Unwound: The Mastered SeriesUnwound

Lorelei James

Website: http://www.loreleijames.com/themasteredseries.php

Genre: Erotica (Bondage)

Series: The Mastered Series #2

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.


  • Series: The Mastered Series (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade (March 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451467310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451467317



Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:

When sensei Ronin Black first encounters Amery Hardwick, the fire in her eyes ignites a sexual spark a thousand times better than the primal rush he used to get from mixed martial arts matches. She accepts his darker edges and admits to him that her desires aren’t as wholesome as he believed. And before long Ronin is grappling with emotions he’s never felt before….

Yet despite demanding Amery bare her body and soul to him, Ronin holds a part of himself back. When she learns Ronin’s secret and walks out, his life begins to unravel.  To regain her trust he must let go of his pride and prove to her that it’s more than passion binding them together.

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My Thoughts:

A must-read if you have read Bound, the first book of the Mastered Series. If you haven’t, go find it before reading this one. You won’t regret it!

Ronin totally screwed up at the end of Bound by not telling Amery his family secret, leaving her to find out that and quite a bit more from his sister. Realizing this, he spends much of this book making up for that mistake and opening himself up to Amery, a first for Ronin.  She accepts his apologies and request to try again, but tries to hold herself back this time, thinking he’s just going to hurt her again.

Both struggle with trust and openness, but as they slowly gain each of these, their relationship strengthens and grows. The beauty of their personal growth and awe of each other exquisitely blends and may even slightly overshadow the erotic touches that continue with the shibari and kinbaku bondage they share. This makes Unwound that much better of a specimen in this genre, in my opinion. I like a good sex book every once in a while, but I enjoy them so much more when the characters have the depth that these do. Although billed as the conclusion to the series, there are quite a few hints at potential storylines between a few of the side characters. I think the author would definitely benefit by exploring some of these! (I can hope, anyway!!)

Received for an honest review.

 Rating: 4

HEAT Rating: Wild Ride

Reviewed By: Daysie W.

Review Courtesy of: My Book Addictions and More