Author: Bronwyn Green
Reviewer: Jen Twimom
Genre: Erotic Romance, BDSM elements, Contemporary
Format(s): paperback, e-book
Book Source: Author
Drawn That Way (Bound #2):
Tristan Weaver, originally from U.K. is in the U.S. to make her own way in the world and enjoys her job as the accountant for Brecken Games. But when her boss, Rory Brecken, overhears Tristan and a coworker gossiping about Rory’s kinky sex life, she thinks her job may be over.
Rory admits he enjoys sex and isn’t looking for a relationship, so when he is tempted both intellectually and physically by Tristan, he decides to break his own rule of never sleeping with his employees. Yet after one night, neither Rory nor Tristan are ready to end things.
I absolutely adore Drawn That Way! Rory and Tristan make a wonderful pair, and their chemistry is palpable. I was emotionally connected to each character right from the get go; able to relate in some way or another to both. Watching each let go of their hangups and worries as they give into their mutual lust is satisfying. I also appreciate that the author addresses the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, which is a serious issue in today’s society.
Overall, I totally loved Drawn That Way. While the story isn’t overly complex, it is emotionally satisfying. The characters are completely likable and grow enough to make the book fulfilling. Really, no shortcuts are taken in the story; it has a great flow and is enjoyable to read. The eroticism is equally emotional as it is sexual.
My Rating: A, Loved It
The Professor’s Student (Bound #3):
Josie Green, an American archeology professor, is on a six week summer dig in Ireland, at Professor Declan O’Shaughnessy’s site. While Josie finds Declan utterly attractive, she thinks he is a perfectionist jerk. However, after a night of drinking too much, Josie lets Declan know just how much she wants him, and the pair begins a D/s relationship, intending to end once Josie leaves Ireland.
The Professor’s Student is an erotic and highly sexual romance. While the pair doesn’t spend all of their time in the bedroom, the sex is the primary focus of the book, more so than either of the previous Bound stories. The initial scenes are passionate and lust-filled, and it’s all about the sex.
Once Declan realizes that he enjoys having a partner who is equally as interested in his digs and finds as he is, the pair spends some quality moments becoming more than lovers. However, the book jumps forward in time so often, that there is little room for the reader to see the whole relationship come together. Yet, with that said, I did have a couple tears in my eyes and was filled with emotion when Josie headed back home once the dig is over.
The Professor’s Student falls well within the erotic romance genre, with a focus more in the bedroom and less out of it. I really like Declan and Josie, and their play is sexy, fun, and just plain hot. Ms. Green is a master at crafting sexy, sensual scenes. While I missed some of the more emotional moments that I enjoyed in Drawn That Way, I still found The Professor’s Student a wonderful read and a perfect low-conflict, “getaway” story.
My Rating: B+ Liked It A Lot
About the Books:
Drawn That Way…
Tristan Weaver, accountant for a successful video game company, is in way over her head. Honestly answering a company-wide survey and criticizing the sexist stereotypes used in the company’s games was enough to catch her boss’ attention. But speculating on his sex life within his earshot has unexpected consequences when her hot, but nerdy, boss invites her to model for him.
Owner, artist and lead developer of Brecken Games, Rory Brecken, has a strict no fraternizing with employees rule. However, when he overhears Tristan’s conversation with her friend about his rumored kinks and begins to suspect her curiosity about the submissive side of sex, he’s more than a little tempted. When her interest is undeniably confirmed, he suggests a onetime only, colleagues-with-benefits hook-up.
Though neither want a relationship, once isn’t enough for either one of them. As their encounters become more intense, Rory makes a huge mistake that may cost him the woman he’s coming to love.
Release Date: April 9, 2015
Series: Bound #2
The Professor’s Student…
Six weeks in Ireland on a Bronze Age archeological dig is exactly what Josie Cooper needs. She loves teaching, but fieldwork is where her heart is, and working with Professor Declan O’Shaughnessy is a dream come true…until she meets the man. Declan is brilliant, gorgeous, and unapologetically arrogant. By the end of the first week, Josie is ready to push him into the Atlantic.
Unfortunately, annoyance doesn’t stop her physical reaction to him. Nor does it stop the way every accidental touch makes her crave more. More of his hands on her skin. More of his lilting voice in her ear.
Knowing Josephine Cooper’s reputation in the archeology world, Declan is thrilled that she’d accepted his invitation to work the dig. However, he hadn’t counted on his overwhelming attraction to the American professor. Though he tries to maintain his distance and keep things professional between them, that plan goes to hell when he learns that Josephine returns his interest. And when an opportunity to act on that attraction, as well as explore her submission, presents itself, he jumps at it—taking complete control.
For the next five weeks, Josie agrees to submit to Declan. His instruction awakens needs she didn’t know she possessed, and she learns more about desire and herself than she would have thought possible. But what happens when their time is over, and Josie has to give up being his student to go back to being the professor again?
Release Date: May 4, 2015
Series: Bound #3
Reviews in the Series:
London Bound by Jessica Jarman (Bound #1)