Rachel Reviews & Giveaway: Bound For Hell by Kendra Leigh

*~*~* The Bound Trilogy *~*~*
Amazon bestselling Bound Trilogy is relentlessly sexy and emotionally deep -- a tangled, twisted, intricately woven love story with romance and suspense. 

Book: Bound For Hell (The Bound Trilogy #1)
By Kendra Leigh
Genre: Erotic Romance, suspense

Bound for Hell
Ethan Wilde. Billionaire. Business Man.
Passionate. Powerful. Persistent.
One of New York’s most eligible bachelors.

Angel Lawson. Photographer. Gallery Owner. Burdened. Beautiful. Broken.
A woman bound by the ropes of her sins and forgotten past, fearful of her future

A chance encounter…

Consumed by guilt and tormented by the bonds of a tragic past, Angel Lawson’s life has been a solitary journey, condemned to live without love. In order to preserve her damaged soul from further rejection, sex is as close to a man as she ever plans to get. She was already hell-bound for her sins. One more wasn’t going to hurt ...
... or so she thought.

When a passionate encounter throws her into the world of Ethan Wilde, Angel is helpless to resist the irrefutable desire and depth of raw emotion he ignites in her.

Ethan is as intense as he is sinfully sexy. Irretrievably captivated by Angel, he seems just as intent on understanding her naked soul as he is desperate to possess every inch of her naked body.
Angel craves his touch like a drug and yearns for the love he promises, but surrendering to the feelings he’s unearthed will mean exposing her fears and releasing the demons buried for a lifetime.
Exposing her heart will leave it at risk of being broken.

Will Angel choose to leave her life of solitude behind, or is the choice no longer hers?
Ethan Wilde is used to getting what he wants … and what he wants is Angel.
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Bound For Hell - Excerpt
When we reached the apartment, I ran straight for the shower, leaving Ethan in the kitchen to start on the pancakes. I needed time to compose myself, cleanse my body and mind of the conversation which had seemed to sully the morning. Leave it behind, forget it. It was the first time I’d ever shared my shit with anyone, and it would teach me to leave it where it belonged. In my poisonous past.
     When I finished, I dressed quickly in jeans and a top, and padded barefoot toward the kitchen, squeezing droplets of water from my hair with a towel.
     Ethan had his back to me, unaware of my approach, and was slamming about in a rage, anger radiating from every pore of his body. As I came within a few feet of him, he seemed to lose it all together, and raising a bowl in the air, smashed it down violently into the sink.
“E, what are you doing? What’s happened?” I gasped, stunned by the vehemence of his demeanor. 
My presence startled him and he swung around to face me, his eyes dark, nostrils flared with seething rage. Seeming to war with himself, he opened his mouth to speak, but the words failed, as if they’d already begun to evaporate before he could form them. Instead, he just stared at me, his eyes dark and intense with emotion boring so deeply into mine that they seemed to reach inside my very soul.
Suddenly he moved, striding swiftly toward me and without a word, flung his arms around me, squeezing me so tight it stole the breath from my lungs.
“What is it?” I asked, fear gripping my heart with the frightening possibilities raging through my mind.
As if the physical contact with me offered sustenance, he relaxed his grip, his face angling to look down at me through glistening eyes. A profound sadness seemed to have engulfed him, a helpless, angry veil shrouding his usually poised mien. Then, as if to dispel the emotion that even impeded his speech, he shook his head and closed his eyes. As he did, a solitary, angry tear escaped from the corner of his eye and spilled on to his cheek.
“E, please tell me. What’s wrong?” I pleaded.
When his voice finally emerged it was hoarse, barely above a whisper. “You.”
Me? I was causing him this apparent agony?
“Why? What have I done?”
Rachel's Review~
Ethan Wilde...need I say more...just his name conjures images of perfection...or Prince Charming. 
Angelica Lawson...she is almost every woman...insecure, uncomfortable in her own skin, looking for the elusive "love and affection" but smothering it under a blanket of "sex with no strings" and "casual affairs".
You can feel the connection between these two...Cinderella and her Prince Charming..but are things really as they seem?  That's what I kept asking myself as I was reading this...no one is that perfect...what's the catch..
Kendra Leigh's writing is good.  Her word choices I loved.  She used some "big girl" words.  It was so nice to see uncommon word choices.  Funny what sticks out to some people isn't it?  Other readers may not care that she uses words like perfidy instead of more common words like deceit. But I did care...it brought it up a notch to me...not something you can just gloss over as you're reading a mile a minute.  There's a lot of maybe/maybe nots...there's a huge rift in Angel's family, she's got a craptastic father and brother that do nothing but cause her untold heartache...and Ethan's actions when this stuff comes about...something has to be "off".  I joined this blog tour based on covers..and so far Ethan is dominant, but I was expecting it to be a little more BDSM-y from the cover and the title...but as Jia says " to assume is the mother of all fuck ups"
I think you need to read this yourself. Feel the heat...feel the emotion.
Meet Ethan and Angel.
4.0 Stars

