My Review: Bound by Stephie Walls

My Review:  Bound by Stephie WallsBound by Stephie Walls
Series: Bound Duet #1
Publication Date: April 19, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Ugly Cry
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I want to prove my worth, show them what I have.
I may be flawed; we all are.
But I'm smart, driven, and ready to take on the world.
No one needs to know the rest.

I wasn't counting on him, couldn't imagine someone like him coming into my life.
The blue eyes, the chiseled body, the man I can't resist.
Truthfully, I have no plans of ever resisting him.
He has the carefree, playboy life he wants,
The one he created and refuses to give up.
But he didn't count on me waltzing in and changing everything.

Gray can't deny his passion for me—all parts of me,
Even the truth I try to bury—the flaws he knows I'm hiding.
And trust me, he's imperfect too.

But sometimes, we need more than love—more than we can give.

My Review

Bound by Author Stephie Walls is book one in the Bound Duet. It is a contemporary romance novel originally released in 2014. However, it has been completely re-written and formatted.

Annie has felt pain that is so deep she never thought she would find her way out of it. Because of this, she is blinded to men. Until Gray. He captures her eye and her heart, forming an unbreakable bond.

I was seized by the prologue of this story. Who does that? On the day of their wedding! Who? One of the characters skillfully formed my Author Stephie Walls. I just knew that this story was going to be an ugly cry of epic proportions.

“It’s just a dance. I won’t bite you.”

From the first moment that Annie met Gray Dearsley, I was a complete goner. A warehouse worker was never so hot. This man melted plastic just by being near it. Their initial interactions gave the perception that he would be the man to heal her wounds and give her hope. Annie was such a kind and forgiving young woman. I NEEDED for her to have a man that cherished her and treated her like the treasure that she was.

“You ain’t seen nothing yet, baby. I’m just getting warmed up. Now that you’ve let me in get ready. I’m insatiable. The more you scream, the more I want you. I’ve never heard a woman cry out like you did, and it was hot.”

I came undone with how insanely hot certain scenes were in this novel. I was swept up in the passion and intimacy that Gray and Annie had together, and there were moments that I panted right along side of them. Love was in the air, lust was in the libido, and sexy had never been so well written.

Our bodies had become one with no end, and my heart got tangled in the embrace. The love and passion coursing through me were far greater than anything I’d ever experienced…

One of the things I love the most about a book by this author is that you cannot read her words and find a lack of emotional connection. These sentiments rolled from the page straight into my soul and spilled out in tears, laughter, sadness, and delight. The uncertainty of a future for Annie and Gray, secrets that were too deep to reveal, and a mysterious undertone kept these feelings exposed until the final scene.

 I was too smart to buy his charade, but I wasn’t strong enough to call the game.

I ended the last page of Bound by flipping open the first page of Freed, because a good love story can’t wait.

5 Stars

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