cover image Dangerously Bound

Dangerously Bound

Eden Bradley. Berkley, $15 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-425-26962-6

Bradley (who also writes as Eve Berlin) blends the sticky heat and spice of Louisiana with edgy, kinky romance, in this sensuous contemporary. Allie LeClair returns to her hometown of New Orleans after spending 12 years traveling the world to study and work as a pastry chef—and explore the world’s top kink clubs. Hoping to recapture the love of her high school sweetheart, gruff dominant Mick Reid, she enlists the help of their mutual friend Jamie, who is familiar with their history, and with the delicate negotiations required in a BDSM relationship. When Allie and Jamie present the plan to Mick, he’s appalled; despite Allie’s years of experience as a submissive, he still sees her as a sweet young thing who needs to be protected from his brutal side. But he can’t resist the chance to rekindle the love they’ve both held at bay for a decade. As Mick and Allie slowly reconnect, ghosts from the past threaten to destroy their relationship. Bradley serves up a blazing hot erotic tale, seasoned with rope bondage and the mystique of New Orleans, that’s sure to satisfy fans of the genre. (Apr.)