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COMMAND – BONDS BOOK #3 by SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

Command

SYNOPSIS

With all she has to offer, she’s his to command…

Aria DeWitt is a runaway bride. Only months away from her wedding, she panicked, returning her engagement ring and donating her gorgeous gown to charity.

She’s less than pleased when she’s reassigned to a new work project and sent to work with Grant Kingston in the middle of nowhere. She knows of his reputation as a recluse and genius, but she isn’t prepared for how handsome, powerful and deliciously Dominant he is, or how he ignites something inside her that no man ever has.

Grant isn’t happy when his cherished solitude and creativity is shattered by Aria’s unwanted and unwelcome arrival. That is until he glimpses her carefully concealed vulnerability. Aria’s confidence and responsiveness intrigue him, ensnaring him in a way he’d never believed possible, chipping away the ice that shrouds his heart.

As he interacts with her, he realizes why she ran from marriage. She’s never met someone strong and complex enough to hold her interest. And suddenly, he’s determined to be that man.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex. 

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Reviewed by Gitte

✯✯✯✯ Stars

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

BONDS

 ♥ CRAVE – BOOK ONE
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 CLAIM – BOOK TWO
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  COMMAND – BOOK THREE
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CLAIM (Bonds #2) by SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

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SYNOPSIS

Four men. One powerful bond. Rich, powerful, eccentric, Julien Bonds knows what each of his friends needs, and he’s determined to see they get it.

It had to be her. He won’t be satisfied until he claims her.

Kennedy Aldrich has perfected the art of dodging any romantic entanglement that will lead to marriage. That is until he sees Mackenzie Farrell at a BDSM gathering.

When they meet, he’s entranced by her intelligence and submission, not to mention her stunning good looks. For the first time, he has met a woman who captivates his interest on every level, someone he wants to share his life with.

Mackenzie is overwhelmed by Kennedy’s attentions. A failed marriage taught her to distrust men, and she’s vowed never to walk down the aisle again.
It takes all her resolve to resist the devilishly handsome dominant. After all, the whole world knows of his legendary reputation with women. Every feminine instinct warns that this man will demand more than she can offer.

But she hasn’t counted on Kennedy’s determination to claim her and prove that love is worth any risk. 

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Claim

Reviewed by Gitte

✯✯✯✯ 1/2 Stars

Oh I just fell in love as this series gets better and better. I was really surprised that I loved this second instalment even more than Crave as Kennedy hadn’t made a huge impression on me in book one. But he was absolutely lush and his and Zee’s story was not only sexy and passionate; it was quite humorous too.

“I keep trying to tell you I don’t snuggle.” – Zee

“This is me ignoring you.” – Kennedy

The tone in Claim definitely wasn’t as sombre as Crave rather it was more of a fun sexy read and it was HOT. Whilst I’ve loved both, this one definitely has the edge because of that. Now I’m even more excited for the next one….and Julien!

Kennedy is a playboy according to everyone not in his circle. His family want him married and settled with a posh bird but he hasn’t got any such plans; Kennedy doesn’t do serious or even the so-called posh birds! Then this all changes when Mackenzie turns up in the club one night at a special BDSM party; divorced and looking for one night stands only as a result. All it takes is one scene and both Kennedy and Zee realise they have a connection they can’t deny nor ignore. Try as Zee might she falls not only to her knees but reluctantly her heart falls too. I can’t blame her; Kennedy is pretty much Dom perfection! Oh and he does NOT give up on something or someone he wants. And Kennedy wants Zee. He realises that this is a one of a kind connection. It takes Zee a bit longer though, sadly.

‘Emotionally, she recognized that she should run. Yet she was helpless to do anything other than succumb.’

I thought Mackenzie was a brilliant heroine. She’s a tough, intelligent and sassy woman who’s comfortable with who she is whilst trying to safeguard her heart.  I’ve come to the conclusion that Sierra sure knows how to write the type of heroines I love. There’s no unnecessary dramatics and back and forth. Her heroine was believable and her issues understandable.

‘She wasn’t just addicted to his delicious dominance. She was addicted to him.’

Kennedy is one gorgeous, intelligent, caring and passionate man. He has a serious side sure, but the balance between that and the quirkiness that has him in funky coloured trainers makes him absolutely knickers melting perfect. He has that brilliant dry and sarcastic humour I absolutely love.

“I’d be better if you left me alone.” – Zee

“Would you?” – Kennedy

“You seem unconcerned.” – Zee

“Supremely.” – Kennedy

The way he loves, his perseverance and his attention to detail is just yummy-liscious….and the way he claims. Yeah; I fell in lust, love and onto my knees!

