Ashamed of the woman she allowed herself to become, Sloane Montgomery sets out to repair the self-inflicted damage done to her life. A new town holds her new beginning and when Leo Calloway arrives everything changes.
Captivated by Leo and his dark desires, Sloane wonders if her fascination with his dominance goes deeper than fantasy. Has she been seeking punishment to atone for the sins of her past all along? Though Leo’s brutal lust is what first enthralls her, the bonds of trust they form could have the power to heal her.
When the ties to her former life threaten to take hold of her again, the passion binding her to Leo may be the key to her ultimate release.
Bindings by Kate Roth is a great read for anyone who is craving a darker novel. Though if you are looking for a truly dark book, this isn't the one for you. I would say that Bindings is a middle level dark novel, where there are some dark scenes, mostly it reads like a contemporary novel and it is quite fun. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters' navigation of both sides of their relationship.
Sloane is running away from her old life and a horrible relationship. See, she was the other woman for years, and once she saw the error of her ways, she got out of it. Though she had the backbone to leave, she is left with feeling inadequate and down on herself. She is convinced that she is going to write a book to purge her feelings. She does her writing in a little bookstore in town.
It is at this bookstore that she meets Leo. He is mysterious, commanding, and caring. He sees a naturally submissive woman in Sloane and mistakenly takes her down the road of such thinking that it is one she has traveled before. When he finds out that she is new to the life he leads, he gives her a choice to follow or not. She chooses to submit. However, submission isn't the only thing that Leo wants from her. He wants a relationship and to get to know her.
I really liked the dynamic between Leo and Sloane. He was always what she needed when she needed it. He always knew when to push and when to pull back. Sloane showed great growth in this story. She starts as a shell of a woman and emerges confident and strong. Take note that this book is not a stand alone. It is merely the first book in the series and it DOES end in a bit of a cliffy. It wasn't too bad, though, just giving the relationship more growth. I can't wait to see where the author takes these two characters next.
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Published since 2012, Kate Roth is addicted to all things romance. Her passion for love stories, both traditional and unconventional, has led her to write in various sub-genres of romance including New Adult, Paranormal and Erotica. Kate is inspired by everything from music to the real-life romance tales she's heard through her years as a professional hair stylist.
One thing is certain, Kate Roth writes steamy connections, sassy dialogue, and strong heroines & heroes.
Kate spends her time away from the keyboard with her insta-love husband, Adam and their faithful pound puppy, Sampson.
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