Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bound to Please

Title: Bound to Please
Author: Kimberly Gardner
Publisher: MLR Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60820-045-0
Genre: {M/M}, {M/M/M}, BDSM
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Benny has wanted his boss, Jason since his first interview; unfortunately, he knows there’s no way the big bad Dom would want someone like him. When porn star/model Rain shows up, Benny is surprised by the feelings the young man provokes. Who is it he really wants? Or is it possible he could have both?

Author Kimberly Gardener pulled me into her latest release, Bound to Please, from the very first page. I loved the main characters, each of whom is totally different from the other, yet brings something into the relationship that completes the others. Jason is a Dom; one who is so popular, he could have any sub he wanted. Benny is Jason’s assistant and has been in love with the man almost from day one. Rain is the bad boy who craves both men but is afraid to hope he even stands a chance.

When the story starts and the main characters are introduced, it was easy to see how Benny felt, as if his emotions were out there for all to see. The other two are a little harder to pin down as Jason is unable to see what it is he really needs in his life and Rain hides his true self behind the veneer of a cocky, self-assured porn star. Many times I wondered just how these three would be able to make a relationship work, or if someone would end up stepping aside so that the others would be happy. As the men battle outside influences and self-doubt, the readers will be pulled into a story that is sure to become a keeper. While the story does center around the BDSM world, and some scenes do appear in the story, the content is not so heavily played that it may be difficult for some readers. In fact, if you have been wanting to read a book with a BDSM theme and have not been sure where to start, Bound to Please would make a great introduction for the reader.

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