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THE BONDS SERIES by SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

BONDS

 ♥ CRAVE – BOOK ONE
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 CLAIM – BOOK TWO
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  COMMAND – BOOK THREE
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CRAVE (Bonds #1) by SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

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SYNOPSIS

She still craved him… The sight of a collar in her boyfriend’s drawer had stunned Sarah. Panicking, she had fled. But no other man has ever been his equal.

Two years ago, the woman he’d hoped to collar and marry disappeared. So Reece McRae is stunned to find his former girlfriend on her knees, behaving as the submissive he’d always wanted.

Is it too late? He should refuse her, but an undeniable sexual attraction consumes him.

Sarah had been under Reece’s spell from the moment she met him. When she found a steel collar in his drawer, she panicked. The idea of a lifetime of his relentless demands, sensual and otherwise, suffocated her.

In the years they’ve been apart, she hasn’t met his equal. Now, convinced one last night will vanquish his memory, she sets out to seduce him.

The Reece she returns to is even more determined to have his way. Is she now strong enough, brave enough, to surrender to his love?

Reader Advisory: This book contains sensual torment, flogging, anal sex and sex in public. 

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Reviewed by Gitte

Gitte:  ✯✯✯✯ Stars

“How brave are you now?”

What do you do when you realise you may possibly have made a huge mistake and how do you rectify it? How do you even justify your hurtful actions? What do you do when purposely faced with a face of the past you’ve never been able to forget and realise you never will?

‘No real man could live up to what she remembered. No one was that perfect.’

Crave is the story of Reece and Sarah who went through an extremely emotional separation; each for different reasons. One an instigator one a victim. They had the most perfect relationship on paper. Both so very much in love with each other; though each moving at a different pace in comparison. The pace interrupted by an unspoken misunderstanding and fear of a firm statement of ownership.

“I wasn’t as strong as I am now. You would have consumed me, Reece.”

However, was it a mistake – the actual decision? I’m not sure as I think overall it played a positive for Reece and Sarah’s relationship in the long run. I don’t agree with the way in which it was carried out though. It was definitely an extremely hurtful ‘mistake’ and my heart bled for Reece.

‘Back then she’d been so focused on protecting herself that she hadn’t considered how her reactions would devastate him.’

Reece is extremely measured with a powerful demeanour. He keeps himself in check and exudes control. At times I felt his actions came across as almost too clinical and cold however; on the whole this man’s intensity with which he loves despite having his heart pretty much ripped out of his body was quite beautiful and all-consuming. I fell under this man’s spell and completely understood Sarah’s inability to fully let him go.

‘This man was harsher, feelings and reactions buried beneath the hurt.’

Sarah loves Reece; the way he loves, his intelligence and working friendship, his sexual dominance in their D/s relationship. The sexual chemistry between these two is off the charts hot. Sarah knows she may have made a mistake and she’s intent on facing Reece after two years to somehow expel him from her heart and mind. She’s never forgotten; Sarah needs closure.  Will one weekend with the man she still loves give her this closure? Will she be able to walk away and try once more to get on with her life? In return will Reece? In theory it’s all good but once faced with the reality of their fierce attraction, the love that still resides in their hearts; that’s quite a big ask.

“Pretty sure I’m not going to like this..”

“Pretty sure I didn’t ask.”

“Yes, Sir.”

It was extremely refreshing to read a story of a woman trying to protect her identity and voice in the face of an all-encompassing love. Whilst she tore Reece’s heart and future apart with two years of silence; I believe she made the right choice and I understand the why’s. The underlying themes of trust and communication proving once more the vital role they play in any relationship.

At times I did struggle with connecting emotionally as we were there for the ‘afters’ so to speak. I wonder if I’d have experienced more of Reece’s initial pain and confusion through a flashback rather than being told, would I have related more to his cold and business like attitude and testing ways? Saying that though; his friends did paint quite a picture and I have to say I fell in love with their funny and cheeky ways as well as their obvious protection of Reece.

“What makes you think I’ll help you destroy my friend again?”

I can’t wait to continue with this series to get the stories of Kennedy and Julien. Especially Julien who I grew quite a soft spot for; actually I already LOVE him!!

This was my first time spent with Sierra Cartwright and I have to say I fell in love with her writing. It was flawless, classy and evocative. There was a brilliant blend of drama, humour, sensuality and passion. I can definitely recommend this story of second chances; of revelations and working through misunderstandings. Also; it’s damn hot….who can say no to that, right?

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THE BONDS SERIES by SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

BONDS

 ♥ CRAVE – BOOK ONE
TB Review
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

 CLAIM – BOOK TWO
TB Review
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

  COMMAND – BOOK THREE
Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon AU

 

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