Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bound at the Ball by Lea Barrymire

Bound at the Ball (MF)Title:Bound at the Ball
Author:Lea Barrymire
Publisher:Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Genre and Pairing:Sci-fi and M/F
Word Count:47,911
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
[Siren Allure: Erotic Futuristic Sci-Fi Romance, bondage, HEA]
Rella Cinder was born to the submissive race on her planet and has finally reached the age of maturity. She has hated her nature since birth and has fought her submissiveness. As the youngest of four sisters, she’s watched the others go off and look for mates. This time she’s forced to comply with the government’s edicts, which includes attending the Unity Ball and taking a mate from the warrior species. What she doesn’t know is that she has already caught the eye of a warrior before stepping foot into the Ball.
Warrior Sabar T'Brun is ready to take a mate but doesn’t want a weak female. He sees what he craves in the willful Rella during her Initiation Ceremony. Her sweet submission and soft cries of passion are exactly what he wants in a mate.
Can they find each other before the Unity Ball ends? Or will someone else claim her?

Being a female sucks for Rella, she has reached the age of majority and now she has even fewer choices or does she?  Rella is preparing for her first Unity Ball and she is filled with anger fueled by fear.  That is the lot of females in Bound at the Ball by Lea Barrymire.  But all is not lost, because not all males believe woman should fear the prospect of mating.  Sabar has been involved in numerous balls.  Touching scared females in a sexual manner is not something he enjoys.  He knows what to expect and dislikes the manner in which women are treated.  But when he meets Rella, he finds a woman with fire and spirit.  Someone who will challenge him.  Someone who understands a bit about her sexuality.  I enjoyed seeing how he gentles Rella into not only his arms but his home.  He knows just how few choices Rella has but he is determined to give her at least the illusion of control.  I appreciated that he was secure in who he was and wanted more with the woman he was to spend the rest of his life with.  I loved seeing how protective he was even as he combated Rella’s anger and frustration.  This story was well written and the characters were well developed.  This is the first time that I have read Ms. Barrymire but it will not be the last.

                                  Four Twinkling Stars

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