Pleasure Bound is an intensely sensual journey for three people who are exploring their personal boundaries to arrive at a pleasure that will bind them together forever. This book was so erotic and emotional that it was impossible for me to put down. I feel like I've been on a roller-coaster with twists and turns, highs and lows, and when I got to the end, I wanted to immediately get back in line to get on again!
This book was sexy with a capital SEX. Sex in every place imaginable, in every way imaginable, and what was amazing about it was the fact that it was interwoven with emotion and love amongst the characters as well as real vulnerability. The three of them each open up some part of themselves that leaves them exposed, and it's unsettling for them. But as much as it gives them unease, it also gives them intense pleasure. There is a lot of BDSM aspects in the book, but it's mild overall without any intense scenes. But the steam that went along with it made me reach for water more than once.
If I had to choose, I would say that I loved Zeke's character the best. He has this tough exterior but underneath it all, he wants what's best for those that he loves. There are things revealed about him that make the kind of sacrifice that he's willing to make for them even more heartfelt.
The story doesn't go much beyond the relationship between the three main characters, but the author does a wonderful job illustrating some of the problems that can occur when dealing with any new relationship, even a threesome. The story was so engrossing that I didn't realize that there really weren't any other characters in the book besides the three main ones until I reached the end of the book.
The development of the relationship between Ty and Zeke was amazing. The way the author provided both men's points of view really helped shape the story and added extra depth to the characters. From childhood friends to something more is not easy. With the bad blood between them, Marie becomes the glue that binds them back together--and in ways neither of them ever imagined or expected.
Underneath all the sex and Domination/submission, bondage and everything else, this was truly about the joining of three people. And to me, that's what captivated me most about the book. Marie said it best in the book when she said: "And even though it's clear that any of the two of us would make a great couple, we'd always know that we were missing so much by denying the third". I really think that explains it all.
Reviewed by Rho
for The Romance Reviews