Overall I liked Bound to the Land. It was the first book I've read by Felice Fox and I will definitely read more. When I first started Bound to the Land I found it a bit confusing. It was almost as though there were pages or chapters missing. But I decided to keep reading and by the time I was 30% in to the book I was hooked on the story. I still had confusion in parts and felt that more detail was needed or more explanations, but the story line was solid.
I've read lots of BDSM books. I started reading them before they were "the thing." And I know what I like. Bound to the Land had a lot of the BDSM aspects I like to read about: Negotiations, scenes, spanking, bondage, etc. There was also a definite story line and a Happily Ever After. I don't like to read pure erotica, except on rare occasions, and this book was definitely more Erotic Romance (a genre I love).
Matthew is a Dom, but he's not completely Alpha. He is in control of scenes and Nelle, but he questions her and himself often. Nelle, however, is all sub. She has never submitted before, but you can tell by reading this book that she is completely submissive. She is willing to try anything to please her Dom. While the two main characters, Matthew and Nelle, were fairly well developed, the back story lines and other characters were not. I could have used more background on both and their pasts.
The relationship between Matthew and Nelle starts as a business arrangement with mutual attraction, but it soon spurs into more.
I liked Matthew and Nelle's story and give Bound to the Land 3.5 STARS!
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