Bonds of Need

Book two of Wicked Play

‘Bonds of Need’ is the second book in the Wicked Play series and can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series. The story is about Kendra Morgan who attends a party at a local sex club hoping she can leave her past behind her. Deklan Winters has been eyeing Kendra for months. Deklan helps Kendra face her fears and conquer her past.

Lynda Aicher created very strong characters. The chemistry between Deklan and Kendra is amazing. You can almost see the sparks fly between them. Deklan goes above and beyond to help Kendra accept herself, her needs and face her past. The sex scenes were very hot and steamy. The d/s scenes were very realistic. Deklan uses d/s scenes to help Kendra accept that she enjoys pain with her sex.

Overall, this was a fabulous book. While I have not read the first book yet, I cannot wait to read it now that I have read this one and more from Lynda Aicher.


The ending was a bit rushed. The author built up the tension in the story in regards to Kendra facing Eric and her parents. I found it hard to believe how easily her parents accepted Kendra’s explanation for what happened to make her disappear for ten months. They believed what she said so quickly that it sort of makes you wonder why Kendra did not go to them in the first place. They came across as typical parents. No one would believe what the story Kendra told without seeing her back. It was unrealistic of Kendra to expect her parents not to want to see her back.

Book Blurb for Bonds of Need

When Kendra Morgan attends a party at an exclusive sex club, she's not driven by mere curiosity. Hoping to prove she's put the past behind her, Kendra must instead face up to needs she's denied for too long. Despite her lingering fears, she can't resist the temptation to play…

Deklan Winters has had his eye on his attractive neighbor for months, but only senses Kendra is no stranger to the BDSM scene when she walks into his club. And he can tell that's not her only secret. What surprises him is his own overwhelming desire to give her what she craves—and to show her a side to the Dom/sub relationship she's never known.

With Deklan's guidance, Kendra begins to accept her forbidden needs and to recognize the fine line between pleasure and pain. But when her former Master returns to reclaim her, it will take all her courage—and all of Deklan's love—to defy her past.

For more tales from The Den check out Bonds of Trust.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2013 4.50