Saturday, December 3, 2011

Review: Bound for the Holidays (Ties That Bind #1) by Mackenzie McKade

Synopsis (Goodreads):
An invitation too hot to pass up... Angela Clarke finds herself bound for the holidays, literally. Not by one, but two gorgeous men -- a powerful executive and one sexy cowboy.

Angie expected to spend Christmas alone, not in the arms of her new boss after the office party. Their attraction is hot enough to melt ice, and his wicked promises alluring. What he's offering she has only fantasized about.

To her surprise, the night not only involves silk scarves and a set of handcuffs, but one tall dark cowboy.

Ryan Tyler has never thought twice about sharing his women with his best friend -- until Ryan touches Angie. She stirs something deep inside him. But it's too late to stop the decadent night from unfolding. What starts as hot sex with a warm, willing woman turns into something more. After tonight, Ryan knows he'll never be satisfied with just one taste.

Could his fantasy lead to something lasting, or will it only be one night of pleasure?

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, menage-a-trois.
My Thoughts: This is one of those books that is fun and a little naughty but once you're done with it, it's over.  You aren't left with any really burning questions about what's going to happen next or how the main characters are going to fare after.  And that's okay.  This is a book about a woman who gets to have a steamy romp with two hunky men, one of whom she might have a future with.  There you go.  End of story.  There's a little bondage, a little threesome action and... ta-da!  Yep, that's it.

Mackenzie McKade does a nice job of bringing out facets of the characters' personalities.  She shows that Ryan is family oriented and that Angie both misses her family and is looking to start one of her own.  It gives them a bit of depth.

Overall, while not a life-altering book, this was a fun, fast, naughty read.  Although, and I hope the folks who love facial hair don't hate me for this, someone asking if they were ready for a mustache ride gives me the willies. Still, I got over my willies and moved on.

More books by Mackenzie McKade

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Bound for the Holidays was a free Kindle download I picked up 12/02/11.


  1. So, you are not ready for a MUSTACHE RIDE then?

  2. Amanda: I must be sheltered because I've NEVER HEARD THAT PHRASE and now I'm twitching over it.

  3. Is it wrong that now I want to say it again and again?


  4. *stares at you in horror* I don't even know what to say. Mustache ride.