Neglected as a child and subjected to
countless disappointments, Jessica Evans doesn’t want to
believe in either love or relationships. Determined to keep
true feeling at bay, Jessie uses ménages with her best friend
Clancy and other men as a safety net. She can enjoy the
dominance she craves in the bedroom, but on her own terms.
But Jessie’s safety net is torn away from her when Wade
Peterson asks her to marry her. Though she turns Wade down,
Jessie still can’t get him out of her mind. And if the
struggle to tamp down on her feelings for Wade wasn’t hard
enough, Jessie’s past soon resurfaces with additional
complications that unsettle her hard won control.
Wade is crushed
when the woman he loves rejects his marriage proposal.
However, the sexy-as-sin cowboy isn’t about to give up so
easily. He might be willing to share Jessie with Clancy to
keep her, for now, but the desire to have Jessie only for
himself soon becomes too much. Will Wade be able to win
Jessie’s trust and show her that true love and happily ever
afters can exist?
does it again! Bound by the Past is an
emotional, engaging, sensual read I could not put down. Wade
is meltingly sexy, patient, dominant, and loving – the epitome
of the perfect hero. In the hands of a lesser author I might
have become frustrated with Jessie and her determination to
stay distanced from Wade. However, Ms. McKade made me
understand Jessie’s fears and sympathize with her. I adored
her and loved watching her grow into someone who was able to
accept love and give it in return. As for Clancy, Jessie’s
best friend and the third in the couple’s threesomes, he has
me crying out for his story. He’s kind but tormented,
supportive of his friends but in need of someone to love him
and help him overcome his own past.
Bound by the Past
is the second in the Ties That Bind series, but can be read as
a stand alone. There is a brief mention of the hero and
heroine of the first book, Bound for the Holidays, but
having not read that book (yet), I don’t feel I missed
anything for this particular tale. I dearly hope Ms. McKade
continues this series with books for Clancy and Wade’s
At turns tender
and titillating, Bound by the Past is a book I
Joyfully Recommend. Ms. McKade delivers a fantastic,
blazingly hot tale with characters that will capture your
heart and a romance that is truly sigh worthy.