Saturday, 23 April 2016

Review: Bound to Ransom (Bound Series Book 2) by Kiru Taye #MulticulturalRomance #Nigeria

The Blurb

Since the death of her mother, Gloria Rawlins' life has been a series of disappointments by the people she cares about; first by her father and then in a series of disastrous relationships that have shattered pieces of her heart one after another. She's no angel and refuses to make herself vulnerable to anyone again. Until one man threatens to strip away the wall shielding her heart.

Henry Coker is not afraid of challenges. Rejected by his father and raised by a single mother, he's had to work hard from the bottom up to prove himself to his peers and the world. But Gloria, the one person he desires above all others remains out of reach until an opportunity presents itself and he has the chance to buy her.

Desire like theirs cannot be hidden and passion sizzles between them. But making someone fall in love may just be a challenge too far.

Bound to Ransom is a story about breaking the cycle of self-destruction, finding redemption and the powerful love that endures. 

My review
This may be one of the best Kiru Taye books I’ve ever read. It had everything a romance should. A heroine who learns her lesson and changes after making lots of mistakes and going through (and giving) a bit of hell, the most forgiving (and sexy) hero in the world, and enough drama to keep those ebook pages turning so fast you don’t realize how quickly the book went by.

I did not like Gloria in book one. The woman was manipulative, mean and spoiled. A true villain. So I was wary when I read that she would be the heroine in Book 2 of the series. I love Ms. Taye’s work so I decided to give Gloria a chance. Of course the author did not disappoint. I still detested Gloria in the beginning of the book because of what she’d done, but as the story unfolded I warmed up to her. When she morphed into a different (better) person, only still her, she had me in her corner.

The hero, Henry, surprised me with his rather kinky ways. I wouldn’t have guessed it of him in Book 1. If you’re looking for a sweet read, this is not it. This book is jalapeno hot so beware.

What I liked most about the novel, other than the longstanding love Henry held for Gloria, was how Ms. Taye was able to keep me off balance with the twists and was able to delve deeper into the lives of the characters.

Note: This book can be read as a standalone.

I give this book five out of five Instagram icon  shaped chocolate bars.

I purchased my copy from Amazon.


  1. That's awesome how this author was able to make you root for a character you once detested. Kiru Taye sounds like an impressive writer!


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