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BDSM WEEK – GUEST READER REVIEW: “Bound By Honor” SE Jakes

Boys in our Books welcomes Deirdre with a Guest Reader Review

ABOUT:

One year ago on a mission gone wrong, Tanner James failed to save the life of Jesse, his Army Ranger teammate. Before dying in that South American jungle, Jesse extracted a promise that won’t let Tanner rest until it’s fulfilled—no matter what it costs him.

Damon Price loved Jesse, but problems in their relationship had come to a head right before Jesse left on his final mission. Now a reluctant Dom and a man still in mourning, he’s not happy when Tanner appears at his BDSM club. And even less happy with Jesse’s last request—that Tanner sub for him for one night.

After a rough start, Damon realizes that the tough soldier, despite his protests, aches for someone to take control. And Tanner senses a hesitance, an insecurity in Damon that makes him wonder if he’s simply a placeholder for Jesse, or if their tentative connection could grow into something more.

For Jesse’s sake, they agree to try one weekend together. Then duty calls, and a series of attacks that have been happening near the club hits too close to home, making both men wonder if giving their hearts is a maneuver fraught with too much risk…

REVIEW:

What I liked – 
Confession. I apparently have a thing for BDSM story-lines . . . . I have read a ton of them!!!

This one is a bit less BDSM than I thought. Yes, there is the club. One of the MCs owns the BDSM club. There is a light scene in the beginning that is more bravado and tension building than D/s demonstration. But that is about it for the club. There are not any BDSM scenes with all the accessories here.

The romance . . . I liked these two!!! Tanner is swoon-worthy…Hot, angry, confused military guy…yes!!! Damon seems like the perfect fit for Tanner. I was constantly wondering about how in control he was. Not control over Tanner, but control over himself. I liked that they just gave into their relationship despite their shared past, despite the life of active duty. Now, I did have to buy into the whole ‘doing a scene as a dying request’ part, but once I just gave into that, these guys were great!! There is a D/s dynamic that is WOW!!!!!

This is a very smexy book…these guys are busy!!!! With amazing refractory periods….

Overall, I cried a couple of times and laughed a couple of times.

What didn’t work for me –
Every reader has limits, every reader has hot button items.

Rape is mine.

In this book, there is an attempted rape. That unto itself is not where my issue lies . . .it is how it is handled or rather, NOT handled. There is even a flair of blame the victim going on…. it left me with a sick feeling that stayed for the rest of the book. . . . This could have been an easy 4 star read for me if this element had been handled differently.

This is the first in a series and I see myself giving the next book a try…Law and Styx and Paulo are intriguing . . . .

RATING:  3 STARS

BOOK INFO:

10275412Title:  Bound by Honor (Men of Honor #1)
Author:  SE Jakes
Publisher:  Samhain
Pages:  232
Release Date:  March 1, 2011
Purchase Links:  Amazon, ARe

2 comments on “BDSM WEEK – GUEST READER REVIEW: “Bound By Honor” SE Jakes

  1. Sophia Rose
    November 23, 2013

    I got this one some time ago and haven’t had a chance to read it yet. Thanks for the warning about the rape. I can handle it being in a story under certain circumstances, but I like to know to expect it.

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  2. Lisa Arbitrary
    November 23, 2013

    Really perfect review Deirdre. The books continue to improve, as a series, imo. I hope you enjoy the threesome next. You’re right about the bdsm in this book, it sort of surrounds the story, but doesn’t dictate it. Forgive me, for the life of me I can’t remember the rape element. Too long ago I guess. Rape does have to be handled just right.

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