Bound by Sunlight
Ellora’s Cave [link to buy]
Rating: 4 out of 5 Paddles
Kyriana Price has spent nearly a year trapped at her evil day job. And she does mean evil. Her boss is a mage bent on power who lets nothing stand in the way of his quest to gain more. When she sees Connul Graysn wielding a flogger at a BDSM club, she formulates an escape that will require his considerable skills—as a mage and as a Dom. Going to another mage for help might not be the best plan, but it’s the only one she’s got, and at this point, she’s willing to try just about anything. The last thing Connul expects when he finds an intruder in his house is that he’ll soon have her chained in his bedroom, her lovely body marked by his paddle. But she’s begging for his help—how can a gentleman refuse? As they learn to trust each other, he begins to realize the only thing he’s not willing to do for Kyriana is let her go.
Bound by Sunlight is an interesting story. It pulls the BDSM lifestyle into a story of mage’s and human’s and how Kyriana and Connul interact on both levels. Kyriana knows very little about the lifestyle but is compelled to experience it with Connul. I have to admit that this story got me thinking about how interesting a scene would be when you can add some magical touches!
Kyriana and Connul jump feet first into a D/s relationship that has all the makings for trouble, but the reasons why are well defined and understandable. As they get past the things impeding a relationship, they begin to communicate more and learn each others likes and dislikes. Connul makes a good Dominant as he exhibits the strength and tenderness during and after a scene with Kyriana that I enjoyed seeing.