Bound Forever by Ava March (Bound #3)
Historical M/M Romance
March 8, 2011
Reviewed by Mandi
Favorite Quote: “Love you too.” Oliver’s mouth barely moved, the words a mere thin, raspy whisper, but Vincent heard them nonetheless.
Blurb: Lord Oliver Marsden’s life is perfect…well almost perfect. His bookshop is doing well, his bank account isn’t empty, and his nights are filled with a deliciously dominant man…who tends to be a bit too domineering outside of the bedchamber. But Vincent loves him and that’s all that should matter. Right? And of course, Vincent still firmly holds the reins of control. Yet while Oliver feels Vincent is finally ready to give himself fully to him, to make good on the offer Oliver refused a year ago, the looming threat his lover could someday be forced to marry keeps him from tugging the reins from Vincent’s grasp.
Then Vincent receives a letter that changes everything. Oliver seizes the moment and pushes Vincent toward a night neither of them will ever forget. Yet come dawn, Oliver awakens to an empty bed.
Lord Vincent Prescot knows he loves Oliver. The man’s his best friend and he trusts him. So why does submitting to Oliver leave him so shaken? It doesn’t take him long to find the answer, yet his solution could drive his lover away for good
I have fondly followed Oliver and Vincent’s romance through the past two books, and now the third, and last of this series just makes me smile. They have come so far – from just a sexual relationship, to true love. Every time they say “I love you” in this book, and it is said many times, I couldn’t help but grin. Although they already have had their happily ever after, it is not quite smooth sailing for these two. Since their lifestyle is against the law, they must keep their physical relationship a secret. Vincent is always on edge that his brother will not produce an heir, and then he may be forced to marry a female which would destroy what he has with Oliver. Oliver loves to play the submissive for Vincent, but at the same time, he yearns to hear Vincent say four words – four words that would mean this time Vincent would submit to him.
Ava March always packs such emotions in her short stories and I am so glad she gave these two a final book that shows us such love and tender emotions. This book doesn’t have much conflict, but I liked that because these two have already been through their struggle. This is a nice, quiet goodbye to Oliver and Vincent. Oh and we get plenty of hot smutty scenes too!
I definitely say read these books in order – they are all novellas and read quick.