Our love is on his terms. He contacts me only through notes − unpredictable and untraceable. When we meet, he can touch me, but I’m not allowed to touch him. When we make love, it’s only after I have been bound and blindfolded. It’s the only time I truly feel alive. Which is why I play along with it. For now.
Caden Thaine is the most sinfully beautiful man I have ever seen. But more than that, his touch sets me on fire. And dear God, do I ache for him. I don’t know where he lives or even what he does. But this doesn’t scare me. My only fear is that one day his messages will stop.
I know he’s hiding something. But that’s okay. I am hiding things too. Like my real name and... who I really am. But what we have is enough. Sort of. And everything works.
Until I decide to follow him.
Soon our dark pasts will collide and I will discover just how much we are both bound by lies.
Adult romantic suspense. +18 years.
Holy Crap! My heart is a thundering mess and I am frazzled! That is how I felt after getting to the end of this one! You know it is a great book if you go to bed still thinking of it and it is on your mind first thing in the morning!! I was expecting it to be about lots of dirty fun in the bedroom, but it was way more than that. Bound by Lies has a serious and somewhat dark storyline and in the end I was flipping the pages so fast to see how things played out!
The whole story is from the main characters perspective, who I am going to name Kitten, and it often shifts between the past and present. I was able to see how she first met Caden and how their secret relationship has evolved. I liked seeing these past and present stories, as we could see how she completely gave herself to him, and how his secrets and dark ways didn't really bother her. But also, we saw what happened to her in her past to make her the broken and fragile person that she hides behind her walls. So when she did shatter, I was able to understand why.
Caden is so mysterious, he has his secrets and he is pushed to the edge quite often. We learn a little about him along the way, but the real bomb comes toward the end of the book. The passion between the two characters is scorching. They know each others limits and are often pushed over the edge. There is some Bondage, but nothing over the top like some erotic stories; just enough to learn how to trust. Both characters give so much to one another that in the end they find it hard to be separated.
All the characters have been shaped perfectly for this story. I loved Kitten and Caden, how broken they both are and how they find it hard to reveal their true selves. There is a character in the book that had my heart beating so fast and not in a good way. He is a very emotional character and his mood can shift so fast and abruptly. There are a few other characters that played small support roles and they gave greater depth to the story as well.
Hanna Peach is not a new author to me; I have read her Dark Angel series and loved being in the fantasy world she created there. But this was something new and so different and I can't explain how much I enjoyed it. I wasn't at all expecting the direction of the story but the plot gripped me until that final page, leaving me wanting the next book immediately! It becomes quite emotional as Kitten's already broken heart shatters further when the secrets that were supposed to be kept hidden are revealed… Jump onto this book as soon as it comes out people! You won’t be disappointed!!
I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.