Pleasure Bound Pleasure Bound
Contemporary Erotic Romance
December 2010
St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN-10: 0312580150
ISBN-13: 978-0312580155

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When Marie meets Zeke—a tattooed, motorcycle-riding bad boy with a body built for sin—she’s swept up in a torrid affair that rocks her world. He’s so different from the dependable Mr.-Nice-guy-types she’s always dated in the past—and after a few nights in his arms, she vows never to go back.

Little does she know that her best friend Ty, the quintessential Mr. Nice guy, is gearing up to make his move and finally admit his true feelings for her. When Ty learns that Marie thinks he’s “too nice” for her, he sets out to prove that he can be the overpowering dominant she wants and overwhelm her senses in ways Zeke never could.

What Marie never expected to discover is that Zeke and Ty share a secret history together—one that changes everything she thought she knew about both men. A past that went far beyond the bounds of friendship…and now they’re about to take Marie beyond the bounds of pleasure…and into a world of soul-shattering ecstasy.

 

Recognition:

Laurel Wreath Winner - 2nd Place

Golden Quill Finalist

HOLT Medallion Award of Merit


   
 

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5 Stars!
"...fun, erotic, and sexually hot..."
Melody Prater, Affair de Coeur

4 Stars!
"Pleasure Bound is an intensely sensual journey... so erotic and emotional that it was impossible for me to put down... sexy with a capital SEX... and what was amazing about it was the fact that it was interwoven with emotion and love amongst the characters as well as real vulnerability. The way the author provided both men's points of view really helped shape the story and added extra depth to the characters.... Underneath all the sex and Domination/submission, bondage and everything else, this was truly about the joining of three people."
Rho, The Romance Reviews

4.5 Stars!
"Steamy doesn’t begin to describe the goings-on here... Pleasure Bound keeps the heat flowing throughout."
Romantic Times

"Opal Carew is a genius at spinning the most erotic stories by tapping into forbidden fantasies and visiting emotions that bring the characters literally to their knees. A steamy-hot read! WOW!"
Mandy Burns, Fresh Fiction


WOO-HOO!! I love my mailman today! He brought my copy of "Pleasure Bound" by Opal Carew. I know what I'm reading tonight :D
Suzanne

WOW! Just finished "Pleasure Bound" by Opal Carew... Time to go take a cold shower. If you love erotic romance, this is a keeper. Can't wait for the next book!
Suzanne

Let me say this. I love the new book. It is wonderful and I am ready for the next. Your books are some of the best I have ever read and I love everything about this story. Thank you for being such a great author.
Kim

Just finished reading Pleasure Bound..... HOT HOT HOT!!!!! ....loved it!!! ...can't wait til total Abandon comes out!!!! Just love reading a great erotica book when it's snowing out!!!
Cheryl

Pleasure Bound was simply fantastic Opal!! There's a reason why you're my favorite author!! Zeke is just WOW! Ty too!! ;)
Tanya

Just finished Pleasure Bound. WOW!!! That's about all I can say. Why the heck can't I be Marie?! So when's the next book? April right?? Gosh I can't wait. Love your books!!!!
Brandi

Another good book Zeke and Ty wow.
Torrey

Loved the new book, Pleasure Bound. Read the entire book yesterday! Woke up this morning to start reading it again!!!
Leslie


Chapter One

Images of the sexy bad boy from the next cottage haunted Marie as she stepped outside onto the wooden deck and glanced across the tranquil lake. She took a deep breath of fresh country air as she walked down the stairs and headed toward the water. She wanted to sit on the beach and enjoy the sunrise in quiet solitude before other cottagers were up and about. Maybe take a refreshing dip in the calm water.

Of course, if she happened to run into the gorgeous guy from next door, that would be quite fine.

She liked his name. Zeke. It was different from the names of the other men she dated. Of course, Zeke was a completely different type of man. The men she'd dated were very nice. Dependable. Confident. Pleasant. Although she'd only spoken with Zeke briefly, and it had been friendly and pleasant, she could sense in him an aura of… danger. No, that wasn't quite right. She felt safe around him. Protected almost. It was more as if he would like to… dominate her. That he would take control and totally master her. Which sent tingles through her.

