Friday, February 17, 2012

Review: Being Bound by Cristal Ryder

Being Bound
By: Cristal Ryder

Sometimes reality is so much better than fantasy.

A man used to getting what he wants, Tom Rourke doesn’t take being discarded lightly. Smarting from rejection, Rourke decides the complication of women is distracting him from his goal. He refocuses his energy into ownership of the Black Phantom, where he meets Heather Canyon. Drawn into her erotic web, he can’t get her out of his mind. But can he trust her? The only way to know is to experience her first hand.
Dominatrix Heather Canyon is looking for a new beginning, and a safe place where she can let her talents shine. Rourke’s proposition is the perfect opportunity. She must test him to ensure they are the right fit for and challenges him at every turn. She isn’t looking for a partner, but has she found her match with Rourke?

I obtained the above information from Lyrical Press website.

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

I am a devoted fan of Ms. Ryder's writing style and this story... Well... it left me Being Bound. I love Ms. Cristal's voice in the story... I love the way she intrigues me with her words... I love the way she captivates me with the characters... I love the way she pulls me in!

Now, you know how I am for short stories... I hate to give things away... So, without saying to much I will try to give you the best review I think I can give....

This is a story of testing the limits... Pushing boundaries.... It takes a strong person to go the extra distance and come back out on top! (Ha) And when two people come together to test each other out... Well... this is the story about it. Two people come head to head to test the limits of each other, to see what each other is made of - so to speak... And the things they do to test each other... Well... let's just say they learn some things about themselves! And realize they kinda like it!

Now, I will warn you... Rourke is a bit of a man whore. I am not trying to give to much away... but you will see what I mean. He is a great guy and damn if he is not hot! But still... he is a man whore. But I believe he is holding out for the woman that makes him hot... It makes me wonder if they will have their HEA.... Hummm... If I have your curious, then you will have to read the first one!!!

So are you reading to see what Being Bound is all about... Let's go see. I promise they won't bite! Well, unless of course you ask!

Ms. Cristal, I cannot wait to see what else you have in store for us. Your writing just keeps surprising me!!! You have taken simple words and crafted them in a way that they get under my skin and make me hot!!! You make the Hussy purr!!! **Roar**

To see more about Ms. Cristal and her world, please visit her website!!!

And remember... Always keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!Photobucket


  1. Hi hon! Hope you are doing well, and everyone in the family as well. :) Things are going well here, the kid will be finishing up Basketball this week coming, playoffs. :) So hoping to have more evening time at home for myself. Ha!

    Do take care. Hugs to you!

    1. Hey Melissa!! Thanks for peeking in! I haven't been over to your place in a while! I am sorry honey! I promise to make it over there!
      I am glad those kids are keeping you busy! Ha! Yes, I said that! Everything on this side is going wonderful. Having someone who actually loves doing things with me makes staying home a little harder now, lol! We always seem on the go! Which is a great thing!!!
      Hugs and kisses!

  2. "Rourke is a bit of a man whore."-hahaha love it
    Great review.

    1. Oh no, I can't comment. Just reply so this is my comment then.

      Nice review Cecile ) I hope all is well. Late happy Valentine's day

    2. Elaine ~ Ha! He is... but he is my Man Whore. Okay okay, I was only being a little "shit" because he did not go for the person I wanted him to go for. Instead he tried to drown himself in other women. I will cut him some slack, lol!

      Blodeuedd, honey, I sent you an email! I hope it works the next time. If not, let me know!!!
      Thanks for peeking in! I hope you are doing well sweetie! Hugs!

    3. I have a feeling we could be doing battle over Rourke, bahahaha.

      Do you think Cecile hurt his feeling Elaing8 ?

  3. Poor Rourke...Cecile!! I thought you loved him ;) So glad you enjoyed and you have inspired me to think of book three and I do know how its going to work out.

    Thanks Cecile

    1. Heheheheh!!! You knew I would say that!! **Pouts** Only because he did not go for who I wanted him to go for!! He should have been able to read my mind as to who he was supposed to go for!!!

      ***Happy Dance*** I might get what I want!!! Yayayayayay!!!
      Hugs and kisses honey! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

  4. You just might Cecile ;) thanks so much for having me into the Lair.

  5. Oh Cecile! Don't even worry about it. :) I know the feeling with the running. And glad to hear you have someone loving it with you. :) I know it'd been a while since I had stopped by as well. So take your time.

    And I see you have an account on Twitter now. I'm following you there now too. :) So if ever you want to catch me, just at me @MelLHay. :) Take care!


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With hugs, love and smiles... Cecile

My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)