ARC Review: Bound by D.H. Sidebottom

Title: Bound
Author: D.H. Sidebottom
Genre: Erotic Thriller
Type: Book 2.5 from Caged series
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: March 17, 2017


Two years later.

Anderson Cain’s life has changed so much. But then not so much.
The hunger for violence and bloodshed is still raw, still as consuming as ever. The need to know where he came from, and how he got there, is still as pungent as ever. The need for pain and degradation he craves is now becoming unbearable, and the crushing constraint he fights with, not to mix brutality with sex, is growing fiercer with every breath.

Yet, there is one thing that fills his lungs with pure air, one thing that gives his life purpose and hope, and only one thing that calms the turbulent storm of rage inside him.
Sam. The epitome of his mother.
The replica of the gentle soul Anderson will never forget. Never stop loving. Never stop longing for.

Unwilling to allow anyone to destroy the only thing he lives for, Anderson’s life is thrown into hell when Sam suddenly takes ill. The very thing that owns Anderson’s cold and damaged heart is threatened, and when it seems like history has a nasty way of repeating itself, once again, an unexpected soul steps up and takes hold of his hand.

The calm and serenity only one woman could give him was snatched away two years ago, and he thought he would never feel that quietness in the core of him once again.
Except, sometimes, someone, somewhere, offers us retribution for our sins. A hand reaches out to hold ours. And a gentle heart can, and does, settle the fury inside us.

Amidst suffering.
Comes mercy.
And punishment.

This book contains scenes of violence and sex. 18+ years


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ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

It’s been two years since Anderson Cain’s heart was left empty. The only thing that kept it going was the pure soul in the form of Sam. But when Sam got sick, it threatened whatever little footing Anderson had.

With her warm personality and gentle heart, Jeanie Carlson made for a good nurse. But beyond her pleasant facade, she had a past that could change any potential future.

I love Anderson and I was happy with how his story ended. Still, it was nice to have more of him. But the thing is, there’s one element in the story that I wasn’t satisfied with.

I couldn’t understand what or why we had, yet deep in the pit of my stomach I couldn’t ignore the feeling of familiarity.

Since this is just a novella, I feel it needed more length to comfortably introduce a new main character to the series. It seemed too abrupt for me to warm up to Jeanie. Besides, I hold loyalty to Anderson’s past. I wanted the story to go to a certain direction, alas, my hope left unfulfilled.

Trailing a finger along one of the paths, I collected my own blood and slid it between my lips. Anderson did the same, but with his thumb. His eyes locked onto mine when he sank it between his lips and sucked hard.

I’m glad the dark kinky fuckery was still present. At least partially, my hope was satisfied in this way haha!

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.


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