4 out of 4 stars
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Bound by Michael Campbell is an erotic mystery conveying an unusual tale. Tom Amore, a weird young man in his early twenties, is working off a debt as a houseboy to a rich widow named Jacqueline. He takes care of the domestic chores just as he satisfies Jacqueline and Ginger's infernal sexual desires, even Stella's, a staff in the house. In the past, at the age of 15, Ginger ran away from home, and a family friend took her in. Few weeks later, her friend and his boss drugged and raped her. Being intoxicated as well, the rapists were careless, and Ginger killed both of them.
Thanks to Mr. Hale, Jacqueline's father, who cleaned up Ginger's mess and saved her from going to jail. To pay off her debt, since Mr. Hale is now dead, Ginger is serving Jacqueline as a bodyguard and lover. In the meantime, Stella is scheming to steal money from her boss. Being suspicious, Tom starts stalking Stella and on a certain day, encounters a gangster working with her. Too bad Tom gets hurt, and Ginger, who loves Tom so much and hates it when someone bullies him, intervenes, and things get ugly. Eventually, Tom and Ginger find themselves in a deathly situation that will make their relationship stronger.
Set in America, this narrative is full of actions. The beginning is kind of obscure, but as the story gradually unfolds, everything becomes clear. Impressively, the plot is fast paced and engaging. Involving crime and drugs, the tale is full of thrilling adventures. However, it's jam-packed with steamy scenes and conversations. Oftentimes, after kicking off some scenes exposing intense sexual desires and talks, the author ends the description before the characters copulate to avoid having so many explicit sexual scenes. Consequently, this element leaves a reader feeling horny and wanting more of the details or wishing his partner is sitting nearby.
If you're easily offended by books having explicit sexual content, I strongly advise you to keep off this novel. In addition, it features many characters with warped minds. I didn't find any of them likable, but they were exciting enough to keep me hanging on to the tale. All the characters are well developed, lively, and predictable. The female personae are brave, determined, but randy. Having a plot with no twists, the story is suspenseful, and this keeps a reader hypnotized. Honestly, I enjoyed reading it. I was quite entertained by the gangsterish actions and must admit that I was turned on all the way, from the first to the last page.
Forewarned is forearmed. This narrative consist of a lot of bisexual characters, sex acts involving threesome, bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism (BDSM), and vulgar words. Whereas it contains chiefly dark scenes, it comprises dialogues that can make a reader laugh sometimes. If you read and liked Lesbian Taboo by Katrina Nash and Twisted Threesome by Anisa Jenkins, you may get thrilled by this novel as well.
Lastly, this story is elaborate and exciting. It's well written and professionally edited since I saw just one typographical error. Therefore, I rate it 4 out of 4 stars, and it'll be a delightful read for mature adults who enjoy reading erotica.
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