Review: Bind (The Donovan Dynasty #1) by Sierra Cartwright

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Review: Bind (The Donovan Dynasty #1) by Sierra Cartwright

Only one man can help her. Is she willing to pay his price?

Faced with the potentially overwhelming loss of her family’s fortune, Lara Bertrand turns to the one man who can help her, the gorgeous and powerful Connor Donovan.

She knows he’s dangerous to her on every level. Only desperation would drive her to make such a risky proposition. After all, she knows all about his ruthless nature and relentless determination to succeed.

When the classy, elegant Lara walks into his office with an outrageous proposal, Connor is stunned and more than a little intrigued. Ever since he first met her, he’s been attracted to the cool beauty, but she’s more than kept her distance.

Connor is absolutely willing to help her out. For a price. He not only wants her hand in marriage, but also her total submissive surrender…

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal play.

Title: Bind
Author: Sierra Cartwright
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Crave, Claim, Command, Boss
Series: The Donovan Dynasty
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Boss, Brand, Bind, Brand
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: June 2, 2015
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance
Pages: 274
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: five-flames
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300 Review
Bailey Bradford

It has been a while since I have read any Sierra Cartwright.  I had to do a little catching up.  I adore this author.  She has such a wonderful way of introducing subs to BDSM.  How she can make each one so fresh and interesting is a talent.

For those of you who are Sierra Cartwright fans, I will note that this is a spin-off of the Bonds series.  I get the feeling that Julien Bonds wasn’t ready to settle down yet.  He needed to continue meddling into other people’s lives.  He sure had a few choice words to say to Connor Donovan.  The other characters from the Bonds series also made cameo appearances or honorable mentions.  It is not necessary that you read the Bonds series first, but it may add to your reading experience if you have.

I loved how this couple – Lara Bertrand and Connor Donovan – were brought together.  It was entertaining and went a long way in introducing some of the other characters in this book.  I liked that.  Of course the chemistry between them was off the charts.  I have to say, this book hit every one of my HOT buttons. *fanning self* The scenes between Lara and Connor *sigh* left me needing a cigarette and I quit smoking twelve years ago.

This world of high finance and industry that the author has created is fascinating.  I thoroughly enjoy how the author lets Julien Bonds have his fingers in everyone’s pie.  But, at the same time, it seems to benefit everyone involved.  Lara’s talents complement Connor’s in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.  I find that inspiring.  Their journey to connubial bliss was rocky, but that is what makes a good romance story, not to mention, that is why there is the need for friends and family in the story.  It all comes together for a very satisfying story.

Now, at the mention of family, this is the Donovan Legacy series.  I cannot wait to see which brother gets their story next.  And, what about sister, Erin?

This is a story for fans of BDSM.  If you don’t like some slap and tickle (read spanking and edging) with some back door delights in you stories, please move along *waves finger* this is not the book you are looking for.  For us deviants, don’t miss this one.  It is HOT!

Romance Review


Hello to my friends at Jeep Diva! Loves you guys! 😉 Appreciate you having me. Always a pleasure!


I Need a Hero

By Sierra Cartwright


There are so many things I adore about romance novels, including the fact they give me time to relax and enjoy some time to myself, taking me away from all the pesky challenges of everyday life.


In my books, I craft heroes who inspire me, men I can fall in love with. They’re not just alpha males, they’re Doms. They are rugged, determined, focused, caring, confident and, oh so, very, very sexy.


I adore a man who is secure in who he is and what he wants. And my Dom knows he wants the heroine.


With him, there is no game. The feisty woman will know where she stands with him at all times. It may scare her, even terrify her a bit, but he will leave her with no doubt that he desires her and intends to claim her for his own.


This man, this hero, will protect her, love her, demand more from her than she’s ever given anyone else. He will change her. Oh, and of course he’ll annoy and confound her along the way!


For many of us, it seems that the things we adore most in our men are the things that frustrate us the most…or at least that’s true in my life!


Most of all, he is willing to walk through fire to have her. He’ll woo her to win her. And ultimately, he’s changed in the process. In order to have her, he’ll have to prove his worthiness. The relationship will shake up both of them.


In Bind, my latest release from Totally Bound, Connor Donovan realizes Lara Bertrand is the woman for him when she enters his office with a wild proposal, that they should marry.