It wasn't anything he'd said. In fact, it was probably more a matter of how she reacted to his extremely masculine presence. And a result of their first encounter.

Marie's friend Sylvia had invited her to the cottage for the Labor Day weekend. They'd arrived last night and had been enjoying a quite evening under the stars roasting marshmallows and talking. As much as they could with a wild party going on at the next cottage with a tough looking crowd. Marie had never seen so many tattoos and body-piercings in one group of people. As the evening progressed, the music had gotten louder and the party-goers more drunk. When tempers flared and a fight broke out, Zeke had shown up out of nowhere.

At first, Marie and Sylvia had thought Zeke was one of them, in his tight jeans and black T-shirt, a tattoo along his arm and the two spike piercings in his eyebrow, but he'd turned out to be more like a knight in shining armor. He'd settled them down, promising to bust their butts if they acted up again. He had an air of authority that they couldn't ignore.

Nor could she. A knight in shining armor was nice, and she was glad he'd been on hand, but the bad-boy aura was a total turn on. He'd stopped by their cottage afterward to see if they were okay, explaining he was in the cottage two doors down. He'd come to the lake to enjoy some solitude. They'd invited him in for a drink and chatted for a half hour, then he'd headed out.

She sighed as she walked past a clump of bushes toward the secluded patch of beach Sylvia had shown her yesterday. Birds chirped in the trees, the water swished against the shore, and the haunting cry of a loon sounded in the distance.

Her beach towel draped over her shoulder, she slipped between the bushes to the quiet inlet… then stopped cold. A man was wading into the water. He had a large tattoo of a fierce-looking dragon arched along his back, another tattoo coiling along his arm and over his shoulder, and a black tribal band around the other bicep.

And… he was completely butt naked!

And a fine butt it was. She couldn't help watching the muscles ripple as he stepped forward. As if sensing her presence, he stopped and turned around. She felt her cheeks burning at having been caught ogling him, but he simply smiled, revealing beautiful white teeth. That square jaw and those rich olive green eyes… it was Zeke.

How could she not have recognized the golden serpentine body of a dragon tattooed along his upper arm and disappearing over his shoulder? Of course, she had been busy admiring those hard tight buttocks.

The whole time they'd chatted at the cottage last night, Marie had wondered what the rest of that tattoo, which had disappeared under the sleeve of his T-shirt, looked like. In fact, she'd wondered what it would be like to see him naked, as well as what it would feel like to have his lips pressed hard to hers. Now, she knew. At least, the naked part.

As he watched her, his cock hardened and rose. Man, his butt was fine, but his cock was absolutely sensational! Enormous. She'd love to…

"Join me." His words, almost matter of fact, held a spine-tingling tone of authority.

Mesmerized, she dropped her towel and walked toward him. Tremors rippled across her flesh as she got closer. He held out his hand and she took it, then he tugged her toward him and drew her into his arms. She sucked in a breath as her bikini-clad body came in contact with his hard masculine body. Naked flesh to naked flesh. He smiled a devilish grin, then captured her lips.

His mouth, firm and confident, moved on hers with quiet authority. When his tongue brushed her lips she opened and he invaded her firmly and thoroughly. Breathless, she stepped back and stared at him in awe. He scooped her up and carried her into the water, his lips merging with hers again.

It was sweet heaven. He was so… masculine. So… powerful. Yet she felt totally safe with him.

The water caressed first her bottom, then more of her… cool… but she barely noticed. As he continued deeper, the water surrounding them, he released her legs and she curled around until she faced him, then she wrapped her legs around him. His hard cock nestled between them, pressing against her. Oh God, she wanted this man. She didn't care that they'd just met. That she never had sex with a man until at least five dates. She wanted him. Here and now. What was wrong with being a little wild and crazy every now and again? Why couldn't she do something totally out of character?

She reached down to her bikini bottom and untied the strings holding it together at the sides, then tugged the scrap of fabric away. He grinned at the obvious invitation.

 

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