Bound for Salvation

Hell was hot, but the flames of deliverance might be the ones

to burn … For the first time in living memory, Angel Lawson feels cherished. Ethan Wilde has taught her that love is possible for all, even the sinners among us. The bonds of his love free her from the shackles of her guilt. Inch by inch, he’s slid under her skin, folding himself around her soul like a soothing blanket. His love nourishes her starving heart, and his passion fuels the scorching flames of her deepest desires, driving her to the blissful edge of sweet insanity. Brick by brick, she tears down the protective wall she’s built around her heart, and the ice inside begins to thaw. To Ethan, Angel is the sole reason he exists, the blood in his veins, the drug to his addiction. He vows to mend her, to help her confront her demons and come to terms with a buried past that continues to haunt her. But what lies beneath the surface of Ethan’s past? Pasts left hidden to rot become dirty secrets. Secrets that can tear even the strongest love apart. And secrets have a habit of revealing themselves when least expected…

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Rachel's Review~
To be honest, I almost didn't continue...I was running waaaaay behind and since Bound for Hell was just OK for me,  I figured I'd save Salvation and Nirvana for later...but I'm so glad I didn't...
Bound for Salvation brings us a little more drama and suspense...Same hot, tons of sex scenes.  We get more with Ethans family, and it's hard not to LOVE Damon!  And THE MAN...I always knew he was just a little MORE.
Angel FINALLY steps up and once again becomes her own person, just a stronger version with Ethans love.
We get a glimpse into Ethans dodgy past and begin to understand that sometimes "off" look in his eyes.  His heartbreak. ahhhh.
Bound for Salvation was a much more fulfilling read for me.
4.0 Stars

Bound for Nirvana

The bonds of their love saw them through the ravaging storm to the promise of peace and the chance to breathe … Angel once believed her soul belonged to the Devil. Now she willingly gives every part of her—mind, body and soul—to the man whose love mends her a little more each day. Ethan knows Hell is no place for an angel, especially not his Angel. He would sacrifice his soul every day of his life in order to save hers. Fuelled by an almost obsessive desire, their need for each other ignites a passion that most couples could find destructive, but instead the flames of their possessive vigilance only seem to feed the fire of their insatiable hunger. The slaying of Ethan’s demons has made their fortress of love stronger than ever.

But Angel continues to paper over the cracks of her troubled past, running from the demons that chase her and the nightmares that plague her. When a twist of fate forces her to confront them, she finally begins to accept that her repressed memories need to be explored in order to attain the peace she craves. But in her search for Nirvana, Angel discovers far more than buried memories. What happens when the worst nightmare you’ve ever encountered is the one you wake up in?

When the past comes face to face with the present to reveal a web of diseased secrets and lies?

And the only road you can take leads to one destination… Hell.

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Rachel's Review~
The finale.  Where all of our questions are answered.
Angel gets to meet Ethan's parents FINALLY, and boy! what a revelation that is!!!  What's surprising is that Ethan wouldn't have remembered that a little bit? Nor Angel?   But I can get beyond that...we're talking Prince Charming and Cinderella here!
Angel hasn't been my favorite of leading ladies, entirely too wishy washy and blind to everything around her..I'll say that right off.  Even treated like crap from her family for SOOOO very very long, I was a little let down with the way that all went down, but...
just when you think thinks are finally finished, you're hit with yet MORE!  I have to say, this was my favorite of the three books.  Did I find them unputdownable?  No.  Did I find them that elusive BEST READ EVER?  No, but the series was entertaining, had me mumbling under my breath..I teared up a bit, and was really surprised at some of the twists and the way they were executed and finalized. Over all it was a continuous 4 Star read 
About Kendra …
Kendra Leigh fell in love with words and reading as a young child. She was at her happiest when Enid Blyton whisked her away up into the magical lands at the top of the Faraway Tree with Moon-face and the rest of the gang.
Now, of course, she has more of a fondness for chocolate, cheese and hot men in suits – not necessarily in that order.
Kendra devotes her life to her devilishly handsome partner, scandalously beautiful daughter and cute as hell Shih-Tzu. She believes in love at first sight, and as well as writing and reading, Kendra has a passion for great movies and brilliantly written TV.
The Amazon bestselling Bound Trilogy is her debut series. She is currently plotting and weaving a spinoff series to feature well-loved characters from the trilogy.
Connect with Kendra …
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/KLeighBooks (@KLeighBooks)
Amazon Author Page:  http://Author.to/Kendra-Leigh

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for joining my celebrations and for taking the time to review x