Review: Claim (Bonds #2) by Sierra Cartwright

November 24, 2014 Review 2

Review: Claim (Bonds #2) by Sierra Cartwright

Four men. One powerful bond. Rich, powerful, eccentric, Julien Bonds knows what each of his friends needs, and he's determined to see they get it.

It had to be her. He won’t be satisfied until he claims her.

Kennedy Aldrich has perfected the art of dodging any romantic entanglement that will lead to marriage. That is until he sees Mackenzie Farrell at a BDSM gathering.

When they meet, he’s entranced by her intelligence and submission, not to mention her stunning good looks. For the first time, he has met a woman who captivates his interest on every level, someone he wants to share his life with.

Mackenzie is overwhelmed by Kennedy's attentions. A failed marriage taught her to distrust men, and she's vowed never to walk down the aisle again.
It takes all her resolve to resist the devilishly handsome dominant. After all, the whole world knows of his legendary reputation with women. Every feminine instinct warns that this man will demand more than she can offer.

But she hasn’t counted on Kennedy’s determination to claim her and prove that love is worth any risk.

Title: Claim
Author: Sierra Cartwright
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Crave, Command, Boss, Initiation
Series: Bonds #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Crave, Command
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: November 28th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 196
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames

Just finished Claim with a big smile on my face. After reading the first book in the Bonds series I knew Claim was gonna be good. Little did I know it would be better than the first.

Let’s start with Kennedy. Funny, sexy, and okay he’s rich but really it was his wicked sense of humor that charmed me. Mackenzie is equally humorous but she has some man issues that she has to get over. When these two get together the sex is sizzling hot. Now as much as I liked the sex it was their verbal sparring that kept me up until the wee hours of the morning. Quick, snappy with out being overly snarky. Kennedy’s Dom side had a devilishly funny side that had me giggling. No details on the what but let me add ‘Brat’ and butt-plugs. Giggles!

But seriously folks, I thoroughly enjoyed watching these to develop into a D/s relationship…despite both of their issues. It was a must satisfying read. Once again we get a to experience one of my favorite secondary characters, Julian. I just know he’s going to get his own book but the suspense on the when is killing me.

I fell in love with Ms. Cartwright’s writing a couple of books ago and let me tell you, if you’re not reading her books you are missing out. Easily she is one of the best authors I have discovered this year. Claim works very well as a stand-alone but I highly recommend reading the series from the beginning. If for no other reason than to get to experience Julian.
Read. Claim. Now.



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A divorce has left Mackenzie Farrell determined never to walk down the aisle again. She enjoys her life, and she’s passionate in her business pursuits.


Writers are often told to “write what you know.” The advice makes sense. When an author adds personal experience, the story can feel more authentic.


There’s a little bit of me in Mackenzie, the heroine of my latest book, Claim. Like her, I was a single woman who intended to stay that way. After my divorce, I invested tremendous time and energy in my career. I spent a lot of time with friends and family. I had boyfriends, and some of the relationships were quite serious. But for many years, I never met anyone who I was willing to give up single life for.


And then, like Mackenzie, I met a man who was relentless in his desire to put a ring on my finger.


Everything Mackenzie assumes is challenged by the tall, alpha, delicious Kennedy Aldrich. Mackenzie enjoys playing with different Dominants at the local BDSM club. One night, she sees Kennedy there. Though they’d met years before, she hasn’t thought of him since.


Kennedy is from a respected family, and he’s been raised with lots of expectations. When his father falls ill, he takes over running the business, but he artfully dodges his mother’s numerous attempts to marry him off to a woman she deems appropriate.


When he reconnects with Mackenzie at The Hub, he’s enchanted, and not just because she’s a sub. She’s exciting, accomplished and beautiful. As he gets to know her better, he begins to fall in love, something he never believed possible. He wants to spend his life with her. But to Mackenzie, the risk in being involved with a man like Kennedy is overwhelming and he threatens her carefully constructed life. But she hasn’t counted on his relentless determination…

This is book two in the Bonds series, see the full series listing here

Like the sound of Claim? Buy it here.

About 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.


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