Bound for Christmas by Yvette Hines
Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 3.5 out of 5
Zoey Carleigh loves going to visit her family, however as much as it is enjoyable it’s just as stressful, especially when her meddling aunt continues to bring up Zoey’s old flame, a person who has been non-existent for a number of years. Happy to be on a flight headed home,she never expected to be seated next to a guy who is strong, confident and comforting all rolled into one handsome hazel-eyed package. When things get a little bumpy he’s just the person she needs beside her to calm her fears. It’s just too bad that with a connection so intense the flight ends too soon and they head their separate ways. Or so it seems.
Evan Douglas is going home after ten years in the military to an ill father he has constantly disappointed in the past. The dark passions in his life that he has always been able to trust in before have started to leave him hollow and in need of something more. Turmoil in the house he is expecting, but when he awakened to find the lovely tawny skinned beauty from the plane under the same roof, he refuses to deny that fate has played a hand in placing her in his life permanently. However, if he wants her, he better act fast because he’s not the only one that desires a happily-ever-after with Zoey.
At 70 pages this is a great rainy afternoon read. The author, Yvette Hines, did af abulous job creating characters that were well rounded with faults as well as good points. The relationship between Evan and his father is a relationship that many can find believable. I enjoyed a story where not everyone was perfect. The relationship between Zoey and Evan seemed like they could really go the distance. This story should be on everyone’s TBR pile.
Interview with Yvette Hines
When you first started writing, did you have any idea you’d be writing BDSM/kinky books? Do you write in any other genre? I had no idea fourteen years ago when I started writing romance that I’d eventually begin to write BDSM. In 2007 when I began to pen erotic tales I still had no clue and didn’t really know much about it. Then I read a book by a good friend of mine and my eyes were open. I was drawn to the relationship and the commitment of a D/s.
Do you use a pen name? If yes (or no), why? Yvette Hines. When I originally started writing it was straight contemporary romance. I didn’t think that most of the readers of the genre would follow me to “the darker side of passion”. Which has been true for the most part, however, recently the “vanilla” romance world has opened up to incorporating the lifestyle stories. I was also in the military and wanted to keep my life separate from my full-time job.
Are you actively involved in BDSM? If so how do you identify yourself? Dom(me)/sub? Top/bottom? Switch? Active in the manner that I attend a lot of events and participate in a few activities for experience sake outside of my home. However, I’d classify myself as a sexual submissive. I love to be dominated in the bedroom.
At what point did you decide you wanted to write BDSM/kinky-themed erotica? Early 2007, my publisher put out a call for BDSM themed short stories. I had an idea and decided to give it a go. I researched my hind parts off and attended play-parties to talk with people in the lifestyle. Speed Dating is still one of my favorite stories to this day.
Phaze Books [link to buy]
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paddles
Brad aka Thor leaves the Air Force and becomes a cop in Claiemont, where he eventually falls in love with the general’s daughter and the town princess, Liza.
While I enjoyed reading this book, which is part of the author’s Apprehension series, I would not classify this as a BDSM book per say. Granted there was one scene at the end of the book with Liza handcuffing herself to the bed, that was pretty much it. The story itself was good, about two people from opposite sides of the track being attracted to each other. The suspense in the story kept my interest as well.
I would not mind reading the rest of this series because I enjoyed some of the secondary characters involved in this one. Thor’s reaction to the general and his reaction to Thor was funny. One thing that does come across very well is the feel of small towns and the way everyone seems to know what is going on with everybody.
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