Series Review: The Bound Trilogy by Kendra Leigh

13 Oct 2015

Book Title: Bound for Nirvana
Author: Kendra Leigh
Series: The Bound Trilogy #3
Release Date: September 29th, 2015
Genres: Erotica Romance
The bonds of their love saw them through the ravaging storm to the promise of peace and the chance to breathe …

Angel once believed her soul belonged to the Devil. Now she willingly gives every part of her—mind, body and soul—to the man whose love mends her a little more each day.

Ethan knows Hell is no place for an angel, especially not his Angel. He would sacrifice his soul every day of his life in order to save hers.

Fuelled by an almost obsessive desire, their need for each other ignites a passion that most couples could find destructive, but instead the flames of their possessive vigilance only seem to feed the fire of their insatiable hunger. The slaying of Ethan’s demons has made their fortress of love stronger than ever. But Angel continues to paper over the cracks of her troubled past, running from the demons that chase her and the nightmares that plague her. When a twist of fate forces her to confront them, she finally begins to accept that her repressed memories need to be explored in order to attain the peace she craves.

But in her search for Nirvana, Angel discovers far more than buried memories.

What happens when the worst nightmare you’ve ever encountered is the one you wake up in? When the past comes face to face with the present to reveal a web of diseased secrets and lies? And the only road you can take leads to one destination … Hell.

Bound For Nirvana

Book 3 of The Bound Trilogy, by Kendra Leigh.

Relentlessly sexy. Emotionally deep. Tangled, twisted, intricately woven love story with romance and suspense. For readers 18 and over due to explicit sexual content.



**This review covers the entire trilogy series.**

Let me preface my review by saying that very rarely you would find me reading and reviewing an erotica series, let alone one that has a sexy billionaire hero. I've been let down by this trope one too many times in the past so I've tried to avoid them like the plague. However when one of my trusted book buddy suggested and loved this series, I decided to take a chance on it. And hey, I could always use some extra guilty pleasure read in my free time ;)

All I can is holy WOW. When I started the first book, I didn't think I would devoured this entire series in one sitting. There were a few things in this read that shouldn't work for me but surprisingly, it didn't bother me too much. I wouldn't have believed that this is a debut author's work because the writing sucked me in easily and the story flowed so well. The MCs had more depth that I initially thought and it was interesting to see how they developed over the series.

The Bound trilogy is a sensual-filled journey with a modern infusion of a Cinderella theme. We have Angelica 'Angel' Lawson; the damsel in distress who's a photographer with a troubled past ever since her mother passed away and living with a father who neglected her growing up. Then in comes Ethan Wilde; Prince Charming in the form of a sexy, powerful billionaire with a (swoony) British accent. A chance encounter fueled with insta-lust was the spark that set things in motion for them. It was a sexually-charged read as they battle out their attraction for each other yet knowing being with each other could be their undoing.

Despite the rather cliche-sounding plot, I really enjoyed being surprised by how many twists were there throughout the entire trilogy. Especially with the 3rd and final book that really packed a punch there with several surprises I did NOT see coming. Both Angel and Ethan had to overcome several hurdles both as an individual and a couple and I thought it was nice to see how their relationship developed over the course of the trilogy. Also I felt there was a nice balance of emotional scenes overlapping with the steamy scenes plus some humor laced in at times to even out the angsty moments.

Overall this was definitely a series that served well as my guilty pleasure reading and I was glad that I took up to chance to read it. The only aspect that deterred me from rating it higher was that I could have done with slightly less sex scenes and cut down of certain repetitive phrases. But other than that, I thought this was a great debut series from this author and will keep an eye for her future work!


Kendra Leigh

Kendra Leigh fell in love with books and the wonderful world of reading from a very young age. She was at her happiest when Enid Blyton whisked her away up into the magical lands at the top of the Faraway Tree with Moon-face and the rest of the gang. Books have been her constant source of escapism ever since. Currently residing in the UK, Kendra devotes her life to her devilishly handsome partner, scandalously beautiful daughter and cute as hell Shih-Tzu. As well as writing and reading, Kendra loves great TV, especially Dexter and Breaking Bad. Bound for Hell is her debut novel and book one of The Bound Trilogy.

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