Bound by Him by Red Garnier (The Billionaire’s Club #3)
June 18, 2013
Reviewed by Mandi
Favorite Quote: “Say it, Whitney. Say that every inch of you burns for me. Screams for me. Say that your body is my home. Welcome me the fuck home.”
What a fun, cracky, erotic read this novella is. This is the first I’ve read of this series (all are stand alones) but I’m definitely going to go back and read the first two. My only complaint about this book is that I wish it were longer. I wish we could have spent more time with Andrew and Whitney and their emotional drama.
Years ago, Andrew and Whitney were hot and heavy. But Whitney’s parents die and she is forced under the guardianship of her uncle, who abused her. After a freak accident, her uncle is killed and Andrew takes the blame. He doesn’t tell Whitney this detail, rather he disappears to the middle east for three years. She thinks he had just up and left her, which devastates her. Instead, he is really serving time in prison, just so she can keep her name clean. Oh the sacrifice Andrew!!
Now he is back and he wants his woman back.
“I’ve been waiting a thousand days to look in your face, Whitney Donahue. Will you dance with me?”
He may be back, but Whitney is wary about why he was gone for three years and how they can move on from here. She also receives a threatening blackmail note, and wonders if she is strong enough this time to take care of it on her own.
Andrew is a wee bit possessive and alpha. Okay, actually is an EXTREME alpha. I loved it about him. When he comes back to reclaim Whitney, and she thinks he has been gone for three years just getting richer, she doesn’t take it too well
“Fuck you, Andrew.”
She shoved past him.
“No.” He spun her around, then ushered her out the door and toward the elevators, anger roiling off him in waves. “I just bought you, Whitney. I flew across a goddamned ocean to come back to you. I rearranged my entire business to make it happen, To make us happen. If I’m fucking anyone, tonight, it’ll be you.
I found the fact that he sacrificed three years of his life so romantic. Such a big gesture. Andrew is full of over the top gestures and sayings in this book.
“When did you get pierced?” she asked, frightened and excited by the novelty. HIs cock glinted with the gold hoop, thrilling her so powerfully, she quivered to her toes.
“The day I left you, so that every erection reminded me I couldn’t have you.”
His words both confused and mesmerized her. “What do you mean?”
“When I left, Whitney…I wanted to mark my cock for you, so that every time it hardened I would dream of all the ways I would pleasure you when I returned. I imagined the ecstasy you would feel….how you’d be undone with it. We both would.”
How can you resist this guy?
I really, really wish this had been a longer story. There is so much we could have dived into – Andrew and Whitney’s past. More about her abuse. A longer reunion. More on the blackmail plot. But for the time I spent reading this, I had a lot of fun.