Bitter Bonds

Souls in Bondage, #2

‘Bitter Bonds’ is the second book in the Souls in Bondage series by Lex Valentine. Jake Conrad is not interested in another submissive after his last two submissive left him. However, his best friend Ray brings him Finn. Finn is a submissive who is talented in ways Jake is amazed by. Can these two deal with the past and make a future together?

Finn is a white haired submissive who has had a tough life. His parents disowned him when they found out he was gay, and his last master kicked him out for a younger submissive. Finn falls for Jake at first sight.

Jake is a Dom whose last two subs left because he did not spend enough time with them. Jake does not want to open his heart again to be hurt. He is also not sure he wants a full time submissive. Jake does not deny his attraction to Finn. They enter into a ‘vanilla’ relationship.

The chemistry between Jake and Finn is blistering hot. The sex scenes were sizzling. While the sex scenes were mostly vanilla it’s apparent that both want more. It seems both Finn and Jake can talk to each other very well.

I loved the beginning and ending with the two angels looking over everyone. I like the idea of an angel looking out for you. I also enjoyed the fact that everyone is interconnected to a degree with each other. Overall, this was a wonderful sweet story that does overboard on the BDSM elements. Even if you not a big fan of BDSM you will still like this book.


Book Blurb for Bitter Bonds

Dominant Jake Conrad isn’t going to get involved in another relationship with a submissive. Burned by two former submissives, Jake vows never to collar one again. Then his best friend Ray brings him a sub like no other. Finn is damaged and bitter, although not as bitter as Jake. The white haired submissive has secrets and talents Jake never dreamed of and the lure of Finn’s need to submit calls to Jake’s soul.

Everyone Finn has ever loved walked away from him. He fears caring for anyone when he knows the outcome will shatter his heart again. When Finn falls for Jake, he gives his lover the ultimate gift, a chance to have the dreams he set aside years before even though he knows that if Jake accepts the gift, he’ll walk out of Finn’s life forever. A slave to his love for his Dominant, the submissive finds his true strength in easing Jake’s bitterness even at the cost of his own happiness.


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2013 5.00