ARC Review: Bonds of Trust by Lynda Aicher

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars


Thank you to Carina Press for allowing me to do an advance read on this novel.

From the Publisher:

After ending her passionless marriage, Cali Reynolds is eager to live out her forbidden fantasies. Her first step is attending new members’ night at The Den, the most exclusive sex club in town. Perhaps here she can find a man who understands her desire to be dominated….

At first, Jake McCallister thinks Cali has come to his club for the wrong reasons. But when he discovers she is seeking fulfillment after years of denial, he’s intrigued—and takes it upon himself to initiate her into the pleasures she’s been missing.

Her first encounter with Jake is everything Cali has always craved, and more; she’s not prepared for the feelings he inspires in her. And Jake is just as surprised by his overwhelming attraction to Cali. As their play intensifies, so does their bond. Now, Jake doesn’t want anyone but Cali—but is he ready to officially claim her? And will she submit to being his forever

OMG HOT!!! was the first words I could think about after reading this novel. I will admit I am addicted to BDSM and erotic; love them and can’t get enough.  This novel does not dissapoint. I absolutely love Cali’s character and feel that many women can relate to her wants, her choices and ultimately to her. Cali begins her journey by becoming a member at an exclusive sex club and meets Jake McCallister.

Jake’s character is one that I would let dominate me any night (not to be too blunt).  The man has a way about him that bleeds seduction, yet a soft and caring side also emerges. Jake is ready to run again from deep seeded issues that he feels responsible for. However, that all begins to change when he meets Cali.

Jake helps Cali understand the woman that she longs to be and to admit that her passionless marriage was not her fault.  Cali helps Jake realize that he might just be able to settle down and love. The relationship (both within the club and outside of it) is a roller coaster of emotion.  The ending was a tad predictable, and seemed a bit out of character for Jake, but I was happy to see a happy ending. With that said…The sex scenes are sizzling. The BDSM awesome.

I can’t wait for the second novel in the series where we get to learn more about Deklan….


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