Sunday, November 21, 2010

Review: Silver Bound by Ella Drake


Sheriff Guy Trident doesn't have much to do with off-worlders; he has his hands full keeping his own planet safe. But he'll do anything, go anywhere to save Jewel Quinn. She broke his heart years ago when she left to marry a Terraloft aristocrat. Now she's run away from her husband, only to fall into the clutches of slavers.
Posing as a wealthy playboy, Guy arrives at Zuthuru Station to learn he's too late: Jewel's memories have been erased. She's been tipped in silver, a process that leaves nothing behind except her body, sexually bound to pleasuring her master. Unwilling to give up hope, Guy buys her.
Jewel fights to reclaim herself, recalling a different connection to the handsome sheriff, remembering the frightened eyes of a young boy and the events that made her run. Together she and Guy search for her cure, plan her son's rescue from her ruthless ex, and test if they have any kind of future...before the past catches up to them.


Silver Bound isn't necessarily a paranormal romance, or even paranormal anything, but it landed on my radar for its science fiction setting and storyline. I would classify this story as a space western romance, a little bit Jayne Castle-ish only hotter, and I would love to read more from this world. Rangetown and Trident Ranch would both make excellent tie-ins for continuing stories- maybe with Brice or some of the other space marshals, and maybe we could even re-visit Guy and Jewel.

And let's not forget the steamy sex scenes between Guy and Jewel. I've always heard that writing a sex scene can be difficult and I've read many a book where sex is just an epic fail...not the case here! Detailed without being ridiculous, visual with frying your brain- some of these scenes were out of this world (pun intended). Guy and Jewel have genuine feelings for each other and those emotions come through in each and every scene.

Silver Bound is a fairly quick read and good for a lazy afternoon or stealing a quick moment away from all your obligations. And who knows, you might be inspired *wink*

You can find out more about Silver Bound and Carina Press here.

*I got this ebook from NetGalley for review purposes.
*Reviewed by Anna Dougherty for Bite Club.

1 comment:

smittenskitten said...

It's sounds good. I really love the cover. =D