Mar 28, 2014

DeeJay Reviews: Bound by Lies (Bound #1) by @HannaPeachBooks #romance

Bound by Lies
by Hanna Peach

Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense Thriller
Series: Bound #1
Source: Received for free in exchange for an honest review

DeeJay's Rating
Sexy and thrilling!

Our love is on his terms. He contacts me only through notes − unpredictable and untraceable. When we meet, he can touch me, but I’m not allowed to touch him. When we make love, it’s only after I have been bound and blindfolded. It’s the only time I truly feel alive. Which is why I play along with it. For now.

Caden Thaine is the most sinfully beautiful man I have ever seen. But more than that, his touch sets me on fire. And dear God, do I ache for him. I don’t know where he lives or even what he does. But this doesn’t scare me. My only fear is that one day his messages will stop. 

I know he’s hiding something. But that’s okay. I am hiding things too. Like my real name and... who I really am. But the deeper I fall for him, the stronger my curiosity becomes. 

I could never have imagined just how much our lives are bound. And that pulling at his tangled web of secrets would cause my own dark past to come back to try and reclaim me. Will we survive? Will our love? (Goodreads)

This is my first romantic suspense thriller, and I'll say it right now, if this is the standard that I will judge all other RSTs by, then watch out! Can I just say that this book was pretty fantastic?

I seriously didn't know what to expect when I first picked this one up. I loved the cover and the synopsis sounded interesting, but we all know how that can be deceiving. This book lived up to my expectations plus some!

The MC...what is her freaking name? I'm pretty sure we are never told her name. That's pretty cool too, since the MC has an intense past (and a very abusive ex-boyfriend) that she is running from. So it's like she is keeping anonymous in the book and to the readers. Very cool.

Her character was annoying at times, but she was well within her right to be. She was scared and paranoid of her past catching up to her and hurting the new people she'd met in her secret new life. I don't blame her one bit. She was a very broken individual who used anon sex to smother her fears and pain. Reminded me of Never in the Never Say Never series by CM Stunich. Didn't work for either characters. In fact, it made both of their lives worse.

Then our MC meets Caden Thaine. Ah, Caden. He was one sexy pain in the ass with plenty of secrets of his own. One secret in particular you will not see coming. Literally, I was like WHAT THE F***??? Got blindsided completely. But there are still plenty of secrets to discover about Caden, especially why he insists on not letting "Kitten" (the MC) touch him.

That drove me crazy the entire book. My mind is still reeling from the possibilities of why he won't let his lover touch anything below his face. Seriously. Though the sex scenes were hot, we never got to see them through the MC's eyes because she was most often blindfolded. And tied up so she couldn't touch him. It's driving me insane not knowing!

I loved the flashbacks of how our MC became so utterly broken. Though scary and sad, they were crazy exciting! Even more exciting? Caden is somehow mixed up in all of it. It's what makes them BOUND. The entire truth is still not known to us, but damn, I'm excited to find out! Plus, I must know more about Caden!

There was plenty of action and danger in this book as well. Loved that! Kicked the excitement factor up another few notches. I literally was grabbing my reader every spare moment I had so I could get this book finished. That's how exciting it was for me. Well done, Hanna Peach. Well done.

Do I recommend? Oh, HELL YES! You can request it from Xpresso Book Tours like I did, or be an even cooler mofo and BUY IT! It would be totally worth every cent. I can't wait for the next book!


Next book in the Bound series...
Bound by Fear


  1. Thank you DeeJay. So SO glad you loved it! x Hanna

  2. Ooh I love books that are a series, and if the cover says anything then this is a must read! Been very lucky finding great romance reads lately. I would recommend Adrienne Giordano, I just finished her book The Prosecutor and now reading Stealing Justice. She is fantastic! I love finding great blogs that give me new authors to look for! Thanks!

    1. So late in commenting!

      YES! You should read this one. It was great. And thanks for the recommendation!


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