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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Bound to Please - Lilli Feisty Romances with rock/pop star heroes or heroines are just not usually my cup of tea. I don't find that career conducive to a lasting relationship. I almost didn't read this book as a result. I'm glad I did.I found Mark and Ruby's story meets my arguments against this type of romance head on. The heroine shares my concerns and refuses to become involved with any artist as a result. The hero, on the other hand, is afraid of being tied down and losing his art. There's a lot of comparing and contrasting between the leads, their parents, their exes, their friends and their other potential lovers. That may sound unromantic, but Ms. Feisty weaves this together with a heartfelt and passionate love story that really sucked me in and spices it up with some very hot, kinky love scenes. The BDSM here is a little grittier, a little more real BDSM than you'll find in standard sugarkink erotic romances. It is also romantic and loving, and a nice depiction of the early stages of a BDSM relationship where the partners are learning to trust each other.So, did Ms. Feisty convince me? Sort of. The book has a happy ending but it is more of an HFN than an HEA. I'm not sure that a long distance relationship where one partner has groupies can work long term.