my opinion). I loved the love story. I loved the self discovery. And had the BDSM elements been a bit harder I would have given this book at 5. But, preference and taste, the scenes left me wanting more. I will absolutely author stalk until the next book comes out.