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Wednesday, August 02, 2006


***** Bound by Sasha White. Erotic romance.

Wow. What to say about this book? I was expecting steam. Heck, just look at the cover, and you know there aren't going to be fade-to-black or closed-door sex scenes, and you can pretty much gather that said sex scenes won't be same-old, same-old either.

What you might not expect, particularly if, like me, you're new to this author, are realistic characters and emotional depth, but they're there.

Katie Long is a good girl with the soul of a bad girl. She's working in a casino in a small town, where everyone knows her, and she feels trapped. Her overriding goal in life is to save up enough money to escape to the city where she can finally be herself.

Meanwhile, she has her eye on the sexy new security guard at the casino: Joe Carson. In a fit of daring, she gives him a show on the security monitor, and starts an intense, exciting, D/s sexual relationship with him.

At least it starts out as just sex, until they both find themselves falling in love, and their emotional goals and their practical goals start to collide.

Bound does a lovely job of portraying Katie, and showing how a person can be sexually submissive without being weak or ineffectual outside the bedroom--or even inside it. It also does a lovely job of showing Katie's character change--the traditional but no less true plot of discovering what you really want.

The ending is very satisfying. No giving up of one's goals for a new sexual relationship, no inexplicable and convenient character changes. I was happy for Katie and the end, and confident that she'd be happy too.

I'll definitely be looking for more books by Sasha White.


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Hi ! I think I'm going to read this book, since you like it :) Thank!

Okay now I have to read it!
You didn't say whether the sex met up to your expectations. Did you get the steam?
Oh, heh. Yes. Yes, it did.
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