Eva Charles certainly knows how to write about alpha males and their equally sexy and sassy women. First she gave us JD Wilder and Gabby, now she has presented us with Smith Sinclair and Mary Katherine "Kate" McKenna. OMG!!!! Smith ... that man stole my heart. WOW!!!
Smith and Kate's story was such a terrific read. It has a touch of darkness, definite suspense, occasionally emotional and some jaw-dropping steamy scenes ... Smith certainly knows how to increase a woman's heart rate. Smith Sinclair is an alpha male. He likes to be in control of things at all times. He's a dirty talker, rough, has an affinity for kink, but below his gruff exterior lies a man who is incredibly sweet and has the tenderest of hearts ... even though he doesn't like to admit it. As well as being JD Wilder's best friend, he is also in charge of the Wilder family's security, which is how he crosses paths for the second time with Kate.
Kate is a journalist looking for that Pulitzer Prize winning story. A story that will get her into a lot of trouble. I really loved Kate, she was determined, sassy, sweet and ready to stand up for what she believed in ... even if it put her life in danger. This red-headed beauty affects Smith like no other woman ever has. It has him doing things he normally wouldn't even dream of ... like defying his best friend and boss. Continually at loggerheads over what Kate is chasing, Smith and Kate's relationship turns into something neither of them were expecting.
Smith teaches Kate things she has only ever read about. He allows a side of herself to flourish that she didn't realise was there. This leads her to become a much stronger woman. It also leads Smith to discovering sides to himself that he too didn't know existed. As their relationship evolves outside forces interfere causing Smith to believe that Kate has betrayed him in the worse way possible. His reaction inadvertently puts Kate's life in danger. Even with all this happening, Smith cannot get the sassy redhead out of his mind.
There are numerous twists and turns woven throughout this story ... some totally unexpected. There are some really dark moments and some wonderful lighthearted moments. Eva Charles has really balanced both sides beautifully throughout. Not everything is at it seems. Did Kate really betray Smith and the Wilder family? Has Smith made the biggest mistake of his life? Who really is Father Jesse?
An absolutely addictive read. Eva Charles has most definitely outdone herself with BOUND.
A book not to be missed.
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- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1182 KB
- Print Length: 426 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B084WS69K3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #132,841 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)