Friday, October 22, 2010

Bound by Desire by Missy Lyons


Bound By Desire is an FBI story that just didn't work for me. I have this thing where I always say something nice, even if it's a book I didn't like. I'm having trouble finding something nice to say. Here's the blurb:

Denise has always been a strong woman and the men in her life have expected her to be just as demanding and dominating under the covers. Despite a successful career, and graduating at the top of her class in the FBI academy, she never had the same success in love. Her secret desire to feel conquered, and completely ravished in bed, has kept her from finding a man to whom she wants to submit. Then she meets Victor.

Unfortunately, Victor is her boss at the FBI. This woman has a degree in criminal justice, has worked as a copy for years, made it through the FBI academy, and is finally working as an agent. She's going to risk throwing all of that away for a man? Really?

BDSM elements:
  • Bondage and Discipline: 1 of 3
  • Dominance and Submission: 1 of 3. It was there, but it wasn't convincing.
  • Sadism and Masochism: 1 of 3
  • Extra Point: No
As for the writing elements, the plot was the relationship and it didn't work for me. I thought there was going to be an FBI plot, but all cases were quickly solved and were not really part of the plot. Pacing had problems. Prose was terrible, and dialogue was even worse. How many times do you call someone by name during a conversation? And what's so bad about contractions? Most people use them when they talk. Even FBI agents. Character development was not consistent.
  • Book Rating:Bound by Desire: 3 of 10
  • BDSM Intensity Level: 3 of 10
  • Heat Level: 0 of 5


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