Sunday, October 26, 2014

Reviewer's Choice: Bound for Trouble by EM Lynley

Title:  Bound For Trouble

Series title:  N/A

Author:    EM Lynley

Publisher:    Dreamspinner Press

Genre:    Mystery/Suspense, LGBT, BDSM

Heat level: (M/M, Anal Play/Sex, Oral Sex, Spanking, BDSM, Violence)

Page Count: 260

Reviewer: Cassiopeia

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Publisher Blurb:

Daniel “Deke” Kane is a broken man, facing the end of his career in the FBI. He’s on desk duty after a botched drug raid left the suspects and two children dead. He’s got one chance to prove himself, or the only thing he’ll be investigating is the Help Wanted ads.

Ryan Griffiths has been on the run for ten years. Forced onto the streets when his father kicked him out, Ryan earns his living in other men’s beds. Finding his john dead in a hotel room drives him under the radar until a favorite client gives him a chance at a safe, clean life. But Ryan’s relatively stable new world shatters when Deke Kane catches up with him.

When Deke’s tasked to take down a drug dealer with terrorist ties and a taste for the dark side of BDSM, his only chance to get close is the suspect’s interest in Ryan, and he convinces Ryan to become a confidential informant. In return, Deke offers Ryan immunity from his past. As Ryan falls under the drug lord’s domination, Deke finds himself falling for Ryan.

Now Deke has to choose between Ryan’s safety and his own future.

Review of book:

EM Lynley is synonymous with well-written stories in the M/M genre, and Bound for Trouble is no exception.  Its well-crafted plot, with easily relatable characters was a win-win for me.  There were enough twists and turns that I was caught up in the story until the last page (and sad to see Id reached it).  I particularly found it interesting to see how Dekes awakening in the world of BDSM played out, and while Ive read spanking scenes before, this one has to be the hottest one Ive seen to date.  Add in Ryans/Rios growing attraction to both Maksim as well as Deke, and I had a read that was sexy, gritty, and suspenseful all in one package.

I wont lie to you; there were points that I also winced while reading.  Bound for Trouble has an element of unpredictability and violence that goes hand in hand with a book set inside the world of the Russian mafia, but the element of danger only added another level of enjoyment for me.  Watching Ryan/Rio grow from the person whod say and do anything to please a customer, to understanding he not only could, but had a right to have desires and dreams of his own was well done by Lynley.  Even the sexual tension between Deke and Ryan/Rio was off the charts.  There was plenty of sex in the plot (not always with each other), but every time these two men interacted upped the ante emotionally and physically.

Plain and simple, I lovedBound for Trouble.  So much so, that Im going to be feverishly stalking EM Lynleys back list for more of her heart stopping plots full of hotter than hell characters

                                        Five Shooting Stars !! 

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