Bonds of Needs
Wicked Play #2
by Lynda Aicher
Published March 4, 2013
by Carina Press
*Ebook obtained via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Synopsis via Goodreads:
When Kendra Morgan attends a party at an exclusive sex club, she's not driven by mere curiosity. Hoping to prove she's put the past behind her, Kendra must instead face up to needs she's denied for too long. Despite her lingering fears, she can't resist the temptation to play…
Deklan Winters has had his eye on his attractive neighbor for months, but only senses Kendra is no stranger to the BDSM scene when she walks into his club. And he can tell that's not her only secret. What surprises him is his own overwhelming desire to give her what she craves—and to show her a side to the Dom/sub relationship she's never known.
With Deklan's guidance, Kendra begins to accept her forbidden needs and to recognize the fine line between pleasure and pain. But when her former Master returns to reclaim her, it will take all her courage—and all of Deklan's love—to defy her past.
For more tales from The Den check out Bonds of Trust.
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After reading & loving Bonds of Trust, book 1 in this series, I knew I had to read this second novel. I was so excited when I read the synopsis and realized that this novel would be Kendra & Deklan's story. Each of the characters, for the most part, were in book #1. I loved the strength and power that Deklan showed in book 1 so I couldn't wait to read more about him. Kendra - she was a mysterious character in book 1. You didn't know much about her except that she was obviously hiding a few secrets of her own...
Bonds of Need definitely didn't disappoint! I loved the connection between Deklan & Kendra. They had a chemistry to die for!
Kendra, oh god, poor thing. She was stuck in a horrible relationship and he took advantage of her submissive nature and need for pain. He took the role of a Dom and completely warped it into abuse. There was nothing caring or controlled in the way that he treated Kendra. I felt horrible that she went through such an event but I felt even worse because she couldn't seem to get away from it.
Deklan takes such amazing care of Kendra. He wants to help her understand that her needs, although not common, are nothing to be ashamed of. However, he knows that there is a right way and a wrong way of meeting the needs that Kendra has. Their time together, although beginning as part of a contract and only a contract, built Kendra's acceptance of her needs up to where she knew that she was mistreated... she was able to understand the difference between her previous submissive relationship and what Deklan brought into her life.
I absolutely melted when Deklan waited outside of Kendra's parent's house - just so she could see that he was there to support her when she was ready. LOVE Him!
I could honestly keep talking... but I don't want to spoil all of the fun.
Note that this is a BDSM novel... they are in a BDSM Club through a lot of the novel. If that isn't the type of novel you're interested in, then this won't be for you. However, it's an amazing novel for those that do.
I can't wait to read Wicked Play #3! I know that it'll be just as great as 1 & 2 have been!
Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars
Cover Rating: 4 Stars
Character Rating: 5 Stars
Plot: 5 Stars
Climax: 5 Stars
Ending: 4.5 Stars