Rebecca Grace Allen
(Legally Bound, #3)
Publication date: April 29th 2019
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Exploring their fantasies could save their marriage…or push it over the edge
Legally Bound, Book 3
Samantha Archer’s life has hit a wall. Her world is housework, homework and reminding her husband—the biggest kid in the family—to help out at home. Once she felt confident, powerful and sexy, but Brady doesn’t seem to notice her anymore, and now all she feels is invisible.
Brady has tried being the goofy guy who stole Sam’s heart, but it’s not working. He’s losing the woman he loves and doesn’t have a clue how to fix it. He’s keeping his darkest fantasies hidden too, sure they’re not what Sam wants, and his inability to please her cuts him deeper than she knows.
When Sam lands a new job at a law firm, Brady still won’t pick up the slack, and one night giving him orders unexpectedly reignites their missing spark. Sam discovers the Femdomme she didn’t know she was, kindling Brady’s submissive desires.
But while things heat up inside the bedroom, life outside it starts unraveling. Brady’s need to call the shots at work complicates his hunger to kneel for his wife, and Sam has longed to experiment in more ways than one. Their exploration of dominance and submission goes a step too far when they invite Sam’s sultry switch coworker into their bed, and the fallout could cost them everything.
Warning: contains a six-foot-five, ex-football player geek and a ballsy, badass redhead who’s learning to unleash her inner Domme. Scenes depicting humiliation, pegging and threesomes could disturb, or stimulate a thirst for adventure.
My Book Review:
This was a new author for me and also book 3 in the Legally Bound series, but this can easily be read as a standalone – I was intrigued by the blurb about a married couple and their marriage being in trouble, finding out about Dom/Sub relationship and seeing if it would fix their marriage??
I must say this was an engaging read for me, quite realistic and relatable to – no marriage is perfect and everyone has their ups and downs, sexual problems, trouble with the kids, loss of self worth, etc., The author took the time and trouble laying down a good background to the family and its normal hectic life involving the kids, work, shopping and cleaning and shows how you can become ‘lost’.
Samantha is a mum of 2 girls, one with ADHD and a strapping 6ft 5 husband ex-football player of a husband. She never realised her dreams from college and ended up married with kids and being a full time mum. Life is hectic with her two children who need a certain type of set routine in order to function at their best. She can’t remember the last time she had sex with her husband, Brady, or even had a cuddle. Things seem to be at a stalemate and she is not happy with the way things are.
Brady set up his own company in computing after busting his knee, taking him away from football. He thinks he may have his own type of problem like his daughter as he struggles with remembering things and needs constant reminders. He knows Sam is unhappy but hasn’t got a clue how to fix it, he cracks jokes all the time as a buffer, and has some sexual fantasies he has kept hidden from his wife, being sure she will want nothing to do with them.
By accident they discover that Brady is a sub and enjoys it when his wife takes control and even worse he likes it when she humiliates him, much to his chagrin. Can this be the magic fix required for their marriage?
I really enjoyed the story line and loved the characters, you could really see and feel what was happening for them. Brady was wonderful in a big goofy way, he loved his wife to bits but just didn’t know how to talk to her and tell her what he wanted or needed, all he really wanted to do was to love his wife and be loved back. Sam I felt for, the way she felt I can totally relate to in some ways. But their marriage isn’t a quick fix and things don’t quite work out for them, they have difficulties separating being dom/sub from wife and mother / husband and dad and have a lot to talk about.
Its a delicate situation, one that teeters and falls apart after a particular scene, but this was needed in order for them to open up and talk to each other. Be prepared for some hot and sexy scenes that may well push your boundaries and leave you all of a fluster! I enjoyed it and would definitely read the others in this series.
Rebecca Grace Allen is an author of sweet, sexy and soul searching romance, emphasis on the sexy! She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.
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