Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Review: Bound to Please by Lilli Feisty

This book falls under my Erotica Reading Challenge.

Ruby Scott is an event planner in San Francisco; she works with her best friend, Meg. Mark St. Crow is a musician in town to meet with Meg's husband, a record producer. They meet at an art show Ruby and Meg are doing and immediately hit it off. Mark talks Ruby into meeting him at his concert later that night and gives her a few rules to adhere to while she's there. After the show, they go back to her place and Ruby gets a bit more insight into the fact that Mark is a Dom - and she discovers she likes it!

Ruby's childhood was less than perfect, and she has some abandonment issues. Mark's rock-n-roll lifestyle isn't really condusive to the steady relationship that Ruby thinks she wants. She knows she's attracted to Mark and he's attracted to her, but she doesn't want to be 2nd place behind his music. It seemed to me she spent a good portion of the book trying to leave Mark before he could leave her, doubting his assertions that he cared about her. The thing is, neither Ruby nor Mark wanted to leave, but neither could see how they could make a relationship work.

Oh. My. Goodness. I really liked this book! I enjoyed reading both Ruby and Mark, they were likeable characters and I wanted things to work out between them. Every time they hit a bump I thought to myself, "You can do it - give it a chance!" The sexual chemistry between them was hot, hot, hot! (I may have taken notes *g*) I also liked the secondary story of Meg and her husband Emmett. Mark's music partner Yvette. At first I didn't think I would, but by the end of the book I found myself hoping we'll see her again.

This book held my attention all the way through - no skimming or running off to check my e-mail when things got slow. I give Bound to Please 5/5 stars! Her next book, Dare to Surrender, is out next month and I can't wait to read it!


  1. Oh I loved Mark and Ruby! On of my favorite erotic romances. You have got to read Dare To Surrender!! Lilli Feisty is at my blog tomorrow with an interview and giveaway. Seriously, Dare is so good! So glad you enjoyed Bound. :)

  2. The "no skimming or running off to check my email" is high praise! :)

  3. Okay, definitely putting this one in the TBR stack. Great review!

  4. P.S. - I am LOVING Victoria Dahl's 'Tumble Creek' series!! I am currently reading book #3 'Lead me on'! I am addicted. Thank-you!

  5. Great review, I do have this one :) Gotta get started if it is so good

  6. FV - I wasn't sure what to expect with this book and was pleasantly surprised!

    Chris - I am a skimmer if it's going to slow...didn't do that here!

    Danielle - glad I could add to your TBR like you do to mine! <3 Victoria Dahl!

    Blodeuedd - I'm glad I pulled this one off the pile!

  7. Loved this book!!!! FV made me read it and it is a great story plus dirty..nice combo :)

  8. I lurve Mark. Mandi gave me this book via Fiction Vixen. I saw Dare to Surrender at Borders last night.

    Is it bad that I saw Ecstasy Unveiled on the to be put out cart and helped myself? I kept waiting for Borders to yell at me, but I was desperate and didn't care.

  9. Mandi - yes, nice combo - that's probably why I stayed interested!

    KC - I love Mark too but must confess that even though I think in the story he is bald I imagined him with sexy dark hair!

    I grab stuff off the to be shelved cart all the time; I'm saving them the effort of shelving it, right?

  10. Wow! Thanks so much for the review!!! I'm glad you liked the book.

    And I would so have taken that book off the cart... I can't wait to read it!!

  11. Hi Patti:

    GREAT review. I'm reading Ms. Feisty's latest release "Dare to Surrender" now. It's a damn good read.

    I'll definitely be picking up this one now that I've read your review.


  12. I have this book as well in my tbr pile, am looking forward to read it after your raving review!