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#Review ~ Bindings by Kate Roth ~ @KateRothWrites







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Ashamed of the woman she allowed herself to become, Sloane Montgomery sets out to repair the self-inflicted damage done to her life. A new town holds her new beginning and when Leo Calloway arrives everything changes.

Captivated by Leo and his dark desires, Sloane wonders if her fascination with his dominance goes deeper than fantasy. Has she been seeking punishment to atone for the sins of her past all along? Though Leo’s brutal lust is what first enthralls her, the bonds of trust they form could have the power to heal her.

When the ties to her former life threaten to take hold of her again, the passion binding her to Leo may be the key to her ultimate release.


My Review

“Don’t hold back. Don’t worry about the cracks…don’t even worry about breaking again – you know where the glue is.”

This really spoke to me from the book. This is such a powerful line written in this book. Not just for Sloane, but for Leo as well. Sloane is broken from a previous relationship. She is trying to start her life over and rebuild herself, until she meets Leo Calloway. Leo has demons to slay as well. Can he open his heart and allow a sub to love him? The encouragement to pick yourself up and don’t be afraid to try again was touching from Sloane’s friend Bryon.

Leo: “There’s a lot I need to learn. I’m afraid I don’t know how to treat you anymore…I’ve never loved a sub before.”

Even though the story is more about Sloane and her journey of healing, Leo has a dark side waiting to come out. A dark story where bits and pieces are sprinkled throughout the main story. Enough sprinkles to make you really wonder about Leo and how he got to this point.

And just when you think Sloane has gotten it all together, found her white knight and is sailing off into the sunset (okay I am exaggerating) because she is really, really trying to put one foot forward and move ahead. She has learned some very interesting things about herself, how to heal and how to let the walls fall down around her heart, then BAM! Walls constructed overnight, thank you Leo. Life can be so cruel, so can an author who writes a cliffhanger…just kidding Ms. Roth.

“Together we are a pair of dice, both of us landing on different sides, tipping over one hard edge after the other to reveal new facets of ourselves. And yet, we were always adding up to something bigger.”

But does the “something bigger” turn into something wonderful or does it break them apart? I kind of see that “something bigger” as Sloane’s dealing with her past problems from Warren, then learning about herself more deeply with Leo’s help. But then when Sloane’s world is turned upside down, AGAIN, (thank you Leo) I am not sure if she REALLY ever dealt with her feelings after Warren. I was very impressed with the sudden turn of events when the story took a sharp turn off the cliff and it sent me falling with Sloane. I didn’t see that coming, obviously neither did Sloane. I am curious if Sloane comes back?

This story is well written, I liked getting to know Sloane and Leo, Oliver and Wendy too. I felt the pace was perfect and it kept my interest. The scenes between Dom and Sub were very real and authentic. I could feel the nervousness Sloane felt, the anxiety she must have dealt with. The love and passion from Leo was touching but now I wonder…(not wanting to spoil anything).

I look forward to the conclusion of this story and how Ms. Roth wraps it all up, or does she? It could explode into a whole new story and go in a totally different direction than I am thinking, but I do hope there is a some peace and happiness for Sloane. She deserves it, as does Leo but…

I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one.






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Published since 2012, Kate Roth is addicted to all things romance. Her passion for love stories, both traditional and unconventional, has led her to write in various sub-genres of romance including New Adult, Paranormal and Erotica. Kate is inspired by everything from music to the real-life romance tales she’s heard through her years as a professional hair stylist.

One thing is certain, Kate Roth writes steamy connections, sassy dialogue, and strong heroines & heroes.

Kate spends her time away from the keyboard with her insta-love husband, Adam and their faithful pound puppy, Sampson.


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