Reviewed by Gitte
There’s something so thrilling and exciting about Sierra Cartwright’s writing. It’s incredibly clever, humorous and passionate. She makes geeky sexy which I love. Although it’s quite insta romance it doesn’t feel overly forced or contrived. Rather; it comes across quite convincing and powerful as the story goes on – though I did somewhat struggle with the timespan of certain scenarios.
“I needed to be sure I could let go of the past.”
The banter and interaction is so inquisitive, all-encompassing and natural you feel it building with every word and you feel part of a new discovery and romance. The scenery and imagination is quite breath-taking. Four friends who individually are sexy, successful passionate dominants. Each, so far, has a story which is told brilliantly and Grant & Aria’s is no different.
“You’re coloring outside my lines again.”
“That’s what I want,” he told her. “And it’s what you want, as well.”
“I’m going to make you yearn for me, Aria. For me and only me.”
Aria is a woman in control of her life and comes across quite single-minded and focused. She has a path and she dictates the route. There’s no cross roads, sharp corners or bends as far as she’s concerned though life did recently take a change of course which unsettled her somewhat and has caused a subconscious limbo.
“You chew through weak men as if they’re candy, then you complain when you get a toothache.”
Grant could almost be considered a workaholic recluse. This man is loneliness personified due to a broken relationship that hurt him deep. He’s heading for a burnout in his spectacular mountain retreat. A home that provides him with a lifestyle where he doesn’t get much human interaction. Enter Aria and his life suddenly has colour again and his very being wakes up.
In other words – Julien happens, my Julien I hasten to add because this man STILL has my heart. He is like a constant force in every book so far, the master puppeteer who seems quite lost himself but overcompensating with his brilliant mind, his dead pan sarcastic humour and his love and protection of those he holds dear. Sigh….where was I? Yes, so Julien works his astute ‘magic’ and as always acts out concern, love and respect.
Each book in this series can be read as standalone; however I’d recommend reading this series in the order suggested to get to know all the characters, experience the hot passion and follow the charming gorgeous genius – Julien. I can’t even describe how much I love this man!
“You’re pushing a nut up a mountain with your nose.” He frowned.
“What the hell does that mean?”
“I’m not sure,” Julien admitted. “Sounded better in my head before it came out my mouth.”
THE BONDS SERIES by SIERRA CARTWRIGHT