Passion and lust ignite. Dark and light battle. This explosive first instalment of the Broken Bonds series sets the exhilarating pace for a cat and mouse game where no one knows who’s really pulling the strings.
Criminal profiler Sadie Bonds knows blood. Her affair with the gruesome, dark world of killers began long before she started applying her analytical skills to investigate gory crime scenes. She gets inside the killers’ heads, breaks them down, relates to them on an arcane level. She prefers it this way—because it’s safer to ally herself with the villain than the victim. At least, that’s how she’s coped ever since she was abducted and tortured as a teen.
She will never be a victim again.
Now, she’s honed her skills in order to bring justice to these ritualistic offenders. Working alongside her colleagues, armed with sharp wit and a SIG, Sadie always catches her sadist. Until one ruthless serial killer gets inside Sadie’s head, turning the tables. He knows her secrets. Her obsessions. The darkest, most deviant part of her soul.
When she meets Colton Reed, dangerous stakes are raised as he threatens to unravel her control and reveal her darkest fantasies. The sexy-as-sin bondage rigger at an exclusive BDSM club pushes her boundaries, forcing her to acknowledge that side of herself she fears. Plunged into a realm of torture and suffering, pain and pleasure, Sadie balances on the razor-sharp edge of two intersecting worlds threatening to swallow her.
Hot, hot and hot. Sex, bondage and murder. I really enjoyed this for a multitude of reasons. It was like an extremely dirty version of a criminal minds episode, delving into the mind of a serial killer and I really enjoyed that aspect of it. I found myself shipping Quinn and Sadie at various points throughout which is probably due to the love-hate relationship they’ve got going on. He’s the nice, safe, respectable option for her. On the other end of the scale is Colton Reed, a super hot shibari master. Their shared moments together were crazy intense, sexy and emotional. He’s working towards making Sadie feel empowered within her body and with her sexuality and to not feel ashamed and trapped by the painful travesty of her past. Admittedly, I did cringe every single time Colton called Sadie a ‘goddess’. It gave me flashbacks to 50 Shades of Grey and Anna constantly referring to her vagina as an ‘inner goddess’, and I’d really rather not have to make that connection. Ever.
It does irritate me that this is written as a serial. I have to wait for each book segment to be release just to find the next piece of the puzzle and eventually learn who the killer is rather than have it all banged into one large book. I suppose it does add to the anticipation. All in all, everyone needs to read an erotic thriller or two in their lifetime. Don’t miss out on the fun, haha.