It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of author Ava March. Ever since I read her first `Bound' book, I've been not only addicted to this series, but hooked on everything else Ms. March writes as well. So, when I had the opportunity to read and review the last book in this series, Bound Forever, I quickly jumped at the chance. I'm pleased to say that I'm so glad I did! Not only did Bound Forever wrap up the series perfectly, it just might be my favorite book in this series yet.
Lord Oliver Marsden and Lord Vincent Prescott have been lovers for well over a year, and so far, things have gone rather smoothly for both of them. Even though their love they share between them is considered forbidden, they continue to be able to sneak around and work out ways for them to be together. Oliver enjoys submitting to the dominant Vincent and life has been good for both of them. But, with privilege comes responsibility. When Lord Vincent receives a letter that puts their lives again in an uproar, both men know that there must be a change in their relationship or it will be doomed to fail.
I love this series! When I read the first book, Bound by Deception, I was immediately captivated by both Oliver and Vincent and the amazing storytelling skills Ms. March has. She has the ability to really bring the reader into the complicated and sometimes not so glamorous life of England set in the Regency era. There aren't many authors that are willing or able to write not only an enthralling and captivating homoerotic love story that is set with a historical or regency setting. In my opinion, after reading everything that Ms. March has written, she is one of the best authors in this genre, and she never fails to please this reader with her fast-paced storytelling and amazing characterization.
Bound Forever is the third and final book in this series. I truly, TRULY hate to see the series come to an end, but fans of Ms. March and of Vincent and Oliver's will rejoice at the happy ending. As with the two previous books, Bound Forever will be part of my keeper shelf forever. I know when I'm in the mood for a complex, sexy, regency-era-homoerotic romance; I'll pick up this series and be totally satisfied for the few hours of escapism that only the `Bound' series is only able to give.
I do believe Bound Forever could be read as a stand-alone book, but I HIGHLY recommend that the series be read in order to fully understand the dynamics and the devotion these two amazing characters have for one another. Here are the books in series order: Bound by Deception, Bound to Him and Bound Forever. There are also some mini-freebies that Ms. March has written about these characters on her blog and website. You can check out her blog here: http://www.avamarch.blogspot.com/ Ava's website can be found here: http://www.avamarch.com/
Lord Oliver Marsden’s life is perfect...well, almost perfect. His bookshop is doing well, his bank account isn’t empty, and his nights are filled with a deliciously dominant man...who tends to be a bit too domineering outside of the bedchamber. But Vincent loves him and that’s all that should matter. Right? And of course, Vincent still firmly holds the reins of control. Yet while Oliver feels Vincent is finally ready to give himself fully to him, to make good on the offer Oliver refused a year ago, the looming threat his lover could someday be forced to marry keeps him from tugging the reins from Vincent’s grasp.
Then Vincent receives a letter that changes everything. Oliver seizes the moment and pushes Vincent toward a night neither of them will ever forget. Yet come dawn, Oliver awakens to an empty bed. Lord Vincent Prescot knows he loves Oliver. The man’s his best friend and he trusts him. So why does submitting to Oliver leave him so shaken? It doesn’t take him long to find the answer, yet his solution could drive his lover away for good.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.
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