Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bonds of Trust by Lynda Aicher

Title: Bonds of Trust
Author: Lynda Aicher
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Release Date: November 26th, 2012
Publisher: Carina Press
Pages: 280
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: Netgalley; ARC
Interest: Series
Age Group: Very Adult


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

Sadly 2013 is ending up to be the year that I don't finish books because they are just that bad. Honestly, I don't want to trash this book too badly, because it wasn't too horrible, but I just couldn't get into it.

I tried, I really did. I figured by this point if I can finish Fifty Shades I might be able to go through it - not so much. I found the two characters were losing chemistry slowly and slowly. There wasn't any real climax in the story and I found that the romance between the two just went too fast...not to mention I'm not a big fan of threesomes so, I find myself turning away from this book the minute it started to turn that way.

I get it - Cali is just a woman who is looking for love after not having it for so long. Or at the very least looking for passion, but I felt she was at a point of desperation. I mean, I guess I'm only saying this because I'm not her age, and I'm still pretty young, but I felt what she was searching for wasn't what she needed. I'm not saying that her age she's not allowed to explore in her sexual fantasizes, because things like that can be explored at any age, but with the way Cali's personality mixed with her actions, I just wasn't feeling it.

There was no connection, I didn't see any steam between the two characters, and I pretty much stopped reading after I realized that things weren't going great. I knew the moment I started this book they would end up together; there was no real mystery in that, but other books at least keep me guessing. This book, I didn't even try to look to see if the characters would be okay with each other.

I'm giving it a rating of one, because like my last DNF book, I at least read enough to give me an idea. Actually, I only had about fifty pages to go before I gave up, so I think I did pretty well.

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