Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kelly's Review: FOREVER BOUND


A 1 Night Stand Story

By Stacey Kennedy

Published by: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (

First Printing: April 2011

ISBN: 978-1-61333-054-8

Decadent Publishing; Goodreads

Concept: “Josie Harper had boyfriends, lovers, and even friends with benefits. None of them could satisfy her. Something had always been missing—something she was now desperate to find. Gavin Scott longed for the perfect submissive. A woman worthy of the gift he could give to her as a Dom. Most failed to meet his expectations and he’d all but given up hope. A high class match-maker in Las Vegas brings Josie and Gavin together. Tonight, Gavin will introduce Josie to the world of BDSM. As he skillfully guides her through the experience, Josie isn’t the only one captivated. Gavin is in awe of her control, someone this new to the lifestyle shouldn’t possess this great of a talent. During their journey, Josie will find the missing piece of her soul and Gavin will meet the woman who was born to submit to him.

Review: Forever Bound is an erotic novella which features a young woman by the name of Josie Harper who has found her sex life to be a little on the dull side so she spends her savings on a “Fantasy Island” situation of sorts. She is a submissive who has asked to be paired with a Dom so that she can experience some of the BDSM lifestyle. On the other side of the coin is a Dom who is tired of the same ol’ same ol’ and has been paired with this newbie because of her “girl next door” looks and ironically, her lack of experience coupled with her desire to please.

The two of them experience something for the first time: each other. There is some very hot and sexy use of ropes and vibrators. The Dom finds his surprise that someone can be as real as Josie is and Josie finds to her delight that she can be fulfilled in the bedroom at last. Do the two of them turn a few hours into something more? What happened with the two of them with the ropes and the vibrators? You’ll have to get this wonderful little bit of reading to find out.

What I liked: A lot. I am no prude but I am not really experienced in the world of BDSM either. If I ever wanted to be, my fantasies would be just like what this story describes and in truth, a few scenes really had me fanning myself. I appreciate that Ms. Kennedy wrote this novella as something naughty while being tasteful at the same time so as not to scare off some of the not so sure people like myself. I also really liked hearing from BOTH of the characters and their innermost thoughts during the process. I found that to be interesting.

I have to add that the subject of BDSM is not something I would normally discuss with my friends, but the story reached me at some level because I found myself telling my manicurist about this novella the very next morning after I had read it. This sparked a conversation between the two of us about how to delve into our sexual fantasies with our mates without embarrassment. At the end of that day, I was still thinking about it so much that I’m going to have my husband read it just to spark a conversation. I am very happy with my husband and our marriage but I think that using this story can keep the spark alive and after 30 something years of marriage, spark can be important. My point to all this is that this story touched me in a spot that kept me thinking about it for hours afterward and sharing it with not only a girlfriend but my husband as well.

What I disliked: I’m on the fence about this, so it’s a very small dislike, but I don’t know if I think that the two main characters needed to have anything else after their time together. It didn’t have to continue past the room. Or perhaps there could be more of a story at a later time. But being as the subtitle to this novella is “A 1 Night Stand Story,” I think maybe it should have been over at the end of the session. On other hand (and here’s the fence), if I were in Josie’s position, I would have liked for my Dom to be as enraptured with me as Josie’s Dom was with her. So it was a fun part to the story. As I said, I am on the fence.

My rating: 4.5 feathers


Books for Company said...

Thanks for this review! l have seen this around, looks good.

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Though it's not my type of read, I can see why you are on the fence....interesting.

Mandy P. said...

I've been reading more and more of these types of books lately - and I'm with you... How do you strike up that conversation to delve into maybe trying it? :) thanks!!

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