Bound to You by Bethany Kane
Erotic Contemporary (Novella)
June 5, 2012
Reviewed by Mandi
I really enjoyed this erotic novella by Bethany Kane (aka Beth Kery.) I read her full length book last year, Addicted to You, and it was a a dark, erotic book that that I liked (and it made my favorite sex scenes of 2011 post). So I was happy to see a novella (and a future full-length this fall) from this author.
Jennifer Turner, a well know Hollywood actress is escaping to the Shawnee National Forest for a little peace and quiet. Hiking through the woods, she ventures off the trail a bit as she tries to sort out her mind. She recently went through a terrible scare (something I’ll let you uncover as you read) that is very hard for her to deal with.
John Corcoran is also walking through these woods. He hears a woman singing and knows she must be on his property. John was born blind, but has adapted quite well to his surroundings. He has a cane and his trusty guide dog to aide him as well. As he starts heading towards Jennifer, she hears him coming and freaks out. Nightmares from the dark incident in her past, make her panic and she starts running. John starts running after her and they both fall into sinkhole of sorts in the forest floor. Mining used to occur here, and they have fallen into a large, and very dark cavern.
Now these two strangers are stuck together for who knows how long. Being way off the path, they have no idea how long it will be until someone will find them. Jennifer is terrified of the dark and John, living in darkness himself, helps her cope as they come to know one another.
Bound to You pairs two strangers together that get down and dirty fast. I think their coupling may have been rushed a bit, but when you are stuck in a deep, dark hole, what else is there to do? And what unfolds is very, very dirty sex. John may be blind, but damn does he know how to have sex with a woman. I think because John is blind and he relies so much on his senses, the author makes the sex scenes, when it is in his point of view, that much more descriptive. I think she does a nice job with this.
John has a beard, and wears flannel (my dream man maybe?) and really tunes into Jennifer’s needs. She has a panic attack of sorts, relapsing from a devastating incident. Bethany Kane eventually tells you what happened to Jennifer to make her this scared, and it really is gruesome. We needed a strong reason for Jennifer to cling to Jonathan, a stranger in a dark hole, and to seek comfort. And the reason Bethany Kane gives is a pretty good one. On the other hand, John had recognized Jennifer’s voice when she was singing in the forest (as she is a well known actress). So he has that connection to her, which makes their coupling a little more realistic.
Lucky for them they have a trickling waterfall in their cave, and John’s dog, throws them down a rabbit for dinner. Quite some dog, yes?
If you want an erotic novella, with edgy, explicit sex scenes, I think you’ll like this one.