Bound to be Tamed by Becca Jameson

Grade: B+
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: HIgh Kink
Genre: Contemporary, menage, m/m, m/m/f
Series: Emergence #2
Published: 7/29/14
Reviewed by Kate
369 pages

Stephanie has decided to enter into a full time Dom/sub role with Doms Aiden and Dane.  So she takes a huge step and quits her job (her new relationship is not the only reason that she quits) and moves in with the men.  Aiden and Dane have been looking for a female sub to add to their relationship and Stephanie is perfect for them.  But can they walk the fine line between helping Steph embrace her submissiveness and pushing her too hard?

Stephanie is new to the Dom/sub scene and Dane and Aiden want to push her past her comfort levels.  And boy do they push her.  She struggles with each new task they set before her, yet finds that each task completes something inside her.  What a journey to watch her go through.

Dane and Aiden are relatively new to the scene as well.  Only having been Doms for around 6 months.  For being newbies, I was surprised at how good they seemed at it, maybe even a little too good.  I really wanted to see them stumble a bit.

If there’s one thing I want you to take away from this review it’s this:  the sex scenes were smoking hot.  Extremely graphic and extremely frequent.  A friend of mine would refer to this one as a one-hand-two-finger read.  The scenes between Dane and Aiden were perfection and the scenes between the three of them were beyond that.

I’ve not read the first book in this series, but it’s at the top of my TBR pile. This one met and exceeded my expectations on so many levels.  If you like menage, m/m, and bdsm this is one that you have try, but you might want a little privacy while you’re reading.

The Highest Bid by Joey W. Hill

Grade: A-
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: High Kink
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary
Series: Naughty Bits #4
Published: 7/15/14
Reviewed by Kate

When Madison inherited her sister’s lingerie shop, she met Logan-a Dom who owns the hardware store next door.  A while back, Madison told Logan about her secret fanatsy, and this final installment of the Naughty Bits series is when Logan decides to make that fantasy a reality.

I enjoyed this one a lot.  Madison finally, finally, finally starts to believe that it’s possible for her to have a realtionship with Logan, despite her numerous failed realtionships in the past.  As with the rest of the installments, this one is best read in privacy.  Your face will flush and your heart will race (among other things) while reading the sex scenes.

I wish it hadn’t ended as abruptly as it did.  I would have loved to see an epilogue or at least a few more chapters.  I left the book feeling happy for Madison and Logan but wondering how long it could really last for them.

If you like BDSM, this is a great series to try.  With a little bit of a lot of kinks thrown in throughout the series, there’s almost guaranteed to be something for everyone.  I, for one, can’t wait to go back and reread this entire series-one right after the other this time.

Joey W. Hill has been added to my BDSM authors to read.  Do you have any other BDSM authors you would recommend?

Bound to Please by Joey W. Hill

Grade: B-
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: High Kink
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, novella
Series:  Naughty Bits Part 3
Published: 6/17/2014
Reviewed by Kate
107 pages

Ever since Madison inherited her sister’s lingerie shop, she’s been slowly working her way to a relationship with Logan, a Dom who owns the hardware store next to the lingerie shop.  They’ve messed around a bit as Madison explores the submissive side of herself.  Logan has promised Madison a session to explore the pain/pleasure connection, she just has to tell him when.

Madison has a history of failed relationships.  Ones where she has invested herself 150% but her partner never even got close to 100%.  She’s determined to protect her heart by avoiding relationships altogether.  Every step that Logan makes toward a relationship made me cheer while every resistance from Madison left me utterly frustrated.

My biggest complaint about this one (and the series) is that it’s being released in a serial format.  Which I hate.  I’m not a patient person.  But I’ve hung with this series this long.  I can’t wait to read the 4th installment!

A heads up:  this one includes a scene with Madison and another man.  No sex between them, but if that kind of thing bothers you…