Spellbound by Sylvia DaySpellbound by Sylvia Day
Published by William Morrow Impulse on December 3, 2013
Genres: Bdsm, Erotic Romance, PNR
Pages: 177
Format: Paperback
Source: Courtesy review copy

Her desire becomes his pleasure...

Max Westin. Sex incarnate. She could smell it, feel it with his proximity. Everything about him was a little rough, a little gritty. A primitive creature. Just like she was.

He held her hand a little too long, his thickly-lashed gaze clearly stating his intentions to have her. To tame her…


Her name, just one word, but spoken with such possession she could almost feel the collar around her neck.

“It’s in your nature,” he murmured. “The desire to be taken.”

In this game of cat and mouse, everything is an illusion but the passion is as real as it gets…

First off, that blurb sucks. It tells you jack squat about the story. Second, this is 3 novellas in 1 book, but all 3 novellas feature the same H/h coupling. And last, this is a paranormal story.

Basically the heroine is a cat familiar who should be bound to a warlock, but after her last “master” died, he transferred her his powers. She has had free reign for decades and is now being tracked  as a Feral by the Council. She has to be collared or destroyed.

The warlock they send in is so powerful she thinks he might be her match. He collars her against her will, and they have a ton of sex. This is what I hated. She wasn’t saying she was a sub waiting for her Dom, she was saying she wanted to stay free forever. Allowing her to be collared took her personality away. I hated that.

The next 2 stories were so similar. The problem was that there was sex every other page (yes I get it’s an erotic romance, but this was overkill). I got annoyed that nothing would be resolved while they took half the story to have sex.

There’s a plot somewhere in all that sex, I’m sure of it. Too bad they couldn’t even have a conversation without sex getting in the way.

I didn’t like this one much at all.

***Review copy courtesy of William Morrow