Bittersweet Deceit (Bound by Your Love #2) by Blakely Bennett
Released: August 5, 2014
Genre: Erotic romance
Reviewed by Sarah
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Lainie is a thirty year old, full-figured woman entrenched in a love affair with a married man. Although Lainie loves Mason desperately, she vows never to say those three little words while he remains with his wife.
Stay, an enigma in Lainie’s close-knit group of friends, has been circling her with interest, trying to garner her attention. When circumstances make it clear who’s blocking his way—Mason—Stay goes full-court press in pursuit of Lainie.
Lainie doesn’t see Stay as relationship potential because she is blinded by her love for Mason. However, the more she learns about Stay, the more she comes to realize she never really knew him in the first place.
An unexplainable mystical connection evolves between Lainie and Stay and she has to choose between a man she so hopelessly loves and a man who offers her everything she needs.
At thirty, Lainie has a lot going on for her. She owns a successful clothing boutique, has a great group of friends, and is madly in love with Mason. Her only problem is Mason isn’t truly hers since he’s married. She is very much the beck-and-call-girl for him. When they’re together, their time is filled with fiery passion but their time away eats at Lainie as it becomes more difficult to tell what parts of their relationship are true.
Stayman has desired Lainie since his return to the group. Without knowing what makes her unavailable, Stay remains patient and one night it pays off. When taking an ill Lainie home, they are confronted by Mason and the showdown begins. Now that he knows what he’s up against, the wooing begins…and it is wooing. He agrees to friendship but they quickly become closer. There is an ease between the two that Lainie can’t get with Mason.
It’s such a nice change to read about two people really getting to know one another. Lainie and Stayman easily fall into a comfortable bond but it’s ironically that effortlessness which causes some of the tension. For a majority of the book, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. I just knew something horrible would happen which would split them apart…and it does but surprisingly in a more subtle way.
The sex is graphic and scorching! I don’t often focus on the bedroom activity but this book delivers melt your panties, blazing hot relations both with Mason and Stay. Be prepared; there is role play, light bondage, and anal. The book is well written with a strong plot and dynamic characters which ensures I can enjoy the relating as part of the story. It’s not just there to be there but enhances the overall storyline. This page turner is sizzling and a book you won’t want to put down.
Rating: 4.75 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.