Connor has tried to acquire part of the Bertrand empire, but Lara’s stubborn father refuses to hear Connor’s business proposition. Taking the lovely Lara as his bride will allow Connor access to a lot of the holdings, but it’s so much more than that. He wants Lara for his. And he’s not satisfied with just the idea of getting married. He wants her submissive surrender.


Lara knows she must surrender her body and her responses to him, but her heart is another matter. Winning Lara’s love will be the biggest challenge this tycoon has ever faced…


About Sierra Cartwright:


Sierra Cartwright



Sierra Cartwright was born in Manchester, England and raised in Colorado. Moving to the United States was nothing like her young imagination had concocted. She expected to see cowboys everywhere, and a covered wagon or two would have been really nice!

Now she writes novels as untamed as the Rockies, while spending a fair amount of time in Texas…where, it turns out, the Texas Rangers law officers don’t ride horses to roundup the bad guys, or have six-shooters strapped to their sexy thighs as she expected. And she’s yet to see a poster that says Wanted: Dead or Alive. (Can you tell she has a vivid imagination?)


Sierra wrote her first book at age nine, a fanfic episode of Star Trek when she was fifteen, and she completed her first romance novel at nineteen. She actually kissed William Shatner (Captain Kirk) on the cheek once, and she says that’s her biggest claim to fame. Her adventure through the turmoil of trust has taught her that love is the greatest gift. Like her image of the Old West, her writing is untamed, and nothing is off-limits.


She invites you to take a walk on the wild side…but only if you dare.


You can find Sierra on Facebook, follow her on twitter and check out her page on Tumblr.

Excerpt from Bind:

Book one in The Donovan Dynasty series

A delicate flush stained her cheeks. That was another thing he hadn’t expected. The contradiction between sophistication and innocence ensnared him.

For a moment, the tension eased.

Then, as he waited, it grew again.

“You were right when you said I had no idea what I was suggesting when I came to you with my proposal.”

“It’s a lot to take in,” he agreed. “You’re free to leave and think about it. Or perhaps you’d like a taste of what you’d be in for as my wife, my sub?”

“What are you suggesting?”

“That you give me the chance to tantalize you. To see if it might be in your personality. After that, if you still want to pursue the possibility of getting married, we’ll set up another meeting outside of work, where we’ll have adequate time to talk about details and get more intimately acquainted.”

She hesitated.

He didn’t push. But damn, part of him hoped, really hoped she was interested enough to accept his challenge. And he admitted he wanted to touch her, make her respond to him.

“I feel like I’ve entered a maze. This is a bit of a mind fuck.”

He didn’t disagree with her statement.

“What do you want me to do?”

He pointed to a spot in front of the couch. “Go stand over there. Take off your suit jacket.”

Eventually she stood.

“Lock the door first.”

She gave a small nod before pivoting and heading toward the door. As she walked, he stared.

Her hips were rounded, and he noticed the way her buttocks were emphasized by the tight fit of her skirt. Connor considered that maybe his earlier thought had been wrong. Maybe she hadn’t chosen the red suit for power. Or Christ, maybe she had, her power over him. Those heels, those stockings… “Seams up the back?” Damn.

“Problem?” She turned the big lock. The bolt made a purposeful sound as it slammed home. Then she faced him again, resting her shoulders against one of the floor-to-ceiling double doors. She brushed back her hair and boldly met his gaze.

Any earlier doubt was erased. This woman had chosen her outfit intentionally. She’d known the effect that skirt would have on any male with a pulse. And hell, if he didn’t have one, it would restart it. “You’re lovely.” And smart. He made a mental note never to underestimate her as an adversary, as a lover.

Without being asked a second time, she moved to the center of the room. The sight of her calves, accentuated by those heels, gave him palpitations.

But it wasn’t just the heels. It was the entire package. She had flawless posture, and she walked with a little strut that spoke of confidence.

Was there anything hotter?

She stopped where he’d indicated then shrugged out of her suit coat. She took her time—her sweet, sweet time—draping the red material over the arm of the couch.

Then she rolled back her shoulders, making her breasts thrust toward him a bit, causing the button across her chest to strain. God help him.

Connor stood and walked toward her.

As he drew closer, her scent slipped past his defenses. Pheromones, he reminded himself. They made rational people insane.

He couldn’t take his gaze from her. Often, he preferred his submissives to look downward, but he loved seeing her eyes, all the emotions and reactions that she didn’t hide quickly enough. Uncertainty, sure. But mixed with a bit of curiosity. It created a heady elixir that he suddenly hungered for.

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