Bonds, #1

Crave is the first book in the Bonds series by Sierra Cartwright. I found this book a fascinating read. I was hooked right from the start and I had a hard time putting this book down. The main characters and the secondary characters were stimulating and appealing. Overall, this was a great story with a great message about communication and trust. This book shows what can go wrong when you don’t communicate or trust your partner. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Reece McRae’s girlfriend left him two years ago without a word. Reece was Sarah’s Dom and they lived in a D/s relationship and Reece had no idea there was any problems until he found out she up and left. Reece was heartbroken and was slow to recover for his heartbreak. Therefore, when he finds her on her knees acting like the sub he always knew she could be stuns Reece.

Sarah found a collar in Reece’s drawer and that sent her running because she assumed he wanted her to be a slave. She did not talk to him she just assumed and ran. The time away did give her time to think, plan and grow up. She tries to talk to him again a much more grown up and mature person than when she left.

The chemistry between Reece and Sarah is blistering. I liked that Reece did not just fall in line with Sarah wishes to try again. While it was apparent that he had, feelings for her still he needed to get past all the hurt that she caused. I loved seeing both parties try to put the past in the past and how hard it was.

Book Blurb for Crave

She still craved him… The sight of a collar in her boyfriend’s drawer had stunned Sarah. Panicking, she had fled. But no other man has ever been his equal.

Two years ago, the woman he’d hoped to collar and marry disappeared. So Reece McRae is stunned to find his former girlfriend on her knees, behaving as the submissive he’d always wanted.

Is it too late? He should refuse her, but an undeniable sexual attraction consumes him.

Sarah had been under Reece’s spell from the moment she met him. When she found a steel collar in his drawer, she panicked. The idea of a lifetime of his relentless demands, sensual and otherwise, suffocated her.

In the years they’ve been apart, she hasn’t met his equal. Now, convinced one last night will vanquish his memory, she sets out to seduce him.

The Reece she returns to is even more determined to have his way. Is she now strong enough, brave enough, to surrender to his love?

Reader Advisory: This book contains sensual torment, flogging, anal sex and sex in public.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2014 5.00